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Holy Shrine of Emam Khomeini, Tehran

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#3 of 17 in Historic Sites in Tehran
Monument Religious Site
See the power of unity in grief at Holy Shrine of Emam Khomeini, a holy shrine built solely from financial gifts of the public and different organizations. The construction took time; 40 days after Imam Khomeini's death, only the burial chamber and grave itself existed. Admire the 8 m (26 ft) tall dome surrounded by four minarets which radiates modern dignity. The intricate stained-glass windows paint the burial chamber in different colors, contributing to the beauty of the building. Put Holy Shrine of Emam Khomeini and other Tehran attractions into our Tehran family vacation planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • It is a jewel of architecture but they overdid it with the ceiling in the huge mirrors for times. Mosaics, marble, alabaster, gold, silver ... a little too tacky, they wanted to make a solemn thing but needed to be more understated, so borders on cafonismo.
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  • It is a nice place and easily accessible by metro but the building is still under construction and not finished. It might be better to visit it when it is finished.  more »
  • Impressive. Comparable with the Basilica of the Valley of the fallen or the monastery of El Escorial. Impressive. A sacred place that recounts the history of Iran. Must-see
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  • It's a mausoleum of a great leader. The importance of this place is not less important than the mausoleum of Lenin. The mausoleum or as they call it marqad is haram, which means that someone very important is buried there. I've always liked the idea of haram. Women must wear chador. And the rules here are strict. The mausoleum is huge. It is covered with lavish ornaments. Its roof is tall. There are many pilgrims who want to touch the zarih or the place where Imam Khomeini is buried. The marqad is a huge P.S. I was successful not to visit that place on the day when Tehran terror happened. I had visited that place two days before.
  • Sayyid Ruhollah Mūsavi Khomeini, known in the Western world as Ayatollah Khomeini, was an Iranian Shia Muslim religious leader, philosopher, revolutionary, and politician
  • It's the grave of the relogious leader of Iran's Islamic revolution who was strongly against luxurious lifestyle, but his hier made a shrine for him which is one of the most luxurious ones! So sad...
  • The Man who changed the World
  • Good shrine

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The northern districts of Tehran possess a more suburban, cosmopolitan feel, and a more spacious form, with a number of accommodations geared towards international tourism. Luxury hotels with pools overlooking the parks sit alongside some more basic and humble offerings, usually located on the lesser side streets. The southern districts offer a livelier experience, where guesthouses, hostels, and simple hotels line the confusing bundle of winding streets. Of course, some areas of the south open up a little, and here you'll find a good number of standard and mid-range hotels with varying levels of amenities.
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