Tehran Tourist Attractions

The most natural attractions of the city of Tehran are linked to Mount Tochal at 3710 m above sea level in the north of Tehran. There are several, as well as other known hiking trails like Darband, Darakeh, Darabad, etc. are known among the locals. A cable car departs from Velenjak and ends near the summit at station number 5. There are other recreational facilities such as bungee jumping stations, various restaurants, climbing areas, and much more, among which Darband is perhaps the most complete and well-known area to people due to the variety of tourist attractions.

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But Kolakchal, Darbad, Darakeh, etc. are also well-known paths like Tochal. All of this made Mount Tochal Hill the ultimate vacation weekend destination. Sangan Waterfall, located 20 km northwest of Tehran 30m high is a beautifully frozen waterfall during winters and has a garden hiking trail, and is a very beautiful place for rock climbing lovers on ice and nature.

Niavaran Palace

Some of the buildings in Tehran have remained from the Qajar and Pahlavi periods in Tehran. The complex of the Royal Palace of Niavaran, the foundation of which was laid during the Qajar period and completed in 1967 during the Pahlavi period. This complex covers an area of ​​8000 m2 and its architecture is a mixture of pre-Islamic, Islamic, and modern arts. The interior decoration with plaster and mirrors and the exterior is covered with different colored Iranian tiles. Niavaran complex contains different palaces: Sahebqaraneh Palace, Ahmad Shah Palace, Jahan-Nama Museum, Library, and Cultural Section. Ahmad Shah's Palace is the last palace of this complex built at the end of the Qajar period in an area of ​​800 m2. The two-story building has a gable roof and is decorated with bricks from the outside. The two-story Sahebgaraneh Palace was built by Nasseredin Shah in 1851. Mozaffaroldin Shah made a series of modifications and the palace was converted into a museum in 1998.

Saad Abad Palace

The historic Saadabad complex, the summer residence of the Pahlavi family, comprises a series of palaces and mansions in the gardens of northern Tehran, near Darband Mountain. Golestan Palace is one of the oldest palaces in Tehran, built by Shah Tahmasb, the Safavid king, in the 17th century. Nasseredin Shah, the most famous king of the Qajar dynasty, modified most parts of the palace and renovated and enlarged them. The domes, vaults, columns, and ceiling decorations are an imitation of foreign architecture of which the Diamond Hall is the best example of all the new changes. Golestan Palace contains different palaces and buildings like Shamsolemareh Palace (the first 6 storey building in Iran), Government building, Museum Hall, Ivan Marble, Green Palace, or Anthropology Museum and Hall audience. The museum is a large room made up of various objects from the Qajar dynasty until the Pahlavi era. One of the most famous parts of this royal complex is the Hall of Mirrors which is built in 1291 (18th century) and is decorated with the best mirrors, plasters and is also painted by the great majesty of Iranian painter Kamalolmolk. Nasseredin Shah built a new palace to store royal gifts and named it Abyaz Palace, then turned it into an anthropology museum in 1968.


The Karimkhani Arg or veranda, the gallery, the comment Khanh (the pond), the tent room, the garden of the Golestan palace, planted with plane trees and ornamental shrubs, the peacock throne, Nader's throne, Mohammad Shah's golden chair, a geographic globe, the Daryaye Noor pearl (weighing 35 grams) and many other precious jewels are on display at the Golestan Palace. The Shamsolemareh Building, which was the tallest building in Tehran, was built by order of Nasseredin Shah in the eastern part of the Golestan complex in 1867. It is western in style, but the interior and exterior are decorated by Iranian traditional architecture.


There were many other palaces around Golestan Palace that belonged to the princes. One of the most famous of them that still remains is Masoudieh Mansion. This palace is located near Baharestan Square and belonged to the son of Naser Al-Din Shah Masoud Mirza (Zal Al-Soltan) in 1878 and is called Masoudieh. This palace with a collection of gardens, rooms, and beautiful architecture is a perfect example of Iranian culture and architecture. Several music concerts, film festivals, and other cultural events have taken place in the mansion in recent years. Masjed Shah or Imam Mosque is Tehran's largest Qajar-era Jame Mosque and its large, colorful tile dome is a masterpiece of Iranian architecture.


Shah Tahmasb one of the Safavid kings ordered to make Tehran a big bazaar then enlarged by Fathali Shah who added several corridors and stores. The Bazaar was enlarged during the time of Nasseredin Shah and each part was devoted to a specific trade and industry. The most important sections of the bazaar are the large square of Sabze Meydan, the bazaar of Amir, the main hall of Sabze Meydan, Hajjeboldoeleh, Ala-ol doleh, and the Qeysariye and Mahdiye shopping malls. Part of the bazaar is connected with Masjed Shah, Masjid Jame, and other historic buildings. Kucheh Marvi (EN: Marvi alley) is best known for its historic atmosphere, cheap clothes, coffee, and most notably the Felafel shop.

