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Ultimate guide for Travelling to Shiraz

Shiraz is the capital of Fars province and one of the most beautiful and ancient cities in Iran. The many historical and natural attractions have made this city one of the favorite destinations for domestic and foreign tourists. Shiraz, a famous Iranian city whose unique beauties are famous not only in Iran but around the world. This spectacular city is located in southeastern Iran, and because of its unique attractions, they travel to Shiraz annually from around the world to see it. With a world of different choices for travelers who want to travel to this city, amazing iran is planning to take a tour of Shiraz in an informative piece of information about the natural and historical attractions of this Iranian city. above all we recommend you to continue this article with us .


Geographical location of Shiraz : 


Geographical location of Shiraz


The city of Shiraz is geographically located in southwestern Iran and is surrounded by relatively high mountains. The city is bounded on the west by Mount Drak, on the north by the mountains of Bamu, Sabzoukan, Chehelgham and Babakuhi (from the Zagros Mountains). This city has an area of ​​about 3 kilometers of Iranian soil and its population is 1,800,000 according to the census conducted in 6 years .


Shiraz city climate : 


Shiraz city climate


Shiraz has three types of mountain climate, temperate and warm and dry in different urban areas. But generally speaking, the city is mild, with 5 m above sea level, and most of the year it has favorable conditions for travel. The average temperature in the city of Shiraz reaches 2 ° C in the warmest month of July and the coldest month of January is 2°C.


The best time to travel to Shiraz : 


The best time to travel to Shiraz


As we said, most of the year travel to Shiraz is ideal, but the best time to travel to this city is May. This month there is no news about the bustle of Nowruz or the heat of July and August! So you can tour the city in the best possible way and visit the spring blooms of roses and roses, which are often festivals to see in Shiraz.


Shirazi Famous Foods

  • Shirazi Polo


Shirazi Polo


Rice, eggplant, chicken, yogurt, brewed saffron, barberry and spice are receipies of this delicious meal. This dish has many sides and usually everyone has good sense with its flavor.


  • Do Piazeh Aloo

Potatoes, onions, tomatoes, pastes and spices are receipies of this dish.first of all potatoes boiled and chopped, then combined with onions, tomatoes and paste. It’s easy to bake and is one of Shiraz’s popular dishes.


  •  Kofte Shirazi (Kofte hoolo) : 


Kofte Shirazi


Peach dumplings are other local Shiraz dishes that you won’t find anywhere else. Raw meat, chickpea flour, eggs, onions, carrots or narcissus make up the main ingredients.


  • Eshkeneh Shirazi : 


Eshkeneh Shirazi


It is a food that you can find all over Iran, but not everywhere. Eshkeneh Shirazi is one of Shiraz’s local cuisines, and also the old ones still make it. The meal uses onions, eggs, fenugreek, dried mint, salt and turmeric.


cost of food in Shiraz : 



Tasting many traditional foods and delicious Shiraz specialties is one of the most enjoyable parts of the trip. In Shiraz, you can find many restaurants and fast-food restaurants at affordable prices, as well as many luxury restaurants.
The cost of a meal press in Shiraz restaurants starts from 4,000 tomans(0.4$) to 6,000 tomans(0.6$). At luxury restaurants you can get more money; you can also find cheaper food at fast food.


Public transportation in Shiraz : 


public transportation in iran


Public transportation in Shiraz is operated by linear and circular taxis, taxi cab networks with wireless meters and internet taxis, single bus and subway. The Shiraz public transport system is so good that no need for a private car at all, except for sightseeing out of town.

The cost of the metro in Shiraz is 1000 toman(1$) and you can pay it by metro card . The cost of each roundtrip taxi is 5000 toman(5$) , and the cost of other taxis varies by route. The bus is the cheapest public transport in Shiraz and costs vary depending on the route and the route.


Attractions in Shiraz : 


  • Tomb of Hafez :


Tomb of Hafez


The eighth-century poet Hafez’s tomb is located in Shiraz and is one of the city’s historic attractions. The tomb was erected six years after Hafez’s death by the then ruling minister in Shiraz and has been rebuilt and repaired over the years. Hafezieh has two northern and southern courtyards, and a hall of 2 meters long and 2 meters wide separates the two courtyards. Even more This magnificent hall has 4 stone pillars at a height of 2 meters.

Entrance ticket: .  for foreign tourists; 20000 toman(2$).

Address: Northeast Shiraz. Boostan square


  • Vakil Bath : 


Vakil Bath shiraz



A lawyer’s bath was built in the Zandieh period in central Shiraz, near the lawyer’s market. The most advanced architecture of its time was used in the construction of the bathroom. The warm house is covered with paving and under the pavements there are narrow corridors to allow hot air and steam to flow and warm the floor of the bathroom. To prevent cold air from entering the bathroom, the front door is made smaller and the entrance to the dressing room angled.

