Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine, Shiraz

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#2 of 10 in Historic Sites in Shiraz
Shiraz's most important pilgrimage destination, Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine features tombs of Shi'a brothers Amir Ahmad and Mir Mohammad, killed here during the Sunni Abbasid persecution in 835. Two gilt-top minarets flank the tulip-like tiled dome of this mosque and funerary monument. Inside, numerous mirrors reflect light in all of its elaborately designed rooms. A large pool in the front courtyard features evenly spaced fountains and reflects the impressive entrance door plated with gold, which devotees kiss upon entrance. Apparently, entrance is forbidden to non-Muslims unless you know a local. Work out when and for how long to visit Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine and other Shiraz attractions using our handy Shiraz tour planner.
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  • August 13, 2017
    I was traveling with a Brazilian friend who doesn't know much English. It was a surprise to find that the Shrine provides a free walking tour with a guide that speaks more than 5 languages, including ...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Just if you are either religious or interested in exploring the religious rituals! Otherwise, you have much more to see in Shiraz!  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    My luggage and went in. Foreigners with English-speaking guide who will the description. Very intelligent University student as the explain very carefully. While the overall and is very beautiful. Everyone is praying in the intently. Go out at night and not hot, even more so is recommended.
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The main bazaar district in the center of town remains the primary place to look for accommodations in Shiraz. Standard hotels tower over the public squares, and side street hostels offer particularly budget-friendly dormitory room stays. To the north of this central district, you'll find the most opulent options in town, with luxury hotels offering commanding views of traditional Persian gardens, swimming pools, and onsite fine-dining restaurants.
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