Before the martyrdom of Imam Reza (PBUH) this area was a small village named Sanabad. After his martyrdom, he was buried in a garden here and many pilgrims flocked here to pay their respects and thus it grew into what is now known as Mashhad. In the 16th century, the Safavid dynasty reconstructed and enlarged the shrine and the magnificent Ghoharshad mosque was built. Annually, millions of pilgrims pay homage to Imam Reza’s (PBUH) holy 0001s0hrine. The architecture and detailed craftsmanship done on this historic structure is amazing to see.