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Complete travel guide to Mashhad

Mashhad is a metropolis in northeastern Iran. This city is considered one of the most important cities in Iran. This issue has increased the historical and tourist importance of this city.

Mashhad attracts millions of foreign and domestic tourists annually. In this article, we want to introduce you to the beautiful city of Mashhad ultimately.

To better understand this city’s features, facilities, entertainment, and sights, we prepare the most suitable Mashhad tour and make a memorable trip for Prepare yourself and your family. So, stay with us until the end. Meanwhile, those looking for a Mashhad tour can use our Iran tour package.

Mashhad Introduction

In the first part, if we want to introduce the city of Mashhad to you, we must say that this city is currently considered one of the largest metropolises in Iran. Today, Mashhad is also mentioned as the spiritual capital of Iran, and due to Imam Reza holy shrine, this city has become very important.

One of the most important things to consider to exploring a city is its history. In this regard, if we want to explain the history of Mashhad, we must say that this city has a long history. Still, the most important part of the history of Mashhad is during the Afsharid era, when this city was chosen as the capital of Iran.

Currently, one of the most important reasons for the importance of Mashhad, as we mentioned, is due to the presence of the Imam Reza holy shrine in this city, and annually more than 27 million Iranian pilgrims and 2 million foreign pilgrims from around the world travel to Mashhad and visit it. This issue has made this city have a special place in terms of tourism.

Area and population of Mashhad

One of the most important things to consider to exploring a city is its area and population. Suppose we want to study and evaluate the city of Mashhad from this perspective. In that case, we must say that the people of this city are more than three million people, and this issue has caused it to be mentioned as the second city in Iran.
Also, in terms of area, the city of Mashhad has an area of 351 square kilometers. Mashhad is the second largest city in Iran in terms of area. The city is 1050 meters above sea level.

The Indigenous culture of Mashhad

If we want to take a look at the indigenous culture of Mashhad and provide you with explanations about it, we must say that the culture of Mashhad is influential from several perspectives. As a result, it can be mentioned as one of the important cultures of Iran.
In the first part, you should pay attention to the fact that the Mashhadi accent has a special place among the people of this region, and this issue has increased the importance of this dialect in Iran. Another thing you should pay attention to concerning the culture of this city is the local and traditional food that you can see in all parts of this region.
An interesting point to know is that the culture and customs of Khorasan are so broad that the study of each of them requires a separate article. One of the most interesting topics that you should pay attention to concerning the culture of Mashhad is the customs and ceremonies held in this region throughout the year.

Climate and weather of Mashhad

Due to the particular geographical location of this city, which is located in the border region between the north and south of the Khorasan region, the Mashhad city has the interference of different climatic aspects, and this issue has caused this climate to be classified as cold and dry regions. This issue has caused you to see different weather in the city of Mashhad throughout the year. In winter, for example, the city has a very cold climate, and sometimes we see snow and rain. On the other hand, the summers in this region are very hot, and the air temperature rises to 43 degrees. We can say that Mashhad has one of the most diverse weather conditions in Iran, and you can easily see four seasons with its unique features in this city.

Historical attractions of Mashhad

Contrary to popular belief that the city of Mashhad is only a pilgrimage destination, the city has many historical, natural, and cultural attractions, some of which we will introduce in the following.

Bazeh Hoor Chahartaqi

It is interesting to know that the oldest four arches of Iran and the dome of the world belong to this historical monument in Mashhad. Bazeh Hoor Chahartaqi is the first historical monument in Mashhad to be nationally registered. This building is located 70 km southwest of Mashhad and close to the Robat Sefid village, built in the Sassanid era.

Bazeh Hoor Chahartaqi
Ferdowsi Tomb

Ferdowsi Tomb

One favorite place for domestic and foreign tourists traveling to Mashhad is Ferdowsi Tomb. This great poet, who had a great contribution to the flourishing of the Persian language, was buried in the city of Tus. To visit this tomb, you have to travel 20 kilometers from Mashhad.

