Maqbarat o Shoara, The Mausoleum of Poets
Are you Literary tourism?
If you are a Literary tourist or eager about Iran's rich literature, the Mausoleum of Poets in Tabriz known as Maqbaratoshoara is the best place to discover Azerbaijan poets and philosophers. The old twisted alleys and quarters of Tabriz especially Sorkhab alley have been a place for rising God devotees and famous poets and undoubtedly, Tabriz hosts a magnificent mausoleum in honor of these great people.
Alley of Sorkhab has had a lot of esteem and value among people for its connection with famous poets because living and even burying in this famous alley has been counted as the wish of many greats. Although some of them are not from Tabriz or Azerbaijan, anyway anyone has lived in Tabriz for some reason and they got fascinated with Tabriz in time-lapse and settled in Tabriz and buried in Tabriz according to their will.
The Mausoleum of Poets or Maqbarat o Shoara
The Mausoleum of Poets or Maqbarat o Shoara in Tabriz is a mausoleum for great and famous poets, philosophers, or famous rulers. It is a graveyard for classical and contemporary poets, mystics, and other notable people, built in the mid-1970s, and is located in the Surkhab district of Tabriz and just 400m from the Qajar museum.
Mausoleum of Poets (Maqbaratoshoara)
This imposing place of memory houses more than 400 tombs of classical and contemporary poets, mystics, and other notable personalities who will give you an insight into the rich Iranian literature.
Some of the famous poets buried in this place are
Asadi Tousi (999-1072),
Qatran Tabrizi (1009-1072),
Anvari Abivardi (1126-1189),
Homam Tabrizi (1238-1314),
Assar Tabrizi (1325-1390)
The notable calligraphers are
Nasrollah Tabib (d.1339)
Taher Tabrizi (1888-1976),
The constitutional activists, such as
Seqqat al-Eslam Tabrizi (1861-1911),
Political figures like
Mirza Issa Farahani (d. 1822)
Minister of Fath-Ali Shah Qajar and Abbas Mirza, are also among the outstanding burials.