Maqbaratoshoara or the Mausoleum of Poets is located in Sorkhab district of Tabriz in East Azarbaijan province.Sorkhab lies in Aref avenue.
Some 400 poets, mystics and luminaries of Iran and the region have been laid to rest there.
On the east side of Sayyed Hamzeh’s grave and Ghaem Magham’s grave, there is a graveyard containing the graves of important poets, mystics, scientists and well-known people of Tabriz. The Mausoleum was first mentioned by the medieval historian Hamdollah Mostowfi in his Nozhat ol-Gholub. Hamdollah mentions it being located in what, at the time, was the Surkhab district of Tabriz.
The first poet buried in this complex was Asadi Tousi.Mohammed Hossein Bahjat Tabrizi as known Shahriar was the lovely poet to have been laid to rest in Maqbaratoshoara and the only one who worked both in Persian and Azerbaijani. The death and subsequent burial of Shahriar enhanced the profile of Maqbaratoshoara and made it a must-see tourist attraction of Tabriz.
Maqbaratoshoara in Tabriz
The mausoleum of Shahriar is located in the middle of the complex at a height of 30 meters.
Gholamreza Farzanmehr, the designer of Maqbaratoshoara, said the design was selected in a competition held in 1970. Construction operations started in 1972 and it was completed in 1982.
Asadi Tusi (999-1072)
Qatran Tabrizi (1009-1072)
Anvari Abivardi (1126-1189)
Mojireddin Bilaqani (d. 1190)
Zahireddin Faryabi (d. 1202)
Shapur Nishapuri (d. 1204)
Shamseddin Sojasi (d. 1206)
Zulfaqar Shervani (d. 1290)
Homam Tabrizi (1238-1314)
Assar Tabrizi (1325-1390)
Maghrebi Tabrizi (1348-1406)
Mani Shirazi (d. 1507)
Lesani Shirazi (d. 1533)
Shakibi Tabrizi (d. 1564)
Aziz Khan Mukri (d. 1870) –
Seqqat ol-Eslam Tabrizi (1861-1911)
Taher Tabrizi (1888-1976) –
Mohammad-Hossein Behjat Tabrizi (Shahriar) (1906-1988)
Mahmoud Melmasi (Azarm) (1917-1991)
Aziz Dowlatabadi (Darvish) (1922-2009)
Tabriz earthquake destroyed most of the graves.(1814)
Since the 1970s, there have been attempts to renovate the graveyard area. Some work has been carried out like the construction of a new symbolic building on this site.