Tomb of Hafez

The Tomb of Hafez or Hafezieh is referred to a cemetery complex basically erected in memory of Hafez Shirazi. The present buildings are designed by the French architect, André Godard, and built in 1935; but the primary structure was erected in 1452.


Hafez is considered as one of the four great Persian poets alongside Ferdowsi, Sa'di, and Rumi and even some considered him the greatest Persian poet. He was born in Shiraz in ∼1315. At an early age he memorized the Quran in its fourteen recitations and was given the title of Hafez, which he later utilized as his pen name.

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