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Hafez Tomb

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The HAFEZ TOMB  and its associated memorial hall, the Hāfezieh (حافظیه), are two memorial structures erected in the northern edge of Shiraz, Iran, in memory of the celebrated Persian poet Hafez. The open pavilion structures are situated in the Musalla Gardens on the north bank of a seasonal river and house the marble tomb of Hafez. The present buildings, built in 1935 and designed by the French architect and archaeologist André Godard, are at the site of previous structures, the best-known of which was built in 1773. The tomb Hafez, its gardens, and the surrounding memorials to other great figures are a focus of tourism in Shiraz.

Shams al din Mohammad Shirazi Known as Hafez, was one of greatest mystics and sonneteers of Persian. He is also called lisan ul ghaib. He passed away and was buried in Shiraz, his birthplace in 1389. In 1452, a dome was built over his tomb. A tomb was also constructed on his grave during the kingdom of Karim Khan. At the Qajar era, tomb of Hafez began to decay. In 1897, by the endeavors of  Ali Asghar Hekmat, it was reconstructed. Hekmat reconstructed the tomb based on architecture designed by Ander Gredar, French architect, which was based on the architectural elements of Zand era.

Hafez Tomb yard has many trees and flowers and also this place is nice, quiet and very good to spend some time wondering around and enjoying the gardens and the architecture of the area and because of  Hafez was the master of the Persian ode (ghazal) get a tour guide to read a Hafez ghazal (sonneteers).