Imamzadeh-ye Ali Ebn-e Hamze

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Imamzadeh-ye Ali Ebn-e Hamze information

Shiraz , Iran
Address
Street Hafez St, near Hamzeh Bridge
Telephone
+98 711 222 3353
Opening hours
dawn-dusk
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Lonely Planet review

This is the tomb of Emir Ali, a nephew of Shah Cheragh who also died here while en route to Khorasan to help Imam Reza. The existing shrine was built in the 19th century after earthquakes destroyed previous incarnations, and has separate areas for males and females. Highlights include the eye-catching bulbous Shirazi dome, dazzling Venetian mirror work, stained-glass windows and an intricate, ancient wooden door. The tombstones around the courtyard, for which families of the deceased paid a small fortune, are also interesting. Unlike some other shrines, the caretakers here are very welcoming of foreigners; women are supplied with a chador and photography is allowed.