Ancient Bishapur City

Near Shapur river, 15 kilometers from Kazerun, Fars, Iran
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 Bishapur City

Bishapur is one of Iran’s ancient cities, located in Kazerun of Fars province. It was built by the order of Shapur I in the Sassanid era in 266 A.D. and today only some desolates are left from it. With an area of 200 hectares, Bishapur was one of the important towns of that time and it had a communicational significance.
Bishapur was residential until the 7th Hijri century and it was destroyed thereafter. Bishapur is a treasury of precious Sassanid relics such as Anahita temple. The architecture style of this place was the Parthian style.
Bishapur historical city was registered in September 16th, 1931 in the list of Iran’s national heritage with the registration number of 24.

Bishapur recorded in UNESCO World Heritage in 2018 as one of the Sassanid Archaeological Landscape of Fars Region. 

General Specifications
Ancient Bishapur City
Sassanid era
Was established under orders from Shapur I the Sassanid king.
Architectural style
Parthian style
UNESCO World Heritage
Important parts to visit
Temple of Anahita, Palace of Valerian, Mosaic porch, Memorial stone columns of Bishapour
Nearest tourist attractions
Shapur cave, maiden castle, boy castle and motifs of Chougan canyon
Access route
Near Shapur river, 15 kilometers from Kazerun, Fars, Iran
Network coverage
Ancient Bishapur City
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