Arg of Karim Khan
Arg of Karim Khan (Karim Khan Fortress) is one of the Zand monuments in Shiraz which was once used as the living quarters of the founder of this dynasty. The fortress combines military and residential architecture in its design. The residential part of Arg of Karim Khan included a small garden, fountains, iwans (rectangular halls, walled on three s...
Bibi Dokhtaran
Bibi Dokhtaran (Lady of Girls) mausoleum in Shiraz was built during the Zand Dynasty (1750-1794). This two-story monument has a round dome. A square pool lies directly in front of the building with two small gardens on either side. In the olden days, young girls would visit the mausoleum and tie a string to it in hopes that their wishes would come...
Cradle of Sight
Cradle of Sight (Gahvareh Deed), also known as the Azod Dome, is a Dailamite structure and a National Heritage Site, which overlooks the city of Shiraz. The area the structure has been turned into a park frequented by locals. 
Cube of Zoroaster
The Cube of Zoroaster is located 3-4 kilometers from Persepolis in Fars Province at Naqsh-e Rostam. The walls of this ancient Achaemenid era (550-330 BC) structure are marked with inscriptions cataloging Sassanid (224 -651 CE) victories. The purpose of this tower is not known, but it has been proposed that it was either a royal tomb or a depository...
Eram Garden
Eram Garden is famed for its palm trees, flower beds and fountains. Eram, which means Eden, is an example of the UNESCO registered Persian Garden. 
Hafezieh
Hafiz (1325-1390) the poet of love, who has inspired the works of Islamic and Western writers, hailed from Shiraz. His resting place, the Hafezieh, pleases the eyes of visitors with its cypresses, poplars, flowering shrubs and rose bushes. The teahouse of Hafezieh serves a delightful orange blossom tea and is a great place to relax and reflect on t...
Imamzadeh Zanjiri
Imamzadeh Zanjiri (Chained Imamzadeh) is another mausoleum in Shiraz built by the Qajar lord Mirza Hasan Ali Nasir al Mulk. The dome of the mausoleum has extensive tilework and the inside shrine is made of silver. The Imamzadeh (direct descendant of a Shia Imam) was named Zanjiri because Nasir al Mulk would have suspected criminals chained to the s...
Jame Atiq Mosque
Jame Atiq Mosque of Shiraz is one of the oldest religious monuments of the city. The mosque was built by Amr ibn al-Layth in the 9th century. The mosque, which is two-stories in some parts, has six doors, several shabistans (inner sanctum), chambers for seminary students, stone pools and a marble courtyard. Naskh, Thuluth, and Kufic hand inscrip...
Khwaju Kermani
Khwaju Kermani (1280–1352) was a famous Persian poet and Sufi mystic who has been laid to rest north of Shiraz. Khwaju was said to have traveled extensively in his youth to meet scholars of other lands. His mausoleum, which is located by the famous Quran Gate, is still visited by admirers of his work today. The tomb of the poet is encased in a prot...
Naqsh-e Rostam
Kilometer 12 of Marvdasht Rd.
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Naqsh-e Rostam is a site believed to have been a cemetery for Persepolis, where Achaemenid (550-330 BCE), Parthian (247 BC–224 CE) and Sassanid (226-651 CE) royalty were laid to rest. Located about 3-4 kilometers northwest of Persepolis, the site also contains funerary related works belonging to the Elamite (second millennium BC) era. Hewn out o...
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque
The Nasir al-Mulk Mosque also known as the Pink Mosque was built in 1888. This Qajar era (1785-1925) mosque is known for the extensive use of colored glass in its façade as well as the use of traditional architectural elements in its design. The mosque, which is protected by Nasir al Mulk's Endowment Foundation, still welcomes worshipers every day....
Pasargadae
Kilometer 135 of Shiraz-Isfahan Rd.
+98 71 435 827 90
The ruins of Pasargadae, the first dynastical capital of the Achaemenid Empire (550-330 BC), lie northeast of Persepolis, in Fars Province. Pasargadae was the capital and holds the tomb of Cyrus the Great (576-530 BC), who is best remembered for his unprecedented tolerance and magnanimous attitude towards the nations he conquered and for drawing up...
