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Pars Museum, Shiraz

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The Pars Museum is a museum in Shiraz, Fars Province, southern Iran and is located in Nazar Garden.The octagonal building was the place in which royal guests were hosted during the Zand dynasty of Iran. It was also used for holding official ceremonies.It is also the burial place of Karim Khan Zand.Nazar GardenThe old Nazar Garden was one of the largest gardens of Shiraz during the Safavid rule (1501–1722). During Zand dynasty (1750–1794) Karim Khan built an octagon structure which was called Kolah Farangi. It was used to receive and entertain foreign guests and ambassadors and hold official ceremonies.Pars MuseumIn 1936 the pavilion became a museum. It was the first museum which was located outside the capital city of Tehran. The brick designs, tiling, pictures and big stone dadoes are among the architectural features of the building.Pars museum is a display of almost 30 handwritten Qurans, a number of magnificent paintings of famous Persian artists. Among the paintings is the well-known Karim Khan’s Smoking Shisha created by Jafar Naqash.
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  • This museum is located in Nazar Garden.Nazar Garden was the oldest garden in Shiraz during Safavieh dynasty.The octagonal building was the place in which royal guests were hosted during the Zand dynas...  more »
  • the garden around it is as all iranian gardens not much but the museum superb if you like these little objects  more »
  • A small museum is housed in this octagonal building opposite the Citadel. Can you look at, it is necessary but not necessarily.
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  • The old Nazar Garden was one of the largest gardens of Shiraz during the Safavid rule. During Zand dynasty (1750–1794) Karim Khan built an octagon structure which was called Kolah Farangi. It was used to receive and entertain foreign guests and ambassadors and hold official ceremonies.
  • It's a pleasant little garden and the building is nice, but the entrance price is not justified at all.
  • Pretty nice with some interesting items on display but the museum itself is very small. The garden is good to relax.
  • The history building of the museum is amazingly beautiful. This architectural heritage have a lot of historical things in it. The circumstance is peaceful. Curators are so helpful.
  • Many parts of this little garden and museum were under renovation when I was there. The windows of this beautiful octagonal building are covered and really ruin the whole look of the otherwise really majestic building.
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