Maqbaratoshoara or the Mausoleum of Poets belongs to poets, mystics and famous people, located in the Surkhab district of Tabriz in northwestern Iran. Undoubtedly Maqbaratoshoara can be seen as a symbol of culture and literary of this land. Because it comprises more than 400 tombs of poets, mystics, and illustrious statesman of Iran and neighboring countries who died in the last 800 years. So it can be a powerful symbol of the region’ culture.
In addition, architecture of the tomb’s building is so beautiful and creatively designed that have a special place among the symbols and indices of the region; so special that it was surprisingly chosen as the symbol of the republic of Azerbaijan in Eurovision 2009.
This is where famous personalities such as scholars (both in the field of literature and art) are laid to rest. Such as Homam Tabrizi, Khaqani Shirvani (Khaghani), Asadi-e-Toosi (Asadi Tusi), Abol Alla Falaki, Zahirudin Faryabi, Anvari Abiverdi, Qatran Tabrizi, Sheikh Mohammad Khiyabani, Seqatol Islam, and the contemporary famous poet of Iran, Ostad Mohammad Hossein Shahriyar (Mohammad-Hossein Behjat Tabrizi). The first poet buried in this complex is Asadi Tusi (999-1072).
Since the 1970s, there have been attempts to renovate the graveyard area. Some work has been carried out like the construction of a new symbolic building on this site. Stunning and spiritual building of the tomb was proposed by Mr. Ghulamreza Farzan in a competition to design a memorial to the mausoleum in 1971.
Besides the cultural value of the mausoleum, the atmosphere of the mausoleum itself attracts every person interested in culture and literature. Surrounding area with a large lush yard and relaxing pool, handmade beautiful stone sculptures and the most famous contemporary poet’s tomb, all turn it to an interesting place to go.
All around the hall, which is located in the basement of the building, beautiful sculptures and paintings, can be seen that has a special charm. The tomb is located in a region of Tabriz named Sheshgelan that some other attractive places like Amir-nezam’s house (Qajar museum) and Syed Hamze shrine are there as well. Also the place is easy to access, making its visit to be planned along with other neighboring attractions.
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