Shiraz has become synonymous with sophistication, poetry and wine. It was Celebrated as the soul city of Persian culture for more than 2000 years. It was one of the most important cities in the medieval Islamic era. Shiraz was the country’s capital during the Zand dynasty (AD 1747-79). In this period they build or restored many beautiful buildings. Shiraz pronunciation is different in some countries. Such as Australia, the USA, and South Africa. Visit the September of Shiraz with the Acrossiran professional team.
There as the city of poets is home to the graves of Hafez and Saadi. Their grave became pilgrimage sites for both Iranians and Persian speakers around the world. The city is also famous for its splendid gardens and mosques with elaborate architecture and design. Along with some other gardens, Eram garden is also a UNESCO world heritage site. It represents a pattern for amazing Persian gardens. That started from Pasargadae Achaemenid capital. Click here to see the Shiraz map.
About the History
The first sources that mention Shiraz belonging to 2000 BC. The city was also an important region in the Sassanid period. In the 12th century, Shiraz grew and became a major artistic center.
During the Mongols and Tamerlane attacks the city was safe. That is because of its wise rulers who choose to advocate for them. Rather than giving in to mass slaughter. This decision made Shiraz a hub for artists and scientists from all over the Islamic empire to come here as a safe place so Shiraz became one the greatest cultural cities in the Islamic world through the 13th and 14th centuries.
Although Shiraz remained its statues in the time of Safavid. It entered its days of decline by the 17th century. The situation became worse after the city went through several earthquakes. But it was Karim Khan of the Zand dynasty who made it capital and turned it into a great one due to the construction of various structures and buildings such as mosques, bazaars, and bath-houses.
Agha Mohammad Khan’s grudge against the Zand family caused a bad attack on this city’s citadel. So, they moved both capital and the remains of Karim Khan to Tehran.
The weather is almost fair through fall and winter (from October to March). It is famous for its nice atmosphere during spring. Everyone considers it the perfect time to travel (from the final days of March to the start of June). It usually gets hot in summers (after June until the end of September). Anyway Shiraz the soul city of Persian culture is famous for its fair and nice weather with mild winters. And also Shiraz rugs are known for tourists.