Category: Tourist Attractions of Iran

Tourist Attractions of Tehran

  Tehran Although the look of Tehran today is very different from the “Old Tehran” and its quiet and exquisite neighborhoods, it still has many places, historical houses, palaces and memories at its heart that narrates the history, culture, and the days not so far away of this lovely city’s prosperity. Tourist Attractions of Tehran There were times in which these historical places of Tehran were alive and prosperous and were…

Saint Sarkis Cathedral

You can visit this place during your stay in Tehran. This church was built by the personal expenses of an Armenian-Persian by the name of Markar Sarkisian. After the construction, the Armenian base in Tehran was transferred from the Holy Mary Church to this place. It was designed in Bazylika or Cross-shape form. The exterior walls are covered by white marble stones. We have to confess that it truly has…

Russian Orthodox Church (Kantor Church)

This church is located in Qazvin city and is also known by the name of “Belfry”. The experts believe that it was built during the World War II and belongs to the Orthodox Christians. There are interesting points in the design of this building. For instance, it was built in a Cross shape which is recognizable with a little bit of attention when you enter the structure. Russian Orthodox Church (Kantor…

St. Thaddeus Monastery

This Monastery has some unique features. For instance, we can mention its beautiful architecture and plotting which are among the in Visual Arts. In addition, the enclosure and watchtowers which exist around the monastery have made St. Thaddeus Monastery a castle. The initial structure of the monastery goes back to the 4th Century. It was built on the Tomb of St. Thaddeus who was a Christian missionary. Thus it was…

​Daniel’s Tomb

​Daniel's Tomb​ in Shush, Iran has been holy site for both Jewish and Muslim pilgrims for centuries. The Tomb of Daniel​ ​along with the Tomb of Esther have been one some of the most popular memorial shrines in Iran. This sacred place is believed to be a source of ​ blessing and supernatural ​power. Therefore  this place attracts visitors who ​pray in the shrine and kiss the green catafalque of…

Kashan

Kashan is a city near Isfahan and is mostly known for its unique style of architecture. This city hosts one of the most famous customs in Iran which is Rosewater extraction. This city also has the potential for desert hiking. Kashan is a small city and has the population of over 360,000 people. Although some sources say that it has an important minority of Jews, majority of people in this…

Mashhad

Mashhad is a metropolis in north eastern Iran. It is known as a holy city because of the eighth Imam of Shi’a Muslims and the Imam Reza Shrine. Mashhad means the place of Martyrdom. It is because Imam Reza was killed in this city and it was the capital city of Afsharid dynasty. It is the second most populated city after Tehran and one of the most populated cities all…

Tabriz

After being recaptured by Shah Abbas from the Ottoman Empire it developed into a big trade center in north western Iran. The Grand Bazaar of Tabriz is the biggest and the most important Bazaar in the world. This city played a pivotal role in the Constitutional Revolution and also the Islamic Revolution of Iran. The soldiers of this region had been known for their fighting skills. Zoroaster and Naser al-Din…

Qom

Qom is an important city for Shi’a Muslims and is considered holy because of Fatima bint Musa’s shrine. In this manner it resembles Vatican in Rome, and for Catholic Christians. People from different parts of the city gather in Fatima bint Musa’s shrine. They mourn for Imam Hossein at the date of his death. Some people believe that Hassan ibn Muthlih Jamkarani has met the last Imam of Shi’a Muslims.…

Yazd

Yazd has been enlisted in UNESCO heritage of humanity list. Surrounded by the desert, this city is known for its unique Persian architecture and its wind towers. During the Arab invasion a lot of Zoroastrians from different cities fled to this city. Therefore, it is an important center for Zoroastrians. Dry climate has forced people to build a long network of qanats to reach water. It is said that when…