Although the capital of Iran is known as a busy and busy city, the reality is that the sights of Greater Tehran are more beautiful than it is known for its traffic. Isfahan, Kashan, Shiraz and Tabriz are the land of the relics of our ancient history. The city of palaces, museums and parks is so spectacular that you do not want to frame it in your mind when it is crowded. Join Alibaba Tourism Magazine to take you to each of Tehran’s tourist attractions.
What are the sights of Tehran?
There are many sights in Tehran, so we have categorized them, which you can see in the next question.
What are the sights of Tehran like the palace?
Golestan Palace, Niavaran Palace, Saadabad Palace, Shahrbani Palace and…
What are the sights of Tehran like a museum?
Museum of Contemporary Art, Museums on 30 Tir Street, National Museum, Museum of Glass and Pottery, Museum of National Jewelry, Tehran Carpet Museum, Tamashaghe Zaman Museum, Cinema Museum, Music Museum, Museum Learn and…
What are the sights of Tehran from the garden and the museum house?
Negarestan Museum Garden, Ferdows Museum Garden, Iranian Art Museum Garden, Qasr Museum Garden, Moghadam House, Dr. Mossadegh House, Kazemi House, Simin and Jalal House, Dar al-Fonun School, Masoudiyeh Mansion , Sepahsalar Mosque and School, Khanat Caravanserai
Sights of Tehran: The best museums in Tehran
One of the most beautiful sights of Tehran is its museums, which contain almost the most valuable treasures of this land. But below you can read what are the most famous and spectacular Tehran Museums .
1- Museum of Contemporary Art, World Masterpieces in the Heart of Tehran
Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art is a complete treasure trove of modern art in the world and one of the best places in Tehran. This museum was built before the revolution by Farah Pahlavi on the west side of Laleh Park today. So you can visit one of the most valuable museums in Iran while walking in this magnificent and lush park. The museum building was inspired by the architecture of Yazd windmills and was built by Kamran Diba, Farah Diba’s cousin.
Farah Pahlavi was very interested in art and bought valuable works from the artistic elite to introduce contemporary works to the Iranian people in the world and exhibited them in this museum. The works you see in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Iran are the masterpieces of artists such as Giacometti, Velvet, Andy Warhol, Pollack, Ernst, Pollack, Levitt and Picasso, some of which are valued at up to $ 5 billion. So if you are looking for contemporary art in the sights of Tehran, the Museum of Contemporary Art and its works will delight you a lot.
2- Museums on 30 Tir Street
One of the best places to see in Tehran (especially at night) is Sitir Street; Because all its sandwich shops are open from night to morning and nightlife is going on there. Citir Street itself, a cobbled street in the heart of Tehran’s old fabric, is home to many museums, including the National Museum and the Museum of Glass and Pottery. So if you go to see this street where there is a permanent food exhibition, do not miss any of these museums.
3- National Museum, a certificate of authenticity of this land
The National Museum of Iran has two separate buildings that were built in different historical periods; One is the Museum of Ancient Iran and the other is the Museum of Archeology and Art of the Islamic Era.
Museum of Ancient Iran: The first bricks of the Museum of Ancient Iran were laid during the reign of Reza Shah. The architecture of this building is inspired by Kasra Arch and was built by French architect Andre Godard. As its name suggests, the objects on display in this building are relics of ancient Iran. In the seven halls of this museum, you can see pottery and decorative objects obtained from excavations, the magnificent capitals of Persepolis, the Salt Man and hundreds of other historical monuments.
Museum of the Islamic Era: Ancient artifacts discovered after the Islamic Era are on display in this section of the National Museum, and here you can see the evolution of the works with the influence of Islamic art.
4- Museum of Glass and Pottery, a colorful narrative of Iranian art
I mentioned above that one of the most beautiful places in Tehran is Si Tir Street. The Glass Museum is located on the same street and is one of the most beautiful museums in Iran and the sights of Tehran. This elegance and beauty can be seen both in the building and in the elegance of the works on display. The Museum of Glass and Glass has been set up on the site of Ghavam Al-Saltanah’s octagonal house. You also know Ghavam Al-Satna, one of the great politicians of the Qajar and Pahlavi eras who became the Prime Minister 5 times.
Ghavam Al-Saltanah’s house was bought by Farah Pahlavi’s office for Farah’s daughter and then turned into a museum. In this museum, which is also registered in the list of national works, you can see glassware in dazzling colors, unique pottery with impressive designs and pearl and stone ornaments from different periods.
5- National Jewelry Museum, a visit full of surprises
The National Jewelry Museum is one of the most glamorous tourist attractions in Tehran. Probably from the history books of the name Diamonds of the Mountain of Light and the Sea of Light Remember, National Jewelry Museum is where These diamonds are kept, although the Light Mountain diamond is currently on the Queen of England crown. Although all the Persian kingdoms always had a rich treasure trove of gold and jewelry, they had not been collected together before the Safavids.
Collecting jewelry and even buying them from far and near countries began during the Safavid period and was followed during the Qajar period. Many of these jewels were mounted on the famous jewelry box, Kiani crown and Naderi throne and were kept in Golestan Palace. Later, Reza Shah moved the royal jewels to the basement of the Marble Palace. After the preparation of the Bank Melli building, its basement hosted national jewels, and these jewels also supported Iranian banknotes.
In addition to famous jewels such as the Sea of Light Diamond, Jaqeh Naderi, Farah Pahlavi Crown, Kiani Crown, Peacock Throne and Naderi Throne, many precious stones and pearls are displayed in the National Jewelry Museum. Is.
The National Jewelry Museum is not open to the public every day and is only open Saturday through Tuesday from 2 to 4:30 p.m.
6- Tehran Carpet Museum, a full-fledged exhibition of Iranian handicrafts
The Carpet Museum, like the Museum of Contemporary Art, was built by Farah Pahlavi in Laleh Park in Tehran, which was called Farah Park before the revolution. The purpose of building a carpet museum is to collect a history of the Iranian and central carpet industry for research in this field. This museum was opened just one year before the revolution on February 13, 1956 and is still considered one of the sights of Tehran.
7- Museum of time, wandering in standing times
The Museum of Time or the Spectator of Time has been set up in one of the historical houses of Tehran in Zafaranieh neighborhood. The house itself is a museum of Iranian architecture with its colors, lights and bedding.
This museum was opened in June 1978 and has been included in the list of national monuments of Iran. As its name suggests, everything you see in this museum is tied to time, and you can see all kinds of watches and timers, even donations from Iranian artists, in this time museum.
8- Cinema Museum, a passage on the memories of the apparatus and apparatchiks
The Cinema Museum is located in the Garden of Eden; Where it is one of the best sights in Tehran. A building with a white building with stunning plaster. Documents, old cinema equipment such as old cameras and editing desks that mostly belong to famous filmmakers and dubbers, famous movie posters and tools made for famous films such as the Doomsday movie ship are some of the works that you can see in the cinema museum.
9- Music Museum, the most beautiful place in Tehran
For those who are interested in Iranian music, this museum is one of the sights of Tehran that is engraved in their minds. The Museum of Iranian Music has been set up in one of the old clean houses of Tehran in Tajrish and has exhibited 240 instruments in different halls. Instruments are on display in various halls, such as the percussion, wind, traditional and string instruments halls.
Here you will not only see the instrument, but also a specialized library, a workshop for showing the process of making instruments, an audio and video archive, a special storage for instruments, a repository of written products are other parts of the museum. There is also a coffee shop museum where you can have a drink after this soulful visit.
10. Museum of Lessons, bitter but real of what happened
Tehran sights are not always beautiful and soulful. Sometimes it is necessary to feel a little pain to see what has happened to our past. You are supposed to see these in the Museum of Lessons. You may be a little upset here; Be sad or angry, but whatever it is, it is a story of the days that this land and its people have seen.
Today, the Museum of Lessons was in fact a torture chamber of the Pahlavi period, where the so-called SAVAK itself tortured saboteurs and opponents of the regime. This museum is one of the black tourist destinations. The Lesson Museum has eleven different sections, including the Guard Officer’s Room, Prisoner Wardrobe, Photo Gallery, Public and Solitary Cells, Dressing Room, Torture, Prisoners ‘Meeting Room, Pahlavi and Weapons Introduction Room, Prisoners’ Memorial, Prison Head Room And other sights are like the torture chamber.
11- Reza Abbasi Museum
Do you even know who Reza Abbasi was and what he did? He was one of the greatest artists of the Safari era. Reza Abbasi is best known for his calligraphy and miniature works. Of course, the Reza Abbasi Museum is one of the sights of Tehran that is not limited to displaying the works of this great artist. The museum is built on four floors and gives you as much information as a semester of university education in the history of art.
