Trip Planner:   Middle East  /  Iran  /  Fars Province  /  Shiraz  /  Pars Museum

Pars Museum, Shiraz

3.6
#2 of 9 in Museums in Shiraz
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.
With our international travel planner, Shiraz attractions like Pars Museum 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.
Source
Create an itinerary including Pars Museum
map
Places to stay near Pars Museum
Pars Museum Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.0
68 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • Pars Museum of Shiraz is a Museum of Shiraz when you visit Iran and plan to visit Shiraz, you can see some of the important things from Iranian history  more »
  • Nice museum. I love architecture and painting. Ceiling was wonderful. Coins and books was amazing and like it in compare other museums  more »
  • A parleman building with unique design like Foreign hat . These days , this building become a museum full of historical paintings and antiques belong to Zandieh era ,but it was a building for holding ...  more »
Google
  • 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.

Plan your trip to Shiraz

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Pars Museum by other users

19 days in Iran BY A USER FROM GERMANY April, culture, outdoors, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 21 days in Iran BY A USER FROM OMAN July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 50 days in Middle East & Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Iran BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND September, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Iran BY A USER FROM CANADA July, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Iran BY A USER FROM CANADA June, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Shiraz BY A USER FROM GERMANY April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Shiraz BY A USER FROM GERMANY May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Shiraz BY A USER FROM GREECE June, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 32 days in Iran BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Shiraz BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Shiraz BY A USER FROM IRAN March, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans