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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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  • I was there on the cusp of 2012/13, it was cold and my brother & his friend suggested we see the holy shrine. The place is considered the second Mecca among the Iranians and many pilgrims travel long ...  more »
  • No matter what faith you have, this place is definitely worthy of a visit. Impressive inside.
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  • It is architecturally beautiful. Amazing for those who are interested in architecture, art and history.