Tomb of Saadi
One of the best places to visit in Shiraz is the Tomb of Saadi, known as Sa’diyeh. It is located in a beautiful garden beside Delgosha Garden (dating back to Sassanid era).
One of the best places to visit in Shiraz is the Tomb of Saadi, known as Sa’diyeh. It is located in a beautiful garden beside Delgosha Garden (dating back to Sassanid era). Saadi Shirazi is the major Persian poet of all time, who was born and buried in Shiraz. It is said that he is one of the most influential poets of Persian literature in the medieval period. He is admired for his artistry poems, the quality of his writing, the depth of his social and moral thoughts, as a result, he is known as “Master of Speech”.Saadi Shirazi was born in Shiraz in the 13th century. He took his name from the name of a local atabeg (prince), Saʿd ibn Zangī.
The tomb was built in the 13th century. Unfortunately, it was destroyed in the 17th century. The present-day building was built during the years of 1950 and 1952. It was inspired by Chehel Sotoun and built by the architect Mohsen Foroughi. Many Persian elements have been used in its architecture. It is also a National Heritage Site. It is visited annually by thousands of visitors who respect him and adore the eloquence in his works. Most of the tours to Iran include Saadieh in their itineraries while visiting Shiraz during their travel to Iran. To commemorate Saadi, 21 March is celebrated as the National Day of Saadi in Iran every year.