The Hafez tomb is one of the most important tourist attractions in the city of Shiraz.
Hafez, lived in the 14th century, is arguably the most loved and respected poet in the vast canon of Persian literature and culture. He wrote about love, faith and was an excellent satirist – critiquing politicians and rulers of his time. The poet considered the master of the Ghazal (a short, amorous, rhyming poem); Iranians from all walks of life can quote his verses on demand. The tomb of Hafez and the nearby memorial hall were built in the memory of the famous Persian poet Hafez. His tomb resides in a well-kept garden in northeast Shiraz; more than a tourist attraction, it functions as a site of pilgrimage for his admirers the world over.
The tomb is one of the most important tourist attractions in the city of Shiraz. It is surrounded by beautiful rectangular pools, trees, and paths. Many of the items in the garden are engraved with Hafez poetry, much of it in the exact parts of the garden that the poems themselves were written about or written in. The tomb of Hafez is also one of the most popular meeting places in the city for locals. They feel immense pride of Hafez.
Hafez tomb is the closest to the town Center. Built in 1953 in a garden, the mausoleum is a small open pavilion; inside which is a marble tombstone with several of the poet’s verses.