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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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  • 150,000 rls One building filled with swords, paintings, tomb, decoration and the Qoran that use to sit at the city gate along with other bits and pieces.....not a very crowded place and a nice ceiling...  more »
  • The Pars Museum is located in the garden Nazar.La input costs three euros and a half and it is not cheap for what there is to do, which is interesting but low funds consist of interesting paintings, hand-written Korans and little else... The Museum is only a flag that served as accommodation to the Royal guests. Seen in less than half an hour. On the outside there are remains of a frieze.
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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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  • 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