Nader Shah Afshar’s Tomb

If you cross the intersection of the martyrs of Mashhad, the statue of Nader Shah on the tower will surely attract your attention. The tomb of Nader Shah Afshar, which is one of the most important historical monuments in Mashhad, includes a mausoleum and two museums. In these two museums, weapons related to the period before Afsharid and the time of Nader Shah are exhibited, which you can visit while visiting the tomb.

Haruniyeh Dome

The only relic left from Tus city is the dome of Haruniyeh. This brick and square dome is located 25 km northwest of Mashhad. The unique architecture and strength of this building are evident in the floor and dome and the diameter of its walls.

Haruniyeh Dome
darougheh historical house

darougheh historical house

One of the most beautiful historical monuments of Mashhad is the darougheh historical house. This beautiful house, located on Navab Safavi Street in Mashhad, was nationally registered in 2002. Russian architects built this building during the Qajar period

Malek House

Another historical attraction of Mashhad is Malek House, which belongs to the Qajar period. This building belonged to one of the benefactors of Mashhad named Haj Hossein Malek. Today, Malek House has become a center for research in traditional arts and various handicraft workshops, including carpet and kilim weaving workshops, pottery and ceramics workshops, needlework workshops, miniature workshops, Gilding, mosaic, and inlay workshops are held.

Malek House of Mashhad
Vakilabad Forest Garden

Natural attractions of Mashhad

Mashhad has many sights, and we mention some of them here. For more information, you can refer to the Mashhad Tour page.

 

Vakilabad Garden

Vakilabad Forest Garden is a beautiful green garden in which a zoo has been built. This garden has now become a park for tourists to visit. And there are fountains and fountains in it. The trees in this garden are ancient and beautiful. Vakilabad Garden has long been an area for recreation and entertainment for tourists.

kooh sangi park

kooh sangi area is a mountainous area with Rocky Mountains that are very easy to climb. Currently, the Koohsangi area of Mashhad is one of Iran’s most attractive tourist areas, and many tourists visit this area every year.

 

Golestan Dam

If you are looking for a place for boating in Vakilabad Garden, you can easily go to the catchment area or Golestan Dam. There is a possibility of boating in this reservoir, which attracts many tourists to this reservoir in summer. Aqueducts supply water to this reservoir.

 

Shandiz

15 km from Mashhad, a village called Shandiz has a temperate climate and unique nature. Shandiz also has fantastic kebabs. The rivers pass through the middle of this village. There are also recreation centers in Shandiz that we suggest during your trip to this village; Visit the Forest Park, the Tourist Complex, the various restaurants, the Astronomical Observatory, and the Municipal Museum.

Mashhad Botanical Garden

Mashhad Botanical Garden is another different sight of this city, with 25 hectares. In this natural collection, 11 different collections that combine architecture and science are placed together. 180 various plant and medicinal species and 400 genetic samples in this garden are kept. This garden is one of the sights of Mashhad, which is very popular.

 

Souvenirs and handicrafts of Mashhad

The city of Mashhad, like other cities in Iran, has many handicrafts and many delicious foods that will persuade you to go to the markets and shopping centers of this city and do not return empty-handed. Mashhad handicrafts, which are the handicrafts of the people of this region, are very famous. These beautiful handicrafts can be a unique souvenir of your trip to Mashhad.
Among the original handicrafts of Mashhad, we can mention carpet weaving, Stone carving, samovar making, mirror decoration, and turquoise. You can also take souvenirs such as saffron, barberry, and nuts during your trip to Mashhad.

Conclusion

Mashhad city is one of Iran’s largest and most attractive cities for domestic and foreign tourists. For the same importance of the Mashhad, we dedicated this article to Mashhad Tour. This article tried to introduce the complete information about Mashhad to you. We hope you find this helpful article. Finally, we ask you to use our Iran tour package if you plan to travel to Iran.

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