Persepolis
Kilometer 7 of Marvdasht Rd.
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Persepolis, the ceremonial capital of the Persian Empire, was once known as the richest city under the sun. Persepolis was built by the Achaemenid King Darius I (550-486 BC) and his successors.  The compound includes military quarters, the treasury, reception halls and living quarters for Achaemenid kings. One of the main attractions of Persepol...
Persian Garden
Kilometer 135 of Shiraz-Isfahan Rd.
+98 71 435 827 90
The Persian Paradise garden gets its name from the Old Persian word ‘pairadaeza’, meaning an enclosed area, which appears in Avestan text. The first writer to make reference to a Persian garden using the word ’paradise’ was the Greek narrator Xenophon. According to historical accounts, paradise gardens were primarily hunting-parks with fruit-tre...
Qavam House
The traditional and historical Qavam House was built by a family of merchants in the later part of the 1900s in Shiraz. The house is enshrined by the Eram Garden which includes palm trees, flower beds and fountains. Qavam House is unique in its muqarnas, monabbat (woodcarving), mirror-work, stained glass, stucco reliefs, and stone carving decoratio...
Quran Gate
Quran Gate is a historical gate at the northeastern entrance of Shiraz on the way to Isfahan. Built during the Buyid dynasty (949 to 983), the gate housed a handwritten Quran so that anyone passing from under the gate would be blessed by the Holy Book and travel safely. The gate was restored during the Zand Dynasty (1750-1794) and a small room was...
Saadieh
Shiraz is the birth and resting place of Persian poet Sa'adi Shirazi (1210-1290). One of his most prominent works Golestan (The Rose Garden) has been significant in the influence of Persian literature on Western culture. Today, a well-known verse from Sa'adi's Golestan graces the entrance to the Hall of Nations of the UN building in New York: “All...
Shah Cheragh
Shah Cheragh (Lord of Light) is a famous pilgrimage site in Shiraz which houses the tombs of two Shia brothers who took refuge in the city from Abbasid (750–1258) religious persecution. The interior of the mausoleum is extensively decorated with fine mirror-work, stained glass, mosaics, stucco inscriptions, and silver-paneled doors as well as hand-...
Sheikh Ruzbehan Baqli
Sheikh Ruzbehan Baqli (1128–1209) was an Iranian poet, mystic, and Sufi master of Dailamite origin who hailed from Fasa. He was buried in a tomb in his ribat. Located in the eastern part of Shiraz, his mausoleum has been adorned with beautiful Nastaleeq calligraphy.
Sibawayh
Sibawayh (760-796)was an influential linguist and grammarian of the Arabic language. Despite having learned the Arabic language in later life, he wrote the first book on the grammar of the language and is often referred to as the greatest of all Arabic linguists. His resting place is located in the southwestern part of Shiraz.
Vakil Bath
Vakil Bath is an old public bath in Shiraz built by the founder of the Zand Dynasty, Karim Khan (1705–1779). The bath consisted of a changing room, a main hall, and a chamber with a cistern of warm water and a cistern of cold water. The main hall of the bath features limestone reliefs depicting various cultural and religious scenes. The bath also h...
Vakil Bazaar
Located in the heart of Shiraz, the Vakil Bazaar is part of the royal district constructed during Karim Khan Zand’s reign. It is believed that the bazaar was built in the 11 century and later renamed after the Zand ruler in the 18th century. Considered the main bazaar of Shiraz, Vakil Bazaar consists of public baths, caravansaries and old shops whe...
Vakil Mosque
The Vakil Mosque, which is situated west of the Vakil Bazaar, is another Zand era (1750-1794) monument of great architectural and artistic significance. Haft rang (seven-colored) style tile work and magnificent moarraq decorations have been used in the design of the mosque. The Minbar (pulpit) of the mosque has been cut from a solid piece of green...
Zinat ol-Molouk House
Zinat ol-Molouk House is a Qajar era monument famous for its decorative paintings of animals, birds and flowers. Mirror and glasswork feature prominently in the Zinat ol-Molouk House. An underground passage connects this historic house and the Qavam House and Eram Garden. The house is a nationally protected site and is noted for the wax museum it h...