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The City of Art

Shiraz was one of the most important cities in the medieval Islamic world and was the Iranian capital during the Zand dynasty (1747-79), when many of its most beautiful buildings were built or restored. Through its many artists and scholars, Shiraz has been synonymous with learning, nightingales, poetry, roses and, at one time, wine.
Today Shiraz is a relaxed, cultivated city, with wide tree-lined avenues and enough monuments, gardens and mosques to keep most visitors happy for several days. The university here is one of Iran's finest, and you'll come across lots of students eager to speak English. Highlights include the restful tomb and garden of Hafez, a celebrated poet; the Shah-Cheragh mausoleum, an important Shi'ite place of pilgrimage which attracts hordes of supplicants; the Pars Museum, which contains Zand dynasty relics; and the delightful Eram garden, where the 19th century Ghajar palace lies alongside a pretty pool.

Iran, Shiraz, Pasargad, Cyrus

There are plenty of hotels to suit all budgets in Shiraz, most of them clustered near Zand, the main boulevard. This is also the area to nose out a good feed, from inexpensive kebabs and burgers to more swanky sitdown affairs. Shiraz is nearly 900km (560mi) south of Tehran. It's a great place to start or finish your trip to Iran and is well serviced by international and domestic flights. The airport lies 8km (5mi) south-east of the city centre. Buses run from Shiraz to Tehran and other major towns; shared taxis run occasionally to Isfahan.

Shiraz,the City of Cogitation and Art :
    Shiraz should called the city of cogitation and art, because throughout history ,many thinkers, poets and Gnostics have been born and raised in this city. Each one of them has an exalted position.
Poets such as Saadi and Hafez are so well know that they need no presentation. In different parts of the world, many people are familiar whit them. Many  Poets and literary men are inspired by their immortal and astonishing masterpieces and it is not surprising that the great poet and thinker, Goethe admired Hafez in his works. Hafez is not the only one. Many thinkers whose reflection have become the basis of cogitation in different parts of world, were raised in this city. Among them we can refer to celebrated people such as: Ibn Moghleh, Ibn Moghafa , Molla Ghotb, Molla Sadra and Mirzay Shirazi and also artists abd architects such as: Master Amanat Khan and Master Issa,who constructed the glorious monument of Taj-Mahal in India and wrote the inscriptions on it.Molla Sadra, the Iranian theologian, thinker and Gnostic of the tenth and eleventh century A.H. considered the greatest Islamic philosopher in the history of Islamic philosophy from this city.
    Molla Sadra is the one who provided a rational basis for Hikmat-e Ishragh (illuminative philosophy) and mysticism. In his philosophy, one can see the encounter of mysticism with philosophy.
    A walk through Shiraz will bring one face to face with monuments built in honor of these great men.


Hafezieh is situated northeast of  Shiraz, and is the grave-site of the Persian, poet, Hafez, nicknamed "Lessan-ol-Gheib", and a place of pilgrimage for his admirers. These admirers  --Goethe, the great German poet was one--  have flocked around his poetry, pondering on its meanings.
Despite the passage of centuries, Hafez's poetry is as relevant today as ever.

Iran, Shiraz, Hafez

Iran, Shiraz, Darvaze-Qoran

Located at entrance of the city of Shiraz, the beautifully built Darvazeh Qor'aan, was the place where two huge Qor'aan, know as the Hefdah-man  Qor'aan were kept. All who entered or left the city had to pass through Darvazeh Qor'aan, thus passing underneath the two Holy Qor'aan. Most Muslims believe that if a man walks on the Holy Qor'aan before he sets out in a trip, he will safely return home. The two Qurans are presently kept in the Pars Museum.

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