Welcome to Shiraz

Shiraz, the poetic capital of Iran, is one of the most beautiful, historical cities in the world. The city is the home of Persian culture and the sanctuary of poetry and philosophy. Shiraz enjoys a world–wide reputation not only because it offers a number of eye–catching attractions but also because it is the starting point for a visit to the historic ruins of Persepolis which was the most beautiful capital of the ancient world.

Shiraz was the capital city of Iran during Safarian, Buyids, and Zandieh dynasties. Due to the historical, cultural, religious, and natural attractions, the city has always hosted a lot of tourists.

Shiraz Touristic Sites:

  • Persepolis (UNESCO World Heritage)
  • Persepolis (UNESCO World Heritage)
  • Qur'an Gate
  • Tomb of Hafez
  • Tomb of Saadi
  • Arg of Karim Khan
  • Eram Garden
  • Nasīr al-Mulk Mosque
  • Shāh Chérāgh
  • Vakil Mosque


Shiraz Foods:

Kebab with rice - Like elsewhere in Iran, the mighty old kebab with rice is a common fare, though Shiraz does offer a local variation on the national dish.

Shirazi Salad - A delicious and famous salad available throughout Iran, made with cucumbers, tomatoes, onions and a simple lemon juice and olive oil dressing.

Kalam polo - A traditional food is just cooked in Shiraz. Some delivery food restaurants serve this food, it can hardly find in normal restaurants. It is a dish made of rice, meat balls, chopped cabbage and some other vegetables and spices.

Masghati Halva - A great dessert and snack.

Nokhod(Chickpea) Cookie - delicious cookie made of chickpea, known as one of Shiraz's souvenirs.

Shirazi Paloodeh - Paloodeh is an ice cream made of rice starch, which takes the form of noodles. It is flavored with "sharbat" (sugar water), which can be of different flavors. Shirazi paloodeh is the best paloodeh in Iran especially when mixed with Bahar-e-Naranj Distill.


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