Accompany us to visit must-see attractions in Shiraz. Khajeh Shams-oddin Muhammad Hafiz Shirazi, the great lyric poet of Iran was born in the early eighth century AH in Shiraz and died in 792. The original building was erected in 856 AH; 65 years after the death of Hafiz in the Abolqasem Gurkani’s reign by his Prime Minister Shams-oddin Muhammad Yaghmaee.He built a domed edifice above the grave of Hafez and a big pool in front of the building. Thereafter, the mausoleum of Hafiz has been repaired and reconstructed several times.
The Tomb of Hafiz
The most extensive reconstruction was done in the Karimkhan’s reign. Karimkhan erected a beautiful building above the grave of Hafez in 1188 AH. This building, like other buildings of that period, had a hall erected on four stone columns. There were two rooms on the left and right of this hall. The northern and southern sides of the mausoleum were open in a way that the northern view was the grave and the southern one was the big garden of Hafeziyeh. The present building in a complex covering 20000 square meters consists of a 7000 square meters garden at the entrance, the central or Bist Sutun (20 columns)portico, of which four columns belong to the Zand era, and the garden of the tomb that encompasses the grave. Eight lofty stone columns hold a simple dome above the grave of Hafez.
Mausoleum of Sa’di (Sa’diyeh); Shiraz
One of must-see attractions in Shiraz is this majestic poet’s tomb. The mausoleum of Sa’di, the great lyric poet of Iran, is located in the northeast on Shiraz. He died in 691 AH and was buried in an old garden that was his abbey. The last resting place of Sa’di has a mausoleum since the very beginning. This building has been repaired and reconstructed several times by different rulers and kings. Palms, pines, cedars, and sour orange trees embrace the tomb of Sa’di in a beautiful garden. The present building of the mausoleum was built in AD 1950 inspired by the Chehel Sutun Palace of Isfahan. The building was completed in 1953.
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