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Qur'an Gate, Shiraz

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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.
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  • Quran Gate is the main gate of the city which holds the holy book of Quran in a chamber inside it. It refers to an Iranian tradition. The story is when people want to go abroad they pass under the hol...  more »
  • This gate is located at the entrance of Shiraz city from Isfahan, I mean when you come to Shiraz by bus or care from Isfahan city, it's the first place you go by in Shiraz.  more »
  • The idea of this gate being a place to get a blessing as you head off on your travels (I think that was/is the idea!) is great, and the gate itself is very impressive. Look out for the waterfalls that...  more »
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  • It's a gate that cars used to pass through before. It is said that it had/has (I don't know) a huge Quran in the top chamber of it. And it is tradition to pass from under a Quran so that you will have a safe trip. This gate is historic and used to be one of the main gates long ago
  • It's nice to go to at night, when lots of Shirazi people gather here to enjoy the sunset and play with their children. It's not a quiet place though, with the motorway running right next to it.
  • Have nice view Very beautiful
  • cool place
  • beautifull place