The works of art in this museum are in the order of historical period Are displayed from bottom to top. The Reza Abbasi Museum has three halls, which are the Pre-Islamic Hall, the Islamic Hall ،1, the Painting and Calligraphy Hall. If you are interested in visiting the Reza Abbasi Museum, you can reach Shariati Street every day from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
12- Museum of Iranian Money
This museum is for money lovers! Joke aside, the Money Museum is not only worth a visit because of the coins and objects inside, but the building itself is one of Tehran’s sights that you should not miss. This building was known as the buried building, but today the name of the heavenly commander can be seen on its entrance. The Dafina building was commissioned by a private owner before the revolution to be turned into a supermarket. After the revolution, this building became the property of the Foundation for the Oppressed.
Finally, after years of reconstruction, renovation and changes, in March 2017, the building was reopened. The building of Sardar Asmani (formerly Dafina) has three parts. The first part is the Museum of Money and Coins, which has exhibited about 1,200 coins to the public. The Museum of Gems and Historical Arrays, which displays 900 valuable objects, is located on the second floor of the museum. And finally, the Museum of Islamic and World Arts, which includes the treasures of the Foundation for the Oppressed. This treasure is on display for the first time in this museum.
13- History Museum or History Spectator
Another museum and another unique building! Yes, this is one of the sights of Tehran, the building of which can be as attractive and spectacular as the objects inside the museum. The history museum is also known as the History Spectator. This museum is not dedicated to ancient objects from thousands of years ago. Instead, the items we see in them are mostly related to the contemporary history of Iran and the world.
One of the best things about the History Museum is the existence of a teahouse and cafeteria on the grounds of this old house. This means that after visiting three floors of interesting and spectacular objects from the last 200 years of Iran, you can go to the cafeteria of the History Museum of Tehran and have food or drink tea. Drinking the same tea on an autumn evening near such a beautiful house can hack eternal memories in your mind. To see the history of Tehran, just go to Valiasr Street every day between 9:30 AM and 9:30 PM.
14- Moghaddam Museum House
Mohammad Taqi Khan Ehtesab al-Mulk lived in the museum building during the Qajar period. After that, his son Dr. Mohsen Moghadam lived with his wife in this beautiful house. Apart from the name of a museum, Dr. Moghadam is known and respected for another reason: the establishment of Tehran University of Arts. For this reason, Moghadam Museum is one of the sights of Tehran that has become more popular with art students.
The interior decoration of the museum remains almost as arranged by Dr. Moghadam and his wife. The location of this museum represents an aspect of Iranian history and art. But in addition to Dr. Moghadam’s personal collection, there are other sights in this museum that are better to visit. Among these sights we can mention the oyster room, the Ghajri porch, the Japanese garden and the inner courtyard. If you want to spend a few hours away from the hustle and bustle, Moghaddam Museum is one of the best tourist attractions in Tehran that you can visit.
16- National Bank Museum
Bank Melli Iran was opened in 1307 with an initial capital of 2 million Tomans. This bank has an interesting history and ups and downs that you can get acquainted with in this museum. You can see the first banknotes printed in Iran in this museum. But that is not the whole story.
Exquisite paintings, calligraphy, carpets and other types of works of art kept in this museum are also worth seeing. Another interesting sight of the National Bank Museum is the gifts that the governments of Germany, France and other countries at that time gave to the Government of Iran and the National Bank.
Of course, let’s not forget that the museum building itself is one of the attractions of the National Bank Museum. This building was designed by the famous German architect named Henrich, inspired by ancient Iranian and modern European architecture of that time. To see this beautiful building and its interesting contents, get to Ferdowsi Street between 1 pm and 7 pm.
17- Museum of the Holy Quran
If you want to get acquainted with the history of the Holy Quran and the exquisite copies of this holy book of Muslims, take a day to Valiasr Street in Tehran and visit the Museum of the Holy Quran. The museum is built on three floors and holds about 650 manuscripts. In addition to manuscripts, you can see other historical documents in this museum. Among these documents, we can mention the types of old marriage documents, land documents, Quranic paintings, and old Islamic books.
Another section of the museum worth visiting is the Amirkhani Master Gallery. Professor Amirkhani is one of the prominent masters of calligraphy and calligraphy in our country. The books of Quran, Hafez, Saadi, and other books of poetry of this eminent master that are exhibited in this museum are considered as the most beautiful calligraphy cases in the country.
18- Museum of Science and Technology of Iran
If you are interested in science and technology, the Museum of Science and Technology is one of the sights of Tehran that will be extremely enjoyable for you to see. This museum introduces you to the history of science before and after Islam. Of course, as you know, science has different branches, each of which can be as wide as the ocean.
One of the pure experiences that you can have in the Museum of Science and Technology of Iran is direct interaction with various scientific and physical theories in the Science Hall. In this forum you will have the opportunity to do physical experiments yourself and see the result up close. Light, core, and telephone galleries are also sections that introduce you to different aspects of science. Then you can go to the gallery of old surgical instruments and see how far medical sciences have come since then. The Gallery of Astronomical Instruments in this museum also introduces you to a variety of old and new telescopes.
19- Museum of Earth Sciences
The Museum of Earth Sciences is one of the sights of Tehran that will be of most interest to geologists and students. In this museum, you will get acquainted with different types of minerals and stones. Other objects that you can see in this museum are fossils of various ancient animals that have been found from different parts of our country.
Another interesting aspect of the Museum of Earth Sciences is its mining tools, which have been left over from years ago. The Museum of Earth Sciences also organizes workshops for students and advisers in the fields of geology and related sciences to various people. Finally, if you love stones or you have a collection of different types of stones, one day you should go to Meraj Street and visit this beautiful museum.
20- Museum of Dolls of Nations
The Doll Museum of the House is home to 1,500 different dolls from around the world. This museum is one of the sights of Tehran that you can visit with your children. The dolls in this collection tell you the story of different cultures of the world. The Museum of Dolls of Nations consists of three main sections:
- Dolls of Nations section
- Iranian Dolls Section
- United Nations Toy Section
Of course, the Doll Museum of Nations also has a shop where you can make all kinds of dolls, toys, and souvenirs for yourself and your children.
The Puppet Museum has created the temptation for you to visit the government gate again and again and enjoy its various cultural activities. For example, cultural nights introduce your children to the culture of Iranian ethnic groups. Children and teens tours with their parents give you the opportunity to get closer to your children and learn about different Iranian cultures.
garden of museums; The best entertainment places in Tehran
Museum gardens are a beautiful combination of sitting in a museum building in the heart of Iranian gardens. The mansions, built in Iranian gardens and often belonging to past Iranian celebrities, have been turned into museums over time. Tehran has the highest gardens of this museum, which you will get acquainted with in the following.
1- Negarestan Museum Garden, the host of your soul
Negarestan Museum Garden, like the Persian Garden, is one of the most charming gardens of museums and places of interest in Tehran, whether in spring when the sound of fountains and ponds, green grass and colorful flowers, or in autumn when the garden is covered with thousands of colors, or winter It is white.
This building and mansion was actually the summer residence of Fath Ali Shah Qajar, which later became a museum. In the two halls of Negarestan Museum Museum, you can see the Kamal-ol-Molk School Complex, the Spring Poets Queen Complex, the anthropological miniature sculptures of Master Jahangir Arjmand, the miniature and leather mosaics of Master Ali Asfarjani, the Negarestan Garden Tile Room and the line of Salam Fath Alishahi.
2- Garden of Ferdows Museum, the connection of history and nature
The Ferdows Garden mansion, which today hosts the Cinema Museum, was built by order of Mohammad Shah Qajar. This palace was supposed to be the residence of the Shah in the pleasant climate of Tajrish, but the life of the Shah did not materialize. This garden, which, according to all Iranian gardens, has a mansion in the middle, and a fountain whose water flows through canals throughout the garden, is the hangout of the people of Tehran these days.
Ferdows Garden Cinema Museum, a passage on the memories of the apparatus and apparatchiks
The Cinema Museum is located in Froudes Garden; Where it is one of the best entertainment places in Tehran. A building with a white building with stunning plaster. Documents, old cinema equipment such as old cameras and editing desks, mostly belonging to famous filmmakers and dubbers, famous movie posters and tools made for famous films such as the Doomsday movie ship are some of the works that you can see in the Cinema Museum.
