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Sightseeing Places in Mashhad

Sightseeing places in Mashhad include historical landmarks, vibrant shopping centers, beautiful city parks, and serene holiday areas.

Mashhad is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iran for both domestic and international tourists. Every year, this city welcomes a large number of pilgrims and tourists who travel from near and far for recreational and religious purposes. Almost everyone who travels to Mashhad visits the shrine of Imam Reza.

However, it can be said that in addition to its religious significance, Mashhad offers many attractions, such as historical attractions, various shopping centers, city parks, and holiday areas.

In this article from the Sepehran blog, we intend to provide a comprehensive list of Mashhad attractions, including photos, addresses, and visiting hours. Buying a flight ticket to Mashhad is an opportunity for you to enjoy the natural, historical, and religious beauty of this city.

List of Tourist Attractions in Mashhad

  • Map of Tourist Sites in Mashhad
  • Tourist Attractions in Mashhad Accessible by Metro
  • Tourist Attractions of Mashhad in Spring
  • Tourist Attractions of Mashhad During Nowruz
  • Tourist Attractions of Mashhad in Autumn
  • Tourist Attractions in Mashhad Near the Shrine
  • Mountain Attractions of Mashhad
  • Mashhad Attractions at Night
  • Historical Places in Mashhad
  • Natural Attractions in Mashhad
  • Recreational Attractions in Mashhad
  • Attractions in Mashhad for Children
  • Attractions in Mashhad for Teenagers
  • Villages Around Mashhad
  • Best Photography Locations in Mashhad

 

Map of Tourist Attractions in Mashhad

Tourist Attractions in Mashhad Accessible by Metro

Mashhad’s metro (Mashhad city train) has two active lines that intersect at Shariati Mashhad station. Since Mashhad’s attractions are scattered throughout the city, using the metro makes it easier for tourists to visit them.

  • Metro Line 1 (Phase 1) covers routes from the airport to the end of Vakil Abad. Some of the attractions in Mashhad that are on this metro route are listed in the table.
  • Metro Line 2 (Phase 2) covers routes from Tabarsi to the end of Fakouri.
View on the Map Station Address Metro Line Places to See and Stay in Mashhad
Mellat Park, Mashhad Park Mellat Station Mashhad, Vakil Abad Blvd Line1 Mellat Park, Mashhad
Vakilabad Zoo Vakil Abad station Southwest of Mashhad , Vakil Abad Forest Park Line1 Vakil Abad Zoo
Mashhad kohsangi Park Khuh Sangi station Mashhad, Kalantari Boulevard, the end of Koohsangi Street, Koohsangi Park Line2 Koohsangi Park
Torgabeh &shandiz Vakil Abad station Razavi Khorasan, Torghabeh Shandiz city, Torgabeh Line1 Torgabeh &sgandiz
National Garden and Malek House Imam Khomeini station Imam Khomeini St., 25 Imam Khomeini St. Line1 National Garden and Malek House
Great Museum of Khorasan Khuh Sangi station Khorasan Razavi, Mashhad, Koohsangi  Boulevard, Koohsangi Park Line2 Great Museum of Khorasan
Zist khavar Business Complex Shariati square station Zist khavar in Shariati Square, at the beginning of Koohsangi St Line1 Zist khavar Business Complex
Darvishi luxury hotel Basij station Imam Reza St., between 24 and 26 Imam Reza Line1 Rose Darvishi Hotel and Darvish Luxury Hotel
Hasheminejad international Airport Hashminejad station Mashhad Airport Boulevard – Shahid Hashminejad Airport Line1 Hasheminejad international Airport

Mashhad Travel guide

Tourist Attractions of Mashhad in Spring

Tourist Attractions of Mashhad in Spring
Tourist Attractions of Mashhad in Spring

Spring in Mashhad, like in many other parts of Iran, is accompanied by abundant vitality and beauty. During this season, the city’s trees and parks are covered with new spring flowers and leaves, creating very beautiful landscapes. If you’re planning a trip to Mashhad, we suggest scheduling your visit during the spring.

With the onset of spring in Mashhad, city parks such as Vakil Abad Forest Park, Koohsangi Park, Khayam Park, and Mellat Park, along with Mashhad’s highland areas, gardens, and other green spaces, become popular tourist attractions. In Mashhad’s gardens, you can see various types of plants in beautiful colors like pink, white, yellow, purple, and red. This season is also suitable for those who are interested in nature.

