Nadir Shah Afshar's Tomb, Mashhad

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In the peaceful atmosphere of a lush garden, see the relics of a monarch at Nadir Shah Afshar's Tomb. Nestled in the middle of the second most populous city in Iran, you can suddenly find yourself away from the rush in a calm green oasis. Enter the stone building where the ruler’s body is buried, which also serves a museum displaying documents and artifacts from the 18th century, the period of his rule. Atop the museum and tomb building stands an equestrian statue depicting the Shah holding an axe, the work of renowned Iranian sculptor Abolhassan Sadighi. Take a look at our Mashhad visit planner to schedule your visit to Nadir Shah Afshar's Tomb and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • It's very nice and visualizing for family and another people that like of historical for after of islamic date (era)(age) and placed in city of mashhad city  more »
  • Nader shah is the most important ruler of the east part of Iran. You can know about him and his era in this museum.  more »
  • Very nice to catch a small insight about Iran history of Nader Shah time and wear that provided uniform of that time, it was enjoyable moments there me and my family  more »
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  • Interesting building designed by famous iranian architect "Hooshang Seyhoon" and the great statue designed by renowned sculptor "Abolhasan Sedighi".
  • This place is not worth to visit at all. For foreigner, they asked 150000 Rial which is 6 times expensive than local people. And only has a 15 square meter mini museum .In side the museum, you can see 10 pieces of old axes, sword, and 2 books, 1 small canon ,1 armor, and that all....
  • This place is iconic for being the burial of a true Persian king who lead Iran into glory and expansion. His life was mixed with lots of drama and exciting stories that you can learn about them at this site. If you love history, you are going to like it.
  • The tomb is being repaired but they are still charging 20,000 toman, which is completely insane.
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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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