3- Garden of the Museum of Iranian Art, Abstract of Iranian Symbolic Buildings
This garden, which is a few alleys away from Ferdows Garden, is a summary of the symbols of all Iranian cities and places of interest in Tehran; From Azadi and Milad towers to Siwa Se Pol and Shams al-Amara and Gonbad Soltanieh. You can see replicas of historical and scenic places in Iran that were made for 2500 year old celebrations in this garden.
Along with all the beauties of the palace, you can have a drink in the traditional cafe of the complex in the coolness of the garden and its cozy atmosphere and enjoy the space. At the entrance of the garden, there is an exhibition and a handicraft shop in a very beautiful atmosphere.
4- Palace Museum Garden, a clear example of not making a well for anyone, first for yourself, second for someone
The Palace Museum Garden , like the Ebrat Museum, is one of the black sights of Tehran. Today’s museum was a prison in the past, and you may be interested to know that the first prisoner of this museum was the one who built this prison. Brigadier General Dargahi was imprisoned in Qasr Prison two days after the opening of Qasr Prison, along with Reza Shah.
The Markov Building, the Political Ward Building, the History Ward, the Document Ward, the Second Pahlavi Ward and the Second Pahlavi Detention Center are some of the sections you will see in this museum garden. Tehran Book Garden is another place of interest in this city that will be a good choice for cultural entertainment, study and..
5- Garden of the Museum of Sacred Defense
A museum with an area of 250,000 square meters is waiting for you to tell all the stories of the 8 years of war. This garden museum is one of the sights of Tehran that should be visited on a pleasant spring day. In the following, you will get acquainted with the different parts of this large museum garden.
The first part of the garden is the Museum of the Islamic Revolution and the Holy Defense of the Butterfly Hall. This hall introduces the martyred commanders of the holy defense and shows you their statues in real dimensions. Thresholds of astonishment and reality represent important historical events from after the victory of the Islamic Revolution to the end of the war. There are many other forums that show you different aspects of the war. But if you do not want to spend your day indoors, the museum grounds also have many sights that you can visit while walking.
6- Miniature Museum Garden
The garden of the Miniature Museum is another place of interest in Tehran where you can travel around Iran in 40 minutes. When we say the garden of the Miniature Museum, it means that most of the sights of Iran in this museum are made in miniature size and are on display. All you have to do is spend a pleasant evening on Janbazan Street and enjoy walking in the inscriptions of Biston and Persepolis and dozens of other historical monuments.
This space of about 3 hectares with towering trees and beautiful flowers has created the opportunity for you to spend a few hours walking in the open air and learn about the history and architecture of Iran. Learn valuable tips. The garden of the Miniature Museum also has a gallery where you can see beautiful photos of the sights of Tehran and Iran.
7- Garden of Iranian Art Museum
Another place of interest in Tehran where you can see the tourist attractions of Iran in miniature is the garden of the Museum of Iranian Art. The historic building of this museum garden belonged to the wife of one of the commanders of the Imperial Army. After the revolution, this building was given to the cinema house. Until finally, in 2005, the garden of the Museum of Iranian Art was established in this place. This one-hectare museum garden, in addition to beautiful historical replicas, also has handicraft and carpet shops where you can buy souvenirs from different cities. After an account in the garden among the models and Walking through the trees you can go to the museum gallery. This gallery is a place to store and display handmade works of art by Iranian artists that you can visit on special days. The garden of the Museum of Iranian Art has several other attractions that make you turn your way to Tajrish Square again and again. One of these attractions is the monthly outdoor photo exhibition and the other is the museum’s traditional café, which offers a variety of hot and cold drinks.
8- Vaziri Museum Garden
The museum garden is mostly designed in the shape of a museum cave. This is one of the tourist attractions of Tehran that is privately designed and built and all the responsibility is on the artist Nasser Hashmand Vaziri. In fact, it is the art and creativity of Master Vaziri who has created unique works of art from unused and handmade objects and placed them in caves in the heart of the mountain. The garden of Vaziri Museum started to work in 2005 and the master added new works to it from time to time, until unfortunately he said goodbye to the mortal tree in 1398 and made this unique monument. They left for us. The objects displayed in this museum mostly revolve around the stories of Ferdowsi Shahnameh and the knowledge of folklore. Go to Lavasanat’s pleasant climate area between 9 am and 7 pm and explore the museum, garden, and cave.
9- Palace Museum Garden
The Palace Museum Garden is another place of interest in Tehran with a strange and audible history. This museum garden was originally a prison built in 1177 by order of Fath Ali Shah. This prison was rebuilt years later with the help of Colonel Dargahi to accommodate prisoners of Reza Shah’s time. Interestingly, before the construction of Evin Prison, the Palace Museum Garden was the only centralized prison in Tehran.
Back to the present day, the garden of the Palace Museum has several sections, including the Markov Museum. Of course, you should know that the objects kept in the garden of the Palace Museum often have a political theme. Even the books in the museum’s permanent book fair with political and prison themes have been selected. After visiting the inner parts of the prison and its watchtowers, you can visit the Persian Garden. This beautiful garden is five thousand meters wide and all kinds of soaring trees can be found in it. To visit the palace museum garden, all you have to do is get to Motahhari Street in Tehran between office at 8:30 and 2:30 on business days. The garden of the Palace Museum awaits you with the stories of its dead prisoners.
Historical sights of Tehran: Qajar houses
But the houses, each of which boasts magnificent architecture of the Qajar period with its plasterwork, decorations and beautiful buildings, have today become museums that host tourists and art lovers. Moghaddam House and Masoudiyeh Mansion are two famous historical houses in Tehran. In another article, we have introduced these Qajar historical houses in a much more complete way. For more information, refer to the article on Tehran’s historical sights.
1- Moghaddam House, a memento of the taste of a history-loving couple
One of the most popular sights of Tehran is the Moghaddam Museum, which captivates tourists both in its architecture and in the objects on display. This Qajar house belonged to one of the famous Qajar families.
Later, their second son, Mohsen Moghadam, a professor of archeology at the University of Tehran, settled there with his Bulgarian wife, Salma Koyumjian. The couple has left the museum today by collecting historical and cultural objects.
2- Masoudiyeh mansion, a historical house made by a historian
Masoudiyeh Mansion is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in Tehran that you can visit in Baharestan. This mansion was built by order of Massoud Mirza, son of Naser al-Din Shah. Masoudiyeh Mansion shows the Qajar architecture in the most beautiful way possible and its sash windows and delicate bedding win the hearts of tourists.
This building has also had important plans in contemporary history. During the constitutional period, the Masoudiyah mansion was one of the bases of the constitutionalists and Muhammad Ali Shah. The foundation of the National Library of Iran as well as the National Museum of Iran was laid in the rooms of this building. It was once the first building of the Ministry of Education.
3- Simin and Jalal House Museum
If you are interested in the world of poetry and literature, you are going to make a bag at Simin and Jalal House. Fortunately, the decoration and layout of the house have not changed much and it has remained in its old and traditional style. As its name suggests, this house was once the residence of two great and enduring figures of Iranian literature, namely Simin Daneshvar and his wife Jalal Al-Ahmad, and now two wax sculptures have been made of these two, which you can see in the corner of the house.
The cost of visiting Simin and Jalal House is 3,000 Tomans for Iranians and 10,000 Tomans for foreign tourists, and except Saturday, you can visit every day from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
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4- Dr. Mossadegh House
Whenever there is talk of oil, the first name that comes to mind is the brilliant name of Dr. Mossadegh. Now you have the opportunity to get a little away from the political atmosphere and take a look at the place where this character lives, which has become one of the sights of Tehran these days.
You may have the impression that Dr. Mossadegh, as one of the great politicians and celebrities of Iran, must have lived in luxurious houses that put everyone’s finger on their mouths, but quite the opposite! Dr. Mossadegh’s house is very simple and unpolluted.
5- Kazemi House
Another place of interest in Tehran, which is located near the Grand Bazaar of Tehran, is Kazemi House. This house is also known as the Museum House of Old Tehran and is one of the houses registered in the list of national monuments of Iran.
If you like the atmosphere of old and Qajar houses, you will definitely get a good and enjoyable experience from this house. Address of Kazemi House: 15 Khordad St., Abolghasem Shirazi Alley, Imamzadeh Yahya Alley
6- Sepahsalar Mosque and School
Among the sights of Tehran, there are cases that no one would have believed if their history had not been recorded. For example, Tehran, which is so old, still has its first mosque and high school, which we know as Sepahsalar Mosque and Sepahsalar School these days.
If you have seen photos of Istanbul mosques (or perhaps you have seen them up close), you can see that the construction of Sepahsalar Mosque was inspired by these things and the time of its construction dates back to the Qajar era.
