Trip Planner:   Middle East  /  Iran  /  Fars Province  /  Shiraz  /  Qur'an Gate

Qur'an Gate, Shiraz

3.3
#13 of 30 in Things to do in Shiraz
Once the city's main point of entry, Qur'an Gate stands majestically at the northeastern end of Shiraz. Initially constructed in the 10th century, the gate was restored several times over the centuries to the monumental sight you see today. Look up to the room located on top of gate, previously home to two handwritten Qurans, now preserved in a nearby museum. Using our world travel planner, Shiraz attractions like Qur'an Gate can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Create an itinerary including Qur'an Gate
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
180 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • August 12, 2017
    Old gate with an old book kept on top, so we are told, not much to look at and less to write home about  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    The Quran Gateway is the entrance to Shiraz, the capital of Fars province in southern Iran and is one of the most beautiful and historical monuments in the country. It is located near the gorge of All...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    The ancient gate is located at the main entrance of Shiraz. You will pass by the gate several times on your way into Shiraz from Yazd and out of Shiraz to the other attractions such as Persepolis, Nec...  more »
Google
  • June 29, 2017
    The place looks great at night with the lighting and the waterfalls. During the day you can climb up the nearby hills to get a better view of the area and of all Shiraz.
  • April 18, 2017
    Ok, but just a gate. No cost though. The hill across the road is very nice to walk up. Walkway is all paved and with stairs. There is a great view of the city.
  • May 25, 2017
    Forget the gate and climb the hill for a great view (recommended during sunset!).
  • May 17, 2017
    This is the old main entrance to Shiraz it's a nice walk in the evening during sunset
  • June 15, 2017
    Shiraz main gate ; a good place to go too; historical sightseeing point

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.

Where to stay in Shiraz

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.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Shiraz by other users

14 days in Iran BY A USER FROM BAHRAIN January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Iran BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: November, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Iran BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Iran BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Iran BY A USER FROM IRAN November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Iran BY A USER FROM IRAN November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Shiraz, Tehran & Esfahan BY A USER FROM MEXICO April, culture, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Iran BY A USER FROM IRAN September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Iran BY A USER FROM HONG KONG October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Iran BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Iran BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Iran BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans