January 11, 2021
Saadi Shirazi, an Iranian Persian poet and writer, was born in 1209. Many titles have been given to this precious poet: Master of speech, King of Speech, Sheikh-e Ajal, and the Master of Persian Speech to name a few.
Saadi's tomb used to be a monastery and a place of worship for him and his companions. This beautiful building, which is a combination of old and new architectural art, is placed in the middle of a garden, hosting travelers and tourists who want seek tranquility. One of the attractions of this place is the fish pond which is located near the poet's tomb. Its water is supplied from a spring that boils from under the building. The building is decorated with 8 columns of brown stone on a dome-shaped tomb made of turquoise tiles and white stone. The mausoleum is inside an octagon with seven linear inscriptions in the seven corners of the building. On the walls, verses from several of Saadi’s works including, Golestan, Bustan, Ode, Badaye and Taybat have been selected and written by Ibrahim Bouzari.
Saadieh or Saadi Shirazi’s Tomb is one of the many attractions of Shiraz. It is a place for art lovers and literary scholars throughout history. The turquoise tiles of this building represent the true essence of Persian spirit. This tomb is one of the top 5 must-see places in Shiraz.