Persian Architecture is a precious gift, among many, to the world culture. In the visitor’s mind, it seems that the architecture of each city and village in Iran reflects a story about different peoples who have come and gone in this land and different dynasties that have ruled the nation during the past 3000 years. Most of the greatest structures and buildings in this ancient country were built for religious purposes, with Zoroastrianism and Islam as the most prevalent religions in Iran. Therefore, most part of Persian architecture is also known as Islamic architecture.
With its outstanding cultural and natural tourist attractions, Iran, as a cradle of civilization, greatly enriches the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This list includes sites of cultural importance and natural wonders. Since 1979, 24 places in Iran have been recognized by UNESCO as the intangible cultural heritage sites, including the historical and cultural splendor of Persepolis, Chogha Zanbil, or Bam Citadel, to the natural wonders of Hyrcanian Forests and the Lut Desert. These 24 sites, which are scattered in every corner of the country, are considered as only some of the reasons why tourists should visit Iran. With Iranviva Group you can either choose any of the various tour packages provided beforehand by Iranviva Group or plan your own private tour packages and your desired itinerary to some of the most precious sites in Iran.
If you plan to visit Iran as your next destination, be with Iranviva Group that has provided numerous comprehensive articles about different tours to Iran offered by Iranviva and different cities of Iran you can visit. Here in this article Iranviva Group has brought the best places you can visit in Shiraz.
Words cannot express the beauty and elegance of the city of Shiraz, one of the cultural centers of Iran with its spectacular architecture. It is known as the city of nightingales and roses, the city of gardens and flowers, and the city of poetry. Shiraz with its peaceful and pleasant atmosphere, is the original land of Persia and the cradle of the greatest Persian Empires.
Let’s have a brief look at the tourist spots in the city of Shiraz that are definitely worth visiting at least once on your trip to Iran.
About two hundred years ago, the name of Sa’dabad was not known by the Iranians and the people who traveled to Tehran, but this name is now very popular and this global reputation is due to what has happened in this region in the last two centuries. The name of this region became popular for the first time when Nasereddin Shah chose to build his royal palace in this village. Sa’dabad is located in north of Tehran, on the slopes of the Alborz mountains and in the foothills of Tochal. Now it’s time to introduce each of these beautiful palaces in the complex so you will have more detailed information about traveling to Tehran and visiting the historic sites of this city.
The Sa’dabad area has been known differently in different historical periods of Qajar, Pahlavi, and Islamic Republic. In the Qajar period, the area was very much appreciated for its beautiful gardens and its pleasant weather. By the end of the Qajar period and the beginning of the reign of the Pahlavi dynasty, this region was well known for its enormous and numerous palaces. It is now a place with various museums. Now it’s time to visit one of the most beautiful Museum in Tehran.
Vank Cathedral is one of the most gorgeous places in Isfahan, with Iranian and European architecture. This church, located in the Jolfa Armenian quarter of Isfahan, is a popular tourist attraction in Isfahan. This building is built with raw clay; the exterior walls are built with brick and the interior ones with plaster with some beautiful paintings on them. These paintings, in the dome and corners of the building, refer to the stories of the bible, about the birth of Jesus and his ascension. There is a section in this church to preserve books and ancient precious objects and is used as a museum of this church.Never miss visiting these objects and the history of them. The secret behind these objects and the sensation that comes from thinking about the users, make this visit more amusing to us.
Make sure to include visiting this church in your trip to this city. Vank Cathedral would undoubtedly be one of the greatest memories of Isfahan.
Jahan-nama garden built in 14th century AD. This garden in one of the beautiful garden in Shiraz which ibn Arabshah mention in his book named by “Wonderland of al-Muqadir” as the ornament of the world.So this beautiful place is one of destination for Shiraz tours.This garden is 2.8 hectares with amazing beauty. For confirmation, in the most of itinerary of tourists they describe this garden.One of the beautiful titles of Shiraz City is “City of Garden”.
This city has named by this title due to the presence of gardens such as Jahan Nama Garden, Takht Garden, Delgosha Garden, Afifabad Garden, Narenjestan Garden, etc…By the order of Karim Khan, in 1771, there was built a building among the garden called Kooshak surrounded by streets and pools to duplicate its elegance and beauty.
Shiraz is the Center of Fars Province and capital of ancient Iran. This city has been surrounded by Darak Mount at West, and Bamo, Sabzpovan, Chehel Magham and Baba Koohi Mountains at North.There is no specific agreement for antiquity of Shiraz among Historians and Archaeologists; however, the point stressed by all historians and archaeologists is the antiquity of Takhte-Jamshid Region going back to Akhamaneshid Era.Other names of Shiraz as mentioned in historical books and documents include Tirazis, Shirazis and Shiraz.According to some historical documentations of Islam, the initial place of Shiraz was Abunasr Castle where transferred to its modern-day area during Bani-Omayeh Dynasty. Such transfer however accompanies with extermination of Estakhr City, the Capital of Fars.It must be mentioned that at the time of Safari, Boiyan and Zandian Rule, Shiraz was the capital of government.
Pasargadae is a town located in 130km of Shiraz City in Fars Province. Pasargadae area is located at the north of Fars Province among Zagros Mounts. This complex includes antiquities going back to the middle age of the Paleolithic Era and Achaemenid Dynasty; however, most works in this area are memorial of Achaemenid Dynasty.There are different views for the meaning of Pasargadae. Some people believe that Pasargadae obtained its name from word “Pasargad” and some others believe that it has gotten its name from the name of Pasargadae meaning Pasargadae Tribe. According to some people, this name has been changed from Parseh Grad, meaning “Persian Territory”; however, no one could provide an exact meaning for it.To enjoy more about shiraz’s tour, we will introduce those ancient artifacts to you:
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