UNESCO Heritage Sites


Date of Inscription: 2004

Province of Fars

Located at 1800 meters above sea level in the center of the Iranian plateau, Pasargadae was founded in the 6th century BC by Cyrus II the Great. First capital of an extraordinary Persian empire, sacralized by the presence of the tomb of its creator, its palaces were arranged around a gigantic irrigated garden. The place fascinated Alexander the Great who made two visits there.