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Mashhad Things to Do

  • Ferdowsi Museum

    Near ferdowsi tomb is a small museum, you dont need spend more money for visit .So dont forgot visit it.

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  • Harroniye

    Near Ferdowsi tomb , around 500 meters you can find a old build , it name is Harooniye, Exactly we dont know Harooniye used for what ? somebody said it was a prison and another said it was a place for a poet , his name was Emam Mohammad Ghaz'zali.

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  • Ferdowsi Tomb

    Ferdowsi is one if the biggest Iranians poet, you can not find a person dont like or love Ferdowsi. Ferdowsi tomb is near Mashhad ( Toos ).Ferdowsi wrote only one book, but it is a master piece, it name is Shahname. Frdowsi spend more than 30 years for composed Shahname. Shahname have a epic story about Iranians braves .

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  • Astan-e Qods Razavi Museum

    This museum was inaugurated in the year 1945. The collection of Museum is relative to the Islamic period.The meusem located in 4story building in Imam Reza Shrine are & include:The Museum of Coins and MedalsThe Museum of Inscriptions & antique objects of Imam Reza ShrineThe Museum of Stamps and BanknotesThe Museum of pottery and glassware.The...

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  • Mausoleum of Nader Shah (2)

    Nader's body, after his assassination in Fath-abad (Qouchan), 1740, was buried in a tomb, build by himself, in Meshed. That tomb, in political tensions after Nader and passing of time, was destroyed. In 1876, Qavamossaltaneh, governor of Khorasan, founded a new building on the tomb, which was heading to ruin soon after. In 1957, structure of...

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  • Hamam-e Shah

    Mehdi Gholi Beig(ex.Shah) Bath, anthropology museum.The bath was constructed during Shah Abbas I of Safavid dynasty this bath is one of the greatest & old remained bath in Iran & good example for architecture of Iranian Bath.The walls covered by 13 layers painting, the Last one did during Qajar era.now it's anthropology museum.Admission is IR3,000...

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  • Water Museum

    This museum had been inaugurated in 1378 A.H.S. . This museum gives compelete information about Dams, underground water tank, water sources and developing water industry . In this museum some old and contemporary instruments which are related to the water had been displayed. Also, there is a library in this museum.

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  • Museum of Shellfishes and Mollusks

    This gallery was inaugurated in 1378 A.H.S., in fist floor of central museum. Mohammad Saeed Foad vahbe ( from Syria ) the dedicated 1282 pieces of shells and snails in 1364 A.H.S. These days 450 of pieces of them had been displayed in this museum.

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  • The Carpet Gallery

    It was inaugurated in 1998 and contains carpets and rugs of exquisite work in silk, braid, wool, soft wool and embossed designs from 500 years ago up to the present time.Here are also curtains with braid and needle work from the Qajar period.

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  • Naderi Museum

    This museum in 1342 A.H.S., beside the nadirs tomb had been built. In includes two halls.In the first one different kinds of armor from The Afsharids periods, painting tableau from Nadir and war scene, some hand written traces like "Tarikh Gahangoshai-e Naderi" and two swords those are belong to nadir had been displayed.The second hall in 1373...

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  • The Coin and Medals Gallery

    Coin and Medals gallery contains precious collections which have been presented by different people during the history, and their number exceed to 400. The existing coins include 308 numbers and their dates are from fourth century (L.C.) up to the Safavid period.Among them, the medals belong to many scientific and cultural figures and Iranian world...

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  • The History of Mashhad Gallery

    It was inaugurated in November 1937 and was transferred to the present location in 1977. It contains the history of Mashhad; some of the important objects which deserve to be mentioned are as folloows: The oldest tomb stone of sacred grave of Imam Reza ( A.S.)A Huge water through fating back to the Kharazmshahian period (c.1200 A.D.)A mehrab made...

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  • The Museum of Armaments

    This museum is located in the second floor of the central building. Different kinds of Armors like: sword, bow and arrow, javelin, dagger, battle-ax, chain mail, shield and helmets and been displayed. Also, some other armor like : pistols and diffrent kinds of guns like two-barreled gun had been showed.

