Known as the heart of Persian culture for more than 2,000 years, Shiraz was one of the most important cities of the medieval world. Renowned for its culture, especially poetry, as well as wine, it was also the country’s capital during the Zand dynasty in the 18th century.
For Iranians, the city is home to two of the most important pilgrimage sites, Harez and Sa’di, both of which are well worth visiting. You can also stroll through beautiful gardens and past highly decorative mosques. The city is located in a fertile valley, close to other important historical centres including Persepolis.
Known as one of Iran’s most lively destinations, Shiraz is an education and cultural hub that forms an integral part of any Iranian adventure.