About Tomb of Saadi
Tomb of Saadi, known as Saadiyeh, is located in the northeast of Shiraz, next to Delgosha Garden on the hillside. This is the living place and burial ground of Saadi, the great poet of Iran. It was first the monastery of Saadi and he spent his last years of life there and then was buried there too. In 1187 A.H. a building was constructed on his tomb to the order of Karim Khan Zand. This building was stable until 1948 and in 1951, the current building was constructed instead of the old one and its structure was adapted from Chehel Sotoun Palace and an integration of old and new Iranian architecture. The main building of tomb consists of two perpendicular porches where the tomb of Saadi is located in the angle of these porches and the dome of tomb is constructed on it with turquoise tiles. The tombstone is in the middle of an octagon construction on seven sides of which there are seven inscriptions including some parts of Golestan, Boostan, Ghasayed, Badaye', and Tayyebat by Sheikh Saadi. On the last side, there are some details on how this tomb was constructed. Currently, by development of the tomb, its area reaches over 10,000 m2. It is noteworthy that there is an Iranian-style garden in the courtyard. Tomb of Saadi has been registered as a national monument of Iran.