Imam Reza Holy Shrine, Mashhad

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Explore the massive complex of Imam Reza Holy Shrine, the final resting place of Muhammad’s descendant Imam Reza, a ninth-century ruler. Known for its decorative Islamic-style architecture, the mausoleum dedicated to the deceased imam and the enormous adjoining mosque represent a popular pilgrimage destination for devotees. Pilgrims flock from all over the world to pay their respects and admire the intricately decorated buildings of the complex, adorned with towering minarets and domes. Take a guided tour of the compound for a better understanding of its rich history, or visit one of three museums on the site. Using our world travel planner, Mashhad attractions like Imam Reza Holy Shrine can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • when you go inside you will feel a different sense, something out of this world. if you try it never forget it seriously.  more »
  • my home is in this city-mashad here is old location in iran from alot of years ago and for visit for architucting is very nice location.  more »
  • This colossal complex receives over 25 million pilgrims every year who come to pay their respects to Imam Reza. It has many beautiful halls and courtyards. Definitely the single thing to do in Mashhad...  more »
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  • Best place anyone can ever go, I really mean this. Either you are depressed or you are super happy this is the place to go and connect with God. It is the best feeling when you sit on the ground in the shrine
  • very great magnificent shirne in this world..by its beauty and infalibale imam of irfani shiite..
  • The holiest place in IRAN and Mashhad, and one of the holiest places on earth for Shiites. Considered as one of 7 cities of love. Its spirituality along with its fabulous, fantastic architecture is definitely one of the MUST sees when you go to Mashhad. Just imagine that 30 million people go to Mashhad only for the sake of Imam Reza Holy shrine.
  • It's a must see. The atmosphere is other-worldly.
  • One Of The Best Place For Everyone.

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Due to its high number of visitors in the summer months (June-September) during pilgrimages, Mashhad sports a relatively large number of accommodation options, however these fill up quickly. From four-star luxury hotels to budget home stays (allowing you lodge with a local family), the majority of the city's places to stay concentrate around the holy Imam Reza shrine complex. If you're planning your Mashhad vacation for the summer months, book early to avoid disappointment, places fill up fast.
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