Apart from the fact that the Sepahsalar complex is considered one of the best places of interest in Tehran, there are about 10,000 volumes of antique books and lithographs in this place, and even trying to price these books seems like a joke. So if you are interested in contemporary Iranian history and literature, be sure to visit Sepahsalar.
Address of Sepahsalar Mosque and School: Tehran, southeast side of Baharestan Square, Baharestan St., next to the old building of the National Assembly of Iran
7- Dar al-Fonun school is one of the oldest places of interest in Tehran
Anyone who has read the history books of middle school is definitely named after Mirza Mohammad Taghi Khan Farahan or Amir Kabir. This educated person, who was the Prime Minister of Iran for about three years, made a great contribution to the scientific and literary development of Iran, one of the most famous and lasting of which was the construction of the Dar al-Fonun school. This school, which was built during the Qajar era, still stands near Tehran Bazaar and is considered an important page in the history of our country.
Address of Dar al-Fonun School: Tehran, Naser Khosrow St., above South Saadi
8- Khanat Caravanserai
Again, we want to go to one of the tourist attractions of Tehran, which has remained a memory for us since the Qajar period. In the brick by brick of Khanat Caravanserai, you can touch the spirit of business and Qajar lifestyle.
Of course, it is better to know that in 1978, Khanat Caravanserai suffered serious damage in a large fire, but later it was rebuilt and repaired by the Tehran Municipality, and these days, both the nut sellers’ guild are working in it and the public is free to visit.
Address of Khanat Caravanserai: Molavi Crossroads, Saheb Jame St., Amin Al-Saltanah Square, Khanat Caravanserai
From the best places of entertainment in Tehran: palaces
But Tehran’s sights are not limited to its museums; The reigns of Qajar and Pahlavi, the last two monarchies in the history of Iran, left many memories in this city. The most famous palaces in Tehran are Saad Abad, Niavaran and Golestan Palace, which we will introduce in the following.
1- Golestan Palace, Tehran Evergreen Palace
Golestan Palace, whose colorful tiles and green grounds always give the feeling of spring, is located near the bazaar and in the historical context of Tehran. Golestan Palace consists of several different sections, including Salam Hall, Marble Porch, Mirror Hall and the famous Shams al-Amara mansion.
Among the historical events held in Golestan Palace are the wedding ceremony of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi with Farah Diba and the coronation ceremony of Pahlavi.
2- Niavaran Palace, named after the guest house to Kam Shah
Although the name of Niavaran Palace is tied to the Pahlavi dynasty, but in fact the Qajar dynasty laid the foundation of this garden and some of the palace buildings. Ahmad Shahi pavilion was the last building in this garden during the Qajar period, and by the order of Mohammad Reza Shah, the construction of Niavaran Palace in the garden area began in 1937.
Although the palace was built for foreign guests, the king and his family eventually moved in and it became the king’s palace. Unlike other palaces in Iran, Niavaran Palace has a modern and simple architecture. Visiting this complex, you can see the private library of the palace, Ahmad Shahi pavilion, the Royal Car Museum, the World Museum, as well as the Saheboghranieh Palace.
3- Saad Abad Palace, display of 18 royal power
In addition to the Tehran palace complex that exists in this large complex, the palace grounds are a wonderful space for walking and coziness. This large garden, with its old towering trees and the river that flows through it, hosts 18 small and large palaces from the Pahlavi and Qajar periods.
Visiting Saad Abad complex, you can see Green Palace or Reza Khan Palace, Mellat Palace (Mohammad Reza Shah Palace), Shams Palace where royal clothes including Farah Pahlavi wedding dress are displayed, royal kitchen, museum of royal dishes in Ashraf Palace See Pahlavi and other museums that display works by Iranian artists.
4- Sultanabad Palace
Sultanabad Palace was one of the oldest summer palaces of the Qajar kings. This palace was built at the end of the road that leads to Pich Shemiran. The construction of Sultanabad Palace was completed in 1307 and since then it has become a favorite resort of Nasser al-Din Shah. Unfortunately, a large part of this palace was destroyed by the order of Reza Shah, and today only the parts of the pool, the Hall of Mirrors, and the throne remain.
Of course, you should know that today Sultanabad Palace is in the possession of the Ministry of Defense and it is used for official ceremonies. That is why it is not open to the public. To get more acquainted with Sultanabad Palace, you should just look at its photos.
5- Marble Palace
When we say marble palace, we mean one of the sights of Tehran. This palace is different from the marble palace located in Ramsar. This palace was built by Reza Khan with the aim of proving the glory of the Pahlavi government to the whole world. Do you know why this palace was named Marble Palace? This name is mostly due to the green marble columns that have been worked around the exterior of the building.
After the revolution, the Marble Palace was first handed over to the Revolutionary Committee and then to the Expediency Council. For years, the meetings of this assembly were held in the Marble Palace until the Foundation of the Oppressed became the authority of this palace and began the preparations for its conversion. Finally, in 2009, it was exposed to the public.
In this museum you can see objects related to the first and second Pahlavi kings. To see this beautiful museum palace, you can go to Valiasr Square in the first half of the year from 9 am to noon and in the second half of the year from 9 am to 5 pm and immerse yourself in the history of our country.
6- Farahabad Palace
Farahabad Palace or Firoozeh Palace is another landmark of Tehran left over from the Qajar period. This palace is completely European in style and imitates the Trocadero Palace in Paris. For this reason, its front view is a complete semicircle with a terrace around it. Of course, Ahmad Shah later added an interior to the building that was more in line with Qajar culture and architecture.
Farahabad Palace was built in Dushan Tappeh region and was favored and forgotten by the court during the reign of Reza Shah. It was used militarily during the revolution. Today, the palace is in the possession of the Revolutionary Guards and is not open to the public.
7- Ruby Palace
Yaghoot Palace is one of the tourist attractions of Tehran, which was built in 1262 in Sorkheh Hesar. This palace belonged to Nasser al-Din Shah and has about 200 rooms. The columns around this building along with its balconies all around give a magnificent view to this old building that attracts every spectator.
One of the most interesting things about this palace is that its building is located in the grounds of Lavasani Heart Specialized Hospital and these days it is used as the hospital office building. The ruby palace building is being renovated these days, and the municipality of District 13 has promised to turn it into a museum soon and make it open to the public.
8- Ishratabad Palace
Ishratabad Palace was built by Nasser al-Din Shah between Qajar Palace and Bagh Negarestan. This four-story palace was mostly used for weddings and celebrations. The most interesting part of the palace is a large pond, around which small houses have been built. Nasser al-Din Shah gave each of the houses to one of his wives to live in.
After the victory of the Revolution, the Air Force took over the Palace Corps and changed its name to Valiasr Barracks. With the passage of Sayad Shirazi Highway, a part of the barracks was taken from the side of the palace and Ishratabad Palace got out of the control of the IRGC. In 2006, the Tehran Municipality, the Revolutionary Guards, and the Cultural Heritage Organization signed a document to renovate the palace and make it a museum.
9- Khorram Palace or Stone Palace
Khorram Palace is one of the sights of Tehran that has hidden the most mystery in its corridors. This palace was built at the end of the Pahlavi era and in 1352, part of it was put into operation. Locals living around the palace believe that beneath the palace are corridors that extend as far as the University of Tehran, which the former government used to move important people and political prisoners.
Today the black and iron doors of this palace are closed. The only use of Khorram Palace is as a parking lot for the staff of Rasool Akram Hospital. Some believe that the Foundation for the Underprivileged donated the palace to the hospital, and a new hospital was probably built on the site soon.
10- Senate Palace
The Senate Palace was the parliament building before the Islamic Revolution. After the revolution, the constitution was written in the same building and until 2001, the sessions of the Islamic Consultative Assembly were held in the same building. As you know, the parliament is located in the Baharestan building today, and only annual meetings and government meetings are held there.
11- Pasal Fixed Palace
Sabet Pasal Palace was built in 1340 and was nationally registered in 2017. This house is one of the sights of Tehran, which was considered the most expensive and luxurious house in Tehran at the time. It is said that Sabet Pasal Palace belonged to Habibaullah Sabet, who lived with his family for only 2 years. They left Iran for the United States after the revolution and their house was confiscated.
In 2017, the government planned to demolish the house and build a cultural and artistic center, but the Cultural Heritage Organization prevented the demolition and registered it nationally. Today, this house is not available to the public and entering and occupying it is prosecuted.
Recreational places: Tehran parks
Along with all the sights of Tehran, from palaces to museums and historical houses, it has extraordinary green spaces that become more popular in all seasons, but in summer and spring. If you are going to travel to Tehran, do not miss seeing these parks. If you live in Tehran and you do not know these parks, now that it is summer and you are going to park with your friends and go to nature in the heart of the capital, then do not miss the introduction of Tehran parks.
