Tehran City of Museums
When it comes to spending money on travel – MEMORIES is everything. Once you paid, your money is gone only good memories stay. But then the EXPIERENCE that made those memories memorable becomes price less for the rest of your life.
So to get the most out of your Iran travel is to know or to have comprehensive information regarding those places worth visiting in Iran. Because time is not on our side. In this particular post though let’s talk only about Tehran and perhaps tours available in this beautiful capital.
- Golestan Palace Tour
- Tehran City Tour
- Jamaran Tour
- Saad Abad Palace Tour
Known as the city of museums among savvy travelers. Thanks to Agha Mohammad Khan of the Qajarid dynasty who was first chosen Tehran as their capital. Since then until now Tehran has been the capital city of Iran. Consequently, become known as the city of museums and monuments – mostly from Qajarid and Phalavi era.
- Azadi Square
- Milad Tower
- Golestan Palace
- Niavaran Complex
- Sa’adAbad Palace
- Masoude Mansion
- Tehran Grand Bazar
- Iran Mall
- Book Garden
- Tabiat Bridge
Aside from museums and other historical monuments, Tehran is a city sorrounded by mountain – snow reveals its stunning natural beauty in winter. Tochal is one example.
The city turns green during spring and summer. There are countless of public parks around the city and surprisingly they are full and crowded of people everywhere you go.
Tehran and its parks becomes more lovely and romantic during autumn – its like an endless fantasy of Alice and Wonderland.
National jewelries museum, Iran’s carpet museum, Tehran contemporary art museum and Ancient Iran museum are some examples of museums available in this city.
Should you decide not to join the group in Tehran city tour and wanted to tour the city by yourself – carpet and Contemporary art museum due to their close proximity to Hotel Laleh International Hotel formerly Intercontinental can be easily visited at your free time passing through the big, nice Laleh park.
The park itself is worth spending your time there as you can see local doing different activities. It is full of green and big, tall trees, man-made lake, outdoor theater etc. A few step down from carpet museum on the way to art museum there is a mini-bazar where you can shop for some souvenirs and other famous Iranian handicrafts.
Royal palaces such as Golestan, Sa’dabad, and Niavaran, as well as the country’s most important governmental buildings of the modern period such as the most famous landmarks the Azadi Tower, a memorial built during the Pahlavi period, and the present time-built iconic landmark Milad Tower, the world’s 17th tallest freestanding structure, completed in 2007. Now open to public. It has shoping malls, fastfoods and resturant. Most of the local and international convention and even concerts are held in this stunning place.
Famous Tabiat Bridge
Tabiat Bridge, which was completed in 2014, is considered the third contemporary symbol of the city. Its recommended place for an after walk with spectacular view. Even during the night Iranian family spending time here picnicing, dining. It has a nice restaurant too. It is named tabiat means nature because you can see the view nature from the unique angle it creates.
Other sightseeing in Tehran
Visit the king’s palaces surrounded with trees and beautiful flowers like Golestan palace and Saadabad palace or dine in one of the restaurants of Milad Tower. Enjoy Tehran’s birds-eye view from the highest tower in Iran and the 6th highest tower in the world – symbol of modern Iran. And speaking of modern Iran, Iran Mall in Tehran is a blend of traditions comes to life in shopping mall. And of course the Book Garden ideal for young and adults alike – its a museum within a park.
If you have been in Dubai and enjoyed walking along Rigga street, then walking in one of the old street in Tehran like Valiasr street is not just rewarding but relaxing. It is also known as the hamps-Élysées of Tehran but offers it own unique atmosphere of Iranian way of life if you may.
Darvand Hill side
Darvand mountain is a local favourite venue for hiking. On the way up the hill is full of modern and traditional restaurants, cafe, fast food and handicraft shops. Due to its close froximity to Saad Abad Palace its an optional to visit the place due to its high incline surface its somehow tiresome by foot for those senior adults but exciting for those young once. It’s just about 3 to 5 minutes by car but it will take over an hour or two in the peak hours between 5pm to 9pm.
Tochal known as Bame Tehran meaning the roof of Tehran due to the best view from above. It’s truly like you are standing in the roof having full view of the city from there. It is famous for telecabin or cable car, hiking, and skiing among Tehranist. Being there in the roof, offers you the birds-eye view of Tehran at the height of about 3963m above sea level.
Spending days and nights in Tehran will take you to the most interesting cultural, social and natural attractions you could ever imagine were exist in the Middle East. That is, you can visit those places alone if you wish to but it is highly recommended to have a local guide to get the most out of your money. Because time is not on our side right? So enjoy to the fullest!
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