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Afif-Abad Garden, Shiraz

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Formerly a royal mansion, Afif-Abad Garden, features long corridors and over 30 chambers with artistically decorated ceilings. The mansion now belongs to the Iranian military and serves as a weapons museum, featuring displays of various army-related artifacts. After touring the interior, stroll through the garden to learn more about Iranian floriculture. With our international travel planner, Shiraz attractions like Afif-Abad Garden can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This is a garden which is remain from pahlavi period and is very beautiful . There is a building in the middle of the garden which is now museum .  more »
  • Once the residential area for some of the families and relatives of Kings of Iran during Qajar and before that, is now serving as military museum of arms and an astonishingly incredible garden full of...  more »
  • hi this place have a big iranian garden and have musem guns old from ghaghar khings and soldiors and you can eat cold soft drink and buy hand made  more »
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  • The garden itself is great place, beautiful lake in center of the garden just in front of a historical building that surrounded with tall Palm trees and flowers. The garden is managing by military because of a military museum located there and today July 2nd 2017 I was standing in front of garden from 3:30 (Opening hour) till 4:25 to open the gate which is a shame for military of Iran.
  • The garden is quite empty and overgrown, but the military museum has a lot of historical swords, pistols, muskets and rifles. The upstairs level of the palace shows a glimpse of the 20th century luxury of the Shah’s lifestyle and is interesting. The foreigner entry price of 200,000 rial (5.5 USD) is quite expensive for Iran.
  • Garden is pretty basic. There is a traditional bath, a coffee house and a mansion for visit. Interesting.
  • The Golshan Garden is one of the oldest gardens in Shiraz. During the Safavid dynasty, it was used as a palace by the Safavid Kings. The current main building was constructed by Mirza Ali Mohammad Khan Qawam II in 1863. He bought a nearby qanat to water his garden. After his death, the garden was eventually inherited by Afife, thus being called "Afif-Abad". In 1962, it was restored by the army. It now functions as a weapons museum.
  • Military museum and beautiful garden

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The main bazaar district in the center of town remains the primary place to look for accommodations in Shiraz. Standard hotels tower over the public squares, and side street hostels offer particularly budget-friendly dormitory room stays. To the north of this central district, you'll find the most opulent options in town, with luxury hotels offering commanding views of traditional Persian gardens, swimming pools, and onsite fine-dining restaurants.
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