There are many wondrous sights in this holy shrine, (i.e. the architecture & the museums); and the spiritual uplifting that many, whether Muslim or not, feel here is beyond words.
However, please remember that holy complex is a spiritual place and not a tourist one. Therefore, your visit here should not interfere with its original purpose.
Important! Cameras, large bags, food and drinks, CDs/DVDs, and other items that are forbidden on airplanes are barred from entry into the Holy Shrine Complex. The dress code for women require that they wear a chador (any color), no make-up, and socks. For men they must wear clothing suitable for visiting religious sites.
The Central Library of Astan-e-Quds Razavi
This great library holds some of the most significant and priceless manuscripts of ancient Persia, the Islamic world and the region. In fact, some Quranic manuscripts date back to over 1,000 years.
The Museums of Astan-e-Quds
The Astan-e-Quds museums are considered the most exquisite in the region with some artifacts dating back to a thousand years. There is the Central Museum and the Quran and Stamp Museums. There are no words to properly describe the beauty of some of the artifacts housed in these museums.
Mehdi Gholi Beik Bath House (Anthropology Museum)
This bath house was built during the reign of Shah Abbas I (ca. 1587-1629 CE). It holds artifacts of the past, which were used in bath houses and has an interesting collection of samovars, tea sets, and a historical photo collection.
This magnificent mosque was built by Goharshad, the wife of Shahrokh, a Timurid king (1405-1447). This king was one of the greatest benefactors of art and culture that the world has ever seen.