1- Water and fire park, water on the fire, fatigue
Nature Bridge , which is one of the main and famous amusement parks in Tehran these days, connects the two water and fire parks and Taleghani Park. Water and Fire Park is a modern and new park in Tehran where there are abstract sculptures, statues of Persian legends, Mina Dome Observatory, pigeon houses, lighthouse, fire tower and large fountains and pavilions. The best cafes in Tehran and various restaurants have turned the water and fire park into a center for sightseeing in Tehran.
2- Laleh Park, the originality is evident from the height of its trees
Laleh Park on North Kargar Street is one of the oldest parks in Iran. The park land used to be an equestrian area and an army parade, and became a park in the second Pahlavi period. Plane, cypress and acacia trees have created an extraordinary green space and shade. Laleh Park has a basketball, volleyball court and chess table, as well as a children’s library that makes the park suitable for children.
Food and handicrafts are sold in the permanent stands of Laleh Park, and sometimes handicrafts and local food fairs are also held.
3- Saei Park, even a botanical garden
Saei Park dates back to 1324 and is an old park in the heart of Tehran. This park was built by engineer Karim Saei and 17 species of plants can be seen in its green area. One of the most spectacular parts of the park is the wildlife and birds section, which is designed in the style of Japanese gardens. Here you will find a variety of birds and animals such as hamsters, geese, ducks and squirrels.
This park, like Tehran Bird Garden, has different birds in it.
4- Mellat Park, an exhibition of abstract art
Mellat Park in the north of Tehran is one of the most famous parks in the capital, which leaves almost nothing for tourists. Along Mellat Park on Valiasr Street, there are abstract sculptures by Iranian artists that make the entrance to the park different. The terraced waterfront, lake, small zoo, 4D cinema and sports facilities make the space of this park ideal for both adults and children. Mellat Cinema Campus also doubles the charm of this park.
5- Jamshidia Park, autumn takes on a different meaning here
Jamshidieh Park is located at the end of Niavaran Street in the north of Tehran and is one of the famous parks in the capital. Although this park has its beauties in all seasons, but the autumn of this park is really spectacular. Water flows from the artificial waterfall of this park in the steps of the park and creates a very beautiful and refreshing atmosphere. Of course, its beauty is not as great as Tehran waterfall, and you should include that waterfall in an arithmetic entertainment program. You can also see abstract sculptures and symbols in the corners of the park.
6- Qeytariyeh Park gives a different taste to walking
Qeytariyeh Park is one of the best parks in Tehran and the experience of pure nature in the heart of traffic and crowds. Add the sound of birds to the colorful flowers in the corners of the park, the fountains, the central pool, the cool green trees and the tall trees of the park and see what a dreamy atmosphere is created in the heart of the city. A place where you can count on both walking and secluding yourself.
Cats are one of the most vibrant sights of Tehran, one of the special features of Qeytariyeh Park is its cats that attract cat lovers to this park. 6 and 7 dimensional cinema, photography booth, sports equipment, children’s playground and skating have made this park one of the best tourist attractions in Tehran. Don’t forget to visit the Cultural Center of the Nations, which sells local handicrafts, food and snacks.
Also, the route from this park to Mahallati flower market is very straight and you can visit it from this origin.
7- Niavaran Park, frame a good day here
Niavaran Palace is located in the south of Niavaran Park and you can visit the palace with a double arrow. This park was built by the order of Mohammad Reza Shah and its plan was also designed by the British. Niavaran Park has different sections such as library, amphitheater, equestrian training ground, gym for women, 4 large swimming pools and skating rink.
8- Nahj al-Balagheh Park, absolute greenery in the heart of the capital
Nahj al-Balagheh Park in the northwest of Tehran and in the Farahzad Valley is one of the most prosperous parks in Tehran these days, both for tourists and for the people of Tehran. The river that flows through the middle of the park has doubled its beauty.
Horror park safari, water jumping boat, sky jumping track, cycling track, Bellino amusement park, open-air cinema and amphitheater are some of the activities that you can experience in this park.
9- Jurassic Park brought dinosaurs to the west of Tehran
Jurassic Park in Saadatabad, Tehran has provided a wonderful space for children. Jurassic Park displays life-size dinosaur sculptures. Seeing these dinosaurs up close and getting to know them makes children very excited.
You can make a memorable day for your children by taking them to the park, visiting educational and film workshops, Jurassic studios, 3D cinemas and Jurassic shops and taking souvenir photos of them with dinosaurs.
10- Chitgarh Park
Chitgarh Park is located on the shores of Chitgarh Lake. The park is divided into two parts, east and west, the western part of which is mostly forested and wild, while all its amenities and sports facilities are located in the eastern part of the park. With this division, you can easily choose what uses you want to make of this park. If you want to enjoy nature, go west, and if you want to walk in the park and eat something in a restaurant or cafe, go east.
Among the facilities that you can find in the eastern part of the park is the Garden of Mystery. The types of plants that are planted in this park are mostly medicinal plants. There are also animals in this park that live in different parts. Raz Hasti Park also has a coffee shop and a coffee shop where you can relax for hours.
If you have come to Chitgar Park with a group of women, friends and family, you should know that this is one of the recreational places in Tehran that is dedicated to women only. Reyhaneh Park has provided all kinds of sports and recreational facilities for you.
11- City Park
If you want to choose one of Tehran’s sights for fun and photography in the summer, Park Shahr must be one of your options. This park is usually known for two things: one is its colorful and beautiful tulips in the first half of the year and the other is the artificial lake and its beautiful fountains.
Of course, this is not the end! دیگر Other facilities of Shahr Park include the Tehran Peace Museum, where you can see a variety of war tools such as anti-chemical masks. Tehran City Park also has a bird garden and an aquarium that will be especially attractive for children to see. Shahr Park Central Library is another attraction of this park, whose exquisite collection of books in the basement is always worth seeing.
12- Artists Park
Do you know why this park was named Artists’ Park? Thanks to the house of artists that is located in the heart of this park! The locals also know the artists’ park as Iranshahr Park. This is one of the sights of Tehran that will be of interest to artists and art lovers. Why? Because instead of the park, you can see all kinds of sculptures and statues made by famous artists of our country.
The house of artists always acts like a magnet that attracts art lovers. Art events and occasional exhibitions are held in this house, and permanent galleries allow you to purchase works of art. In addition, cafes and restaurants and craft shops are places you can visit, have something to eat and drink, or buy souvenirs.
13- Student Park
Daneshjoo Park is one of the most memorable places in Tehran. Why? Because of the round and beautiful building of the city theater. If you do not remember the theaters of this building and the benches around them, be sure to get to the student park at the first opportunity. Whether you like street performances or prefer to go to one of the theaters, you should not miss the opportunity to see a theater in this park.
The city theater building was designed and executed by Bijan Saffari by order of Farah Pahlavi. The design of this building is inspired by original Iranian designs along with modern designs from around the world. Of course, these days, Valiasr intersection metro station has been added to the attractions of this park. The interesting thing about Daneshjoo Park subway station is that some people consider it one of the most spectacular attractions in Tehran and some people think that the structure of the subway gate has distorted the face of the city’s theater.
14- Taleghani Park
After all this sightseeing in the old palaces of Tehran, it is time to go to a beautiful park and catch your breath. Taleghani Park is one of the sights of Tehran that you can easily spend a few hours in Tehran due to easy access and proximity to Tehran metro station and Hemmat, Modares, and Haqqani highways.
Among the facilities of this park, we can mention the children’s playground, the playground for adults, the wooden walkway, and a large number of pavilions. Due to the easy access route and these pavilions, Taleghani Park can be the best option for your family picnic on Friday. Another interesting point about Taleghani Park is that in recent years, the Nature Bridge has connected it to the Water and Fire Park, and this is a great opportunity to see three of Tehran’s sights in one day.
15- Nowruz Park
Why is this park named Nowruz Park? Because this park is built with an international approach and we can show Nowruz traditions to ECO member countries in all months of the year. In fact, 12 platforms have been built for these countries, plus two additional platforms for Iraq and Bahrain in this park. Each of these countries can display their own customs on one of these platforms. It’s interesting, isn’t it?
Another tourist attraction of Tehran in Nowruz Park is the fourth largest plantarium in the world, where you can learn valuable information about astronomy and related sciences. This collection has features for professional and amateur astronomers that are unique in their kind. In addition, there are other sections in the series that deal with other sciences such as physics, chemistry, and biology. That is why Nowruz Park does not disappoint anyone and has fun for everyone.
