Shah Cheragh26 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: District 8, Shiraz, 13364 -71387 Fars Province, Iran
- Timings: 09:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
- Phone: +98-7132131368
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Mosque, Family And Kids, Architecture
A pilgrimage site for the Muslims of the city, Shah-e-Cheragh houses tombs of two brothers- Ahmad and Mohammed who were killed here in 835 AD during the Abbasid’s persecution of Shia people. It was years later after the death of the brothers, in the 12th century, that the tomb was erected in this place. The beautiful shrine that we see today is believed to have been reconstructed even after that. Built of mirrored tiles and designing interiors, all symbolic of the famous Qajar period, the awe-inspiring piece of relic holds a historical and cultural significance for the people. While visiting the tomb, walk a little away to the north-western area of the courtyard. Expect to find a museum decked with an intriguing collection of shrine-related objects including a precious Quran and ornaments. The courtyard is open for public visits, but there may be some restrictions for non-Muslims to enter the shrine. Regardless, this tomb is worth a visit if you wish to learn about the history and culture of the city.
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Entrance Ticket Details For Shah Cheragh
- Entry is free.
How to Reach Shah Cheragh
- By Bus: Darvaze Kazeroon Bus Stop
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21.14% of people who visit Shiraz include Shah Cheragh in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
33.33% of people start their Shah Cheragh visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Shah Cheragh
91.67% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Shah Cheragh
Shah Cheragh Reviews & Ratings
A grandiose place full of mysticism. You miss a lot if you don't look at this place. Too bad it's not allowed to take cameras with you. These have to be left outside. But the depot is safe and video-monitored.
The decorative work in a mosaic of mirror glass, the inscriptions in stucco, the ornamentation, the doors covered with panels of silver, the portico, and the wide courtyard are most attractive. The tomb, with its latticed railing, is in an alcove between the space beneath the dome and the mosque. And this custom of placing the tomb in this position, so that it is not directly under the dome, is to be seen in other famous places of pilgrimage in the city of Shiraz, and may be considered a special feature of Shiraz shrines. Two short minarets, situated at each end of the columned portico, add impressiveness to the Mausoleum, and to the spacious courtyard, which surrounds it on three sides.
Feels weird to rate historical places but... they didn't spare no tiles specially not mirror tiles building this one, for sure. Perhaps the most majestic building in Iran.
I was a bit sceptical about going to see yet another mosque during our trip, but it was really stunning, so I was very happy that we finally decided to come here. Sadly we did not have a lot of time to wander around and you really need some, cause the complex is massive. There are short tours for tourists to tell couple details about the place
Very beautiful shrine. Holly and sacred place for many Iranians.