Aramgah-e Shah-e Cheragh
Sayyed Mir Ahmad, one of Imam Reza’s 17 brothers, was hunted down and killed by the caliphate on this site in AD 835 and his remains are...
Shiraz’s ancient trading district is comprised of several bazaars dating from different periods. The finest and most famous is the...
Begun in Karim Khan’s time, this mosque next to the Bazar-e Vakil has an impressive tiled portal, a recessed entrance decorated with...
Seray-e Mehr Teahouse & Restaurant
This is a serendipitous place to find after wandering through the Bazar-e Vakil. Hidden away through a small door behind the Saray-e...
Madraseh-ye Khan information
Lonely Planet review
In 1615, Imam Gholi Khan, governor of Fars, founded this serene theological college for about 100 students. The original building has been extensively damaged by earthquakes and only the impressive portal at its entrance has survived; look for the unusual muqarnas inside the outer arch and some intricate mosaic tiling with much use of red. The college (still in use) has a fine stone-walled inner courtyard and garden.
The building can be reached via a lane off Lotf Ali Khan Blvd. The doors are usually closed but if you are lucky the caretaker will open it; a tip is appreciated. If you get in, ask to be shown to the roof for panoramic views over the bazaar.