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Tabriz Bazaar

The magnificent, labyrinthine covered bazaar covers some 7 sq km with 24 separate caravanserais and 22 impressive timchehs (domed halls). Construction began over a millennium ago, though much of the fine brick vault…
Mausoleum in Shiraz

Aramgah-e Hafez

Iranians have a saying that every home must have two things: first the Quran, then a collection of the works of Hafez. And in reality, many would reverse that order. Hafez the poet is an Iranian folk hero – loved, r…
Shrine in Shiraz

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 housed in this glittering shrine. A mausoleum was first erected over the grave…
Gardens in Shiraz

Bagh-e Eram

Famous for its tall cypress trees, this Unesco-listed garden was laid out during the Qajar period but incorporates elements from an earlier Seljuk landscape. Social anthropologists will love it – the many hidden cor…
Gardens in Shiraz

Bagh-e Jahan Nama

If you just want to hang out in the greenery, don’t want to spend IR30,000 for the privilege and want it to be within walking distance of your hotel, come on down.
in Shiraz

Bagh-e Naranjestan

Bagh-e Naranjestan is Shiraz’s smallest garden and is famous as the setting for the opulently decorated Naranjestan-e Ghavam pavilion, built between 1879 and 1886, as part of a complex owned by one of Shiraz&…
Museum in Shiraz

Bagh-e Nazar & Pars Museum

This formal garden and a delightfully decorated octagonal pavilion at its centre (now the Pars Museum) are other notable Zand-era additions. Karim Khan once received foreign dignitaries in the pavilion, which has a …
in Shiraz

Bazar-e Vakil

Shiraz’s ancient trading district is comprised of several bazaars dating from different periods. The finest and most famous is the Bazar-e Vakil, a cruciform structure commissioned by Karim Khan as part of his plan …
Historic Building in Shiraz

Hammam-e Vakil

The vaulted and beautifully decorated central chamber of this Zand-era bathhouse now houses an interesting exhibition of Persian carpets. Once, Shirazis would have relaxed by its fountain after taking a bath in the …
Imamzadeh in Shiraz

Imamzadeh-ye Ali Ebn-e Hamze

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 incarnat…