expansion of Islam in Iran, the tombs of Imams (descendants of Islam
prophet and religious leaders in Shiite) were gradually changed
to places of pilgrimage and shrines. Subsequently, people and religious
leaders constructed suitable and outstanding buildings in these places.
These buildings or Imamzadehs have unique architectural styles.
most famous artists of the time, with making use of existing possibilities,
portrayed their skills, arts and genius in construction and ornament of
these places. These genius and talents are reflected in most of such
places of pilgrimage in Iran are divided into two categories:
the places with international fame like the sacred Shrine of His Holiness
Imam Reza in Mashad city and the shrine of Her Holiness Masoomeh in Qom.
The social and economic life of these two cities is interlocked with the
existence of these shrines.
The places with local and regional fame. These places of pilgrimage are
scattered in different parts of which the most important ones are: the
Shrine of His Holiness Ahmad-ebn-Moosa famous as Shah Cheraq in Shiraz;
the Shrine of His Holiness Abdol-Azim in Shahr Ray (south of Tehran city);
and Mausoleum of Danial in susa (Shoosh).
Addition to sites, there live in Iran other religious minorities like
Sunnites, Zooastrians, Assyrians, Armenians and Jewish who have their own
sacred religious places. Here some of these places, which are important
from tourism point of view, are pointed out:
Shrine of His Holiness
Imam Reza in Mashad city and the shrine of Her Holiness Masoomeh in Qom Click
Sunnites, Zooastrians, Assyrians, Armenians and Jewish
A number of interesting religious tours:
Iranian mosques tours
|| Hazrat Ali-Ibn-Mousalreza pilgrimage tour
|| Iranian Christiansí churches tours
|| Hazrat Fatemeh Masoomeh pilgrimage tour
|| Zoroastrians religious ceremonies tours
|| Saints and holy shrines tours
|| Jews places of pligrimge
|| Moslemsí religious ceremonies tours
|| Any tours on order
The pilgrimage tours are planned from 7 to 16 days. The tours are planned by
Majzoub Gasht Travel Agency with best transportation means (air, train, bus,
passenger cars and touristsí transport). The roads are asphalt and there are
accommodation and reception facilities in 1 to 5 star traditional and modern
hotels. Experienced tour leaders who are familiar with the religious and
pilgrimage ceremonies and formalities are available. The museums, historical
monuments, Islamic architecture and natural landscapes (mountains,
deserts, Caspian coast and Kish Island) are in visiting programs of the tours.