Almost everything about Mashhad relates to its role as the holiest city in Iran, even its name. As the capital of 's province, Mashhad's year-round cool temperatures and fascinating insights into the Shi'ite heartland have much to offer visitors.
Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

Notable Places in the Area

Goharshad Mosque is a grand congregational mosque built during the Timurid period in Mashhad, , , which now serves as one of the prayer halls within the Imam Reza shrine complex. Photo: Zereshk, GFDL.

Scenic viewpoint
Tomb of Nader Shah is a building in Mashhad designed by Hooshang Seyhoun. Photo: Cyaxares7, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Movie theater
is situated 2 km southwest of Mashhad. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 4.0.

The Takhti Stadium formerly known by names as Zibandeh and later Saadabad Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in Mashhad, . Photo: Esfandiiar, CC BY-SA 3.0.


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About Mapcarta. Thanks to Mapbox for providing amazing maps. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license, excluding photos, directions and the map. Based on the page Mashhad. See this page's contributions. Photo: Muhammad Mahdi Karim, GFDL.