Shiraz if drawn is a miniature and if described is a piece of poetry. Both in drawing and in poetry, Shiraz is replete with flowers and nightingales. Shiraz is known for its heavenly gardens, eloquent poets, pleasant weather, and easy-going people. It is the major city of Fars/Pars province with which Persian language, Persian Gulf, Persians and even the old name of Iran, i.e. Persia, are all associated. Shiraz is a vibrant city in the spring and in April and May the fragrance of citrus blossoms haunts the visitors; that is why May 5th is the day of Shiraz! Shiraz attractions are very much. Such as: TOMB OF HAFEZ , TOMB OF SA’ADI, PASARGADAE , PERSPOLIS and etc.
TOMB OF HAFEZ
Known for poetry, Hafez , one of the greatest Iranian poets (1325-1389), is buried in a heavenly garden referred to as Hafezieh, in the heart of Shiraz. Due to the sophistication and complexity inherent in his poems, it was and still is, difficult to understand whether he was a pious mystic eulogizing divinity or a romantic poet lauding worldly love. The design and construction of the tomb was carried out by the French archeologist and architect, Andre Godard, in 1935.
TOMB OF SA’ADI
Abu-Muhammad Muslih al-Din bin Abdallah Shirazi (1210-1291), internationally known as Sa’adi , one of the most famous Iranian poets, peacefully rests in his eternal home in a beautifully designed blue-domed mausoleum.
From among his works, Golestan (in prose) and Boustan (in verse) are matchless in terms of eloquence, wisdom, and sagacity in Persian literature.
VAKIL COMPLEX Consisting of a Bathroom , Mosque, and Bazaar together with Arg-e Karim khan Zand (a citadel) and Pars Museum, Vakil Complex mostly dates back to Zand dynasty – Karimkhan reign, 18th century – having spectacular architecture and almost inimitable structure.
Eram garden together with the building inside were built during the middle of 19th century by the paramount chief of the Qashqai tribes of Pars. The original quadripartite layout of the garden, like all Persian gardens, is known to be laid in the18th century.
NASIR AL-MULK MOSQUE
Nasir Al-mulk Mosque , As one of the most beautiful mosques in Iran, Nasir al-Mulk mosque was constructed in 1876 taking 12 years to be completed.
Different designs, colors, and patterns have made the mosque inimitable especially the uncommon application of pink color in its decoration together with the oneof-its-type tilework and mugharnas work, i.e. corbel.
Persepolis, meaning “City of Parse”, was the ceremonial capital of Achaemenid Empire ruling the Middle East and territories beyond it from 550 to 330 BCE.
The royal palace was to be a symbol of greatness, glory, and a center for various festivals and celebrations, especially Nowruz, i.e. New Year, and for receiving the envoys from other nations.
Pasargadae derived from the name of a major Persian tribe.
meaning “the throne of Pars”.
a splendid monument from Achaemenid Empire (330-550 BCE).
Pasargadae is another testament to the magnificence of such ancient world power ordered to be built by Cyrus the Great (559-529 BCE), the founder of Achaemenid Dynasty. The rock tomb of Cyrus the Great is the significant monument remained in Pasargadae.
Firuzabad is a village in south of the city of Shiraz, dating back to the Sassanian era (224-651), the ancient village of Firuzabad includes the remains of the stone palace of Ardeshir I, a symmetrical layout of three domed halls, and an iwan on the façade.