Poets Tomb Tabriz

Maqbarat-o-Shoara (The Tomb of Poets)

Next to the holy shrine of Seyyed Hamzeh, Seqat-ol-Eslam street, Tabriz, East Azerbaijan, Iran
Visiting time:
8 to 19 in summer, 8 to 17 in winter
Weekly holiday:
Entrance fee(Iranian):
10000 Rials.
Intrance fee(Foreigners):
100000 Rials.
About: Poets Tomb Tabriz

Maqbarat-o-Shoara or The Tomb of Poets, formerly known as Sorkh Ab poets’ tombs, is one of the historic cemeteries of Tabriz city. This cemetery houses 410 poets and philosophers of Iran which is the only one of its kind in the entire world.  

Many famous poets such as Khaghani, Asadi Tusi, Qatran Tabrizi, Shahriyar, as well as some of famous people like Seqat-ol-Eslam Tabrizi who was Iranian nationalist who fight against central government for having constitutional house in Iran are buried here.

The beautiful and spiritual shrine of Imamzadeh Seyyed Hamzah is also located in this place. (Walk to the mosque and shrine next to tomb of poets’ monument)

The first time that the name of Sorkh Ab tombs was mention is in the Nozhat-ol Gholub book date back to 740 lunar calendars (1339 AD). This book is written by Hamdallah Mustawfi, the famous Persian historian, Geographer, epic poet writer of Iran.

The magnificence and sanctity of the Sorkhab soil was the spark to construct the memorial of these great poets and philosophers of Iran. Therefore, there was a competition to design the monument for it that the design of Gholam Reza Farzanmehr was selected. So in September of 1971the construction of this memorial started.

To be mention; that the spectacular design of this memorial building depict books in different sizes.

General Specifications
Maqbarat-o-Shoara of Tabriz
The oldest reference to Maqbarat-o-shoara has come in the book, Nozhat-ol Gholub, 740 lunar calendars.
Special features
The only Maqbarat-o-Shoara in Iran and the whole world that is the resting place of more than 410 poets and philosophers.
Important parts to visit
The tomb of Seyyed Mohammad Hossein Behjat Tabrizi, aka Shahriar.
Best time to visit
During the day
Duration of visit
Half an hour to one hour
Similar relics and places
Doesn't have a similar example
Nearest tourist attractions
Qajar museum
Perfect activity for a rainy day?
Access route
Next to the holy shrine of Seyyed Hamzeh, Seqat-ol-Eslam street, Tabriz, East Azerbaijan, Iran
How to access
Taxi, bus, on foot
Access to vehicles
Access for the disabled with wheelchair
More details
There are two very excellent liver cookery and Jiz Biz shops (minced heart, liver and lungs mixed with onions and spices) at the enterance of Sorkhab neighborhood.
Other Features
It's the exclusive mausoleum of the Iranian poets and philosophers.
Poets Tomb Tabriz
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