SHIRAZ, located in Fars province, is one of the major cities of Iran. The city with the population of 1,600,000 persons is the fifth most populous city in Iran (in 2010). Due to historical, cultural, religious and abundant natural attractions this city always attracts many tourists. Shiraz is know for poetry, wine, garden and flowers in Iran. Garden has always had a special place in Iranian culture and Shiraz is known as the garden of paradise.


Historically Shiraz was called “Shyrazys” “Tyrazys” according to the documents. Before Islam Shiraz was located in the place of Abu Nasr castle fortress, dating back to the Sassanid era and before. Shiraz was the capital of Iran during Saffarian, Al-Buyid and Zand eras. Before the construction of the railway, Shiraz was located on the way of commercial roads to the southern ports like Bushehr. But by building railways the city’s role lessened.


The average temperature in the warmest month of the year is 30 ° C, the coldest month 5 ° C and 18 ° C in the spring. 337/8 mm is the annual rainfall of the city.

Top Tourist attractions:

Eram GardenShah, CheraghNasir ol Molk Mosque,Tomb of Hafez, Vakil Mosque, Afif-Abad Garden, Pars Museum, Qavam House, Arg of Karim Khan, Vakil Bazaar, Tomb of Saadi, Qur’an Gate, Jahan Nama Garden, Vakil Bath, Delgosha Garden, Luna Amusement Park, Jannat Park, Saraye Moshir, Haft Tanan Museum, Natural History and Technology Museum, Atigh Jame Mosque, Naranjestan Museum and etc.

Persepolis and Pasargade are also located in Fars province

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