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Sadra Hotel Shiraz

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Roodaki Hotel Shiraz

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Shams Hotel Shiraz

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Persepolis Apadana Hotel Shiraz

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Tourist Guest House Shiraz

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Lotfalikhan Hotel Shiraz

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Niayesh Hotel Shiraz

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Tachar Hotel Shiraz

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Eram Hotel Shiraz

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Atigh Jame Mosque of Shiraz

Atigh Jameh mosque of Shiraz (ancient central mosque) of Shiraz is the oldest and the first mosque of Shiraz which is also called Jom’eh mosque, Al-Aqsa mosque, Adineh mosque and the central mosque. This mosque is one of the strangest mosques. Its foundation building is believed to be from the pre-Islamic era. This mosque is located to the east of Shah Cheraq’s shrine and there is a path through the court of Shah Cheraq and through the new-built Bazaar.

It is said that this mosque was built in the 20 year era of Umar and Leith Safari’s ruling in 894 A.D. During the recent thousand years, this mosque was renovated and repaired for several times such as Salghuri, in the ruling time of Ibrahim Mirza, son of Shahrokh Gurkani, in the Safavid era and in 1936 by some people and with collaboration of The Archeology Organization. The ancient central mosque is now discussed as a historical and cultivated mosque.

This mosque was registered in January 6th, 1932 in the list of national relics with the registration number of 72.

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Arg of Karim Khan

Arg of Karim Khan is also known by the prison of Karim Khan, it was established in 1969 by the order of Karim Khan, the founder of Zandieh dynasty in Shiraz. This building which is one of the most outstanding architectural relics of Zandieh era attracts many tourists every year.

Arg of Karim Khan is located in the center of Shiraz. After Karim Khan-e Zand selected Shiraz as the capital of Iran and chose this building as his residential house, it became famous with the name “Arg of Karim Khan”. The Arg has 4 very tall and 12 meter walls in the outside and they are connected to each other with a 90 degree angle with circular brick towers with a height of 14 meters.

During the Pahlavi ruling era, the Arg was used as a prison, which exposed it to some damages. In 1971, this Arg was allocated to the Culture and Art Administration of that time. This large building is now manged under the supervision of the Cultural Heritage Organization of Islamic Republic of Iran. This building was registered in 1972 with the registration number of 918.

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Kolahfarangy Mansion, Tomb of Karim Khan Zand

Kolah Farangi building was established in the ear of Karim Khan-e Zand, and used to be the place for entertaining foreigner guests and ambassadors and for holding official ceremonies and various holidays. It is said that it is also called “the Governmental garden”.

The exterior appearance of this building is octagonal and it is decorated with tiles that have flowers and bird images on them and tiled gables and Entablatures.

The interior spaces include a central part and four side alcoves. Currently, Kolah Farangi building is Pars Museum and historical and artistic relics from before and after Islam including the Zandieh era are shown in it.

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Khwaju Kermani Tomb

Khajouye (Khwaju) Kermani was born in 1300 and is in fact the greatest poet of Kerman, but when he left his birthplace and tended to travelling, he spent his last years of life in the companionship of Abu Isaak Injou and were close with many greats such as Obeyd Zakani, Salman Savji, Emad Faqih Kermani, Khajeh Hafiz Shirazi, and the famous Sufi, Sheykh Amin Aldin Belyani.

The tomb building of Khajoye Kermani is registered in the list of historical relics with the registration number of 916.

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Vakil Mosque

On the western side of Vakil Bazaar in Shiraz and at the end of swordmakers order, a very beautiful mosque is established which is known as Soltani Mosque or Vakil Mosque.

This is one of the elegant and very resistant buildings of Zand period which is highly significant in terms of art and architecture. The mosque was built to the order of Karim Khan Zand. The mosque plan is two-perched and it has two southern and eastern bedchambers.

This historical monument was registered in the list of Iran’s national monuments on 18th of Tir 1311 with registration number 182 and it is supported and protected by this organization.

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Shapouri House

Shapouri House is from early Pahlavid reign and is located in front of Ahli Street, Anvari Street in Shiraz. The monument was registered on 16th of Mehr 1379 as one of Iran’s national monuments with registration number 2781.

This monument was being built from 1310 until 1315 by master engineer Abolghasem, the well-known architecture of Shiraz and was owned by Abdolsaheb Shapouri, one of the great merchants in Shiraz. Shapouri House and Garden are precious examples of their time and represent the innovation and creativity of plans, facades and structures. The innovations applied on the structure of this garden have turned it into an Iranian-European garden.

Some of the invaluable features of Shapouri House are the western (major) facade decorations, circular and designed gaseous columns, tiling’s with archaemenids designs on the upper porch.

Visiting this monument is free for the public and there is a restaurant, cafe and an exhibition of cultural and art works of Fars Province.

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Narenjestan-e Ghavam

This garden and its mansion is one of the most beautiful and precious monuments of Qajar period. It was known as “Birouni” in Qajar period and was an alley away from the internal mansion (Andarouni Mansion), i.e. “Zinat-ol-Molouk House”.

They were connected through an underground path. This mansion is one of the most beautiful monuments of that period in Shiraz because of the arts such as mirror-work, glassware, designing, wood-carving, carving, plastering, and Muqarnas that were used in it.

This garden was registered in Iran’s National Heritage in 1974 under the registration number of 1073.

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Delgosha Garden

Delgosha Garden is one of the historical gardens of Shiraz located beside the Tomb of Saadi. This garden dates back to Sassanid period. After visiting the garden, Timur constructed a garden in Samarkand and named it Delgosha.

The garden as one of the famous gardens of Shiraz in Safavid dynasty. Some mansions related to Qajar period are also located in this garden. The whole garden is replete with bitter orange as well as a few orange trees. These trees start bearing beautiful white blossoms that fill the air with fragrance.
The first pavilion in Iran was recorded in Delgosha Garden.

The garden was registered in Iran’s National Heritage in 2002 under the registration number of 912.

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Takht-e-Abunasr

Six kilometers east of Shiraz, on top of a hill, ia a relic of an edifice made of brick and stone. As a result of archaeological excavations, these remains have been estimated to date back to the Parthian period but it was also used in the Sassanian period. Probably in the pre-Islamic era Takhat-e-Soleiman or the palace of Abunasr was located where the present city of Shiraz is today. This palace has been registered in the list of National Heritage monuments.

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