The Imam Reza Holy Shrine, also known as Haram-e Razavi, or Haram complex is a major pilgrimage centre for Shia Muslims. It extends over an area of 500m x 500m and contains the world's largest mosque, several courtyards, beautifully decorated halls and other structures, such as for instance the blue dome, the golden dome and the golden minarets. The shrine originated in the ninth century AD around the tomb of Imam Reza, the eighth Imam of the Twelver Shiites. Over the centuries the shrine was destroyed and rebuilt several times. The Imam Reza shrine is open also to non-Muslims, except for the Holy Shrine and the Gohar Shad mosque.

01 Blue and golden domes of shrine 02 Blue and golden domes of shrine 03 Panoramic view of blue and golden domes of shrine
04 Arches 05 Arches 06 Entrance
07 Wall with colonnade 08 Entrance to Imam Reza holy shrine 09 Courtyard next to shrine entrance 10 Dome and iwan
11 Colonnade 12 Colonnade 13 Pilgrims walking next to entrance 14 Women in front of poster of Ayatollahs Khomeini and Khamenei
15 Skyline of Imam Reza holy shrine 16 Haram area
17 Skyline of Imam Reza holy shrine
18 Skyline of Imam Reza holy shrine
19 Golden dome and minarets at night 20 Golden dome and minarets at night 21 Golden minaret at night 22 Golden dome and minaret at night 23 Blue dome and minaret at night
24 Golden dome and minarets at night
25 Skyline of Imam Reza holy shrine at night
26 Courtyard near entrance at night 27 Pilgrims having donner after dark
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