The mausoleum of Ferdowsi is located 20 km northeast of Mashhad along the public road that goes from Mashhad to Kalat Naderi. Haroonieh Monument and the historic town of Tabran are nearby.In the name of Allah
Ferdowsi Tusi is the author of Shahnameh (Translation: The Book of Kings), the national epic of Iran and arguably the most influential work of Persian literature. Ferdowsi is therefore considered the greatest Persian poet. He was born in 940 in Paj and died in Tus in 1020 (both cities are near modern day Mashhad).
The Mausoleum of Ferdowsi is in Mashhad just north of Tus. The building was opened to public in 1934 coinciding with the millennium celebration of Ferdowsi’s literary achievement. A ceremony was held, to which many notable Iranian and European scholars were invited. It was one of the most important cultural events of the century.
The design of the tomb combines the style of Persepolis and Cyrus the Great’s tomb in Pasargad. The structure can be divided into three sections. The middle section holds the marble gravestone measuring 1.5 x 1 x 0.5 meter. It’s situated in the center of a platform. The second section is a square hall also made of marble and decorated with tiles. Inside, it has four tall pillars with two large columns at the corners. The southern side of the main building is covered with carvings of men with wings, which is the style of Persepolis. The third area contains a marble staircase leading to the room where Ferdowsi’s poetries are engraved on the wall.
The mausoleum of Ferdowsi is located 20 km northeast of Mashhad along the public road that goes from Mashhad to Kalat Naderi. Haroonieh Monument and the historic town of Tabran are nearby.
Address: Mausoleum of Ferdowsi, Tus City, Mashhad, Iran
Address: مشهد- شهر توس، آرامگاه فردوسي
Business Hours: 8am – 5pm.