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Written by Super User. Posted in All about Tehran

Golestan Palace
The oldest of the historic monuments in Tehran, the Golestan Palace (Palace of Flowers) belongs to a group of royal buildings that were once enclosed within the mud-thatched walls of Tehran’s Historic Arg (citadel).
The Arg was built during the reign of Tahmasb I (r. 1524-1576) of the Safaviddynasty (1502-1736), and was later renovated by Karim Khan Zand (r. 1750-1779).  Agha Mohamd Khan Qajar (1742-1797) chose Tehran as his capital.  The Arg became the site of the Qajar (1794-1925)

Tehran’s Grand Bazaar
In Iran a bazaar is much more than just a place to stock up on a few essential shopping items.
The bazaar encompasses more than 10km of covered stores and has several entrances.
Traditionally, the Tehran bazaar was split into corridors, each specialising in different types of goods, including copper, carpets, paper, spices, and precious metals, as well as small traders selling all types of goods.

Saadabad Palace
The Saadabad Palace (Persian: کاخ سعدآباد‎) is a palace built by the Pahlavi dynasty of Iran in the Shemiran area of Tehran and currently official residence of the President of Iran.
The complex was first inhabited by Qajar monarchs and royal family in the 19th century. After an expansion of the compounds, Reza Shah lived there in the 1920s. And his son, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi moved there in the 1970s.
After the Iranian Revolution, the complex became a museum

 www.irangazette.com/en.sadabad White Palace - Hall

Niavaran Palace Complex

Niavaran Palace Complex (Persian: کاخ نیاوران‎) is a historical complex situated in the northern part of Tehran, Iran. It consists of several buildings and a museum. The Sahebqraniyeh Palace, from the time of Naser al-Din Shah of Qajar dynasty, is also inside this complex. The main Niavaran Palace, completed in 1968, was the primary residence of the last Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and the Imperial family until the Iranian Revolution.

 

 BAHĀRESTĀN SQUARE

 the name of a garden, public square, and complex of buildings in central Tehran, the main part of which presently forms the headquarters of an Islamic revolution militia, the Central Committee of the Islamic Revolution (Komīta-ye Markazī-e Enqelāb-e Eslāmī); the southern section houses the Majles library.
The site was originally the property of Moḥammad-Ḥasan Khan Sardār Īravānī and was purchased by Ḥājī ʿAlī Khan Eʿtemād-al-Salṭana.

 

 Azadi Tower
Standing guard like a sentry at the gates of Tehran, Iran, is the impressive Azadi Tower (Freedom Tower), built in 1971 and comprised of eight thousand white marble blocks. A combination of both Islamic and Sassanid architectural styles, the fifty-foot high tower commemorates the formation of the Persian Empire and is an interesting combination of both modern and ancient cultures.

Milad Tower
Milad Tower (Persian: برج میلاد‎), also known as Borj-e Milad or Tehran/Teheran Tower, is a 435 m-high (1,427 ft) multi-purpose Iranian concrete tower built in 2007 in between the Shahrak-e Gharb and Gisha districts of Tehran. As mentioned, it stands at 435 m (1,427 ft) from base to the tip of the antenna. The head consists of a large pod with 12 floors, the roof of which is at 315 m (1,033 ft). Below this is a staircase and elevators to reach the area.
In terms of height records and ranks, Milad Tower is the sixth tallest tower in the world after the Canton Tower in Guangzhou, CN Tower in Toronto, Ostankino Tower in Moscow, the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai, and the Tokyo Skytree. It is also the current 17th tallest freestanding structure in the world.

Azadi Tower

This collection is within the tower of Azadi Square. There are different articles belong to era BC, Achaemenian, Parthian or even the Sassanian periods, as well as Islamic era. These pieces are earthenware articles, admirable metal vessels, valuable paintings and carpets.

 

Tochal Telecabin


Mount Tochal (Persian: توچال Tochāl) is a mountain in the Alborz range and a ski resort adjacent to metropolitan Tehran, Iran. The mountain has a 12 km long ridgeline. The highest peak, also called Mount Tochal, is at an elevation of 3,964 m (13,005 feet) and at coordinates 35.88°N 51.42°E. Tochal is a popular recreational region for Tehran's residents. A gondola lift, named Tochal Telecabin runs from Tehran to the Tochal Ski Resort and the modern Tochal Hotel, all as a part of Tochal Complex.

