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Tehran, as one of the main tourist destinations in Iran, has a wealth of cultural attractions. Tehran is the most populous city in Iran and Western Asia and has the second-largest metropolitan area in the Middle East. The settlement of Tehran dates back over 7,000 years. Mixed diversity of architecture, culture and food, you may find a different experiment with trip to Tehran and a memorable trip for you. You may find a different perspective from Tehran in comparison to media and you will feel such a unique hospitality from people as an ancient culture in Iran.
Tehran is situated within the historical region of Media (Old Persian: Māda) in northwestern Iran. Historic core of Tehran is the place of world heritage status, different museums, and Grand Bazaar that it is split into several corridors over 10 kilometres in length, each specializing in different types of goods, and has several entrances, with Sabze-Meydan being the main entrance. This area is the heart of Iran market and you will find a combination of modern an antiquity in a same time. You may experiment the ambiance of eastern bazaar, food, architecture, culture and people daily living in this area. If you are interested to buy Iranian carpets you may find the best quality and best price in this area because local people choose this district for shopping.
Milad Tower is a multi-purpose tower in Tehran. It is the sixth-tallest tower and the 24th-tallest freestanding structure in the world. The tower is a part of the International Trade of Tehran, which also includes a five-star hotel, a convention center and an IT park. The lobby structure consists of six floors. The first three floors consist of 63 trade units, food courts, cafeterias, and commercial products exhibitions. Six elevators in three different sides of the shaft are used to transfer the visitors to the head of the tower at the speed of 7 meters per second, and you will see a panoramic view to the metropolitan up there. This is the head office of International Fajr Film Festival that is the most iconic film festival in Middle East.
It is one of the landmarks of Tehran, marking the west entrance to the city, and is part of the Azadi Cultural Complex, which also includes a museum underground. It was commissioned by Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran, to mark the 2,500th year of the foundation of the Imperial State of Iran in 1971. The Azadi Museum is located on the basement floor. Inside the floor, there are black austere walls and proportions, and a concrete mesh forms the ceiling. Heavy doors open onto a crypt with subdued lighting issuing from showcases, each containing an object. The museum houses a number of gold and enamel pieces, painted pottery, marble and paintings. Approximately fifty pieces have been selected, each representing a particular period in Iran’s history. German artist Philipp Geist organized a projection mapping installation named Gate of Words at the Azadi Tower, on the occasion of the German Unity Day. The show was held from October 3 to 5, 2015.
The Tabiat Bridge is the largest pedestrian overpass Tehran. The 270 metre bridge connects two public parks and a museum complex by spanning one of the main highways in northern Tehran. It has won several awards, including the Popular Choice Prize for Highways & Bridges from the Architizer A+ Awards, a global architectural competition based in New York. Construction of the bridge over a large highway was described as a big challenge, with platforms and temporary tunnels built to ensure that nothing fell onto the road below. The bridge is a place for people to stay and ponder, not simply pass and you can find lots of food courts, cafeterias on the bridge and surrounding areas.
These are a combination of palaces from 19th century. Large parts of the complex are museums, which are accessible to visitors. Other parts are currently used to the Office of the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Theses complexes are operated by the Cultural Heritage Organization of Iran which is responsible for most of the artifacts, locations, and cultural aspects of the country. Sa’dabad Palace Complex, Niavaran Palace Complex and Golestan Palace are considered as the most famous of them and you can find architectural an cultural heritage of Iran in this well know places.
Tehran is very close to mountains, in Velenjak district (North of Tehran) you can find entrance of mount Tochal. If you want to try a local gathering place that is normally for local people, you must visit “Baame Tehran”. You can use buses, electric cars or walk the way to get to first station which is called “Baame Tehran” means Roof of Tehran, because you can have a panoramic view of the city under your feet, it’s fantastic and there are a lot of restaurants and cafes there. Baame Tehran is one of the most famous hangouts of young people in Tehran so usually crowded up to 2am.
If you are interested in climbing you can choose the way of continuing your journey up to mount Tochal which means passing 7 stations. Also you can go for skiing there even in spring.
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Food is a part of Iranian culture and you may find unique tastes in your trip to Tehran and Iran. There are many restaurants and cafes in Tehran, both modern and classic, serving both Iranian and cosmopolitan cuisine. Pizzerias, sandwich bars, and kebab shops make up the majority of food shops in Tehran. If you want to try the best local restaurants or confectioneries we recommend you to try a day trip by our local guides to find them, because these places are not so much well known on websites. So do not miss the tastes and ambiance of these places in your trip! Some of them are located in the Grand Bazaar and the Bazaar of Tajrish so you will try them in your day trip by our team.If you are interested in climbing you can choose the way of continuing your journey up to mount Tochal which means passing 7 stations. Also you can go for skiing there even in spring.
Like in any other cultures, since very ancient times, Iranians have also had special occasions to celebrate and revive traditions. There are plenty of annual cultural and religious festivals in Iran that offer a window into the everyday lives of the people. And participating in any one of them is sure to give you a different perspective of the country. Some of the most well know of these ceremonies are Nowruz (the Persian New Year), Chaharshanbe Suri (the eve of the last Wednesday before Nowruz), Yalda (the longest night of the year or winter solstice), cinema festivals and musical concerts. According to your date of your trip you may take part in these ceremonies and our tour guides will offer you the best.