In the old times it was called the Atabak Mosque. It’s construction work began in 598 AH. by Atabak Sa’d-ebne-Zangi and was completed in 615 AH. This very large mosque has a ceiling that is 40 m. high and 25 m. wide supported by 12 lower sections. Its building has been recently restored.
Shiraz is the sixth-most-populous city of Iran and the capital of Fars Province.Shiraz is located in the southwest of Iran on the "Roodkhaneye Khoshk" (The Dry River) seasonal river. It has a moderate climate and has been a regional trade center for over a thousand years. Shiraz is one of the oldest cities of ancient Persia.The earliest reference to the city, as Tirazis, is on Elamite clay tablets dated to 2000 BC. In the 13th century, ...read more about Shiraz
Koorush Kabir (Cyrus) Shrine – Shiraz
In the Shiraz-Esfahan Road and in the Morqab plains, this rectangular monument is built on a six-storey platform. On the top floor, which is 3 m. high, there are two tombs, one belonging to Koorush, and the other to his wife Kassandan mother of ...
Quran Gate of Shiraz – Shiraz
Quran Gate is one of the 12 gates left from old eras in Shiraz, which today is considered as one of the historical relics of this town.This gate is located in Quran square, Haft tanan Boulevard and Rabani Shirazi ST. cross at the entrance of ...
Baq-e-Eilkhani Edifice – Shiraz
It dates back to the time of Mohammad Qoli-Khan, a leader of the Qashqei tribe. The garden in which it is located (about 6,000 sq.m.) dates back to the Qajar period.
Vakil Bath – Shiraz
It is located near the Vakil Mosque. Due to change in the conditions of public baths, it has lost its original shape. The Vakil Bath is a monument of the Zand period.
Arjan Lake and Wetland – Shiraz
Covering about 2000 hectares in area, it is located 60 km south of Shiraz at the vicinity to Shiraz-Bushehr Road. The recreational Arjan Lake due to its proximity to historical sites such as the Bishapour and Shapour Cave and its accessibility ...
Takht-e-Tavoos – Shiraz
Located 7 km. from the remains of Persepolis (Takht-e-Jamshid), the ruins of the city of Estakhr known as Takht-e-Tavoos exists.It includes a stony gate, columns and walls dating back to the Achaemenian period. Many archaeological objects have ...
Natural History and Technology Museum – Shiraz
This museum is a new double storeyed building which consists of two sections. The natural history section was inaugurated in 1974 and the technology section was inaugurated in 1986. by the Shiraz University.
Bovan Gorge – Shiraz
This gorge is situated at 8 km east of the Shiraz-Ahvaz Road and along the Noor Abad-Doshman Ziari Road. During the year beautiful waterfalls flow from the rocky mountains surrounding the valley. With an average temperature of about 20 C, it ...