Address: Vakil Mosque, Taleghani Street, Lotfali Khan Zand Ave.


  •  Vakil Mosque : 


Vakil Mosque in shiraz


The Lawyer Mosque is a mosque from the Zandieh period that has beautiful architecture. The mosque has two porches and two eastern and western niches. In the South Shabestan there are six spiral stone pillars that are one of the most spectacular parts of the mosque.

Address: Ayatollah Taleghani Ave., Fars Province, West of vakil bazaar.



tomb of saadi shiraz


Saadiyeh is where Saadi lived in his late life and was buried there after his death. The tomb of this great poet has a turquoise dome that stands on 4 different pillars, its walls are marble and Saadi’s tomb is in the middle.

Address: Fars, Shiraz, end of Boostan Street.


  • Qur’an Gate : 


Qur'an Gate shiraz


Entering the city of Shiraz, the first building you see is the Quran Gate. During the Zandiyeh period they rebuilt the gate and placed two exquisite Qur’an on it. Later the gate was demolished at Reza Khan’s command and many years later the Shirazi trade rebuilt another gate.

Address: Fars Province, Shiraz Street, Shiraz city entrance.



Nasir al-Molk Mosque shiraz


Nasir al-Molk is one of the old mosques in Shiraz, near Shah Cheragh. This mosque is the most valuable mosque in Iran in terms of tiling and Mogharnas. The use of colored glass in this mosque has given it the nickname of the Pink Mosque of Iran, when the sun shines on the mosque’s colored glass. Built in the Qajar dynasty in the 2nd year, the mosque consists of a house, a hall of mirrors, a mosque, water storage and a bath.

Address: Fars Province, Shiraz City, Lotfali Khan Zand Ave.


  • Eram garden : 


Eram garden shiraz


The Eram Orchard was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2 year  along with eight other gardens. There are another buildings and botanical gardens in this historic garden. It is not known exactly when the garden was built in the year, but according to information from various travelogues of the tenth and eleventh centuries, it existed during the Seljuk period. The Eram Orchard has a great variety of plants and plants from around the world.

Address: Fars Province, Shiraz City, Eram Street, near Shiraz University Complex.



Citadel of Karim Khan


Karim Khan Citadel is located in the city center of Shiraz, near the municipality square. As the name implies, the citadel was built in the Zandieh period, between the ages of 5 and 5, as a place to live by Karim Khan Zand. While during the Pahlavi dynasty, this place became a prison, causing some damage to it.

Address: Karim Khan St. Zand Street, Martha Square.


  • qavam house : 


qavam house in shiraz


Qavam or Orange House Qavam Shiraz is one of the most beautiful gardens in Iran which, as its name implies, has a courtyard with orange trees. This house was from the properties of Khandam Qavam and Haj Ibrahim Khan, the sheriff during the Qajar era, who had great influence because of their wealth. There are many mansions and gardens  in this house, but this house attracts you because of its beautiful and perspective garden. The porch is beautifully decorated with mirrors, mosaics, plaster and tiles. Downstairs there is a museum of objects by the famous Iranian Pope Professor at the lower floor.

Address: Fars Province, Shiraz, Lotfali Khan Zand Ave.


  • Vakil bazaar : 


Vakil bazaar in shiraz


The Lawyer Market is located near the municipal square near the Arg Karim Khan. This beautiful traditional market was built in Zandieh with plaster and brick and is still the economic center of Shiraz.

Address: Shiraz, after the Municipality Square.



Afif abad garden shiraz


This beautiful Persian garden built for the Safavid kings during the Safavid era. It was subsequently purchased and rebuilt by Mirza Ali Khan Qavam al-Molk during the Qajar era. Today, this Iranian garden has been turned into a museum garden, with the Museum, the Army Museum and the Museum of Military Weapons set up there.  Mirza Ali Khan Qavam al-Molk built The middle building of the garden .

Address: End of Afif Abad Street, near Sattarkhan Street.


Shiraz Festivals :

  1. Commemorate Hafez

    Time: October 11th

  2. Commemoration of Saadi

    Time: April 20th

  3. Cyrus the Great Day

    Time: October 28th

  4. Shiraz Commemoration Day

    Time: May 4th


Foods you should test in shiraz


Faloodeh Shirazi : 


Faloodeh Shirazi


One of the oldest and most popular Iranian desserts I’ve ever tasted. But you should know that the hometown of Shiraz is a delicious dessert and you should not forget about Faloodeh Shirazi during your trip to Shiraz.

Shiraz Tefal : 


Shiraz Tefal


Even if you are the keeper of the entire  Divan-e hafez, reading a few hemistich of this valuable book in Shiraz’s Tefal can still make sense.

finally if you want to know more informations about tours see shiraz tours.

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