The capital of Khorasan, in the northeast of Iran, Mashhad, which was an important center of the Silk Road during the Mongol kingdom and under the Safavid dynasty, and today is the second most populous city in the country. Its expansion began after the martyrdom of the eighth Imam of Shia Islam Reza occurred in 818 and, at the “haram”, the sanctuary that commemorates Imam Reza, is “holy city”. The tomb of Imam Reza, is the most sacred place in Iran and every year attracts millions of pilgrims. Mashhad daily tour is a great option to visit the highlights with the help of a local professional guide.
Mashhad is one of the three holy cities of Iran. Mashhad, which means "place of martyrdom", owes its fame for the shrine of Imam Reza. Today we will visit the Mausoleum of Imam Reza (outside only) and the surrounding buildings such as Gohar Shad Mosque, dating back to the fifteenth century, embellished with a blue tiled façade and a turquoise dome. We can also visit museums which there are in this location like carpet museum, coin museum…there will be time for visiting colorful bazar. You can experience Iranian food at different traditional restaurants near bazar such as: Baba Ghodrat restaurant.