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Address: 54 mi (87 km) NE of Persepolis, Pasargad 71364, Iran
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Capital of ancient Persia was founded by Cyrus The Great and has remains of...

Capital of ancient Persia was founded by Cyrus The Great and has remains of his palace, tomb and a temple.

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Lonely monument in the desert

After Persepolis the trip to isolated Pasargae is a bit disappointing ! If you have travelled to other archaeological sites in Egypt or Rome for example this site is not very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Pasargadae is marvelous . its the place some one is buried . some one who wrote the first human Rights . do you know him? Yes the great Cyrus . king of the kings king of Persia . you must visit there that's really inspiring .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

I loved this lonely windswept utterly stripped down tomb. As it should be, the rocks remain and the rest has been carried off even before Alexander the Great. Wait, here in Persia Alexander is only known as Alexander, it's Cyrus that is called Cyrus the Great.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Pasargadae would have more relevance to domestic tourists but we were returning from an overnight village stay & this was a good place to break our drive. Helped by our knowledgeable guide/driver who explained the history of this site which covers a large area but seems to have limited structures remaining - makes sense when you know the history.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Located about 50km north of Persepolis, Pasargade was one of the four main cities of the Persian Empire. I stopped by here on my way to Shiraz from Yazd, somewhat logically before touring Naqsh-e Rostam later in the day. The entrance is located a bit off the main highway, with the ticket office about 100m from the tomb; a manicured... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Cyrus the Great founded Pasargadae, the first capital of the Achaemenid Empire, in the 6th century BC. There are the ruins of the capital and the limestone mausoleum of Cyrus, which had been looted by the time Alexander the Great visited in 324 BC. There really is not much left of the city, although there are some interesting carved blocks.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

it is almost an offence to pay as much as for persepolis and then to see only those few remnants.... i was pretty disappointed actually. for less money yes, but the 200'000 rials are way too much! see Persepolis instead or climb over the fence at Pasargad somewhere they cant see you.

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Daylesford, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

After Persepolis the trip to isolated Pasargae is a bit disappointing ! If you have travelled to other archaeological sites in Egypt or Rome for example this site is not very impressive ! This tomb of Cyrus is wonderful but the adjacent ruins of palaces are only a few remnants of columns , trenches etc

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Cyrus the Great's tomb sits isolated on a wide, windswept plain; the geography allows it to stand out architecturally. Nearby are the scattered remains of the capital Cyrus built here, with a citadel on the hill beyond. If you've come to this part of Iran, you've almost certainly come to see Persepolis (built largely by Darius I); so you should... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

It is by itself but if you have a good tour guide like ours, it will be interesting. There are many structures in the area as well. This won't make or break the trip but if I am in iran, I'm gonna see everything. Its nice to see that the Iranian authorities have finally fenced off the structure so that... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

This was the third trip of the day after Persepolis and Necropolis. While it was interesting, then I wouldn't go out of my way to go to Pasargadae - the other two were so much better.

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