Persepolis

Persepolis: Hours, Address, Persepolis Reviews: 5/5

Ancient Ruins • Points of Interest & Landmarks
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
This monument is an unbelievable place with unique architecture and 2500 years history, which was the first United Nations of the world and was built by Achaemenid Darius,a Persian king. This site is 125000 SQ.m. with 9 palaces and 3000 reliefs. It is 60 k.m far from Shiraz and located near Naqsh-e-Rostam and Pasargad in Shiraz- Esfahan highway. Around this site you can serve local foods.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Triptopersia-Agent
Shiraz, Iran38 contributions
Half day visit
Jun. 2020
Without a doubt, the most important site to visit while you are in Iran. I recommend you visit this site with a professional guide so he/she can explain all the beautiful hidden stories.
Written April 26, 2021
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Legendaryiran
Iran11 contributions
A Must-visit Attraction near Shiraz
May 2020
Persepolis, called Takht-e Jamshid in Persian, is a magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site, representing the ancient Persian's glory. It is so remarkable that all visitors to Iran go to visit there. Even in many posters and designs, you can see the engravings and columns of Persepolis as a symbol of Iran; therefore, don't miss visiting there.
It is not far from Shiraz (less than a one-hour drive) and offers good facilities to the tourists such as restaurants, cafes, a hotel, etc. If you are traveling to Shiraz during summer, I recommend avoid visiting Persepolis during midday, because its sunshine is unbearable, unless you use an umbrella. Also, it is near Pasargadae (Tomb of the Great Cyrus). So you can arrange to visit both attractions on the same day. It is also good to leave Shiraz in the morning, visit Persepolis for a couple of hours, and then head to Pasargadae. And finally, drive toward Yazd city; I think it is the best plan.
Written February 5, 2021
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Mohd A
3 contributions
Very amazing ancient historical monument. Worth visiting there
Feb. 2020 • Friends
Very old remains of the ancient historic palace burnt by Alexander the great. Nicely preserved. Situated at 1 hr drive from Shiraz downtown.
Written January 14, 2021
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mitramediran
Tehran, Iran19 contributions
the most outstanding ancient capital
Dec. 2019
Persepolis (takhte jamshid) is the most outstanding ancient capital of Persia, read about the history and see photos of this spectacular monumen in Iran.
Once upon a time the king of greatest empire in the world decided to build a capital just to show the world his emperor’s wealth, power, and greatness. The king was Darius and the capital was Persepolis. Persia’s political capital where the laws were made was the city of Susa.
we absolutely recommend to visit this place.
thank you
mitramediran
Written November 30, 2020
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Ali_hich_
Iran57 contributions
Majesty
Jun. 2020
Maybe this is the most important monument in Iran. Most of the great things from Iran were begun during the Hakhamaneshi period. this amazing place is huge. you need at least an hour to just walk inside all the sites. however, nothing much left from old times but it takes you back and you can feel the majesty of the Hakhamaneshi empire.
Written November 28, 2020
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shadgerami
Nikolaevsk-na-Amure, Russia127 contributions
Ancient
Oct. 2020
This is where the king of kings, Cyrus the great ruled over the largest and the richest Empire in the world, one of the wonders of the world!
Written November 4, 2020
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,774 contributions
A Gem
Nov. 2019 • Friends
This historical is really a gem. As it is a pretty big site, be prepared to spend >2 hours here if you want to see it in depth. You can also climb further up to get a vantage point of the whole site. A definite must visit.
Written October 22, 2020
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Beni
Iran1 contribution
Persepolis is in marvdasht city
Jul. 2020 • Couples
I didnt now about persepolis and i thought is in shiraz but i found it in marvdasht city.marvdasht was also big and beautiful city
Written August 20, 2020
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1stQuesters
Tehran, Iran130 contributions
The most important historical site of Iran
Jan. 2020
Perspolis is the most famous Unesco site of Iran, the once glorious capital of the Achaemenid Empire. Called Takht-e Jamshid (Jamshid's Throne) it displays 2500 years of history, sculpted on the walls of the palaces.

Practical tips:

I highly suggest to visit the site with a guide if you want to understand its significance and truly appreciate it. Every design has its meaning and there are no explanations on the site itself for the visitors. You can spend easily up to 3 hours with a good guide.

You can also rent a virtual reality headset at the entrance, which can be used on several spots. It's far from being necesseray but it adds something interesting to the experience!

There are some cafes, a restaurant and souvenirs shops on the site. There's also a hotel but it's better to visit Persepolis on a day-trip from Shiraz.
Written July 7, 2020
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mjomidi
Tehran, Iran74 contributions
Grandeur, Beauty and Significance
Dec. 2019 • Solo
The ruins of one of the supreme creations of antiquity, one of the wonders of the known world, which in its grandeur, beauty and significance marked the culminating achievement of the ancient Near East.
Fabulous palaces, the occasional residence of the Achaemenid Great Kings.
Darius began the great construction at Persepolis about 518-516 B.C. It was not completed when Alexander destroyed it in 330 B.C.
Persepolis was a sacred national shrine, potent setting for the spring festival, Nowruz.
Written June 11, 2020
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