16- Provincial Park
Undoubtedly, it can be easily said that Velayat Park is one of the most exciting sights in Tehran. This park is located in the south of Tehran and with its various and unique facilities, it can make a beautiful day for you. This park was opened less than 10 years ago and all the recreational and welfare facilities are available to visitors.
Among the amusement facilities of this park, we can mention bungee jumping, happy castle, sports city, wall climbing, rock climbing, paragliding, speed racing, paragliding, karting, and so on. A variety of outdoor sports such as football, tennis, volleyball, and basketball can be played in the provincial park. About 60,000 meters of the park space is dedicated to women where they can easily play and have fun. In short, whatever they have, the provincial park is all together.
17- Al-Mahdi Park
The best thing about Al-Mahdi Park is that it allows you to fish in the heart of one of the largest cities in the country. Yes, in Al-Mahdi Park Lake, every year, fish are released, the catch of which becomes the entertainment of the citizens. In addition to fishing, other amusements are available in this park.
These facilities include an amusement park, boating pier, book city shop, and citizen house. In addition, if you are interested in flowers and plants, Al-Mahdi Park Flower Clinic will answer your questions about flowers and houseplants, and you can get all kinds of flowers from there.
18- Lavizan Forest Park
If you want to experience one of the recreational places in Tehran, where you are completely away from the hustle and bustle of the city, be sure to choose Lavizan Forest Park. Interestingly, the Lavizan region was not a forest at all and was located as a barren land in the northeast of Tehran. Until the Xi’an forest was artificially created in 1342.
One of the best parts of the park that you should not miss is the Tehran Bird Garden. This 23-hectare garden is home to 6,500 birds that live in cages or under the whole. Seeing these birds can be both enjoyable for you and provide a new experience for your children. In short, if it is Friday and you do not want to stay home, going to this park will give you a great variety of everyday city life.
19- Sorkheh Hesar National Park
Now it is time to pay more attention to the east of Tehran. This part of the big and crowded capital of our country is home to one of the oldest protected areas in the whole world. In fact, Sorkheh Hesar Park dates back to the Qajar period, when the kings of this dynasty established the Shah as a personal hunting ground. The animal species of this park were very diverse at that time and it was the best place for hunting and having fun.
Even today, rare species of animals and plants can be found in this area. Of course, if you are not familiar with the basics of nature tourism, be a little more careful when going to this park, because in some parts of it, dangerous animals such as vipers can be found. But if you do not want to indulge in the wildlife of the park, you can go to the park sports and recreation village and enjoy sports and recreation such as paintball, tennis, handball and billiards. In short, Sorkheh Hesar National Park is one of the recreational places in Tehran, which is ideal for both nature lovers and families who want a beautiful day and a family picnic in the lap of nature.
20- Yas Forest Park
Did you know that Yas Forest Park is the largest forest park in the capital? The forest park was the site of a dispute between the Ministry of Intelligence and the Army before it was parked, until it was eventually donated to the municipality and made available to the public. One of the best things you can find in Yas Fatemi Forest Park is a variety of playgrounds for children and adults. So whether you go to this park with your family or with your friends, you will not be disappointed.
One of the exciting features of this park is shooting at a flying target with a real gun or a race. In any case, it is not without reason that this forest park is one of the best recreational places in Tehran. Of course, paintball and cycling are also available, but you should bring your own bikes.
21- Pardisan Park
Does it bother you to see smoking in the corner of the park when you go to the park? So choose Pardisan Park for your entertainment. This park is one of the recreational places in Tehran where smoking is prohibited, to the extent that the locals also call it the lungs of Tehran.
One of the most spectacular parts of Pardisan Park is the wildlife rehabilitation center. If you go to this part of the park, you will see that experts and specialists treat animals damaged by poachers and rare animal traffickers. In addition, this center has a section for reviving and protecting Iranian cheetahs, which is interesting. The Museum of Biodiversity and the Environmental Cinema are some of the areas that may catch your eye. So whenever you can get to the western town and visit this beautiful park.
Pardisan Park on Google Map
22- Iran Zamin Park
Iran Zamin Park is located on Iran Zamin Street in the western part of Tehran. This park is also called Fadak Garden Road and it is a good place to walk for a few minutes after a hard day and get tired. Iran Zamin Park provides a variety of sports facilities to citizens.
In addition to the sidewalk around the park, a variety of football, basketball, volleyball, badminton, and cycling trails await you in the park. Of course, the children are not forgotten in this park either. Children’s playgrounds in this park will keep your beloved children entertained for hours. After a tiring day, the park’s buffets and cafes also provide good rest.
23- Dialogue Park
Dialogue Park is based on the dialogue of civilizations and for this reason, different types of gardens from different countries of the world have been built in this park. That is why it is said that one of the sights of Tehran where the whole world can be seen is this talk park. The types of gardens that can be found in this park are Persian garden, English garden, Italian garden, French garden, and Chinese garden.
In the middle of the Persian garden, there is a pavilion that is reminiscent of Qajar architecture, and the Italian garden is distinguished from other parts by the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Other amenities available at the park include a bike path, a toy house, a children’s playground and a skating rink.
Tehran Recreation Centers; Exciting and unrepeatable
If you want to visit the recreational sights of Tehran, do not miss the following sights next to all the tourist attractions.
Tehran Freedom Tower, a monument to 2500-year-old celebrations
The Freedom Tower, which is still one of the symbols of Tehran today, was built as a memorial to the 2,500-year-old imperial celebrations. Before the revolution, the Freedom Tower was called the Martyr’s Tower. In the past, almost all those who came to Tehran from other cities took souvenir photos with this symbol of modern Iran.
The story of the construction of the Freedom Tower is that in 45, a competition was held between Iranian architects to select the best design for the symbol of Iran. From all the plans, Hossein Amanat’s plan was chosen, which is the result of today’s Azadi Tower.
Freedom Tower is a combination of architecture of the Achaemenid, Sassanid and Islamic periods. The point that many tourists may be unaware of is that there is a gallery, a library and a museum under the Freedom Tower. So if you go to see the Freedom Tower, do not miss the basement and the tower museum.
Milad Tower, the symbol of modern Tehran
Milad Tower is one of the modern tourist attractions of Tehran, which has been added to the symbols of this city in recent years. Milad Tower is the sixth telecommunication tower in the world, which has become a center for entertainment and fun for Tehranians and tourists. Milad Tower hosts many concerts and festivals and most famous Iranian singers hold concerts in Milad Tower halls.
Milad Tower Entertainment
Borj Milad Dolphinarium in Tehran, which is said to be the first offshore dolphinarium in the Middle East, is one of the most attractive pastimes for both children and adults. You may not expect these entertainments from Milad Tower, but there is also a zip line and a hanging tower, bubble football and an escape room, and you can raise your adrenaline rush. To reach Milad Tower, you can use Tehran Metro.
Cafe and restaurant
Milad Tower Revolving Restaurant is one of the best restaurants in Tehran. But this restaurant is not the only cafe and restaurant of the tower. After visiting the different floors of the tower and having a good time, you can entertain yourself with a drink or a delicious meal in the restaurants and cafes of the tower.
What is different in different classes?
In one of the floors of the tower, you can see the candle statues of Iranian greats and celebrities such as Jalal Al-Ahmad, Nima Yoshij and Ferdowsi, and you can take a souvenir photo with these statues. You will find many handicraft shops as well as artists who are painting, ostrich eggs and other handicrafts.
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Tehran City Theater, a center for watching luxury theater
One of the most famous cultural centers in Tehran is this theater in Tehran, which is located in Daneshjoo Park and Valiasr Crossroads. The theater building of the city, like the museums of Tehran, including the Carpet Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art, was built by Farah Pahlavi to be a center for theater viewing.
The city theater building has several theaters that host luxury theaters. The fourth floor of the city theater has a specialized library and a performing arts documentation center. The book store and its cafeteria are among the best cafes in Tehran, which is a gathering place for theater and art lovers.
Chitgarh Lake, the largest artificial lake in the country
Chitgar Lake, which was later renamed the Persian Gulf Martyrs Lake, is the largest artificial lake in Iran. This lake is still known as Chitgar and is one of the most important recreational attractions in Tehran. This lake is located in the northwest of Tehran in District 22.
Chitgarh Lake Complex has almost become a recreational town and has many facilities for fun. Here he enjoys both friendly gatherings and family gatherings with children. Boating, aerial skating, free fall slides, skydiving, a six-dimensional cinema and a horror park safari are some of the activities you can enjoy on the lake grounds.
Walking and cycling along the lake is one of the main parts of visiting this recreational complex. Do not miss photography, bird watching and enjoying live performances.