Dizin Ski Resort

Dizin is one of the larger Iranian ski resorts in the Alborz mountain range, near Tehran and also the city of Karaj. It was established in 1969.
The ski season in Dizin lasts longer than in European ski resorts, from December to May, because of the resort's high altitude. The highest ski lift reaches 3,600 m (11,800 ft), making it one of the 40 highest ski resorts in the world.

 

Darband area

Darband was formerly a village close to Tajrish, Shemiran, and is now a neighbourhood inside Tehran's city limits. It is the beginning of a very popular hiking trail into the Alborz mountain Tochal, which towers over Tehran. A chair lift is also available for those not interested in hiking.

The Persian word (دربند Darband) means gateway or door (dar) of the mountain (band, a variation of vand and fand, meaning mountain).

 

Shemshak area

Shemshak is a village in Iran with a popular ski resort. It is situated to the north-east of Tehran in the Alborz mountain range.
Shemshak is the second largest ski area in Iran after Dizin and came into operation in 1958. It includes two ski lifts, three dish teleskis and two Hammer teleskis. The slopes lie at an altitude of 2550m to 3050m above sea level. The resort includes two main slopes each with a chair lift that apex at the top and several lifts. There are also lighting facilities for night skiing.

Birds Garden

Tehran Birds Garden

Reconciliation with Nature
Tehran's bird garden is being launched in northeast Tehran. The project started last year and will end in the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2012). It has thus far progressed 60 percent.
80 hectares in Lavizan Park has been set aside for recreation, tourism and cultural activities of which 20 hectares will turn into bird garden.

 

 Shah-Abdol-Azim shrine


The Shāh Abdol Azīm Shrine (Persian: شاه عبدالعظیم‎), located in Rey, Iran, contains the tomb of: ‘Abdul ‘Adhīm ibn ‘Abdillāh al-Hasanī (aka. Shah Abdol Azim). Shah Abdol Azim was a fifth generation descendant of Hasan ibn ‘Alī and a companion of Muhammad al-Taqī. He was entombed here after his death in the 9th century.

 

Imam Khomeini's shrine

The Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini houses the tomb of Ruhollah Moosavi Khomeini and Ahmad Khomeini, his second son who died in 1995. It is located to the south of Tehran in the Behesht-e Zahra (the Paradise of Zahra) cemetery. Construction commenced in 1989 following Khomeini's death on June 3 of that year. It is still under construction, but when completed will be the centerpiece in a complex spread over 5,000 acres (20 km2)

 

Tuğrul Tower

Tuğrul Tower (also transliterated Toghrul, Tughrol, or Tughrul) is a 12th-century monument, located in the city of Rey, Iran. Tuğrul Tower is near Rashkan castle.
The 20 meters tall brick tower is the tomb of Seljuk ruler Tuğrul Beg, who died in Rey in 1063. Originally, like other monuments of its time, it was capped by a conical dome (گنبد, gonbad), which would have added to its height. The dome collapsed during an earthquake.
 

 Saint Sarkis Cathedral
Saint Sarkis Cathedral is an Armenian Apostolic church in Tehran, Iran.
The construction of St. Sarkis Church in Tehran began from 1964 and was complete by 1970. The church was built by Sarkisian brothers in memory of their parents.

 

St. Vartanants Church
St. Vartanants Church "Serpots Vartanants" in Armenian was established in 1986 and was anointed as an Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church in 1987 at Tehran. St. Vartanants Church is the last Armenian or Christian church which was built in Iran.


 

St. Nicholas Church
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church is a Russian Orthodox church in Tehran, Iran.
At the end of the 16th century a monk Nicephorus, founded the first Russian parish on the land of Persia. A Russian spiritual mission was operating in Iran by the beginning of the 20th century.

 

Saint Abraham's Church
Saint Abraham's Church (Persian: کلیسای حضرت ابراهیم} is a Dominican catholic church in Tehran, Iran.
Rosary House In 1962 the Vatican asked the Dominican Order to come once again to Iran. The Dominican Province of Ireland agreed to establish a community in Tehran.

 

 The Roof of Tehran; Panorama of Iranian Modernity
If you are in love with hiking and mountains, there is no way easier for you than to park your car down in the Tochal parking lot and take the walk in the beautiful road to the first station of Tochal Telecabin and the Baam-e Tehran!
Baam-e Tehran aka “the roof of Tehran” is located at the end of Velenjak street. But end of Velenjak street is only to start. The complex starts from Velenjak at the height of 1830...

 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

 

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