Shiraz Historical Sites

Saadieh - Shiraz, Iran سعدیه

Saadieh

سعدیه


Saadieh, the shrine of Saadi, is the location of living place and the tomb of Saadi, the famous Persian poet.

Saadi Shirazi (1189 or 1209-1292 AD) is a Persian poet and writer. He is most famous for his harmonic, charismatic and strong poetry and prose. His position among literates is such high that they dubbed him the professor of speech and the greatest Sheikh. His famous books are Golestan in prose, Boustan in “Bhare-e Moteghareb” (convergent ocean) and the book of his sonnets and poetries, all together called Generalities of Saadi. Saadieh, the shrine of Saadi, is the location of living place and the tomb of Saadi, famous Persian poet.

The shrine is located at the end of Boustan street next to the Delgosha park at the hillside of northeast of Shiraz. Around the shrine, there are graves of several great religious men. The shrine of Sheikh Mosharraf-ol-din Ibn-e Mosleh-ol-din-e Saadi Shirazi is registered in the National Heritage Association with the registration number 1010, on 11 November 1974.

The building is in Iranian-style with eight columns of brown stone located in front of the tomb. The main building is decorated with white stones and tiled works. The shrine is cube-shaped from the outside, but octagonal from the inside.

The main foundation of the shrine is about 257 square meters. The main building of the shrine contains two perpendicular porches and the tomb of Sheikh is located in the corner of these porches. A Turquoise-colored tiled dome has been built over the tomb.

The tombstone is located in the middle of an octagonal building with a tile roof decorated with turquoise-colored tiles. There are seven epigraphs on seven sides of the building chosen from parts of Sheikh’s books such as Golestan, Boustan, and Generalities (Kolliat) of Saadi. The building on the left is connected to a portico where there are seven arches.

Saadieh - Shiraz, Iran سعدیه

The enclosure:
The garden enclosure is gardened and decorated in Iranian-style. There are two rectangular pool in the middle of the courtyard, with a north-south direction on either sides of the shrine area, and there is another pool located in front of the main porch of the building in east-west direction.

The coin pool:
In front of the portico there is a pool where people throw coins in order to fulfill their prayers.

The aqueduct:
There is an aqueduct down under the depth of ten meters of the courtyard of the shrine, where the water contains sulfur and mercury material. The underground water flows into the "piscina".

The piscina:
The pool is located on the left side of the shrine. It is octagonal inside and its foundation is approximately 25 to 30 square meters and is connected through 28 stairs to the courtyard of the shrine. The tiled works of inside the piscine is mainly in Seljuk style.

There are two quadrilateral skylights located either sites of the piscina and an octagonal skylight on top of it. The basement of Saadieh has been now changed into a traditional teahouse.

Address: Saadieh, Boustan Blvd, Shiraz, Fars province, Iran
Address: ایران، استان فارس، شیراز، بلوار بوستان ، سعدیه
Tel: +98-711-7301300

Saadieh - Shiraz, Iran سعدیه

Saadieh - Shiraz, Iran سعدیه

Saadieh - Shiraz, Iran سعدیه

Saadieh - Shiraz, Iran سعدیه

Saadieh - Shiraz, Iran سعدیه

Saadieh - Shiraz, Iran سعدیه

Saadieh - Shiraz, Iran سعدیه

Saadieh - Shiraz, Iran سعدیه

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