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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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  • This year, I had the honour to visit this place. The experience I was allowed to do is impress. Unfortunately, we had little time, because we had to leave again the next morning. Because I had the opportunity to visit this place with local partners but this is an unforgettable experience for me.
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  • It is the best place in the universe if you want to get to relif and calm if you are happy or sad if you are alone or not, in every motion here is a place that its owner is so kind that accept and lis...  more »
  • Was as a tour guide with a German group of rice there. Of the Evangelical Church in Hesse and Nassau. EES was a unique experience. At 6:00 in the morning, you can visit the sanctuary as a Christian.
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  • Best place anyone can ever go, I really mean this. Either you are depressed or you are super happy this is the place to go and connect with God. It is the best feeling when you sit on the ground in the shrine
  • very great magnificent shirne in this world..by its beauty and infalibale imam of irfani shiite..
  • 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.
  • It's a must see. The atmosphere is other-worldly.
  • One Of The Best Place For Everyone.

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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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