Royal Heritage

Shiraz,Realm of Zand Dynasty

Shiraz, Persia

Realize imperial majesties since 500 B.C during the reign of Cyrus the Great ‘the founder of Achaemenid empire’ which established the first Persian empire to Sassanid era when imperial power of Persia was regained in ancient time in Shiraz. Touching archaeological remains such as cities, palaces, gardens and necropolises and feeling people’s customs and traditions as Persian legacies convince you to call Persia; ‘Cradle of Civilization’. Unearth your expectations with experiencing Zand dynasty’s glories such as baths, citadels and gardens, also sense Poets such as Hafiz and Saadi are the pinnacle of Persian literature who hugely influenced Persian lifestyle.

Khatamkari

Karim Khan Citadel as a residence for Karim Khan and his family and also to be known as a military centre. The structure looks like a castle to guard the royal family and the king.

Karim khan Citadel

Shiraz, The Motherland of Achaemenid

Vakil Historical Bath, which is an architectural masterpiece in Vakil Complex, built from gypsum, stone and brick.

Vakil Historic Bath

Vakil Mosque is a royal holy place, which derives its fame from the art of architecture, calligraphy and columns engravings.

Vakil Mosque

Vakil Bazaar, Vakil Bazaar, where you will be dazzled by the passageways, to experience Shirazi nomads and tribes clothing and purchasing handicrafts.

Vakil Bazaar

Kolah Farngi Mansion (Pars Museum) is a masterpiece to experience the ceremonial palace of the Zand Dynasty, where is a Zand legacy museum at present.Photo: Kolah Farngi Mansion.

Kolah Farngi Mansion (Pars Museum)

How to Get There

By Plain:

Shiraz International Airport (SYZ).

Drive 20 km to the city center.

 

When to Visit

Each season shows its beauties in Shiraz, but spring always dazzles your eyes by the flourishing of nature and smell of flowers since the beginning of March to the end of April, but don’t miss the time of Shirazi ice cream since the middle of September to the end of October.

How to Visit

A city with more than 2500 years of stories needs at least four days to cover the highlights, not only at the city centre but also for the excursions to take for visiting World Heritage Sites. Walking tours are offered for the attractions close to Shiraz Bazaar and taking nightlife in Mausoleum of great poets.

Visit

Shiraz, Realm of Zand Dynasty

Hours                                     Pricing

Karim khan Citadel,

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

Vakil Historic Bath,

08:00 A.M – 10:00 P.M                                             300.000 IRR

Vakil Mosque,

09:00 A.M – 12:00 P.M

03:00 P.M –  06:00 P.M                                           200.000 IRR

Vakil Bazaar,

08:00 A.M – 09:00 P.M.                                            Free of Charge

Kolah Farngi Mansion (Pars Museum),

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

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

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