الا یا ایها الـساقی ادر کاسا و ناولـها
که عشق آسان نمود اول ولی افتاد مشکلها
O beautiful wine-bearer, bring forth the cup and put it to my lips
Path of love seemed easy at first, what came was many hardships
Hafez is one of the most popular poets in Iran, as well as the most well-known Iranian poet in the world. Every year, millions of tourists visit the mausoleum of this famous Iranian poet.
Khwaja Shams-ud-Din Muhammad Hafez-e Shirazi (Persian: خواجه شمسالدین محمد حافظ شیرازی), known by his pen name Hafez , is one of the most famous Persian poets of the 14th century (8th century Hegira). He was born in Shiraz and lived there his whole life.
Hafez was praise throughout the Islamic world during his lifetime. Other Persian poets imitating his work. Today, he is the most popular poet in Iran.
Libraries in many other nations other than Iran such as Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia contain his Diwan.
Twenty years after his death, a tomb (the Hafezieh) was erected to honor Hafez in the Musalla Gardens in Shiraz.
The tomb of Khajeh Hafiz Shirazi is located in the city of Shiraz, near the Koran Gate. Hafezieh is the most popular historic-cultural site in Iran.
The original structure, built-in 1773 A.D during the reign of Karim Khan Zand, Tomb of Hafez Architectural style is a combination of Zand and Achaemenid technique, And became a wonderful place with tall trees and colorful flowers to take a rest and Enjoy Spiritual and romantic atmosphere.
How to get to Tomb of Hafez:
The Hafezieh is easily accessible by bus. The Hafezieh bus stop is just a few steps away from this attraction. If your hotel is near any metro station, you should first go to Zandiyeh metro station. From there you can take a bus to Shahid Dastgheib destination and get off at Hefezieh bus stop.