Shiraz is located in the southwest of Iran at an altitude of 1,486 meters above sea level in the Zagros Mountains, with moderate climate.
A permanent residence in the city of Shiraz may trace back to the Sassanid era and even before it. But the first genuine references to this city dates back to the early Islamic era.
Karim Khan chose Shiraz as the capital of his reign in in 1766 AD. During this period, Shiraz regained its prosperity and several buildings were constructed such as the Citadel and the Vakil Bazaar.
Shiraz is a city built on the basis of history and poetry which has become the cultural capital of Iran. It is home to two of the most renowned Iranian poets—Hafez and Saadi.
Main tourist attractions:
- Zandieh Complex (the citadel, the great Vakil Mosque, Saray-e-Moshir, and Vakil Bazaar)
- Nasir Almolk Mosque
- Tomb of Hafez
- Tomb of Saadi
- Eram Garden