To help you make the most out of your trip to Tehran, we are going to introduce some of the most highlighted touristic attractions of Tehran. You can find more information on these attractions by checking out our Blog’s posts.
Dazzling Royal Palaces of Tehran
Some of the most iconic Royal palaces of Iran are located in Tehran. Golestan Palace is currently the only attraction in Tehran that is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritages List. This palace is a masterpiece of 18th and 19th century that represents a blend of Persian and European architecture. The Sa’dabad Complex is also another site which in itself holds 17 Royal Palaces and museums.
Impressive Museums & Galleries in Tehran
If Tehran is the starting point on your trip to Iran, you can visit several historic museums to get an overall view on the history, architecture, and culture of Iran. The most notable museums of Tehran are mentioned as below:
- The National Museum of Tehran( The collection of archeological findings from the rich history of centuries and dynasties of Iran)
- The National Jewelry Museum ( a rare collection of world famous stone gems and royal jewels)
- The Carpet Museum ( collection of over 150 types of Persian carpets each with special history behind them)
- The Abgineh Museum ( collection of ancient crafts including ceramics and glassware)
- Reza Abbasi Museum (collection of artifacts with over four thousand years of value)
The Contemporary Masterpieces in Tehran
The famous modern structures in Tehran are Azadi Tower, Tabiat Bridge, and Milad Tower. The world famous Azadi Tower is the symbol of Tehran. The Persian history and art is reflected in the structure of Azadi tower. The Tabiat Bridge literally meaning the Nature Bridge is a pedestrian Bridge that has won several international Awards. This bridge has three floors and cafes with beautiful view of Alborz Mountains. The multi-purpose Milad Tower, as the 6th tallest tower in the world, offers the best 360-degree view of the city of Tehran.
Sport Activities in Tehran
Aside from enjoying the historical attraction, galleries and exhibitions in Tehran, you can have some fun doing outdoor activities in the nature, Ski Resorts, and Mountain Routes.
By visiting Darband, you can enjoy the environment of the foothills of Tochal Mountain. There are also several traditional and famous restaurants along your way. Also, you can try many more activities in Darband as it has a hiking trail, chairlift and trekking route available for visitors.
Just like Darband, you can enjoy a hike and dine in the traditional restaurants of the area.
Tochal Ski Resort, Sport and Recreational Complex, Darbandsar Ski Resort, Dizin Ski Resort, Shemshak Ski Resort are of the most famous Ski Resorts in Tehran. These Ski Resorts are facilitated with Ski Tracks, hotels, Lodges, and Restaurants. The Ski Resorts are most active during wintry seasons. During summer, the Grass Skiing Tracks are available especially in Dizin Ski Resort.
Local Food & Signature Dishes of Tehran
While visiting Tehran, you can almost find every Persian dish that is served around Iran. Since Tehran is the most modern city of Iran, you can try several places that serve exotic food or even Vegetarian restaurants which are rare in other cities of Iran. Make sure you visit 30-e Tir Street. You can find different Persian street food while walking along this beautiful paved street. Here is a list of hand-picked Restaurants and Cafes in Tehran.
Handicraft & Souvenirs
The traditional Persian handicrafts can be found in Tehran mostly in the oldest Bazaar of Tehran known as Tehran Grand Bazaar. You can also explore Friday Tehran Bazaar and Tajrish Bazaar to look around through its rich colorful handicraft shops. Yet, these handicrafts are not what Tehran is famous for. Tehran is best known for being the commercial center of Iran. While visiting Tehran, you can tour thousands of luxurious shopping malls and experience the modernity of Iran.