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  • Museum of procelain, earthenware and...

    This gallery was inaugurated in the second floor of the central building in 1378 A.H.S. . 146 Numbers of earth ware , chinaware, Crystalline, white chinaware, green and white five colors chinaware, vessels with different colors that belong to the 8th and 13th century.

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  • Visual Arts Gallery

    Painting, drawing treasure was inauguarated in first floor of the central building in 1378 A.H.S. . Between old kinds of this painting 30 tableau from the most famous Iranian artists like Kamal - ol - molk, Mahmood farshchian , Abbas Katoozian , had been displayed . Of course, between all this traces "Venice city" is a unique one that belongs to...

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  • The Stampand Bank - Note Gallery

    It was inaugurated in 1990. Stamp and bank-note have been considered . As a widespread negotiable document for the last two centuries, variety of shaps, sizes and designs on each one indicates the special manifestation of life and culture of countries where they are printed. At present, out of thousands of Iranian and foreign stamps, including the...

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  • The Holy Quran and Precious objects...

    The importance of the Quran gallery is due to the existence of a considerable number priceless and unique Quran attributed to the holy Imams ( A.S.). The biggest Quran in this gallery is the famous Quran ascribed by Baysungur Mirza ( the grand son of Tomerlane ) . The other Qurans including the one ascribed by Yaqut Mostasemi the famous...

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  • Tus Museum

    This cultural collection was built in 1347 A.H.S., to be a traditional coffee shop, but after establishing the tomb it had been changed for showing dedication tools and other historical discovered traces. Objects of this musium devided into 4 parts:First part : traces which are discovered in tus archaelogy digs, those are pieces of earth ware from...

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  • Mashhad Permanent Environment Exhibtion

    This building with 3000 square meters area 1378 A.H.S. had been inaugurated . In this fair some kinds of fossils and animals Skelton these are Taxidermy had been displayed. The bigggest part of this fair belongs to bird's taxidermy that includes: pheasant, falcon, crane, vulture, duck, parrot, lark, owl, raven and heron. In the other part of this...

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  • Shah Bathroom

    Shah bathroom is located in Mashhad grand bazaar beside Shah ( Mosque Do Tan mosque ) and it is one of building during Safavids era. This bathroom was built during Shah Abbas the great by Mehdi Gholi Beik in 1027 A.H. This bathroom has eight stony columns and plaster covered.

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  • Akhangan Mil

    There is a historical building near Akhangan village which is known "Akhangan Mil". This has cylindrical base and conic covers.

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Mashhad Hotels

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  • Pars International

    Sayed Shirazi Junction,Vakilabad, Mashhad, IR

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Atlas

    We stayed here for one night. The rooms are old but really big and they are clean with big bathrooms...

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  • Homa

    Well the hotel is located in the best part of mashhad, the rooms are very good comparin the other...

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Mashhad Restaurants

  • REST AURANTS:

    There are plenty of cheap eating-houses around the Holy Shrine: kababis, sandwich bars and places specializing in abgusht (meat soup), which may appeal to the most adventurous. Non of them is really used to Westerners.The best chela kababis and eating places in Mash had are:1. Amir, in Sanabad Street 806419.2 Bozorg-e Shahr, in Ferdowsi Blvd...

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  • Best shishlik in Iran

    All the restaurants in this area are the same: offering indoor tahkts (beds) and tables and outdoor tahkts. Shishlik (lamb chop) is definitely the speciality. Shishlik - don't try anything else.

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Mashhad Transportation

  • Train, Mashhad - Tehran

    Train leaves Tehran to Mashhad 12 times in a day & vise versa.~6:45 am to ~22:50 (it's not constant for every day)Best one is Ghazal trains costs 215,000 IR, 12hours.& Sabz Trains costs 199,500 IR, 12hours.Pardis Trains leves every morning 6:45, costs 197,000 IR, 7:30hours.in the year 2007/86Mashhad Railway Station located at head of Azadi st....

