Mausoleum of Hafez

The Mausoleum of Hafez, Hafezieh,is a marvelous sight to visit in Shiraz built in 1935 and designed by the known architect and archeaologist Andre Godard. Hafez is the 14th century poet of Iran who was born, lived and died in Shiraz. His poems are very famous in Iran and most of the Iranian families keep his book of poems at home and recite his poetry with great passion. The elegant pavilion tomb sits at the center of a graceful parkThe marble tomb, beautifully engraved with the poet’s own stanzas, is a place of great reverence.

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