An Impressive Tour of Persian Poets in the City of Love & Poetry
- ThemeArchitecture/ Relax and Romance
- Duration2 hr(s) and 45 min(s)
- Best TimeSPRING
Visiting tomb of Saʿdi Shirazi, the 13th century Iranian poet;
Visiting tomb of the world-known Iranian poet, Hafez-e Shirazi. The tomb is built 1935 by the French architect, Andre Godard;
Watching the monumental gate of shiraz known as Qurʿan Gate;
Exploring the tomb of Khaju Kermani, the 14th century Iranian poet and mystic.
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A Celebration of Persian Poetry in the Company of Orange Blossoms
Shiraz is the incarnation of poetry and faith in the lush company of flowers and trees. Classic Persian poetry is synonymous with the poetry of Saadi and Hafez. Visit Saadieh, where you will find the tomb of the 12th-century poet in a structure of white marble stone with a turquoise dome, standing in the middle of a beautiful garden. There you can also find the tomb of Shurideh Shirazi, another poet from Shiraz.
More to the north of Shiraz, is the mausoleum of the world-famous 14th-century poet, Hafez. He is the most popular Persian poet who enormously influenced the Persian lyrics. The original structure was built in the 19th century by Karim Khan Zand, and renovated from 1935 to 1937 with the design of French architect, Andre Godard.
In the Allah o Akbar Gorge, you can experience an Iranian tradition of bestowing a blessing upon travelers by passing through the 10th century Quran gate. Overlooking the gate, you will find the Khaju Kermani park, where the Tomb of Khaju Kermani, the 14th-century poet, is located.
Duration : 1 hr(s)
Point Type: STARTING
Abu Mohammad Moshref al-din Muslih bin Abdallah, known as Saadi Shirazi, was one of the major Persian poets and literary figures, born in Shiraz in the 12th century. He is widely recognized as one of the greatest poets of the classical Iranian literary tradition around the world. His wisdom is ever present in the Iranian culture and language as people frequent his tomb, recite his poems and use his aphorisms in their daily conversations.
Gulistan and Bustan are the most notable works of Sheikh Saadi. He has widely emphasized on th...
Duration : 1 hr(s)
Point Type: STOP OVER
Tomb of Hafez (Hafezieh)
Probably the most celebrated Persian poet, whether among Iranians or literature enthusiasts from around the world, is Khaje Shams al-din Mohammad known as Hafez. The 14th-century poet has profoundly influenced and continues influencing Persian poetry, and invariably evokes admiration of his readers. His words, masterfully mingled with mystical concepts, and embellished finely with oratory, have served as more than a collection of poems for Iranians during the centuries. As a custom, mostly in special ceremonies like Yalda or Nowroz, people close their eyes and open Hafez’s poem collection randomly, hoping the poet will tell their fortune.
Duration : 15 mins
Point Type: STOP OVER
On your way to the Persepolis, in northeast Shiraz, close to the city exit to Marvdasht, you can walk under the vault of a huge religious historical gate called Qur'an Gate. This is one of the oldest and the most prominent gates in its kind, in Iran. Iranians believe if you walk under the holy book Qur'an before traveling, you will have a safe and symbolically blessed trip.
This is the only remaining gate out of the ones built around Shiraz. However, the ruined gates have held their position in the active memory of the people who still mention them in conversation, like Kazer...
Duration : 30 mins
Point Type: ENDING
Khājū Kermāni, a well-known 14th-century poet from the city of Kerman (located in the south of Fārs Province), who left his hometown to travel to cities of the Islamic world and finally settled in Shiraz. It is said that he kept the company of many notable figures in Shiraz such as Hāfez and Ubayd Zākāni.
Located on the slope of Sabuy hill in the north of Shiraz, the tomb was built by the General Bureau of Archeology before the Islamic revolution, and underwent renovation after it. Its structure overlooks t...
- Tomb of Saadi3 €
- Tomb of Hafez (Hafezieh)3 €
- Quran Gate of Shirazfree
- Khwaju Kermani Tomb2 €
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Visit the ancient garden of Delgosha near Saʿdi’s Tomb dating back to the Sassanid era. It boasts a pavilion from Zand era (the late 18th century)
There is a historical garden named Haft-tanan on the north of Hafezieh. The pavilion in the garden is built during the reign of Karim Khan Zand, and is home to a stone museum
To have a perfect panoramic view of Shiraz, you can climb the Chehelmaqam mountain on the northern edge of Shiraz. There is a square-shaped building topped with a dome (chahar-taqi) on the top of the mountain named Gahvareh Did, that is a popular spot for the people of Shiraz in weekends.