Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Iran  /  Fars Province  /  Persepolis  /  Nagsh-e Rostam

Nagsh-e Rostam, Persepolis

Stand in awe at the tombs of four ancient kings of Persia, carved into the side of a mountain, at Nagsh-e Rostam. Walk around the remains of one of the oldest cities in the area, discovered in 1930 by a group of archaeologists, and admire the burial site. The only thing more impressive than the tombs themselves are the reliefs that decorate the surroundings; the oldest allegedly dates back to the beginning of the second millenium BCE. Look carefully, and you'll see carvings of faces in the mountain, still visible after all this time. Add Nagsh-e Rostam to your Persepolis travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Persepolis online trip itinerary planner .
Create an itinerary including Nagsh-e Rostam
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Nagsh-e Rostam Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
406 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • A few kilometers from Persepolis ... (already the soul was excited by the experience!) there is this other wonderful archaeological site, the tombs of other Persian kings. There is little to say and to understand ... there is only to see admire and make just that period of history and civilization that gave birth and grow the Mediterranean culture.
    View original
  • full of tradition and odd tombs and some hakhamaneshi kings are there on the mountains which are made by stone  more »
Google
  • You won't be out of place in knee length boots and a whip ala Harrison Ford style walking amongst the grand relics. Easy access and definitely worth taking those steps back in time. Info in English translation a welcome inclusion.
  • That's a wonderful place
Places to stay near Nagsh-e Rostam

Plan your trip to Persepolis

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Persepolis

4.8
Duration: 3​h 30​min
4.1
Duration: 1​h

Side trips from Persepolis

3.3
Duration: 2​h
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 1​h
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min