Ali Ibn Hamzeh Holly Shrine

Ali Ibn Hamzeh Holly Shrine

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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Irandestination I
Shiraz, Iran62 contributions
Apr 2019
Ali bin Hamza is a sacred figure for Shiites, he was prosecuted by the caliph and fled to Shiraz in 805, but after staying hidden for a while, he was finally found and killed. Later on around 950, the local ruler built him a shrine which was later developed further. The very old entrance door and the red stone inscription inside are interesting
Written May 26, 2019
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Monica C
Bucharest, Romania40 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
Beautiful shrine, the mirror work is spectacular yet doens't detract from the holiness of the site.. If you are female and with a female guide you may get to see much more. The shrine seems to be specifically a place for women. The welcome centre is staffed by lovely people, if you want to find out more about Shia, then this is the place to do it.
Written July 29, 2019
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,701 contributions
Mar 2016 • Couples
Once you enter the site, you will have a strict inspection (cameras are allowed but you can only take pictures in the presence of a guide). You will have a nice guide visit that takes around 1-2h, and visit the different parts of the complex. At the end, they will give you some bruchures and invite you for a tea and cookies.
I went both during the day and also at night, to enjoy the atmosphere with the lights.
Written April 14, 2016
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Julian L
Geneva, Switzerland83 contributions
Oct 2014 • Family
As a woman, one must wear chador to enter the site. I also got a free chaperone who guided me through the women sections of the shrine, and the museum. She provided some useful information and showed me how to wrap up the chador correctly. However, the male foreign visitors seem can wander around the shrine freely.
Having seen using vast amount of mirror tesserae decoration in other places, this shrine still overwhelms. Particularly with rows of illuminating crystal chandeliers, the halls just dazzling. Definitely worth a visit.
The entrance, chador and chaperon are all free, no photos are allowed in the shrine. In the museum, only mobile phone camera can be used.
Written November 4, 2014
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iranwelcomesyou
Shiraz, Iran52 contributions
May 2019
Ali-Ibne Hamzeh is one of Holy Shrines in Shiraz with the best arts. Do not miss this place during your vacation, Mirror work used here are impressive & eye catching, glorious tiles from outside are beautiful & inside there are lots of unique architectural design. also there you can learn about Muslim religion.
Written September 2, 2019
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Rivka
113 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
This has to be one of the most beautiful man made places my eyes have ever seen. From the outside, the Persian tile work is gorgeous but not that different from most places in Iran. The true glory of this site lies within. Once you walk in you’ll probably stop dead in your track from amazement. The entire interior of this shrine is laden with intricate mirror work in ornate geometric patterns. It’s simply outstandingly beautiful and you could easily sit down and stare off into the splendor of it all for quite sometime. Just be aware that this is a shrine and a place of worship so make your way inside with respect and don’t whip out your camera and start a photo shot with disregard to where you are. People more than happy to let you inside even if you’re not Muslim but just take care and be respectful so everyone is happy.
Written July 27, 2019
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Mattia C
7 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
One of the best shrines of Shiraz, 1 of the best muslim holy sites I have ever visited. Beside the stunning glass/mirror interior, the relaxing and meditative garden and the warm hospitality and great spiritual chat with the two girls in the visitors' area (I forgot their names, shame on me...) will give you a great religious experience, similar if not better than many other places in Shiraz (that still remains quite a liberal city considering the amount of religious sites). It's free entrance, freedom to take picture and ask questions (of course, pay respect to the pilgrims who are visiting and praying the tomb). Non muslims and foreigners are warmly welcome and you feel like a guest of honor all the time. Very close to Hafez Tomb.
Written February 23, 2019
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Tommy Z
Vancouver, Canada40 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
We visited this shrine as a family, it was free of entrance, and it was very beautiful inside, decorated with mirrors and incredible lights.

The most memorable part was the guide who explained to us the history, details of the shrine and our questions relating to the religion. Our guide was fluent in English, very patient, and shared with us the theological doctrine.

I wish to return to this sight in the future, to learn more and to have a longer conversation with the cleregy/guide.
Written February 7, 2019
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,621 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
It is simply magical! This glittering mausoleum honors Emir Ali, a nephew of Shah Cheragh (also buried in Shiraz at the Shah Cheragh Mosque), and both are relatives to Iman Reza - the Fourth Iman. It was built in the 19th century, during the Qajar Dynasty years, with extensive and impressive works on Venetian mirrors, which bring an atmosphere of peace and enlightenment. "Ali Ibn Hamzeh Holy Shrine", unlikely other shrines, welcomes visitors. Foreing men and women (chadors are loaned at the entrance) enter through men's section and photography is allowed. Keep silence and respect, as many men are praying inside this holy shrine. Don't miss the superb "onion" shaped dome, the intricate carved wood door, the mirror works on walls and domed ceiling, the stained glass windows, the courtyard gardens and fountains, and Emir Ali's tomb itself, at the center of the shrine, right in the intersection of men and women areas. Best visited at early evenings when scenic lights are on. Enjoy!
Written January 28, 2019
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Ilovtrips
Toronto, Canada291 contributions
Mar 2018 • Family
You feel the spirituality of this place the moment you step in. One the greatest man of the time Ayatollah MahallatiShirazi is buried there too.
Written September 8, 2018
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