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Shrine of Imam Reza (AS)

The Shrine of Imam Reza is in the center of Mashhad City, Razavi Khorasan Province.

The two prominent monuments in the Haram are the tomb's overhead, built 1033 AD, and the Gohar Shad Mosque, built in 1418 AD.

Imam Reza Shrine (the eighth Imam of the Shia Shrine) is a complex which includes mosques, mausoleums, porches, courtyards, libraries, and museums; the center point of this complex is the Holy Haram. The Shrine of Imam Rezan is one of the largest mosques in the world with 250,000 square meters area and the capacity of holding 1,500,000 persons.

Many of the structures of this shrine are from the Safavid period. At Timurid time many old monuments were renovated and the Shrine, too.

Each year, millions of pilgrims visit Imam Reza.

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