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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. Plan your visit to Imam Reza Holy Shrine and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Mashhad holiday planner.
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  • A beautiful holy place. You can visit either for prayers or just to look around any time you want. Place is a bit big though, so remember where you entered from. Also, the small museum in it is worth ...  more »
  • It is the largest mosque in the world by dimension and the second largest by capacity. Also contained within the complex are the Goharshad Mosque, a museum, a library, four seminaries,[1] a cemetery, ...  more »
  • One of the best places on the earth. You can see people praying, thinking, and crying for the sins they've done. May God forgive them.  more »
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  • The holiest place in IRAN and Mashhad, and one of the holiest places on earth for Shiites. Considered as one of 7 cities of love. Its spirituality along with its fabulous, fantastic architecture is definitely one of the MUST sees when you go to Mashhad. Just imagine that 30 million people go to Mashhad only for the sake of Imam Reza Holy shrine.
  • A very great place for spiritual practice and relaxation.
  • Place like heaven on earth :>
  • One of the most peaceful places to visit on Earth. Staff are friendly. The shrine chamber is constantly packed so if you have a problem with claustrophobia then you should probably not go to visit it but you can see it from the outside from Enghelab Courtyard.
  • One of the most peaceful and beautiful places on earth. A must see for all muslims and non-muslims. The shrine of the 8th Holy Imam- Ali Reza son of Musa Al Kazim (as).