Narrow lanes, castle like houses which resemble a paradise within trees, flowers, colourful windows and pools, low and middle class but warm-hearted people who are the artists creating some of the worthiest arts and crafts just out of nothing, Colourful patterned garments, mild, mind inspiring and meaningful Iranian music, unique feeling of life, calmness, friendship and serenity are just some of the attractions of the old parts of the city.
Approximate tour duration: 4 hrs
Best time of operation :All year round
Leave the city center towards the old parts at 8:30 a.m. First visit Meshkinfam museum where you will get familiar with the arts of calligraphy, painting and the photos of dignitaries and elites of Shiraz (1 hr). Then take a stroll towards Sa’adat house to visit the workshops of woodcarving, inlaying and engraving (45 min). Afterwards walk to visit the Sibuyeh mausoleum, the resting place of a dominant Iranian scientist (15 min), Salehi museum of traditional Iranian garments (30 min) and Manteghi Nejad House, a 100-year archive of Iranian music (30 min).
1. Visit the old parts of Shiraz
2. Meshkinfam Museum
3. Sa’adat Museum
4. Sibuyeh Mausoleum
5. Salehi Museum
6. Manteghi Nejad Museum