Tourist Attractions of Mashhad During Nowruz

Sightseeing Places in Mashhad
Sightseeing Places in Mashhad

Mashhad has a different atmosphere during Nowruz. Because of its religious significance, this city welcomes guests from all over Iran who want to start the New Year near the Imam’s shrine. Spring in Mashhad starts annually on February 14 and continues until June 21. During the first months of this season, you’ll experience cool weather accompanied by rain in Mashhad, which is the best time to wander around the city, watch Nowruz elements, and take photos of attractions.

Some of the attractions of Mashhad in spring are:

  • Ahmad Abad Square
  • Mellat Park
  • Vakil Abad Forest Park
  • Nader Shah’s Tomb
  • Ferdowsi’s Tomb
  • Flower Garden
  • The highland areas of Torghabeh and Shandiz

Tourist Attractions of Mashhad in Autumn

Mashhad takes on a unique appearance in autumn. Watching its colorful landscapes and walking among the rustling autumn leaves breathe new life into a person. Like many other cities, Mashhad has numerous autumn landscapes that are worth visiting. If you’ve chosen Mashhad as your travel destination in autumn, don’t forget to visit these autumn locations.

View on the Map Address Attractive Autumn Locations of Mashhad
VakilAbad Garden At the end of Vakil Abad Boulevard, Vakil Abad Garden VakilAbad Garden
Miniature Park Sajjadieh Boulevard, 26 Sajjadieh, Mashhad Miniature Park Miniature Park
Mellat Park Mashhad, Vakil Abad Blvd., Imamat St Mellat Park
Scream forest Mashhad, Sarborj village, Torgabeh Shandiz city Screaming forest
Kang villageTorghabeh  Shandiz city, 19 km west of Torghabeh Gong village
Shandiz of Mashhad 30 km from Mashhad, Torghabeh Shandiz city, Shandiz city Shandiz of Mashhad

Tourist Attractions in Mashhad Near the Shrine

Sightseeing Places in Mashhad
Sightseeing Places in Mashhad

The attractions of Mashhad near the shrine can start with Imam Reza’s shrine. Some of these places are located within the shrine, while others are in its vicinity:

Attractions of Imam Reza’s shrine include:

  • Parizad School
  • Goharshad Mosque
  • Sheikh Bahai’s Tomb
  • The Museum of Astan Quds Razavi

Tourist Attractions near the Imam Reza shrine Include:

  • Tomb of Nader Shah Afshar
  • Bazaar Reza
  • Daroogheh Historical House
  • Mehdi Gholi Beyk Historical Bath

These are among the most significant attractions around the Imam Reza shrine that you can visit.

Tourist Attractions in the Koohsangi Area of Mashhad

Koohsangi
Koohsangi

Koohsangi Park is the second-largest park in Mashhad, named for its unique geographical position. This beautiful and green park is situated between two low mountains of Binalood. One of the main reasons for the park’s popularity is these two mountains. A stairway provides access to the peak, from which you can enjoy a unique view of Mashhad. This place is highly popular among tourists and is considered one of the oldest tourist attractions in Mashhad. The park offers various amenities for visitors, including:

  • Restaurants
  • Cafes
  • Amphitheater
  • Museum
  • Sports ground
  • Indoor and outdoor amusement park
  • Garden

Therefore, choosing Kouhsangi Park offers various benefits. By selecting this park, you can enjoy natural attractions such as pleasant weather, rocks, and water all in one place.

you can enjoy natural attractions such as pleasant weather, rocks, and water alongside each other.

Title

Address Visiting hours

Cost

Koohsangi Park

Mashhad, Kalantari Blvd 24 hourse

The cost of parking and use of the Amusement park

Note that Kouhsangi Park in Mashhad has three entrances. The northern gate is located on Abu Zar Ghafari Street 37.

Mashhad Attractions at Night

Mashhad Attractions at Night
Mashhad Attractions at Night

For nighttime exploration in Mashhad, you have many options. Each attraction offers a different and captivating experience. Some of the most significant and popular places in Mashhad that become more attractive at night include the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza, shopping centers in Mashhad, parks, and amusement parks.

Torqabeh in Mashhad becomes especially attractive at night. It’s the best place to enjoy delicious meals in a beautiful green setting. Other options include big parks in Mashhad like the Water Park and the Stair Park of Baba Koohee.

Don’t forget the Khalaj Mountains. Much of this tourist and recreational site remains pristine and untouched, offering a unique experience.

