Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine, Shiraz

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Shiraz's most important pilgrimage destination, Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine features tombs of Shi'a brothers Amir Ahmad and Mir Mohammad, killed here during the Sunni Abbasid persecution in 835. Two gilt-top minarets flank the tulip-like tiled dome of this mosque and funerary monument. Inside, numerous mirrors reflect light in all of its elaborately designed rooms. A large pool in the front courtyard features evenly spaced fountains and reflects the impressive entrance door plated with gold, which devotees kiss upon entrance. Apparently, entrance is forbidden to non-Muslims unless you know a local. Use our Shiraz driving holiday app to arrange your visit to Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine and other attractions in Shiraz.
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  • Know about the history of the area and the person before visiting so you can understand the context. Non muslims should have a tour guide to have a better understanding. It was fascinating even for a ...  more »
  • We decided to enter this Sanctuary quite by accident ... and we were wowed! the beautiful Dome, ceramic decorations, the devotion of the faithful. for the visit we were joined by a guide who explained many things ... recommend the evening visit because the effect is amazing!
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  • Visit this day with a guide who found us tissue to cover us. He explained the different batiements, the mosaic, the doors in gold... free tour. We could not see the main tombs as a non-Muslim. To see absolutely.
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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.
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