The beauty of Shiraz, unmatched by all,
May it be forever spared from decline
Shiraz is the city of poetry and literature and the cultural capital of Iran. The fame of Shiraz is not limited to the borders of Iran and this city has a global reputation. Shiraz is the fifth largest and most populous city in Iran and the most populous city in southern Iran. Shiraz is located in the central part of Fars province, at an altitude of 1486 meters above sea level and in the mountainous region of Zagros, and has a moderate climate. This city is bounded by Mount Derock from the west, Bemo, Sabzposhan, Chehlmaqam and Babakohi mountains (from the Zagros Mountain range) from the north.
The first mention of the name of Shiraz on Elamite clay tablets dates back to 2000 BC. Tablets written in ancient Elam refer to a city called Tirazis. According to phonetics, it is understood as follows: Tirasis or Sirasis, this name is derived from the name of Sirajis in old Persian, which was changed to Shiraz due to the regular change of sounds in modern Persian language. The name of Shiraz has also been seen on pottery found in the ruins of the Sassanid era in the second century AD. This city was the capital of Iran during the Saffarian, Boyian and Zandian periods.
Shiraz is known as the city of poetry, wine, gardens, oranges and bergamots, flowers and nightingales. The garden has a special place in Iranian culture and Shiraz has been famous for having many beautiful gardens since ancient times. Shiraz has had many vineyards since ancient times and this has made Shiraz wine famous in the world. Today, most of the gardens of this city are located in its northwest and in Qasr-al-Dasht, Keshan, Chamran and Ma’ali Abad areas. Some of the gardens of Shiraz are very important from a historical point of view and are considered as important tourist centers. The most famous of these gardens are Eram Garden, Afifabad Garden, Delgosha Garden and Jahannama Garden.
The city of Shiraz was the venue of the Shiraz Art Festival between 1968 and 1978. In its time, this festival was the biggest cultural event of its kind in the world. This event was organized with the aim of encouraging the traditional arts of Iran and raising the cultural standards of Iran. Also, this event was a place to gather the greatest traditional and modern artists of Iran and all over the world in different fields of art.
The tombs of Hafez and Saadi, two famous Iranian poets, are considered among the most important tourist attractions in Shiraz. But the attractions of the cultural capital of Iran do not end with these two places.
Qoran Gate, Shahcheragh Tomb, Vakil Bazaar, Samikan Fire Temple, Khajavi Kermani Tomb, Karim Khan Citadel, Jahannama Garden, Eram Garden, Takht Garden, Delgosha Garden, Afifabad Garden, Narenjestan Qavam Garden, Haftton Garden, Salehi House, Mortaz Ali Well , Bagh Neshat Bathhouse, Bagh Ilkhani Mansion, Bagh Neshat Mansion, Diwankhaneh Mansion, Kolafarangi Bagh Nazar Mansion, Nasirul Molk Mosque, Abu Nasr Palace, Agha Baba Khan School, Khan School, Pars Museum, Haftanan Museum are only some of the tourist attractions of beautiful Shiraz.
Among the main souvenirs of Shiraz are oranges, lemon juice, pickles, leather, mats, henna, inlay work, turning, spinning, whitewash, stone carving, glass work, Orange Spring, pottery, perfumes, metal work, carpets, carvings, bathroom bags, gebe, He pointed out carpets, cookies and muscat, Yokheh bread, sweet bread (tea bread), embroideries and felt.
Shiraz is beautiful in all seasons due to its mild climate. However, in the month of May, when the spring orange blossoms bloom, Shiraz becomes a dream city. In this month, Shiraz is exciting and romantic, and walking in the streets of this city is a unique experience that you will never forget.
However, don’t just wait for April because the city of flowers and nightingales is suitable for traveling in any season and time. If you need advice and guidance for traveling to the cultural capital of Iran, don’t miss Benyamin Marco’s website.
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