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  • Bus, Mashhad - Tous

    The bus line name is "Gardeshgari, Tous,Aramgah - Ebne Sina" (=Tourism, Tous,Mausoleum - Ebne Sina sq. in Mashhad).1 Stop b4 Mausoleum of Ferdowsi is Harounieh Dome & Last stop is close to the entrance gate of the Mausoleum of Ferdowsi.& again back to Mashhad.Ticket costs 300IR (86/2007)

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  • Bus, Khajeh Rabi - Kouh Sangi

    close to the entrance gate of the cemetery is Bus Stop.The bus line name is "Gardeshgari(=Tourism), Khajeh Rabi - Kouh Sangi(=A park in south of Mashhad)".Bus has Stop in Shohada sq. (The 2nd sq. at west of Imam Reza Shrine) head of Khajeh Rabi road.Ticket costs 300IR (86/2007)

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Mashhad Shopping

  • SAFFRON SHOPS:

    1. Farzini, Imam Reza Ave, next to lavaheriHotel, Sadaf Shopping Center 98560.2 Milad Tour, Imam Reza Ave, next to javaheri Hotel, Sadaf Shopping Center 827647,94963.3. Zist, 3129 Zist-e Khavar Shopping Center, Ground Floor 97576.

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  • Bazaars of Mashhad

    Bazaars of MashhadMash had has three bazaars. The biggest , the two-storied Bazaar-e Reza (or Bazaar-e Bozorg), is 800 m long, 30 m wide, and one of the main shopping centers in the town. The crafts of Khorassan are all represented in the bazaar. All kinds of local souvenirs such as fur-cloak, turquoise, Carnelian ring, gold, perfume, saffron,...

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Mashhad Off The Beaten Path

  • Tous - Mausoleum of Ferdowsi

    Tous, is a city in northeastern Iran, in the Razavi Khorasan province, 24km north of Mashhad.Ferdowsi The highly revered Persian poet & father of the modern Persian language was born 935 in Bazh a village near Tous & died around 1020 CE in poverty and embittered by royal neglect.Ferdowsi was buried at the yard of his own home, where his mausoleum...

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  • Tous - Harounieh Dome

    Tous, is a city in northeastern Iran, in the Razavi Khorasan province, 24km north of Mashhad.Harounieh Dome is whole thing that Tatar remained from Tous.Harounieh Dome Called Haroun's Prison, Mamonyye, Mousque of Tous or Ghazali's Khanghah during ages.but it's not prison & built centuries after Haroun Al-Rashid the Abbasid caliph.There is no...

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  • Khajeh Rabi, The wonderful Safavid Art...

    Khajeh Rabi cemetery is a famous and renowned mausoleum of Rabi Ebn-e Khossaim the ruler of Rey during Imam Ali (first Shiite Saint). He was also a devotee of Islamic History. (8th cent. AD) & cemetery of hundreds martyrs of imposed war by Iraq.Fathali Khan the ancestor of Qajar dynasty also has been buried in mausoleum.situated 4 km. northwest of...

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Mashhad Favorites

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    1. Imam Reza Shrine, Goharshad Mosque & Astan Ghods Museum 2. Mausoleum of Nader Shah & Tomb of Colonel Pesian3. Gonbad-e Sabz (The Green Dome)4. Masjed-e Shah & Hamam-e Shah5. Gonbad-e Kheshti 6. Madrese-e Abbas Gholi Khan 7. Mosalla8. Tomb of Sheikh Tabarsi9. To Khaje Rabi10. To Kouh Sangi11. To Tous

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  • Simple Body check

    After explosion from a bomb occurred in a prayer hall of the shrine of the Imam Reza, which killed at least 25 people. (On June 20, 1994)They did simple Body check In the entrance gate of Imam Reza Shrine.Also You may not take bags or backpacks

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  • Women need Chador(=Veil)

    Women have to wear Chador(=Veil) to enter in Imam Reza Shrine & Other mausoleums.as women in the Pic.

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