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Iran Tourism in Shiraz Province (part 3)

Zinat-ol Mulk House-Shiraz

 Zinat-ol Mulk House-Shiraz

Iran Tourism, There is a beautiful palace on the west of Narenjestan-e Qavam which belonged to the family of Qavam-ol Mulk. It is called the house of Zinat-ol Mulk. The building belongs to the Qajar times and has more than 20 rooms decorated with stucco-works, paintings and exquisite mirror decorations.

Afif Abad Garden-Shiraz

 Afif Abad Garden-Shiraz

Afif Abad Garden, previously called Gulshan Garden, is a museum complex of Shiraz that exhibits a comprehensive specimen of Iranian floriculture. The edifice in the garden was constructed by order of Mirza Ali Muhammad Khan Qavam-ol Mulk ll in 1284 AH. This garden was an important recreation place for Safavid kings.

Nazar Museum and Garden-Shiraz

 Nazar Museum and Garden-Shiraz

“Nazar Garden” is a historical building in Shiraz belonging to the Zand era. It was erected in Nazar Garden by Karim Khan Zand to be used for entertaining guests. Foreign delegates, and holding rituals and ceremonies. The outer pavilion building is a beautiful octagonal one decorated by tile decorations with floral and bird figures. The upper part of the building is decorated by tiled pendentives showing the scene of hunting and coronation of Solomon.

Shah Cheraq in Shiraz

 Shah Cheraq in Shiraz

The shrine of Seyyed Ahmad, a brother of Imam Reza and the son of the seventh Shia leader, known as Shah Cheraq lies in the center of Shiraz. This giant building was erected in the sixth century AH during the reign of Atabak Abubakr Sa’d ibn Zangi.

It consists of a portico, a sanctuary, domes, porches, and alcoves with mirror decorations and stucco-works and beautiful inscriptions. The mausoleum of Shah Cheraq was repaired and reconstructed several times in the Safavid and Qajar eras. Later, the dome was cracked by an earthquake and was remover in 1957 and another strong dome was erected.

Narenjestan-e Qavam-Shiraz

 Narenjestan-e Qavam-Shiraz

Narenjestan or garden of Qavam is a building dating from Qajar era on the east of Loft-Ali Khan Zand. The construction began by order of Ali Muhammad Khan Qavam-ol Mulk (1257-1267 AH) and was finished around 1300 AH by Mirza Muhammad Reza Khan, a descendent of Qavam-ol Mulk l.

this building was reconstructed by Ebrahim Qavam. The building covers 940 square meters in two section on the north and the south on a 3500 square meters have been used for the garden. This building was known as Bironi (public section). It was related to the private, the house of Zinat-ol Muluk, section through an underground corridor.

A feature of this complex is that the private and public axes are perpendicular to each other. The public edifice was used for commercial affairs and holding celebrations and receiving guests. The main entrance of the garden faces southwards. It opens into a corridor or vestibule in line

With the main axe of the building. Figures of two Qajar soldiers with rifles are sculpted of the portal. The entrance gate is made of teak with inlaid decorations. The ceiling of the entrance passageway of vestibule has brick-works and tile-works in form of stars, and plaster stalactite-works. Three servants carrying rosewater and beverages are tiled on the back of the corridor, facing the yard. This vestibule leads to the garden through two corridors.

Vakil Mosque-Shiraz

  Vakil Mosque-Shiraz

Majid-e Sultani Vakil, or Vakil Mosque, is on the west of Vakil Bazaar near the garden and the building of pars Museum. It is among the most beautiful and strongest mosques built after Safavid period. It is considerable regarding the architectural features and stone engravings of the mosque.

The construction of the mosque and other buildings in Vakil complex (bazaar, bath, and water reservoir) began simultaneously by order of Karim Khan the Zand. It was completed in 1187 Ah. Damaged by earthquake and erosion, it was reconstructed and repaired in successive periods. Most tile decorations belong to the reigns of King Fathali and King Naseraddin.

The mosque has an area of 11,000 square meters and consist of a grand portal, a courtyard, northern and southern porticos, southern and eastern prayer halls, eastern and western porches, and a small lateral yard. The main entrance on the north is connected to the courtyard through a big glorious portal of 20 meters’ height and 14 meters width.

It is decorated with tile-works and stalactite-works below the arches and blind arcades. It enjoys decorated stone plinths. The entrance gate is a two-leaf door made of thick wooden pieces. The wall of the corridor is decorated by colorful tiles, and the ceiling is decorated by mosaic tiles.

Nasir-ol Mulk Mosque-Shiraz

 Nasir-ol Mulk Mosque-Shiraz

Nasir-ol Mulk Mosque is an old mosque of Shiraz which sits on the south of Lotf-ali Khan Zand Street. The building was erected by order of Mirza Hassanali, titled Nasir-ol Mulk- a dignitary of Qajar family.

The architect was Muhammad Hassan Me’mar. it took 12 years to be completed (from 1877 to 1888). This mosque has unraveled tile decorations and stalactite-works that make it one of the most beautiful mosques of Iran. The mosque has a wide courtyard on the north. The entrance has a big blind arcade with a ceiling faced by colorful tiles.

The building has a western and an eastern prayer hall. The western one with brick façade has more decorations and is more beautiful. The arched ceiling of this hall rests on stone columns with spiral grooves. The columns are six rows of two columns to make twelve, the number of Shia leaders.

Hafiz Shiraz Mausoleum

 Hafiz Shiraz Mausoleum

Khajeh Shams-eddin Muhammad ibn Baha-oddin Hafiz Shirazi was a famous poet of eight century AH in Iran. He was born and died in Shiraz and he was buried there, too. Hafiz, also called Lesan-ol Gheib, wrote a book of poems consisting of 500 sonnets, many odes, two couplets, and some quatrains. This exquisite collection has been translated into different languages more than 400 times.

Sa’di Mausoleum-Shiraz

Abo Muhammad Sheikh Moshref-ODDIN IBN Musleh-eddin Sa’di Shirazi was one of the greatest poets in the history of Persian literature. He was buried in near Delgosha Garden. Gulistan and Bustan are his main works.

Karimkhani Citadel-Shiraz

 Karimkhani Citadel-Shiraz

Karim khan founded the Zand dynasty in Iran in 1163 AH after suppressing his rivals and opponents. He chose Shiraz as his capital. All buildings of his reign were erected drying his 14-year reign. Karimkhani Citadel in Karim khan Street round Shahrdari Square was built with a plan in spired by Safavid architecture.

The outer wall of this square building and its four towers are decorated by simple, yet beautiful, brick works that allure the viewers. The king and his family lived there.

Historical Bazaar of Shiraz

 Historical Bazaar of Shiraz

Historical Bazaar of Shiraz on the east of Shahrdari (municipality) square of the city beside the Friday Mosque belongs to the reign of Karim Khan Zand. The construction began after 1187 AH. Some believe that Karim Khan was inspired by the Qeisariyeh Bazaar of Lar. Some others state that he was copying Safavid Bazaar of Kazerun.

Although the architecture of the bazaar is much like those of Safavid era, this bazaar has unique features like other remains of Karim Khan Zand. It excels previous ones in illumination and ventilation done by wind towers and windows installed the most skillfully.

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A beach trip in south by the Persian Gulf and or in the north by the Caspian Sea could be another choice. But among all major tourist attractions, they are eager to have a deep journey in the pure and rich history and culture of Iran.

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Iran tour packages, Iran is known as a culturally rich country with hundreds of historical monuments that reflect the history and culture of the era they are built in

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