Shiraz has been recognized internationally for its gardens. Eram (Bagh-e Eram) is of the most famous. Its sassing architecture and mirror-encrusted stalactite are unique. The impressive cypress trees, one of which dates back to 300 years ago, create an eye-catching scene.
This was once a private palace built during the Qajar Dynasty and has changed owners several times. In 1953, the Iranian government donated the mansion to the Faculty of Law at the Pahlavi University of Iran.
Today, it’s a museum and is also known for its beautiful botanical gardens. The city of Shiraz is known as the city of rose gardens, nightingales, and poets. Two of Iran’s greatest ancient national poets, Hafez of Shiraz, and Saadi, lay buried there.
Saadi requested that the following verse be inscribed on his tomb: “From the tomb of Saadi, son of Shiraz — The perfume of love escapes — Thou shalt smell it still one thousand years after his death”.