Mashhad

  • Mashhad, Iran's largest holy city, lies in the Khorasan province. Second industrial centre in the country, it attracts over 14 million pilgrims per year. The sacred grounds surround the mausoleum of Imam Reza, mosques, religious schools, libraries, museums, etc... But non-Muslim tourists only have limited access to the buildings, safe for the Qods-e Razavi museum. Apart from the town centre at the ...
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  • Mashhad is the most important centre of pilgrimage in Iran: Imam Reza Shrine, one of the marvels of Islamic architecture, is located here.
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Iran

Mashhad, Iran's largest holy city, lies in the Khorasan province. Second industrial centre in the country, it attracts over 14 million pilgrims per year. The sacred grounds surround the mausoleum of Imam Reza, mosques, religious schools, libraries, museums, etc... But non-Muslim tourists only have limited access to the buildings, safe for the Qods-e Razavi museum. Apart from the town centre at the grand bazaar, you can watch turquoise stone carvers at work. Take the opportunity to admire the green dome of Sheikh Sufi's mausoleum: Mohammad Hakim Momen.

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