This place is the mausoleum of Shaikh Moshref Al Din Mosleh Al Din Sa’di Shrazi, a renowned 13th century poet, built in the city of Shiraz, Fars Province. The place used to be the Shaikh’s monastery that was later turned to his mausoleum. When the Shaikh died, his monastery was completely destroyed but a small monument was built over his grave. In Zand Era, by the order of the king Karim Khan, another mausoleum was built made of brick and plaster. The massive construct was in two-stories, the lower section had a corridor that led to the second floor. On either sides of the corridor, rooms were built that Shaikh’s grave was placed in one of them. Later, in the opposite rooms other Persian poets were buried. The second floor followed the plan of the first one with one exception. As a sign of respect to the great poet, no room was built over the room that he was buried in.
The construct was restored in Qajar’s time for couple of times, in 1950, the place was changed drastically and by the hand of Iranian famous architects Mohsen Foroughi and Ali Sadeghi. The entrance of the new construct was through the place where the poet was buried. The room has eight brown pillars that are placed in front of the grave and the whole construct is covered with white stones and beautiful tiles. The construct looks like a cube from outside, but when you enter, it is an octagon with marble walls and turquois dome. The building is about 261 m2 and is located in a garden about 10000 m2. The place is covered with inscriptions of the poems of the great poet. Although it is not a very old construct, but the position of the poet makes the place very significant for Iranians.