- on main road, S of Musalla Complex NW of City Centre
Lonely Planet review for Shahzada Abdullah
Two shrines sit on the main road just south of the Musalla Complex. Built in the late 15th century, they contain the tombs of two princes, Abdullah and Qasim, who died in the 8th century. Abdullah's tomb is the one nearer the road. The exteriors are plain fired brick with ogee portal arches, while the interiors are richly decorated with tiling - probably the best surviving tilework from medieval Herat. The deep reds and blues of the painted domed ceilings complement the tiles.
Even a couple of years ago, the tombs were clearly visible from the road, but they have now been largely obscured by Herat's construction boom. The tombs' guardians, who also tend the many pigeons outside, appreciate a small donation from visitors.