After the pilgrimage, do not miss the sights of Mashhad
After the pilgrimage, do not miss the sights of Mashhad
These days, the sights of Mashhad are in the language of many tourists. The city has seen significant growth in tourism in recent years. The same growth of tourist attractions and recreational facilities has attracted more tourists. If you travel to Mashhad, after visiting the shrine of Imam Reza go to the sights and entertainment places of Mashhad.
1.Shrine of Imam Reza
They only go to the shrine of Imam Reza and enjoy the spirituality of this shrine. On the other hand, inside the courtyard and the shrine has its many beauties. Artistic mirrors, doors with Islamic motifs and clear scenes are among the sights inside the shrine. In addition, the presence of the tombs of prominent people such as Sheikh Baha’i inside the shrine of Imam Reza has made it possible to visit them after the pilgrimage.
2. Astan Quds Razavi Museum
Astan Quds Razavi Museum is very close to the shrine of Imam Reza. Visiting this museum does not take much time. This museum has different sections; Among these sections are the Museum of the Qur’an and Treasures, the Museum of the History of the Razavi Shrine, the Hall of Master Farshchian, the Museum of Gifts of Leadership, the Museum of Carpets, the Treasure of Stamps and Postal Items, the Museum of Anthropology, the Treasure of Banknotes, the Treasure of Coins, the Treasure of Visual Arts And pointed to the treasure trove of astronomy. In addition, many famous athletes and scientific elites of the country have donated their valuable medals to the Astan Quds Razavi Museum in different periods of time
3.Goharshad Mosque, Mashhad
Another place of interest in Mashhad is Goharshad Mosque. Goharshad Mosque is located very close to the shrine of Imam Reza (AS). Goharshad Mosque is one of the historical monuments of the Timurid era. The dome of Goharshad Mosque is 41 meters high and each of the minarets of the mosque is 43 meters high. Ivan Maghsoureh is a painting by Timurid artists. The inscription of Baysanghar attracts attention from the very beginning in the porch of Maqsoora. The very beautiful tiles of this porch are another attraction of Goharshad Mosque
4.Tomb of Pir Palanduz in Mashhad
Other places of interest in Mashhad include the tomb of Pirpalandoz. This tomb is located near the shrine of Imam Reza. This place is the tomb of a mystic named Mohammad Aref Abbasi. Since the tomb was built during the Safavid period, the architectural works of this period can be seen in different parts of the building. Among the beauties of the tomb of Pirpalandoz, we can mention its onion-shaped dome. The variety of blue colors used in the tiles of the dome conveys an extraordinary calm to the viewer. The beautiful and colorful turquoise tiles used in the brick walls of the building enhance this tranquility.
5.Mashhad Green Dome
Green Dome is another place of interest in Mashhad. This dome is located near the shrine of Imam Reza and is approximately 10 minutes away by car. It is said that this dome belongs to the tomb of Sheikh Mohammad Momen Aref Astarabadi, one of the mystics of Behnam. The dome is more green than blue. The main building of this dome is octagonal and has 4 main walls. All these walls are covered with tiles up to the top. Tiles that have pleasant colors and an artistic combination. This dome dates back to 904 AH during the Safavid period
6.72 ton mosque
There are different theories about the 72-ton mosque in Mashhad and its antiquity. Some believe that the 72-ton mosque was built by Khajeh Nizam al-Mulk and was known as the Noghan Grand Mosque. Another group believes that this mosque is the Sunni mosque of Mashhad and was built in 855 AH. Some say that this mosque is the tomb of Amir Ghiasuddin Shah Malek Teymouri. In any case, this mosque is one of the sights of Mashhad, which is worth visiting. Watching the tiles, architecture and beautiful dome of this mosque will relax you.
