Hafez Tomb

Shekoufeh Ahmadi January 11, 2021
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Hafez Tomb is the final resting place of the most well-known poet of Iran, Khawjeh Shams al-Din Muhammad Hafez Shirazi, known as Hafez Born in the 14th century, Hafez is perhaps the most beloved of all Persian poets. For 65 years after his death, no building was built on top of his grave. That was until 1452, when Mohammad Yaghmaei, decided to build a memorial for him. He built a dome-shaped structure above Hafez's tomb and a large pond at the front, filled with water from Roknabad, Shiraz’s main water supply at the time.

Hafezieh is a place of tranquility for many Shirazis. People come to this place for soothsaying as they believe Hafez is a mystic teller. It’s a place full of the aroma of orange blossoms in spring and poetry reading combined with Iranian traditional music. Hafezieh has been the main source of culture and art for Iranians for many decades.

In a Nutshell

Hafezieh or Hafez Tomb is located in a beautiful garden north of Shiraz. It is one of the most important tourist attractions of the city. There, you can enjoy a moment of peace, listen to traditional music and even ask a local to read and interpret a random poem for you. If you have something on your mind, Hafez will definitely have an answer for you.

Quick Facts

Admission: IR500000

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/LxWcogtDBAzKd1C37

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