Tehran: Top Things to Do in the Capital City of Iran

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Tehran: Top Things to Do in the Capital City of Iran

Tehran, the capital city of Iran, is one of the most beautiful cities in Iran and usually the first stop for tourists exploring the country. Tehran is also the biggest city in Iran, and it is the cultural, economic and political center of the area. It represents the center of producing the heavy products in Iran such as electronic industries and chemicals. Its cultural part is that it has many famous places that attract the eyes of their visitors. There's plenty of amazing things to do in Tehran, Iran to make it worth taking a trip here.

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Tehran: Top Things to Do in the Capital City of Iran

1. Azadi Tower

famous attraction in Tehran Iran

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The Azadi Tower, one of most famous attractions in Tehran was built in 1971, and is located in Azadi Square. The word Azadi means freedom in Persian. The height of the Azadi Tower is 50 meter high, totally built of white marble. This attractive tower represents the city of Tehran. When you visit Tehran, the first place that attracts your eyes is the Azadi tower because it located at the entrance of the city. The Azadi Tower consists of the underground gallery, Quran Museum, a cinema, and the viewing platform.

2. Iran National Museum

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Iran National Museum, located in Tehran, is one of Tehran's top tourist attractions. The National Museum's construction completed in 1928 by French architect André Godard. This museum is a combination of two complexes: the museum of ancient Iran and the museum of the Islamic era. The Iran National Museum contains many Iranian antiquities such as textiles, metal objects, and some of rare coins and books.

3. Golestan Palace

Golestan Palace in Tehran, Iran

One of the oldest Tehran tourist attractions, built in the Qajar era which became the home of the government of Qajar Family, representing the Qajar and Persian architecture. Its architecture consists of 17 structures that include halls, museums, and palaces which used for celebrations, meetings, and coronations at the age of Qajar. If you got a chance to visit this Palace you will be very lucky to see its attractive halls and museums such as Talar-e Salam, Talar-e Ayene, Shams Ol Emare, Emarat-e Badgir, the Marble Throne and other attractive places.

4. Tehran Grand Bazaar

Tehran Grand Bazaar, great place to see Persian culture

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The Tehran Grand Bazaar is one of the historical places in Tehran. This Grand Bazaar is an important place of commerce for Iranians since it has important goods that people need as carpets, precious metals, spices, etc., which represent the Tehran's civilization. This Grand Bazaar also has other impressive sights to see such as mosques, banks, and guesthouses. The most notable place you will see is Imam Khomeini Mosque which represents Islamic culture and architecture in Iran.

5. Saad Abad Complex

Beautiful building and architecture in Tehran

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The Saad Abad complex, located in Shemiran, Tehran, was built during the reign of of Qajar and Pahlavi. The complex offers stunning architecture such as the Green Palace that built at the end of Qajar monarch, and the White Palace that was built in the 1930s. You can also see other incredible places in the Saad Abad Complex such as as the Museum Of Fine Arts and the Military Museum that is full of information on royal customs and military paraphernalia.

6. Carpet Museum of Iran

Carpet Museum of Iran

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The Carpet Museum of Iran is one of Tehran's most popular spots and located close by to Laleh Park, one of the city's famous green spaces. The Carpet Museum was founded during the age of Queen Farah Diba in 1976 In order to revive the carpet weaving industry in Iran. In addition to the carpets, this museum contains about 7000 books and texts. The highlight however is the chance to see into the fascinating Persian Carpet culture of Iran.

7. Niavaran Complex

Niavaran Complex in Tehran Iran

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The Niavaran Complex is a historical palace located in Shemiran, Tehran. Its monuments and buildings date back to the Qajar and Pahlavi dynasty. The Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi settled with his family in Niavaran Complex during his royal rule. Nowadays, this Complex consists of five museums such as Niavaran Palace Museum and Ahmad Shahi Pavilion, Sahebgharanieh Palace, and the Automobile Museum. The Complex also includes some historical and natural attractions such as Jahan Nama Gallery, the Blue Hall, Imperial Library Museum, and Niavaran Garden.

8. Laleh Park of Tehran (Park-e Laleh)

Laleh Park of Tehran (Park-e Laleh)

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Laleh Park, is one of the most beautiful open spaces in Tehran, named after the Persian word for tulip. Due to its central location, it's a great place to stop and relax in between visiting spots around Tehran, with plenty of greenery and flowers around the park.

9. Treasury of National Jewels

The Treasury of National Jewels, also known as The National Jewels Museum, is a popular place to visit in Tehran that contains one of the largest collections of jewelry around the world. The National Jewels Museum opens its door to visitors from 14.00 to 17.00 daily except Thursday and Friday. Its guide's booklets available in different languages: Persian, English, French, Russian, German, Japanese, and Arabic. This Museum offers a huge range of precious and beautiful jewels from around the world to see.

10. Milad Tower (Borj- El Milad)

Milad Tower, one of the best views in Tehran

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The Milad Tower is one of the most attractive sights in Tehran, commonly referred to as Tehran Tower. The Milad Tower took 11 years to open its doors to visitors, its construction began in 1997 and was finally finished in 2008. At 435 meters high, it's the tallest tower in Iran and Tehran. The tower's octagonal base represents the architecture of Iran and gives the chance for tourists to recognize the Iranian culture.

Conclusion to the Top Things to Do in Tehran

If you're looking for an unforgettable holiday, make sure to visit Tehran. Tehran, as the capital city of Iran, has plenty of popular attractions such as Azadi Tower, the National Museum, Tehran Tower, the Grand Bazaar, the Jewels Museum, Golestan Palace, Niavaran Complex, Imam Mosque, the Carpet Museum, and Saad Abad Complex. It's also the perfect place to explore Iranian and Persian Culture.