7.Rare garden of Mashhad
One of the historical places of Mashhad is Bagh Naderi. Naderi Garden is a large, green and clean area, in the center of which is the tomb of Nader Shah Afshar. Of course, Nader’s tomb was not in this place at first. Ghavam Al-Saltanah in 1296 AH transferred the remains of Nader Shah from Tehran to this garden. At that time, a small and simple tomb was built for Nader in that place, but later a large building and garden were built for it. In 1342, the construction of this mansion was completed. Apart from the tomb, there is also a museum and a handicraft shop in the garden
8.Holy Masroop Church
Holy Masroop Church is another place of interest in Mashhad. Of course, this church is more popularly known as the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Church of the Holy Sepulcher is located on Janbazan Street. This church was built by Armenians living in Mashhad in 1941. The area of this holy place is not very big and is about 300 square meters. The two conical domes with small crosses on them represent the church from a distance. It is worth mentioning that at present, group religious ceremonies are not held in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher
9.Mehdi Gholi Beyk Bath, Mashhad
Another historical place in Mashhad is Mehdi Gholi Beyk Bath. This bath, which is one of the largest old baths in Mashhad, was built during the Safavid period. This bath is also known as Shah Bath and Razavi Bath. The bathroom ceiling is decorated with colorful and beautiful designs. The area of the bathroom is about 2000 square meters. Mehdi Gholi Khan Bath, like many other Iranian baths, has different sections. From treasury, tun, pond pit, cleaning house and نظ. In the construction of this bath, materials such as mortar, lime, metal, tiles and glass have been used. If Mehdi Gholi Beyk bath is one of the sights of Mashhad, you have seen one arrow and two. Because this bath has now become the anthropological museum of Mashhad. In this museum, there are works and tools that show the lifestyle of the people of Mashhad in the past
10.Mountains of Mashhad
If you are not interested in seeing historical monuments, there are other options for you. One of the recreational places of Mashhad is Sangi Mountain Park. Kuhsangi complex is the second largest park in Mashhad. This park was built in 1310 in the summer areas of Mashhad. A very large pool that makes the space in the middle of the park clear and pleasant. Sangi mountain complex is one of the top sights of Mashhad. Kuhsangi is close to Mashhad Airport (Hasheminejad International Airport).
11. Ferdowsi Tomb in Toos
One of the most important sights around Mashhad is Toos. So during your trip to Mashhad, be sure to go to Toos. Toos is about 30 km away from the center of Mashhad and you can reach this historical city in less than an hour. Froudsi Tomb is located in Toos as one of the tourist attractions of Mashhad. It may be interesting for you to know that the tomb of this famous Iranian poet is the most visited place in Khorasan Razavi province after the shrine of Imam Reza (AS). Mehdi Akhavan Sales, a contemporary poet and creator of the unique winter work, is also buried next to Ferdowsi’s tomb. Apart from being the tomb of Ferdowsi and the Brotherhood, Toos also has a pleasant climate. As in history, one of the reasons for the prosperity of birch has been this pleasant climate. Therefore, include the tour in Toos in the list of scenic areas of Mashhad
12. Vakilabad Park
Another beautiful and large park in Mashhad is Vakilabad Park. The area of this park is about 260 thousand square meters. The same number indicates the size and size of the park. This park, which is located in Vakilabad area, has very beautiful and pleasant passages and spaces. In this garden, a variety of old pine and pomegranate trees can be seen. Another advantage of Vakilabad Park is a natural water spring that has made the environment of the park clearer.
13.Chalidreh of Mashhad
Another place of interest around Mashhad is Chalidreh. Chalidreh is located in the west of Mashhad, at a distance of about 30 km from the city center. Chalidreh is one of the recreational places in Mashhad that has attracted the attention of tourists in recent years. This tourist area has a variety of facilities for fun and entertainment. There is a beautiful artificial lake in Chalidreh where boating is very enjoyable. A variety of small and large boats are available on the lake for recreation. But apart from boating, the lake also has other attractions. Tele-sage is one of these entertainments. You cross the lake by riding a telescope and enjoy its beauties. Chalidreh can undoubtedly be considered as one of the recreational places of Mashhad. Because the recreational facilities of this city are really abundant. Other facilities of Chalidreh include bungee jumping, lake fishing, turret and zip line. The delicacies and delicacies of the restaurants and cafes in Chali Darreh really stick together after a walk and fun. With these descriptions, Chalidreh is one of the main tourist places of Mashhad.
14.The land of blue waves in Mashhad
You do not have to leave the city to go to the entertainment places of Mashhad. One of the most interesting pastimes in this city is going to the water complexes. Land of Blue Waves, Iranian Water Park, Aftab Beach Park and… are among these complexes. So remember to take a swimsuit with you when traveling to Mashhad. Probably all entertainment is fun traveling with friends and acquaintances, but swimming and recreation have their place in the water complexes. If you have gone to Mashhad with friends and groups, do not miss going to these water complexes in Mashhad.
15. Mashhad Torqabeh
You must have heard the name of Torqabeh in Mashhad a lot. Torqabeh is another recreational place in Mashhad that has a pleasant climate. This pleasant climate is due to the mountainous location of Torqabeh. There are many restaurants and cafes with delicious and famous food in Torqabeh will satisfy the guests. In addition to numerous restaurants and coffee shops, there are other leisure facilities in Torqabeh. These include an equestrian complex, a sports complex, a zoo, a water village, a ski slope, commercial complexes and shopping malls. With these descriptions, Torqabeh is one of the most popular scenic areas of Mashhad.
See Mashhad again
There are several options for traveling to Mashhad. In this text, we tried to introduce the sights of Mashhad with photos so that you can visit them with knowledge. Maybe you did not know how many places to see in Mashhad and you thought of Mashhad as just a city of pilgrimage. But it seems we have to see Mashhad again. Even in a day trip to Mashhad, you can visit some of these sights.