The second most populated city of Iran attract mainly pilgrims from all around the world and is often neglected by regular tourists. It's true that the city is far and doesn't seem as attractive as Isfahan or Shiraz, but it has way more to offer than what people expect. In this article I’ll try to show you that you should definitely make the trip and allow some days to this part of Iran.
Points of Interest
The Imam Reza's Shrine in the city of Mashhad
The Tomb of Nader Shah
The tomb of Ferdowsi in Tous
If not the most, one of the most important figures of the Iranian culture. If you go to Mashhad, you have to visit the tomb of Ferdowsi. The writer of the Book of the Kings became a symbol of Iran. Get a cab and head to Tous, located only a few miles away north to the city of Mashhad.