Title Address

Visiting hours

Imam Reza Holy Shrine

1- Shirazi St., Sheikh Tusi Entrance

2- Imam Reza St., Entrance to Bab al-Jawad

3- Nawab Safavi Street, entrance of Nawab Safavi

4- Tabarsi Street, Tabarsi entrance

24 hours

Torghabeh

16 km Mashhad, West End of Vakil Abad Blvd

24 hours

Baba Koohi Park

End of Haft E- Tir, Boulevard

24 hours

khalaj Mountains Park

7 Kilometers Southeast of Mashhad, Between the Mountains of Khalaj

24 hours

Chalidareh

17 km from Mashhad, Torghabeh
, 2 km from Noqondar Road

09:00 AM to 02:00 AM

Bam Mashhad (Khorshid Park)

At the end of Vakil Abad Boulevard, 91 Hashemiyeh

24 hours

Natural Attractions in Mashhad

Natural Attractions in Mashhad
Natural Attractions in Mashhad

On any trip, nature plays a significant role. Many tourists prefer to visit natural areas where pristine nature and pleasant weather can take away the fatigue of the journey. If you’re planning to visit natural attractions in Mashhad, you can find several of them listed below.

Title

Address

Visiting hours

Ortokand Waterfall

123 km from Mashhad

24 hours

Kardeh Dam

20 kilometers from the road from Mashhad to Kalat, on the Kelardeh River

24 hours

Moghan Cave

Sixty kilometers south of Mashhad, after the villages of Balandar, Ardemeh, and Hanroud

24 hours

Recreational Attractions in Mashhad

BIRD GARDEN
BIRD GARDEN

Historically, Mashhad has been one of Iran’s tourist cities. Due to the vast number of tourists visiting this city, Mashhad has seen significant development. Today, this city has various tourist attractions, each with its unique appeal, attracting many fans. To have an exciting and memorable trip, it’s best to familiarize yourself with the recreational attractions in Mashhad and plan to visit them.

Title

Address

Visiting hours

Iranian Water Park

Hijab Boulevard, Hijab 8 Men: odd days and Fridays from 14:00 to 21:00

Women: even days from 14:00 to 21:00

Akhlamad Waterfall

Akhlamad Village, 2 km from Akhlamad Village

24 hours

Mellat Park

Mellat Park Square

24 hours

Vakil Abad Zoo

At the end of Vakil Abad Blvd From 9:00 to sunset

On Fridays from 8:00 to sunset

Bird Garden

Khayyam Square, in the Sepad tourism area, next to the Almas Sharq complex

Every day from 9:00 AM to 20:00 PM

Attractions in Mashhad for Children

Attractions in Mashhad
Attractions in Mashhad

When traveling to Mashhad, while you enjoy the religious and natural centers, ensure you familiarize yourself with the most attractive places for children to provide them with an environment of joy and entertainment.

This way, your kids can experience a different pilgrimage and recreational trip. Some might think that recreational and tourist places for children and adults aren’t that different. However, recreational centers intended for children offer fun and entertainment specifically designed for them, making them very attractive. Exploring these recreational places and engaging in children’s games will surely provide a different and memorable experience for kids.

It’s best to get to know the attractions in Mashhad for children, and by visiting these places, make your pilgrimage journey more appealing for them. Each of these attractions offers engaging and entertaining games for them. If you want your trip to Mashhad to be memorable and appealing for your children, don’t forget the list below:

List of Attractions for Children in Mashhad

Title Address

Visiting hours

Business City of Mashhad (Karaland)

Haft E-Tir Boulevard, at the corner of Golshan St., Armitage Tower, 3rd floor

Every day from 10:30 am to 11 pm
Helium Park Mashhad Janbaz Boulevard, between Janbaz 5 and 7, Morvarid Commercial Complex, 4th floor Every day from 10 am to 10 pm
Ice Skating Shandiz, Padideh Shandiz Shopping center, Block 5 Every day from 10 am to 10 pm
Ma’arefi Amusement Center At the end of North Khayyam Blvd., Vesal Commercial Complex, 4th floor Every day from 10 am to 10 pm

Professor Bazima Scientific Park

End of North Khayyam Boulevard, Vasal Commercial Complex, 4th floor. Every day from 10 am to 11 pm
College Park Exxon 17 Shahrivar square, Exxon commercial complex, 4th floor

Every day except:

Morning: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Evening: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Attractions in Mashhad for Teenagers

Attractions in Mashhad for Teeneger
Attractions in Mashhad for Teeneger

The variety of tourist and recreational places in Mashhad is so vast that different age groups can choose their desired recreation. Just like children, teenagers can also have their unique preferences. By selecting attractions in Mashhad suitable for teenagers, you can offer them a distinct experience during their trip to Mashhad. Below, we mention a few suitable tourist places for teenagers.

