Shiraz in southwestern province of Fars occupies a special place among the cities of medieval Iran, even though it shares many characteristics with others of the Iranian Plateau. Similarly to Isfahan, Rey and Hamedan, the city of Shiraz is situated at the crossroads of major trade routes, running north-south and east-west.
Sweet and welcoming! That’s what the city of Shiraz, southwestern province of Shiraz, has always been for its visitors. From the good old days, a special gate has been welcoming and blessing travelers: Qur’an Gate.