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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  • August 9, 2017
    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 »
  • June 19, 2017
    Nader shah is the king who made the imoressive battles and brought so many tresures back to Iran. Dont miss this place where you can find out the history if the period and improve your knowledge.  more »
  • May 11, 2017
    Nader Shah's statue in both repair and moving, but it is not possible to dock with. Quite a few works on display at the Museum.
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  • July 3, 2017
    Interesting building designed by famous iranian architect "Hooshang Seyhoon" and the great statue designed by renowned sculptor "Abolhasan Sedighi".
  • June 2, 2017
    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....
  • August 26, 2016
    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.
  • September 18, 2016
    The tomb is being repaired but they are still charging 20,000 toman, which is completely insane.
  • February 27, 2017
    Perfect

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