An immediate glance and you’ll probably notice that rich culture and traditional history are two of Shiraz’s most prominent features. With so many amazing sights, putting together a compilation of sightseeing in the heart of Iran’s hospitality, Shiraz, is no easy task. Uppersia suggests you treasures of Shiraz, three of must-see places in this city, for those who wants to make the most of their trips in in this four-season city of art and poetry.
The garden with its delicate and rare flowers, stimulative atmosphere, tall cypresses and fragrant myrtles is a major tourist destination especially in the spring. This botanical garden was established during the Seljuk Dynasty on the orders of the celebrated Seljuk monarch and it was restored and repaired by the Zand kings in 1750. Although that is not to say the other gardens such as Afif abad, Delgosha and Jahannama aren’t high-quality and worth a visit. But Eram Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a stunning attraction which offers an attractive variety of horticulture and floriculture.
You can walk the streets of Shiraz and feel the atmosphere which delighted Hafez’s mind as an inspiration for creating such spiritual and moral poetry. Hafez, as one of the greatest composers of lyric poetry, is a well-known poet for all of Iranians and many bards in the whole world. Every year, many travelers from different parts of the world visit Hafez’s marble tombstone which emblazoned with 2 sonnets from him.
The colorful Nasir ol Molk, which is known as one of the prettiest Iranian mosques in Iran, is a gem hidden in the heart of old Shiraz. Walking in Nasir ol Molk Mosque is like walking through the fantastic land of colors and lights. Because of its unique rose tile works, this mosque is known as the “Pink Mosque”.The best time for visiting Nasir ol Molk Mosque is around 8-10 in the morning, when you can see the fabulous show of the lights passing through the stained glasses and getting spread on the walls and carpets of the hall.