Cultural Heritage

Mashhad,Territory of Spirituality and Literature

Mashhad, Persia

Discover a deep culture of literature with rich words of love, joy, modesty and spirituality of life to have better ideas about Persian proses and poems since 500 B.C to present era in Mashhad, in which art of language empowers Persians to express themselves clearly and effectively, to communicate with all nationalities with a silver-tongued language including articulate and eloquent wording.

Shashlik

Tomb of Ferdowsi is a unique imitation of Achaemenid architectural style with his poems engraved on. Mausoleum of the most influential poet in Persian lifestyle, who maintained the Persian language from being destroyed, by writing further than 50000 epic poems in Shahnameh.

Tomb of Ferdowsi

Shiraz, The Motherland of Achaemenid

Shashlik is a very identifying lamb Kebab in the northeast of Persian in a region close to Mashhad where is called Shandiz.

Shashlik

Omar Khayyam, an astronomer, mathematician, philosopher and poet, worldly known for his unsurpassable couplets which are translated by English poet and writer Edward FitzGerald and published in Britain in 1859 as an influential literary work.

Omar Khayyam

Attar of Nishapur Mausoleum, one of the main Sufism theorists and a poet who is mentioned by Rumi as the spirit of love and knowledge.

Attar of Nishapur Mausoleum

Imam Reza Shrine, the masterpiece of the holy shrine of the eighth Imam of Shi’a religion, where is deep in spirituality and architecture, to touch not only the beliefs of Shi’a followers.

Imam Reza Shrine

How to Get There

By Plain:

Mashhad International Airport (MHD).

Drive 19 km to the city center.

When to Visit

Mashhad is the most spiritual and one of the most key religious spot for Shi’a of Persia, so it is better to manage your trip not to be synced with Shi’a religious events during the period of your travel. Mashhad climate is gentle in the centre and cool in north, so the favourable time to arrange your trip would be the middle of March to the end of June and the end of September to the middle of November.

How to Visit

Dedicate one full day of your trip to Imam Reza Holy shrine to experience the spirituality of the atmosphere and discover the architectural masterworks to have a better understanding of Shi’a religion, then plan another day to Nishapur to have a visit of Persian great poets and gem mines, after that arrange your next day to take an excursion to Toos ancient city to touch the most influential poet of all Persian history.

Visit

Mashhad, Territory of Spirituality and Literature

Hours                                     Pricing

Tomb of Ferdowsi,

08:00 A.M – 06:00 P.M                                             500.000 IRR

Omar Khayyam Mausoleum,

09:00 A.M – 05:00 P.M                                             300.000 IRR

Attar of Nishapur Mausoleum,

09:00 A.M – 05:00 P.M                                             300.000 IRR

Imam Reza Shrine,

24 Hours                                                                  Free of Charge

Note: Due to especial holidays the sites would be closed.

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