Tehran Shopping Centers from the Attractions of the Capital
Tehran shopping malls are also one of the sights and tourism of Tehran. Many tourists come to the capital to see the luxury and famous shopping malls of Tehran, such as the Mall of the Nations boutique and Palladium, along with other entertainment centers of this city. Even if you are not going to shop, seeing stylish showcases, visiting the representatives of famous Iranian brands and masons will change your mood. If you want to know the stylish and famous shopping centers of Tehran, read the article Where the rich of Tehran buy.
1- Bamland, a full-fledged shopping center in the northwest of Tehran
Bamland, just like Iran, belongs to a luxury shopping and entertainment center located on the eastern side of Chitgar Lake. Bamland is the first linear shopping center in Iran, which consists of 12 two-storey independent villas. The architecture of this shopping center is inspired by the windmill architecture of desert areas and stepped villages and is combined with modern architecture and now it is a stylish and modern shopping center.
Various foreign and Iranian brands such as Benton, Swarski, Reebok and KiaGallery have branches in Bamland. Of course, you do not have to visit Bamland to shop, exploring the space of the shopping center is a kind of entertainment and changes your mood.
In addition to gold, clothing and watch brands, most restaurants and fast food chains in Tehran also have branches here and serve a variety of delicious food and drinks. Of course, this Bamland is different from the roof of Tehran, and this relative similarity of the names should not confuse you.
2- Tajrish Bazaar is one of the most famous places in Tehran for shopping
Tehran Tajrish Bazaar is famous not only for Tehran residents and Iranians, but also for foreign tourists. It is better to say at the outset that even if you do not intend to buy, sightseeing in the Tajrish market is not without merit; A market where each gift has its own color and glaze.
Surely you also agree that entering the vegetable and fruit market has a special energy; The smell of fresh vegetables with a rainbow of fruits makes you feel good. This space in Tajrish Bazaar is waiting for you and what makes you feel better is the ancient and magnificent architecture of the bazaar.
3- Tehran Grand Bazaar
In the city of Tehran, tell everyone that “Bazaar” is the first place it offers is the Grand Bazaar of Tehran. Tehran Bazaar is not only a place to shop (especially for women) but also because of its traditional architecture and beautiful arches, it is also one of the sights of old Tehran.
There is almost everything you need on a shopping tour (from a variety of goods to sightseeing and relaxing and photographing beautiful scenes) in the Grand Bazaar of Tehran, and we definitely suggest you take a closer look here. It is also good to know that Tehran’s Grand Bazaar does not work on holidays.
4- Market Ray
Ray Bazaar has the atmosphere of the markets of 100 years ago. When you enter this market, you will not believe that you are full of skyscrapers in modern Tehran. This bazaar was built during the Safavid period and was rebuilt once during the Amir Kabir period. To this day, the old rooms and ceiling lights under the arch of the bazaar are still the same.
In fact, it can be said that Rey Bazaar is one of the sights of Tehran that you can take to make your grandmother happy. Everything you want can be found in this market, but its main souvenirs are medicinal plants and all kinds of sweets and sweets. Of course, it is interesting to know that a new market has been built for modernists in front of the old Rey market, which offers a variety of clothing and home appliances in 3 floors.
5- Razzaq Manesh Passage
Razzaq Manesh Passage is another place of interest in Tehran that gives you the atmosphere of old Tehran. This bazaar was built in 1312 and is located on Lalehzar Street. If you say the name Lalehzar to the older members of the family, they will immediately become immersed in their youthful memories and begin to define their excursions in this street and the surrounding cinemas.
Today, unfortunately, this market has lost its old beauty and splendor and its glass roof is no longer known. Unfortunately, Razzaq Manesh Passage marked a time that is now over and no attempt is being made to rebuild it. Going to the old Lalehzar and seeing this passage may make you sad about the passage of time and the aging of the city you loved.
6- Charso Passage
If you are on Jomhory Street in Tehran, you have probably noticed a modern white and gray building in the middle of an old one-story house. Charso Passage was built in 1391 and has been a center for the sale of digital goods ever since. If you need a new laptop, you can go to one of the 5 floors of this passage and find your favorite product.
The sixth floor of Charso Passage has a different story. This floor is the home of five cinemas that have been the venue for many festivals in recent years. These halls are a good excuse to visit Charso Passage even if you do not need digital equipment.
7- Alaeddin Passage
Another place of interest in Tehran where you can find all kinds of digital goods is Aladdin Passage. This digital goods sales center was opened in 1379 and its 1100 shops are dedicated to the sale and repair of all types of mobile phones, tablets and laptops. Today, Aladdin Passage is known for two reasons: one is the reference for determining the price of various types of digital goods, and the second is the provision of various spare parts for the repair of digital goods. Alaeddin Passage can be visited on weekdays from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM, and to see it, you must reach Hafez Street.
Sights of Tehran that you should not miss
As we have said, the sights of Tehran are not few. The following attractions are very popular in Tehran.
1- 15 Khordad Street
15 Khordad Street is one of the sights of Tehran that the thoughts of the subconscious street come to mind when we think about it. The sound of horses and carts pulling after them, the sound of freight carts, the sound of vendors promoting their product, and the sound of hundreds of passersby coming to shop or sightsee.
The market halls, temples, and historic buildings of this street take a full day to visit. It is better to go to see the buildings first, see places like the radio building, the Shah Mosque, the historical courthouse, and Timcheh Hajib al-Dawla, then head to the heart of the bazaar and walk for hours among the corridors and bazaars. After you are so tired that you can no longer walk, go to Muslim Restaurant and mourn with its delicious food.
2- Nawab Bath
If you have seen the movie Kaiser, visiting Nawab Bath will probably be very meaningful and nostalgic for you. This is another place of interest in Tehran that was built during the Qajar period. This bath was in fact the pool and sauna of that time. Young people of that time used to bathe in cold water pools and bathe in cold water.
Nawab Bath was renovated in 2006 and was exposed to the public. Keep in mind that there is no parking space near the bathroom and you may have to walk a bit. You also have to pay a fee to enter the bathroom. After entering the building, the first thing that catches your eye are the posters related to the Kaiser movie that have been installed in place of the bathroom.
3- National bath
The National Bath was one of the first public baths in Tehran, built by Mr. Soleiman Saneh. The women’s section of this bath was named after the wife of Mr. Saneh, the national bath, and the men’s section is called Sulaimaniyah. These baths belonged to the religious minorities living in Tehran and were the first grade baths with a shower in the city.
The neighborhood where the national bath is located is called Oudlajan and is one of the oldest and most interesting sights in Tehran. To visit this neighborhood and its baths, you must coordinate with the Tehran Jewish Association, and personal visits are usually not possible. But with Tehran tours, you can easily see this old bath.
4- Hassan Abad Square, Tehran
You should see Hassanabad Square at sunset, walk in the square and buildings until the air is dark and the lighting of the square and the surrounding buildings are on. When you see the square under the night tent and the colored lights of the buildings are on, you feel that you are no longer in Tehran today. You feel like you have stepped into Paris in the 80’s and you expect to hear unfamiliar sounds of French instead of Persian passers-by.
The buildings around the square were built in 1309 and because of their structure and architecture, they were called Hasht Gonbad Square. This is the same building that you encounter today when you go to Hassanabad Square in Tehran. Between 1390 and 1695, the stones of this building were repaired and washed. Shops around the square are generations that have been kept the same. These shops are mostly dedicated to tool shops.
5- Islamic Consultative Assembly Building
The Islamic Consultative Assembly building or Baharestan is a triangular marble pyramid building that has been used by members of the Assembly since 2004. The building has an area of 25,000 square meters, which includes a public courtyard, internet room and simultaneous translation room.
6- Gabri Castle
Gabri Castle or Iraj Castle is one of the sights of Tehran that to see it you have to get away from the crowds of the city a few kilometers and reach Varamin Road. The castle is more than two thousand years old and is said to date back to BC. Archaeologists speculate from the artifacts that the inhabitants of the fortress were Zoroastrians.
Today, however, this castle is nothing but a pile of dirt and a shelter for addicts and our homeless people. The municipality of Varamin and the Cultural Heritage Organization have promised to begin the process of rebuilding it soon and finally make the castle available to the public as a museum, but the evidence shows that we are years away from fulfilling this promise.
7- Lithograph of Fath Ali Shah
The lithograph of Fath Ali Shah was engraved on the heart of the mountain in 1210 in the area of the city of Rey. At that time, the war with the Russians had just ended, and Fath Ali Shah wanted to show his authority to the world. And of course, what better way than to carve the role of himself and his sons on the mountain. It is well worth dedicating your holiday to seeing the lithograph of Fath Ali Shah and leaving the city to see it.
