Shiraz is the city of rose and nightingales, the capital of Persian culture and literature and the land of Naranj (sour Orange), citron (Toranj) and beautiful mansions. It is an ancient city with kind people and pleasant weather, especially in spring. Shiraz is one of the most beautiful cities and popular tourist destinations in Iran which besides its amazing historical and cultural heritage, its nice people and friendly atmosphere, has set this city apart from other cities of Iran travelers. Something that can’t be explained and you must experience it yourself!
Nevertheless, Shiraz has other sights and attractions to pride itself:
- The world’s greatest archaeological site and the unique witness of a most ancient civilization (The Achaemenid Persian Empire) is located [in 57 km of] 57km from Shiraz.
- The mausoleum of the founder of the Achaemenid Empire i.e. Cyrus the Great is close to Shiraz. (136 km)
- You can have a unique experience of a truly heavenly world in the beautiful Nasir al-Mulk mosque.
- Shiraz is the home to the tomb of two famous Persian poets Hafez and Sa’di.
Shiraz could be considered as the most important city of Islamic World. The city is famous in all around the world due to its great and peerless poets; and, anybody travelling to Iran will be primarily making a visit to Shiraz.