The shrine of Imam Reza | The Shia’s gem attracting millions a year

 The shrine of Imam Reza | The Shia's gem attracting millions a year

The shrine of Imam Reza (AS) is a safe and beautiful sanctuary for the privacy of heart and a heart for pray. For a long time, the followers and devotees of Hazrat Reza from all over the world have come to this holy place to express their love and devotion to Ali Ibn Musa Reza. One of the reasons for the prosperity of industry and tourism in Mashhad is the presses existence of the eighth Imam of Twelver Shias . Even visiting the different courtyards of the Razavi shrine and the different and beautiful architecture of each courtyard is one of the spectacular attractions of the shrine and Mashhad.

Apart from the spiritual and pilgrimage aspects of the shrine, there are museums in the heart of the shrine that you can visit at the lowest possible price. Museums of Astan Quds Razavi is one of the largest museum collections in Iran, whose historical monuments reflect the six centuries of decoration and architecture of the Islamic period and its historical objects show a variety of arts and crafts made during the last ten centuries.  At present, the museums of Astan Quds are located in four buildings and the objects displayed in them include the historical monuments of the holy shrine and the heritage of Astan Quds, the donated objects, as well as the objects purchased to complete the collections. There are three museum buildings in the holy shrine, Kosar courtyard, each building with its treasures is introduced.The shrine of Imam Reza was inscribed on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


1- Central Museum building: which includes the treasure of Razavi shrine, treasury of stamps and banknotes, astronomy and watch, cold and hot weapons, utensils, visual arts, oysters and sea snails and coins and medal.

2- The Building of the Quran Museum and relevant Treasures: including the treasury of the Quran, the treasury of supreme leaders’ gifts, the works of art donated by Master of art, Farshchian, and also the hall of scrapbook and writing tools.

3- Carpet Museum building: The works displayed in this museum on each floor are divided as follows: 1- Carpets woven in the central and eastern regions of Iran are shown on the ground floor. 2- Carpets woven in the western and northwestern regions of Iran as well as the ones woven by the tribes and nomads of the country are displayed on the first floor. 3- Safavid period carpets and large carpets of Mashhad are on display on floor minus one . At present, parts of this collection are gradually displayed in the Razavi Shrine Museum and the Carpet Museum.

To read this article in Persian Language Click here.

* Written by  Sara Jafari.


Official Website: Click here Entrance fee: N/A
Wikipedia: Click here Name(s) in Persian: حرم امام رضا(ع)
UNESCO Website: Public transportation availability: Yes
Province: Mashhad Accommodation availability: Yes
Phone: N/A Facilities: Yes
Working days: All days Restaurant & Cafe availability: Yes
Opening hours: :24 Hours Best time to visit: All Seasons

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