Ancient city of Gur

The first circular city in Iran, the first Sassanid capital

Fars, Firuzabad
Visiting time:
Spring and Summer 8-20; Autumn and Winter 8-18 (It closes half an hour earlier)
Weekly holiday:
Annual holidays:
9th and 10th of Moharram, 28 Safar, 21th of Ramazan , 25th of Shavval( these are dates on the lunar calender) 14th Khordad (solar calender), 22th of Bahman and the last friday of Ramadan closed until 2:30 pm
Entrance fee(Iranian):
30000 Rials
Intrance fee(Foreigners):
200000 Rials
About: Ancient city of Gur

The city of Gur (or Ardashir Khurrah) is an ancient site in the city of Firuzabad, Fars province.

It was founded by the first Sasanian king, Ardashir Papakan, in the early third century AD. The plan of this city is circular, with a diameter of two kilometers and four main gates. There were government buildings and courtiers' lodgings.

Gur is the first circular city in Iran and one of the first circular cities in the world.
Ancient Gur is located three kilometers from Firuzabad.

Eight archaeological sites situated in three geographical parts in the southeast of Fars Province: Firuzabad, Bishapur and Sarvestan were recorded in UNESCO World Heritage in 2018 as Sassanid Archaeological Landscape of Fars Region. 

General Specifications
Ancient city of Gur
Third century AD
The first Sasanian king, Ardashir Papakan
Architectural style
It is circular city.
UNESCO World Heritage
Important parts to visit
Gur and the ancient monuments of Firuzabad
Best time to visit
Nearest tourist attractions
Qal'eh Dokhtar, Fire Temple or palace
Access route
Fars, Firuzabad
Network coverage
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