Imam Reza shrine

Iran, Mashhad

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 Shrine means a square place which consists of the holy monument such as dome, shrine’s stone, holy shrine. with more than 12 million visitors per year, Imam Reza Holy Shrine is one of the most important most visited attractions of Iran. It is like a castle of light in the heart of Mashhad, Iran.

 Shrine means a square place which consists of the holy monument such as dome, shrine’s stone, holy shrine. with more than 12 million visitors per year, Imam Reza Holy Shrine is one of the most important most visited attractions of Iran. It is like a castle of light in the heart of Mashhad, Iran.

The complex is one of the tourism centers in Iran and has been described as “the heart of the Shia Iran It is mainly known for the mausoleum of Imam Reza, the eighth Imam of Twelver Shiites; but it’s certainly more. You don’t have to be religious to visit this place.

With nine courtyards (sahn), twenty-eight Halls (ravvaq), libraries, mosques, museums, and so on, Imam Reza Holy Shrine covers an area of more than 598,657 square meters in the center of Mashhad city. This complex has a long story and it hasn’t had this current look from the beginning. During five dynasties and over more than 2800 years, it experiences fundamental changes and structures.

Imam Reza Tomb is right in the heart of this large complex. You can access this part of the complex (known as Roz-e Monavvareh) from any courtyard (you cannot enter this place if you are not a Muslim). You must know that this place is usually very crowded and you cannot accost to the tomb, especially during religious holidays.

  • Open 24 hours
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