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Top Choice Teahouse in Shiraz

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 Moshir Bazar, the split-level teahouse has a small menu of tasty favourites (think…
Top Choice Iranian in Shiraz

Shater Abbas 1

The bustling open kitchen and hard-working waiters attest to the popularity of this long-standing favourite. Enter from the street, descend the stairs into the basement and claim one of the large tables clad in chee…
Iranian in Shiraz

Haji Baba Restaurant

The waiters at this place certainly earn their wage, rushing up and down the stairs to serve a constant stream of customers. The khoresht and the fried white fish are better than the kababs, which can be disappointi…
Sweets in Shiraz

Mahdi Faludeh

Opposite the Arg-e Karim Khan, Mahdi is the most famous faludeh shop in Shiraz. It also sells delicious bastani (Persian ice cream).
Iranian in Shiraz

Sharzeh Traditional Restaurant

This place can be hard to find, but is worth the effort. Enter down an arcade off the western side of the small street leading from Zand Ave directly to the Masjed-e Vakil. The restaurant is in the basement of the a…
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&…