The Grand Golestan Palace
The most spectacular masterpiece of the Qajar Dynasty, The Palace of Flowers (Golestan Palace) claims its spot as the oldest historical attraction in Tehran.
Upon Tehran’s consignment as Iran’s capital city by the Qajari government, this illustrious fusion Iranian and European architecture became the seat and residence of the dynasty’s royal family.
It should be noted that the Golestan Palace refers to a complex, incorporating 17 different building structures such as palaces, halls and museums! First time travelers and tourists definitely should not miss out on this magnificent piece of Persian history!
The Royal Saadabad Palace
A true expression of Iranian art and culture, The Saadabad Palace Originally established late 17th century as a royal summer residence, it was expanded even further during the Pahlavi Dynasty (19th century) with the addition of new gardens. The Saadabad Palace compound is comprised of eighteen different mansions and palaces.
These facilities were for the exhibition of Iranian art and architecture and so as of the Islamic Revolution of 1979, it was turned into a museum. This Palace is a very dense source of cultural and historical artifacts and information… Click here to read the full article.
Tehran’s Famous Grand Bazaar
When in Tehran, The Grand Bazaar is a definite must-see for all visitors and tourists alike, as the busy hustle and bustle of shoppers and merchants in this antiquated market place is quite a sight.
Most of the existing bazaar structure has been constructed in the past two to four hundred years. The area it has been built on, though, has been known as a place of commerce since 6000 BCE… Click here to read the full article.
The Historically Rich National Museum of Iran
The National Museum of Iran (Muzeh Melliye Iran) founded in 1937, is a traveller’s paradise comprised of two museum complexes; The Museum of Ancient Iran and The Museum of the [post] Islamic Era.
The museums are home to historical artifacts and monuments from the times of ancient and medieval Iran. Included in these rare and antiquated collections are a variety of pottery vessels, fossils, metal ornaments and objects, remains of traditional rugs and textiles alongside books and coins… Click here to read the full article.
Milad Tower, Tehran’s Modern Icon
Established in the heart of the mega-metropolis, the Milad Tower is Tehran’s modern-day symbol that caters functions anywhere from economic to leisure. There’s a lot to do at the tower; visitors can check out a variety of different restaurants, cafés, art galleries…etc.
Milad Tower is a marvelous example of modern Iranian architecture. Stand at a whopping 435 meters high, it is 6th tallest tower in the entire world, and the 1st tallest in the Middle East! Go to up and enjoy a delicious meal in the rotating restaurant on the top floor, or check out beautiful cloud-high view of Tehran below your feet at the observation deck! Click here to read the full article.
OTHER SITES TO CHECK OUT
- Tabiat Bridge (Pol-e Tabiat)
- Niavaran Palace (Kakh-e Niavaran)
- Azadi Tower (Borj-e Azadi)
- Reza Abbas Museum (Muzeh Reza Abbasi)
- Carpet Museum (Muzeh Farsh)
SUGGESTED CAFÉS AND RESTAURANTS
- Nadari Café (Café Naderi)
- Up-art-e-man Café (Café Aparteman)
- Viona Café (Café Viona)
- Sangalaj Restaurant
- Traditional Iranian Restaurant of Termeh (Sofre Khaneh Termeh)