visiting Shiraz Top Things to do & Tips
On the 3rd stop of our Iran trip we explore the diverse city of Shiraz – we show you cool things to do in Shiraz, try some Iranian fast food and visit historic Persepolis.
Shiraz is often referred to as the Cultural Capital of Iran or the city of gardens as it is home to many important poets and offers some beautiful gardens. More than that it used to be the actual capital of Persia for quite some time and therefore offers an interesting mix of sights.
We used our time in the city to explore the best things to do in Shiraz by focussing on attractions and spots that are interesting for younger travelers paired with important historic landmarks such as Persepolis or the Karim Khan citadel. But we also got to try some Iranian fast food and traditional vegetarian dishes to show you the whole spectra of Persian cuisine.
During our 4 days is Shiraz we experienced some very impressive sights such as the colorful Nasir ol Molk mosque in the early morning or the Shah Cheragh at night. Beside typical tourist attractions we wanted to see what the real Iran is like and reached out to local friends for further recommendations. This way we got to go to places locals use to hangout, have a coffee or simply relax.
This part of the trip was executed within 4 days – following I list all the places I visited & Things to do in Shiraz:
– Vakil Mosque
– Vakil Bazaar
– Karim Khan Citadel
– Shah Sheraq Mosque & Holy Shrine
– Nasir ol Molk Mosque
– Eram Garden
– Chamran Grand Hotel
– Tomb of Hafez
– Haft Khan Restaurant
– Qavam Restaurant
This video is part of „Inside Iran“ – a documentary series introducing you to popular and unknown sights / things to do in Iran as well as the Persian cuisine and the super friendly locals we met on our trip from Tehran to Isfahan, Shiraz and Yazd. With this series I want to create a better understanding of the country and it’s people without focussing on politics or religion.