Why should we visit Tehran?
Tehran is the capital of Iran and one of the metropolises of the world. This city has many historical, cultural and natural attractions that have made it one of the top five tourist destinations in Iran. It is also of great economic, scientific, political, sports and medical importance. Visiting Tehran and experiencing its unique atmosphere will undoubtedly be one of the most memorable moments of your life.
General features of Tehran
Population: the population of Tehran has reached 8,737,510 according to the latest census conducted in 2016.
Formal religion: Islam
Tehran’s climate: the northern parts of Tehran, under the influence of mountains are somehow temperate and humid, and other areas are more or less warm and dry.
Geographical location: Tehran is located between the mountains and the desert. From the north, it reaches the Alborz Mountains and from the south reaches the Ray, Bibi Shahrbanoo, Shahriar and Varamin plains.
Iran’s capital dates back to over 200 years ago. That means that for more than 200 years the city has witnessed important and impressive events. All of these have enriched Tehran historically as much as other Iranian cities that are older than Tehran.Some of Tehran’s most important historical attractions: Golestan Palace & Museum, Niavaran Palace Complex, Saadabad Palace and Museum, Tehran Grand Bazaar, Moghaddam Museum, Toghrol Tower, Gate of the National Garden.
Tehran is famous for its museums. Most of the major museums of Iran are located in this city. The variety of museums in the city is also remarkable, which is why the capital’s museums are one of the main tourist attractions of the city.Some of the most important museums in Tehran : National Museum of Iran, National Jewelry Museum, Glassware and Ceramic Museum of Iran (Abgineh Museum), Cinema Museum, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Carpet Museum of Iran.
Every major city in the world is recognized with special symbols and elements, and people remember that city with that symbol. In addition to the elements, Tehran has also made remarkable progress in terms of modern structures.
Some of these urban attractions: Milad Tower, Azadi Tower, Tabiat (nature) Bridge.
One of the great features of Tehran is the large number of parks in the city. These parks are divided in different parts of Tehran and they are the best and cheapest options for families to spend their leisure time.
The most important of them: Mellat Park, Ab-o-Atash Park (Water and Fire Park), Park-e Shahr (City Park), Laleh Park, Miniature Garden Park, Sorkheh Hesar National Park, Birds Garden.
Shopping in Tehran
There are many traditional shopping malls in Tehran. There are also many modern and stylish shopping malls in this wonderful city.Here are some of Tehran’s Shopping Centers: Tehran Grand Bazaar, Tajrish Bazaar, Parvaneh (butterfly) Parking.
Religious and sacred places of Tehran
The shrines and sacred places of every city are the religious pulse of that city. The important thing about Tehran is that there are shrines of different religions.Most important of them in Tehran: Imamzadeh Saleh, Shah Abdul Azim Shrine, Saint Sarkis Cathedral, Adrian Fire Temple.
Natural attractions of Tehran
The capital of Iran, along with numerous historical, urban and modern attractions, also has natural attractions where the people of the city come to rest and renew energy. For example: Mount Tochal, Darakeh, Cheshmeh (spring) Ali.
As you know, traveling to a city is not a complete experience without tasting its delicious foods. The capital of Iran has many local and traditional cuisines due to the ethnic and cultural diversity that came from migrating. One of Tehran’s local dishes is a food named Sargonjeshky; its ingredients are minced meat, potato and tomato. In addition, it is interesting to know that traditional ice cream or saffron ice cream is one of the delicious things first made and sold in Tehran. This delicious ice cream is made from milk, egg, saffron, rose water, sugar, flour and vanilla.
First of all, we suggest you to go to the 30 Tir (pronounced see-ye teer) street food. You can find everything there, from traditional Iranian dishes to western favorites, freshly squeezed fruit juices to coffee and tea (brewed in a samovar, of course).
One of the most famous restaurants in Tehran is Moslem restaurant in Tehran’s Grand Bazaar. Moslem is the most-recommended restaurant in Tehran with appropriate prices, intimate atmosphere and of course unforgettable tastes.
If you want to enjoy a coffee shop in Tehran, we have two great offers for you. Gol Rezaieh Cafe is one of the oldest cafes in Tehran, famous for its hangout of great artists such as Forough Farrokhzad and Sadegh Hedayat and that it has been rebuilt with the same interior as it was decades ago. Our next suggestion is Masoudieh Café, which is located in Masoudieh Mansion. The cafe space is an old and beautiful space in a historic setting.
In the following articles, we will talk about each of Tehran’s attractions separately. Be with us!