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Sabze Meydan is a large square in front of the main entrance to the grand bazaar and was built at the start of the Safavid period, but Amir Kabir the great prime minister of Naser Ol din Shah made many changes in 1852. This square had been an important place to do cultural, religious, and social ceremonies. The most important features of Tehran Bazaar are various decorations which are evident in different parts of it. Vaulted ceilings decorated with tiles and bricks, colored glass ceilings for light transmission, brickyards in caravanserais Beautiful wooden doors, mosques, mausoleums, and other architectural arts are used in the Grand Bazaar of Tehran.


There are a lot of transformations around Golestan Palace during the Pahlavi dynasty. National Gate Garden - Malek Museum - Foreign Ministry Building - National Museum of Iran - Buildings at 30 Tir Street - and Hassan Abad Square are among the buildings constructed in the Pahlavi era. Hasan Abad Square, with its four historic buildings surrounding the square, is an example of the historical context of Tehran. Other historic buildings in Tehran include Pamenar Quarter, Sorkehe Hessar Palace, House of Zahir ol Islam, Iranian and Foreign Architecture Composition, Adorian Zoroastrian Fire Temple, Navab Bath (Qajar Period), House Moghadam (Qajar period), Sepahsalar Mosque, and Madrasah (School) Seyyed Azizollah Mosque and Dar-ol-Fonun College.

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The Azadi Tower (Freedom Tower) is the symbol and the western gate of Tehran. Hussein Amanat the young Iranian architect won the competition to design the monument, its design is a combination of Sassanid and Islamic architecture. This stone monument consisting of approximately 8,000 marble slabs and approximately 50,000 m2 includes a cinema, theater, museum, conference hall, library, and other cultural sections. The Azadi Tower was inaugurated on October 16, 1971.

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Milad Tower is a multi-purpose concrete building built in 2007. This new tower, 435 m (1,427 ft) from base to tip of the antenna, is the 5th tallest tower in the world. This 12-story tower consists of five main parts, namely the foundation, the transition structure (lobby), the well, the head structure, and the antenna mast. The head of the tower is a steel structure weighing approximately 25,000 tons and consists of 12 floors. On the upper floors of the tower, there is a fire immune area as a refuge area, an enclosed observation deck, a cafeteria, a public art gallery, an open observation deck, a revolving restaurant, telecommunication floors, a VIP restaurant, and a dome. This is one of the best places to get a panoramic view of Tehran or lose your evening.

Tehran with different art sections like Tehran Theater (Pahlavi era), various cinemas, concert and music halls, various exhibition halls, several museums, and other art centers is known as the "Art Capital ". Tehran is also known for its many beautiful parks. Mellat Park, Goftegu Park (Dialogue Park), Saee Park, e Shahr Park (City Park), Taleghani Park, Nahj-ol-Balagheh Park, Chitgar Park with its cycle paths and race, and the water and fire park are only a few of the many parks in Tehran need to be mentioned.


Pole Tabiat (Nature Bridge) is a modern architecture bridge that connects two famous parks in Tehran (from Taleghani Park to Water and Fire Park).
Taleghani Park is a natural park where people walk enjoying the natural atmosphere and Water and Fire Park is a collection of modern games, restaurants, cafes, etc. The bridge itself has a cafe in addition to the beautiful modern walkway with its beautiful night view of the city's freeways. Tehran is also known for its traditional and modern restaurants, some very cheap and old, some ultra-modern and expensive.

There are several parts of the city known as a food zone. Rue Apadana, Niloufar, and Palizi as a fast food center (in particular the former sandwich shop Feri, Joseph, and Palizi Ice cream), rue Sattarkhan and its Doner Kebabs, the Route des Bois in the park of Water and Fire, restaurant Muslim in the Bazaar, etc. are some of the thousands of famous and charming restaurants and fast food outlets in Tehran. Some of the well-known cafes include Café Naderi (one of the first Cafés in town where some of Iran's most famous artists, writers, and poets spent time), Café Tehroon in Bagh Negarestan, small but cozy Café Shiraz, and many other cafes.

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Tehran has several sports complexes, of which the Azadi Stadium is the most important. The Azadi Stadium is a seating football stadium that was inaugurated on October 18, 1971, and is the home stadium for the Iranian national football team. At first, the stadium had a maximum capacity of 120,000 visitors but was reduced to 84,000 after renovations in 2003. On special occasions, the crowd swells well beyond. The stadium design amplifies the noise on the pitch.
The Azadi Stadium has been voted the most intimidating in Asia. The stadium is part of the much larger Azadi Sports Complex and is surrounded by a rowing river, football practice, weightlifting complex, swimming facilities, and volleyball courts. indoor ball and futsal, among many other amenities. It was built to host the 1974 Asian Games and hosted the 1976 AFC Asian Cup. The stadium has also hosted the AFC Champions League final on two occasions: in 1999 and 2002.
Last but not least, Tehran is known as a trading center for the Iranian people. Several shopping malls and shopping centers like Tajrish Bazaar, Tandis, Tirajeh, Almas, Hyperstar, Palladium, etc. are to be mentioned in this part.

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