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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. To visit Nadir Shah Afshar's Tomb and get the most from your holiday in Mashhad, create itinerary details personal to you using our Mashhad vacation trip planner.
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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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  • The 3 attractions of this place are: Nadir Shah Ahshar's sculpture A very old devices used for war during 300 years ago and Tomb of Nadirshah All of them are located in a very beautiful and big garden...  more »
  • Designed by iranian architect Hooshang Seyhoon, in memorial of Nader Shah. It's really different with other buildings around. for me as an architecture student was a really good experience, and learne...  more »
  • I recommend this place only if you are a history lover; I was unlucky because the main statute was under repair, the museum inside was nothing special except for a few gunpowder era warfare.  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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