List of Attractions for Teenagers in Mashhad

Title

Addres

Visiting hours

Mashhad Water & Amusement Parks

Vakil Abad Boulevard, at the beginning of Shandiz Road.

Every day from 11 am to 2 pm in 2 different sections for men and women

Spad Paintball Club

The beginning of Shandiz Road

Every day from 9 am to 12 pm

Ershad horseback riding and Karting complex

At the end of Vakil Abad Blvd., before reaching the two-way road to Torghabeh Shandiz, on the right side.

24 hours

Shirbad Ski Resort

Mashhad Road, Chenaran, Golmakan Roundabout, at the end of Dolat Valley.

Sunday to Thursday 9 am to 3 pm

Friday 24 hours a day

Almas Shargh

End of North Khayyam Boulevard, Almas Sharq Tourism Business Complex, 3rd and 4th floors.

Saturday to Wednesday: 10 am to 2 pm and 5 pm to 11 pm

Thursday, Friday and holidays: 10 am to 11 pm

Shahre Farang Art Gallery

Koohsangi, east side of the central pool, Shahr Farang Art Gallery.

Every day from 9:30 am to 11:30 pm

Villages Around Mashhad

anbaran village
anbaran village

The north of Mashhad is situated in an almost mountainous region. The geographical location of this city has endowed Mashhad and its surrounding areas with a very pleasant climate, leading to increased greenery in these areas.

Therefore, the villages around Mashhad, each with its unique and eye-catching nature, offer untouched places for exploration. By visiting the recreational places listed below, you can take a break from the city’s hustle and bustle and become acquainted with a new aspect of the spiritual capital of Iran

Title Address

Visiting hours

Zoshk village

Torghabeh, Shandiz village, Zoshk Village 24 hours

Khadar Village

Kilometer of Shandiz Village, Khadar village

24 hours

Anbaran Village

One kilometer after Torghabeh

24 hours

Kang Village

29 km from Mashhad, Kang Village

24 hours

Dehsorkh Village

17 km from Malek Abad city, Deh-Sorkh Village

24 hours

Jaghargh Village

21 km from Mashhad, Jaghargh Village

24 hours

Best Photography Locations in Mashhad

Best Photography Locations in Mashhad
Best Photography Locations in Mashhad

Taking photos is one of everyone’s favorite activities. Everyone likes to have beautiful photos from their trip. When traveling to Mashhad, our suggestion for you is to take photographs at the following locations:

By visiting the Arghavan Plains in the months of Farvardin and Ordibehesht, the Miniature Garden in summer, the Mashhad Botanical Garden, and the Tavakkoli House in all four seasons, capture your most beautiful shots.

Title

Address

Visiting hours

Arghawan Valley

After Torghabeh, Kalate Ahan road

24 hours

Botanical Garden

Islamic Republic Boulevard, between Moghadam Square and Ghadir Square.

Every day from 8 am to 12 pm

Tavakoli Historical House

7 Nawab Safavi St., Nawab Safavi.

Every day from 8 am to 9 pm

Miniature Garden Museum

No. 26, Elahia Blvd., Sajjadieh Blvd., corner of Sajjadieh

Every day from 8 am to 11 pm

Conclusion

The final word is that a trip to Mashhad is full of memories and attractions. Given that Mashhad offers numerous sights and relatively balanced travel costs, we recommend experiencing Mashhad in different seasons. Each season presents its own unique nature and attractions that you can explore. We suggest reading the travel guide to Mashhad.

Visiting the scenic and natural places in Mashhad will make your trip to this city a memorable one, in addition to the religious aspect. If you would like to get more information and tips about traveling to this city, we suggest you read the Travel guide to Mashhad.

Frequently asked questions

Best tourist attractions in Mashhad?
Mashhad has many attractions. Some of the best ones include: Imam Reza Shrine, Koohsangi Park, MeLlat Park, Almas-e-Shargh, Nader Shah Afshar’s Tomb, Torghabeh, and Shandiz.
Tourist Attractions and Souvenirs of Mashhad
We mentioned the attractions of Mashhad. Some of the best souvenirs from Mashhad include barberries (Zereshk), saffron, rugs (Gelim), and rock candy (Nabat).
Tourist Attractions in Mashhad in Winter
Shirbad Ski Resort, Hot Springs and more…

 

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