Top 10 Sites to visit in Tehran

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Tehran seems to be famous for its crazy traffic, air pollution above the acceptable range and chaotic jumble of concretes, but get closer, It is not Tehran.

In Tehran traditional and modernize mixed in the best way.

Tehran is an amazing city which you can't forget it not just for being capital of Iran but also being the dynamic beating heart of Iran.

As a tourist, when you travel to Iran, you will be overwhelmed by lots of sites to visit include; historical sites, scientific places, and natural attractions. In Tehran, choosing sites would be even harder due to heavy traffic there.

In this article, Iran's travel introduce you the most important places you can see in Tehran;

1- Tehran Grand Bazaar:

Tehran Grand Bazaar is a must be seen sites when you visit Tehran. This Bazaar has over 10 kilometers of labyrinthine alleyways filled with covered shops. You will find everything from jewelry to carpets and pots and pans for sale here.

It is one of Tehran’s oldest areas; you can see history and character at the same time and enjoy fantastic restaurants around. 

2- Golestan Palace:

A few minutes far from the Grand Bazaar, you will find the magnificent Golestan Palace, it is the former Qajar complex.

The complex of Golestan Palace consists of 17 structures, including palaces, museums, and halls. Almost all of this complex was built during the 131 years rule of the Qajar kings. These palaces were used for many different occasions such as coronations and other important celebrations. It also consists of three main archives, including the photographic archive, the library of manuscripts, and the archive of documents.

golestan palace

3- Jewelry museum:

The Treasury of National Jewels is a museum in Iran. It is a collection of the most expensive jewels of the world, collected over centuries.

The value of the objects in the Treasury of National Jewels is not just for their economic value, but is also reveal the creativity and taste of Iranian artists over the different eras of history, and represents the artistic and the cultural heritage of the vast country in Iran.

Each piece recalls memories of victories and defeats of former kings, their power and weakness.

Just remember that Jewelry museum opens on Saturday till Tuesday, 14- 16 P.m.

4- Azadi Tower; 

Another attraction in Tehran is the Azadi Tower. It is known as the The landmark of Tehran and even Iran.

And it is nostalgic for Iranians and in special for people of Tehran. This tower has a unique design and has seen a lot of historical, political and social events as far as many people have chosen it as a symbol of Tehran. Undoubtedly, if you have a trip to Tehran, it is a must-seen site.

azadi tower

If you have one day in Tehran, the above sites will cover your day. If you have two days in Tehran don't miss the following sites;

5- Darband;

Darband is the best place for various purposes such as climbing, having a small party with your friends, taking selfie photos, sightseeing, and most importantly, eating delicious food. Due to high altitude, this region has become the main route to climb the mountains.

 Annually, many people, go up Tochal ski resort, by passing this picturesque road. Some surveys reveal that the first choice for people of

Tehran to welcome their foreign guests is Darband.

Besides, junk food market of Darband is one of the most beautiful and colorful markets in Asia.

darband tehran

6- Sa'dAbad Palace;

The other attraction in Tehran that is well-known is Sa'dAbad Palace. This palace has been changed to the museum after 1980 revolution.

You can walk through the palace and watch the objects (furniture, paints, carpets, and so on). Furthermore, you can enjoy the garden outside the building.

This palace, by having 18 large and small palaces, has been located in the northernmost and best weather region of Tehran; also, it is one of the largest and most important museums in Tehran that you can visit.

This complex has various palaces and museums which are precious. Artworks from different nations have been exhibited.

sa'dabad palace

7- Milad Tower;

This tower is the t is the sixth tallest tower and the 17th tallest freestanding structure in the world. It is visible from everywhere in Tehran. During the day, its unique style and at nights, the lighting is dazzling.

This has 450 meters high and has some museums, Cafes, restaurants which visiting a megacity like Tehran with a capacity of 9 million people, It is so beautiful at night.

You will experience unforgettable memories in Milad tower. When you travel to Tehran, if you have enough day you have to put it in your bucket list.

milad tower tehran

8- Masoudie Mansion;

It is one of the oldest buildings in Iran that attracts tourists from many countries.

This building was built more than two decades ago. There is a museum inside it which is appealing for adventure.

If you want to have a cheap and cheerful recreation, it is highly recommended.

9- Holy shrine Imam Khomeini;

The mausoleum of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini is one of the Islamic Republic's greatest architectural endeavors, Built on a massive scale.

Ayatollah Khomeini was the leader of the Iranian revolution, so visiting his mausoleum is important for many tourists.

You can get there easily by metro. 


 10- Tabiat Bridge;

Tabiat Bridge is important for many reasons. It’s an architectural masterpiece, it’s a symbol of modern Iranian architecture, it was designed by an up and coming female architect, the area around it shows a side to Iran that many in the West don’t see, and it’s an example of how economic sanctions hurt real people.

 Tabiat (nature in English) bridge is a pedestrian overpass that’s 270 meters long and connects 2 public parks, spanning Shahid Modarres Avenue. The bridge was opened in October 2014 and designed by architect Leila Araghian, who was 26 years of age at the time and spent a year designing a bridge that would “be a place for people to stay and ponder, not simply pass.” 

tabiat bridge