Persepolis, Persepolis

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With ruins dating back as early as 515 BCE, Persepolis ruins (a World Heritage Site), present a singular look at ancient Persian architecture. The city, built from grey limestone and marble, served as the capital of the Achaemenid Empire, originally built up under the reign of Darius I. Ransacked and pillaged by armies of various empires over the centuries, including by Alexander the Great in 330 BCE, few structures remain intact. Check out the ruins of the gate, with their carved-horse reliefs, and the "Apadana" building, where emperors greeted foreign visitors that contains intricately carved staircases. Arrange to visit Persepolis and other attractions in Persepolis using our Persepolis trip itinerary builder.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Persepolis is absolutely essential. I visited it 20 years ago and I have become today. More people, many more measures for the protection of the remains archaeologists, a cover over the Apadana that spoils any photo, pero is the same. As soon as you start walking grabs you. The magnificent, majestic, impressive. Created to impress visitors continues doing it perfectly 2500 years later
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  • August 16, 2017
    It is about 25 centuries has been passed but still when I, as an Iranian, go there I proud myself. It almost takes 2 hours to visit Persepolis if you do it quickly. But take your time and do not rush,...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    We had guests for excursion tour to Persepolis in July, It's 40 mins driving from Shiraz. As very high temperature in July, we had to skip visiting many parts and leave the site sooner than expected t...  more »
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  • May 17, 2017
    What an amazing place the carved reliefs are stunning it's worth the trip and then some. They are often paranoid of large bags because of antiquity thefts so be prepared my camera battery ran out my spare forgotten in the car.
  • July 8, 2017
    Spectacular place to visit. Goes back to 2500 years ago. It is interesting to see the remainings of such Persian kingdom.
  • June 13, 2017
    Absolutely a must see when in Iran. From all the antique sites I have ever visited it was one of the less crowded and most enjoyable one.
  • May 21, 2017
    It is a disgrace there is NO public transport to the most famous site in Iran, which leaves you at the mercy of unscrupulous taxis. Having said that, the ancient palace is superb notwithstanding the fire of Alexander.
  • July 12, 2017
    I visited this site when I was 22, it was soooooo impressive

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