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Pars Museum, Shiraz
(3.5/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Nice little museum with limited historical pieces. located in beautiful garden (located on the square was renovated., pedestrian zone.
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  • beautiful grounds, the museum is not worth to visit and 150,000 rial per person to pay
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  • Nice garden (despite fountains that were not active), beautiful earthenware, best illuminated the Koran inside and some other interesting items.
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  • 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.
  • amazing beautiful building
  • جالبه ! ولی موزه تخت جمشید بهتره.
  • goooooood