Tomb of Hafez


Iranians have a saying that every home must have two things: first the quran, then hafez. And many would reserve that order. Hafez the poet is an Iranian folk-hero-loved, revered and as popular as many modern pop star. Set in a charming garden with its two pools, the whole scene is restful despite the ever-present traffic noise. The marble tomb-stone, engraved with a long verse from the poet, was placed here, inside a small shrin, by karim khan in 1773.