Places to Visit in Tehran (part I)
Tehran, the capital of Iran, is located in the north of the country. Its central Golestan Palace complex, with its ornate rooms and marble throne, was the seat of power of the Qajar dynasty. The National Jewelry Museum holds many of the Qajar monarchs’ jewels, while the National Museum of Iran has artifacts dating back to Paleolithic times. The Milad Tower offers panoramic views over the city.
Tehran, the capital of Iran, is located in the north of the country. Its central Golestan Palace complex, with its ornate rooms and marble throne, was the seat of power of the Qajar dynasty. The National Jewelry Museum holds many of the Qajar monarchs’ jewels, while the National Museum of Iran has artifacts dating back to Paleolithic times. The Milad Tower offers panoramic views over the city. Here you can find out what to visit when you arrive in Tehran:
The Azadi Tower : it has been a long-standing symbol of Tehran. It was built to commemorate the 2500th anniversary of the Persian Empire, combining elements of Sassanian and Islamic architecture. The entrance to the tower is directly under the main vault and leads into the Azadi Museum on the basement.
Iran's National Jewelry Museum : If you want to drool on gold and glitter, take a look at Iran's National Jewelry Museum (Ferdowsi St, near the corner of Jomhuriyeh Eslami Ave; Metro: Saadi; look for heavy iron gate and prey guards armed side of the Central Bank). Open Sa, D, M, Tu 14: 00-4: 30PM. For the admission fee 30000 rials you will have the chance to see a collection of most expensive jewels in the world. The highlights include the world's largest ruby-rough, the world's largest pink diamond (the Sea of Light) and a free standing gold globe area made from 34 kilograms of gold and an astounding 51,366 gemstones. An informative information booklet 6000 rials is available at the box office.
National Museum of Iran : The 'National Museum of Iran' has ceramic figures and stone sculptures, all dating back to around the 5th millennium BC. It is the combination of two museums, the ancient building dedicated pre-Islamic collection dating from the Neolithic all the way to the Sassanid period and the new building dedicated to Iran's 1400 years of Islamic history.
Shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini : The gigantic 'Mausoleum or Shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini' (Metro: Haram-e-Motahar) is on the southern edge of the city. The size of the sanctuary / shopping center is enough to make the trip worthwhile. Entrance to the present mausoleum is free.
The Milad Tower: It is impossible to miss the Milad tower as it is the tallest tower in Iran. It is 435 meters high and is one of the world's tallest telecommunications towers. Eleven years of construction work was necessary to build this monument, which was inaugurated in October 2008. Particularity of the Milad tower, it houses a panoramic panoramic restaurant, making it the highest in the world for its category.
Parks : Jamshidiehis in the Niavaran district at the base of the Kolakchal mountain. This park is one of the most picturesque and beautiful in Tehran. Mellat Parkin Valiasr Street is one of the largest leisure areas in the Middle East. Niavaran Park is one of the famous Tehran and most enjoyable urban public parks. It is located in the Niavaran neighborhood and is located immediately south of the Niavaran Palace complex. In addition there are some large parks called "park-e-Jangali" (literally "forest park") around (and some inside) of the town which are very popular among picnic locals. famous is Chitgar in the west of the city and is accessible via the road to Karaj.
The Bridge of Nature (Pole Tabiat): It is located on the highway of Modarres near the metro station of Haqani, this bridge connects the two parks, Ab-o-Atash Park and Taleqani Park. This bridge was opened in 2014 and today it is a very important and popular tourist attraction of Tehran.
Vali-e Asr Avenue :All classes of the population, men and women, flock there to go shopping or go to a restaurant. 18 km long, it is a major axis that delimits the western and eastern districts of Tehran. It is easy to stroll because the avenue is bordered by several parks, such as Mellat Park, the largest park in the Middle East. A real step to start an immersion in contemporary Tehran.
The Golestan Palace:This building, which means "the palace of the flowers", is inscribed on the World Heritage of Unesco. Located in the historic heart of the Iranian capital, the sumptuous monument housed the sovereigns of the Kadjar dynasty. This family led the country from the end of the 18th century until the beginning of the 20th century and established Tehran as its capital. It is considered a real jewel, witness of Persian art. In total, the Golestan Palace comprises eight structures, surrounded by gardens. According to Unesco, the visit of the moment is interesting for the fusion that it proposes between Persian and European styles.
Tehran Grand Bazaar : What would Iran be without its fetish carpet? The artisanal emblem deploys all its colors within the great bazaar of the capital that photographers will not fail. Iran has more than 9 million artisans. This oriental market also offers ceramics, enamels, embroidery or pottery.