Subject: Iran - Mashad
Hi travelers,

I'm still planning my coming trip to Iran (on June), I have got my visa and booked my flight but I still have a question that I can't workout: I'm wondering if Mashad is worth a visit.

Pros: Mashad is not too touristy destination (apart for Iranian travelers/pelgrims); it is depicted as a one of the best Islamic architecture in the islamic world with some great treasures. Cons: It is far away from the main touristic road and I should do a big detour; the heart of the holy shrine is open only to muslims (that I am not). I have read lots about Mashad but I'm still thinking about.

Anyone out there that has been in Mashad ? Any inpression or advice is appreciated.

Ciao, Marco in Milan - Italy