Visit Shiraz, Iran Travel Guide: Visit Shiraz as sixth most populous city in Iran, Shiraz is located in the southwest of Iran. Shiraz has a moderate climate and has been a regional trade center for more than one thousand years, Shiraz is known as the city of poets, literature, wine and flowers. It is also considered by many Iranians to be the city of gardens, due to the many gardens and fruit trees that can be seen in the city. Shiraz has had major Jewish and Christian communities
Travel to Iran to visit Shiraz and find what to see in Shiraz: Shiraz is proud of being mother land of Hafez-e-Shiraz; Shiraz is an important center for Iranian culture and has produced a number of famous poets. Hafez & Saadi, a 12th and 13th century poet was born in Shiraz, we highly recommend you to visit Shiraz and its beauties when you travel to Iran, in shiraz city you can visit several historical monuments such as Karim Khan fort and citadel, vakil Complex, the colorful Nasir al Mulk Mosque, several historical and lovely gardens and more important than these all you can visit Persepolis the majestic of persian civilizations, naghsh-e rostam and naghsh-e rajab and Pasargadae, below you may see what to visit in Shiraz.
Karim Khan Citadel was built as part of a Vakil complex during the Zand dynasty and is named after Karim Khan the ruler of Iran and served as his living quarters. In shape it resembles a medieval fortress. Arg-e-Karim Khan was built in 1180 AH (1766-7). During the Zand dynasty it was used by the king as living quarters. During the Qajar period it was used as the governor's seat. Visit Arg of Karim Khan(Karim Khan Citadel) in Shiraz
Vakil Mosque of Shiraz is a mosque in Shiraz which is a part of Vakil Complex, situated to the west of the Vakil Bazaar next to its entrance. Vakil mosque of Shiraz was built between 1751 and 1773, during the Zand period; however, it was restored in the 19th century during the Qajar period. Vakil means regent, which was the title used by Karim Khan, the founder of Zand Dynasty. Visit Vakil Mosque in Shiraz
Vakil Bazaar is the main bazaar of Shiraz, located in the historical center of the city. It is thought that the market originally was established in the 11th century AD, and was completed mainly by the Atabaks of Fars, and only was renamed after Karim Khan Zand in the 18th century. The Vakil Bazaar has beautiful courtyards, caravanserais, bath houses, and old shops which are deemed among the best places in Shiraz to buy all kinds of Persian rugs, spices, copper handicrafts and antiques.
Nasir al Mulk Mosque is a beautiful colorful mosque in shriaz located near the famous Shah-e Cheragh Shirne( the shrine of King of the light in Shiraz), Nasir al Mulk Mosque was built during the Qajar era, It was built by the order of Mirza Hasan Ali Nasir al Molk, one of the lords of the Qajar Dynasty, in 1876 and was finished in 1888. The nasil al mulk mosque extensively uses colored glass in its facade, and displays other traditional elements such as fine mosaic and tile working (five concaves) in its design. Visit Nasir al Mulk Mosque in Shiraz
Eram Garden is a historic Persian garden in Shiraz. Eram means heaven, Both pavilion and the Eram garden itself are built during the middle of 19th cenutry by the Ilkhanate or a paramount chief of the Qashqai tribes of Pars. Visit Eram Garden in Shiraz
Qavam House also Narenjestane Ghavam or Ghavam Garden in Shiraz is a traditional and historical house Garden in Shiraz, It was built in the mid-to-late 19th century by order of qavam family, The Qavam "Naranjestan Garden" preserves the elegance and refinement enjoyed by the upper class families during the 19th century. The paintings on the low ceilings of the house are inspired by Victorian era Europe. Visit Ghavam Garden(narenjestan-e ghavam) in Shiraz
Afif Abad Garden is one of the oldest gardens in Shiraz. During the Safavid Period it was used as a palace by the Safavid Shahs. The current main building was constructed by Mirza Ali Mohammadkhan Ghawam II in 1863. He bought a nearby ghanat to lead the water his garden. After his death the garden was eventually inherited by Afife, thus being called Afif Abad.In 1962, it was restored by the army. It is now functioning as a weapons museum
The Pars Museum is a museum in Shiraz set in a lovely garden called kolah farangi; inside the museum is belonging to subjects from Pre-Islamic posts and also after Islam, the kolah farangi museum was converted to Pars Museum on 1901 AD.
Shrine of shsh-e cheragh also shrine of king of the light is a funerary monument and shrine in Shiraz housing the tomb of the brothers Ahmad and Muhammad, sons of Musa-al-kazim and brothers of Imam Reza the Shia Muslim Imams, The tombs became celebrated pilgrimage centers in the 14th century when Queen Tashi Khatun Build a mosque and theological school in the vicinity. In this case Shiraz became the third Holy city of Iran after Mashahad and Qom. Visit Shrine of Shah-e Cheragh(Shrine of King of the light) in Shiraz
Persepolis, of Takht-e Jamshid in Persian was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire from 550-330 BCE. Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of Shiraz city, in contemporary Persian, the site is known as Takht-e Jamshid (Throne of Jamshid) and Parseh. The earliest remains of Persepolis date from around 515 BCE. Persepolis also registered as UNESCO Heritage Site since 1979. Visit Persepolis
Naghsh-e Rostam is an archaeological site located about 12 km northwest of Persepolis; Naqsh-e Rustam belongs to four tombs of Achaemenid kings are carved out of the rock face. They are all at a considerable height above the ground. The tombs are known locally as the 'Persian crosses', after the shape of the facades of the tombs. The site is known as salib in Arabic perhaps a corruption of the Persian word chalipa, "cross". The entrance to each tomb is at the center of each cross, which opens onto to a small chamber, where the king lay in a sarcophagus. The horizontal beam of each of the tomb's facades is believed to be a replica of the entrance of the palace at Persepolis. Visit Naghsh-e Rustam
Naghsh-e Rajab is an archaeological site just east of Ruins of Istakhr and about 12 km north of Persepolis. Together with Naqsh-e Rustam, which lies less than a kilometer away, the site is part of the Marvdasht cultural complex. Together, the two sites are a tentative candidate for UNESCO World Heritage status. Visit Naghsh-e Rajab
Pasargadae is the capital of Cyrus the Great (559-530 BC) and also his last resting place, was a city in ancient Persia, and is today an archaeological site and one of Iran's UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Pasargadae lies in ruins 43 kilometers from Persepolis and travelers visit this Historical attraction often in a day Excursion on tours with Persepolis, Naghsh-e Rostam and Naghsh-e Rajab. Visit Pasargadae