Tehran Religious Places
Even the religious attractions of Tehran are spectacular. In the following, we will introduce some of them to you.
1- Takht-e-Rostam Fire Temple
Are you a nature lover, but at the same time would you like to see historical monuments while walking in nature? So Takht-e-Rostam Fire Temple is one of the sights of Tehran that you can visit. You know that Iran has been a Zoroastrian country for many years, so many fire temples have remained in the country since then.
The reason for naming this fire temple is Takht-e-Rostam Mountain, which has become the eternal home of Takht-e-Rostam Fire Temple. This historic site was probably the site of a sacred fire. If you are very careful, you can see two separate beds of the fire temple in the heart of the mountain. The first bed was the place where the fire was lit and in the second bed religious ceremonies were held. To see Takht-e-Rostam fire temple, it is enough to go 20 km west after Shahriar-Tehran and reach Qajar village.
2- Bahram Rey Fire Temple or Mill Hill
If you have visited the roads around the city to see the sights of Tehran, then be sure to visit the hill. This ancient fire temple is in a much better position than Takht-e-Rostam fire temple in terms of appearance, and its building is quite recognizable even from a distance. This fire temple is 12 km away from Rey city and it has been attributed to Bahram Gour.
As the name implies, Mill Hill is built on a hill. But from the reeds found around the hill, it can be guessed that the area around the hill was once covered with water. Today you can visit Mill Hill between 8 am and 6 pm and see this historic structure up close.
3- Church of the Holy Circus
It is time to travel a little in history and come to a time closer to the present. The Church of the Holy Circus was built in 1352 and since then has been a gathering place and place of worship for Christians and Christians in the capital. In 1391, it was partially repaired and parts of it were reconstructed.
Even today, all Christian religious ceremonies in the country are held in this church, and only Christians can enter the church on certain days of the week. But on other days the church is open to the public and you can visit this religious historical masterpiece. Before going to church, make sure it is open and coordinate with church officials. And of course, keep in mind that the Church of the Holy Circus is a religious place and you must respect this place.
4- Shrine of King Abdul Azim Hassani
It is not possible to go to Tehran with your family and elders and not go to the shrine of King Abdolazim to visit. It seems that for mothers and grandmothers, no trip or entertainment would be complete without a pilgrimage to the shrine of King Abdul Azim. Shah Abdolazim Hassani was a descendant of Imam Hassan Mojtaba, who was buried in the area of the city of Rey.
During the long years, the shrine of this honorable Imamzadeh has been rebuilt and restored many times, but the patriarchal periods in the beginning, and the Safavid and Qajar periods have continued to work hard on the construction and restoration of the shrine. The tombs of many famous people are located in the shrine of King Abdul Azim Hassani, including Sattar Khan, Sheikh Mohammad Khayabani, Mohammad Qazvini and Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar.
5- Zahir Al-Dawlah Monastery
Zahir Al-Dowleh Monastery is one of the sights of Tehran that will be attractive to you if you are interested in old graves and tombstones. Zahir al-Dawla Monastery dates back to the Qajar period and many prominent military and national figures of that time are buried in this cemetery.
6- Tomb of the young butcher
Where did you hear the name of the butcher gentleman? Yes, that’s right you can now become known as a Butcher Subway Station. But have you ever wondered where this name came from and who the butcher gentleman was and what he did? There are many stories about the gentleman of the butcher and each of them has gone in the same direction. But the main point is that in all these narrations, the gentleman was a pure and honest human butcher who took from the weak and the poor.
The tomb of the gentleman butcher is ultimately built simply and has no special decoration. But visiting it to learn more about this historical figure is not without grace.
7- Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Tehran
The Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary is another place of interest in Tehran that has a religious theme. This church has been the place of Christian religious ceremonies in Tehran since 1324. This church has a simple and clean appearance and is located on Jomhouri Street. The Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary also has a museum where you can see a variety of Armenian religious and traditional costumes and the items used.
The Museum of the Church of the Holy Mary in Tehran was established in 2008 and also features works by Armenian artists.
As you probably know, Christians hold services and meetings on Saturdays and Sundays. In addition, Thanksgiving and Christmas are holy days for Christians. But except these days, whenever there is no religious ceremony in this church, you can visit the church and the museum.
8- Imamzadeh Saleh Tehran
It is Tajrish and Saleh Imamzadeh! In fact, one of the most important features that have shaped the culture and architecture of Tehran’s Tajrish neighborhood is the presence of Saleh Imamzadeh in this area. Imamzadeh Saleh was one of the brothers of Imam Reza who lived in the Tajrish area of Tehran and there in the past. His tomb was built for the first time in 700 AH, and of course, it has been rebuilt and restored many times since then.
Iranviva’s suggestion is to put Imamzadeh Saleh in the list of places of interest in Tehran that you want to see. After that, go to Tajrish Bazaar and enjoy seeing the exciting food and all kinds of tools and clothes offered in this bazaar and the surrounding shopping malls.
9- Dolab Cemetery
Among all these sights of Tehran, why should you choose Dolab Cemetery to visit? One of the main reasons for this visit can be the interesting designs engraved on the tombstones. Of course, it is interesting to know that Dolab Cemetery is the burial place of the peoples of Poland, Italy, and France living in Iran, and also Iranian Christians are buried there. This cemetery dates back to the time of Karim Khan Zand and visiting different parts of it can be interesting.
10- Imamzadeh Davood Tehran
Have you heard Ken? We do not mean the French city and the venue of the famous Cannes Film Festival. The Iranian version is a place where you can find the Imamzadeh Davood in Tehran. To visit this shrine, it is better to be a mountaineer or at least a nature tourist because this is one of the sights of Tehran that is not easily accessible to the public.
Today, of course, asphalt roads have penetrated to this remote place and have made the way easier for the pilgrimage to Imamzadeh Davood. But the favorite way of climbers is still through the mountain path, which you have to reach to reach the peak of Shahneshin and then head to the village of Shahrestanak.
11- Tomb of Bibi Shahrbanu
Bibi Shahrbanoo was the wife of Imam Hussein (AS). There are many stories about him in various books, almost none of which have a historical basis. But what is certain is that the tomb of Bibi Shahrbanu is one of the favorite shrines of Tehranians in the heart of the mountain.
Archaeologists believe that the tomb of Bibi Shahrbanu was built during the Sassanid era and is much older than the Islamic era. For this reason, another story about this shrine suggests that Bibi Shahrbanu is the same Anahita, the water goddess of antiquity, and that this tomb also belonged to one of the staff of the shrine. Anyway, whatever the main story, many Tehranians are ready to go to the heart of the mountain on a holiday and find the tomb of Bibi Shahrbanoo.
Sights of Tehran that are of nature and summer…
Tehran, as the capital, is usually known for its traffic and tall concrete buildings, but around the city, we still have untouched green treasures that take you from a chaotic metropolis to the tranquility and greenery of nature. In the following, we want to read some of Tehran’s natural attractions.
1- Tehran Roof
We have heard all this from Tehran and its sights, we complained about its traffic and crowds, and we never knew exactly how far Tehran would go. Now it is enough to step on the roof of Tehran. When you reach the roof of Tehran, the whole city spreads like a colorful carpet under your feet, and you can easily see even a few of Tehran’s sights (such as Mila Tower) from there.
Tehran Roof Address: Tehran, at the end of Velenjak Street, Tehran Roof.
2- Closure and understanding
Darband and Darkeh, which are among the sights of Tehran and are known as a remnant of Tehran’s nature, are very popular among the residents of Tehran. Before we got into coronary heart disease, almost every weekend, large groups of all ages and genders planned with their own facilities to spend a few hours in these places.
The main reason for the attractiveness of Darband to the people is that the alleys and buildings of this area still retain some of their old and natural style; This means that you are going to cross alleys where water flows through them and the alley is not very wide, but both sides are covered with natural flowers and plants.
But if you are more of an adventurer and mountaineer, pack a backpack of equipment that you think will work for you (such as hiking boots, warm clothes, some biscuits and tea, etc.) and start this adventure. Note that the weather in Tehran is very cold, just like in Tehran in winter, and in many places it may still snow.
If you are going to come to Tehran
The sights of Tehran are not few and they are different for every taste; For example, resorts and villages around Tehran are an interesting option for nature walks in the capital. If you are planning a trip to Tehran, it is better to read this article in advance. We have told you about the tourist attractions and entertainment centers of Tehran here and we have also given you the addresses of the sights. Now it is up to you to decide which one to choose depending on the time of your trip and your interests. Tell us about your experiences.