Imam Reza Holy Shrine, Mashhad

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Explore the massive complex of Imam Reza Holy Shrine, the final resting place of Muhammad’s descendant Imam Reza, a ninth-century ruler. Known for its decorative Islamic-style architecture, the mausoleum dedicated to the deceased imam and the enormous adjoining mosque represent a popular pilgrimage destination for devotees. Pilgrims flock from all over the world to pay their respects and admire the intricately decorated buildings of the complex, adorned with towering minarets and domes. Take a guided tour of the compound for a better understanding of its rich history, or visit one of three museums on the site. Using our world travel planner, Mashhad attractions like Imam Reza Holy Shrine can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It was the best feeling in my life. When I came into the harimen disappeared all my worries and pain. As if it were a piece of heaven on Earth. I felt no pain in my back that I have had since my childhood. I felt no sadness, no anger. All I felt va peace and joy. I long for the day I get to visit my dear imam Reza again.
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  • Very good people and the shrine of Imam Reza (a.s). Very good hospitality of the visitors and iran is not bad as its shown in the media  more »
  • Holy Shrine of Imam Reza is one of the best attraction places for tourism who enjoy religious places. Beyond this, Holy Shrine is some kind of historical and cultural museum of Iranian people after Is...  more »
  • The experience of this place is divine. One will forget himself after coming to this place. The architecture and design of the entire tomb Complex is majestic and artistic. The big open lawns or the open areas are enough to gather 1000s of people in the area. The total complex is so big that there are around 6 gates of the entry into the shrine complex. The tomb place is beautifully designed and well maintained. The golden colour of the tomb also creates a pleasant experience for the visitors. The flooring marble all around the complex is such that it is very cold during all the time of the year. The complex has multipurpose halls for library, study areas, lecture halls, museum and art and handicraft areas. It also has a huge canteen where everyday the zayereeens are offered free food after the completion of their ziyarat.
  • This place is very amazing place. You can see many beautiful things. Many people pray there. It’s a religious place for moslems. Its open 24 houres. You can go there and relaxing your mind. Me and my friend jeff from Indonesia go there and he visiting all the place.
  • ♥ Calm,Silence, connection with GOD ...what else do you want?
  • Regardless of how you feel now just go there and see how cheerful you would become. A spiritual place surrounded by fantastic architecture which makes it even more amazing. A must see in Mashhad :)
  • Like piece of paradise. Just u shoud experiens to know there

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Where to stay in Mashhad

Due to its high number of visitors in the summer months (June-September) during pilgrimages, Mashhad sports a relatively large number of accommodation options, however these fill up quickly. From four-star luxury hotels to budget home stays (allowing you lodge with a local family), the majority of the city's places to stay concentrate around the holy Imam Reza shrine complex. If you're planning your Mashhad vacation for the summer months, book early to avoid disappointment, places fill up fast.
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