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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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  • It is a building in which one breathes a strong spirituality. There are very few tourists not Iranians. Access is free of charge and before you need to deposit the bags in the appropriate space in which women without chador can request one on loan. You must keep your hair well covered. Inside you can bring cameras but is allowed the use of the phone. Personally I have been entrusted with any guidance. The building's labyrinthine, nice to get lost in its depths. Council l prayer time. The place is super crowded and you are believers or not feel a strong energy.
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  • When you go to the shrine, make sure you're fully clothed as there's no room for skin showing. You also have to wear a Chaddar which is a very wide and long sheet that you have to put around you. The ...  more »
  • This holly shrine is wonderful. A great spiritual place for prayers. The place is huge, very kind and beautifully designed. Dress code is a must for both men and women