Shiraz is a city in south-central Iran, located in Zagros mountainous region with moderate climate and has been a regional trade center for over a thousand years. Shiraz is called “The city of lovers” as it’s the hometown of great poets like Hafez and Saadi. The marble Tomb of Hafez, honoring the revered poet, sits within its own garden. To the east, the Mausoleum of Saadi houses the 13th-century writer’s mosaic-tiled tomb. Shiraz is one of the oldest cities of ancient Persia, so it’s a gateway to Persepolis, the ruined 6th century B.C, with its immense gateways, columns and friezes. It’s known for its eloquent poets, heavenly gardens, nightingales and warmhearted people. Shiraz is a vibrant city in the spring season and especially in April and May the fragrance of citrus blossoms haunts the visitors. Traveling to Shiraz can be one of your most memorable trips.
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Shiraz has a population of about 1,500,000 and it is the capital city of the Fars province.
shiraz is a treasure trove of Persian culture and history. It was the capital of Iran during the Zand dynasty’s era (1747–79), and is the celebrated birthplace of the great Persian poets Hafiz and Saadi.