Imam Reza Holy Shrine
Imam Reza’s (PBUH) holy shrine is the biggest, most important and prominent religious center of Iran that consists of the most features of Persian-Islamic architecture that many pilgrims from Iran and all around the world go to this place every year.
Imam Reza’s (PBUH) holy body buried in the Hamid Ebn Ghahbe garden beside the grave of Abbasid Khalife Harun with the martyrdom of Imam Reza in 203 AH in Tous and in fact, the first building of this holy shrine was the Harun Alrashid monument then the new holy shrine established on that wall and Tous changed to Mashhad-Al-Reza. Shrine means a square place which consists of the holy monument such as dome, shrine’s stone, holy shrine.
The Imam Reza’s holy shrine is a complex of Shrine, dome, finial, Ravagh, Bast, courtyards, porches, mosques, Saqakhaneh which are the most worthwhile of architectural decoration. Also, Astane Qods Razavi is a complex of holy shrine, systems, institutions, cultural, industrials, agricultural and therapeutic institutions which it's administrative and management relied on pilgrims vows and endowments.