Four Day Tour of Mashhad


Mashhad is Iran’s holiest and second-largest city. It’s mainly famous for the beautiful, massive and spritual Haram (shrine complex) commemorating the AD 818 martyrdom of Shiite Islam’s eighth Imam, Imam Reza. Also, in Haram you can visit the magnificent Goharshad Mosque, the construction of which is attributed to Goharshad—wife of the Shahrokh (ruled 1405–47). The city maintains a lot of parks, a zoo, museums, and libraries. Just outside Mashhad is the mausoleum of Ferdowsi (c. 935–c. 1020–26), the incomparable poet and author of the Shahnameh. Accommodations in Mashhad are so various that range from economic hostels to luxury hotels.