Shiraz attractions

Top Choice Palace in Shiraz

Bagh-e Naranjestan

Named after the bitter oranges that line the central courtyard, this is Shiraz’s smallest but most lovely garden. Enclosing the delightful Naranjestan-e Ghavam Pavilion it was laid out as part of a complex owned by …
Top Choice Mosque in Shiraz

Masjed-e Nasir Al Molk

One of the most elegant and most photographed pieces of architecture in southern Iran, the Pink Mosque was built at the end of the 19th century and its coloured tiling (an unusually deep shade of blue) is exquisite.…
Top Choice Palace in Shiraz

Naranjestan-e Ghavam Pavilion

Set within an exquisite garden, Bagh-e Naranjestan, this pavilion was built for the wealthy and powerful Mohammad Ali Khan Qavam al-Molk between 1879 and 1886 as the buruni (public reception area) of his family home…
Top Choice Gardens in Shiraz

Bagh-e Nazar

This formal garden encompasses an octagonal pavilion, which is now home to the Pars Museum. Karim Khan once received foreign dignitaries in the pavilion, which, with its stunning stalactite ceiling and delightful mu…
Top Choice Museum in Shiraz

Pars Museum

The tiny but beautiful pavilion housing this museum is as much of an attraction as the fine collection showcased therein.
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 a dazzling shrine of mirrored tiles. A mausoleum was first erected o…
Mausoleum in Shiraz

Aramgah-e Hafez

There is no better place to understand Hafez’s place in the nation’s psyche than at his tomb and the memorial garden within which it is set. Iranians have a saying that every home must have two things: first the Qur…
Bazaar in Shiraz

Bazar-e Vakil

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

Masjed-e Vakil

Begun in Karim Khan’s time, this mosque next to the tribal arts arcade in the Bazar-e Vakil has an impressive tiled portal, a recessed entrance decorated with Shirazi rose-pink tiles, two vast iwans, a magnificent i…
Shrine in Shiraz

Bogh'e-ye Sayyed Mir Mohammed

This picture-perfect shrine houses the tombs of two brothers of Mir Ahmad.