Top 4 Attractions in the Frame of Old Tehran
- ThemeArchitecture/ Museum/ UNESCO Heritage/ Eastern Bazaar
- Duration7 hr(s) and 30 min(s)
- Best TimeSPRING | AUTUMN
Browsing the historical square of Tehran built about 150 years ago;
Exploring the National Museum of Iran showcasing the historical relics from pre-historic to the Islamic era;
Visiting the royal palace of Qajarid kings (dating back to 19th century), which comprises several edifices boasting the best of Qajarid architecture and decorations;
Walking along the bustling Grand Bazaar dating back to about 200 years ago;
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Top 4 Visages of Tehran in the Frame of Politics, History, Economy and Culture
Tehran has multifarious faces to unfold, both violent and pensive, elegant and mundane. Politics, culture, history, and economy, each dominates exclusively in different urban spaces. In this route you are visiting the Toopkhane Square, where the Qajarids displayed their military power and it is depicting the contemporary stories of politics. Then the National Museum, preserving the relics of Iranian civilization from the pre-historic era to the recent dynasties, invites you to travel in the tunnel of time. Close to the square, the royal palace, where Qajarids quenched their thirst of luxury, is now the representation of their art and architecture. After caressing the lavish beauty, you will see the economic center and feel more local culture in bazaar where successive generations have carried out the routine maintenance through centuries.
Duration : 30 mins
Point Type: STARTING
This Qajarid square was built by the order of Amir Kabir, the well-known minister of Naser al-din Shah. The place was the seat of the cannons and the artillery soldiers since the time of Fath-Ali Shah, hence the name ‘Toop-khaneh,’ (Tūp-Khaneh) means ‘artillery barracks’ in Persian. When the square was constructed, the cannons that Shah Abbas had taken as a trophy from the Portuguese in Hormoz Island, and also the cannon named Toop-e Morvarid (Pearl Cannon), dating to the time of Fath-Ali Shah, were transferred here.
Back in the day, Toop-Khaneh square was the top spot for fireworks on national holidays, for protest...
Duration : 3 hr(s)
Point Type: STOP OVER
In addition to 5000 years of history marked by the invention of writing, Iran also has a quite long pre-history, holding enormous stories. Iran plays an important role in the development of Middle Eastern civilization, and it holds many objects representing the various traditions, cultures, and arts of what has come to be known as the ancient civilization. National museum of Iran highlights the ancient items exploring the invention of tools in different eras and artistic and architectural developments which affected life in ancient Iran.
The ancient Iran museum, founded in 1937, encompasses items from Paleolithic to the end of Sassanid era. If you visit only one m...
Duration : 3 hr(s)
Point Type: STOP OVER
Being the seat of government for about a century, (Golestān Palace) was also a residential and recreational complex, and now a source of Qajarid art and architecture. This UNESCO Heritage site showcases the development of traditional Iranian architecture in the late 19th and 20th centuries. The initial nucleus of the was conceived when Shah Tahmasb I erected a defensive wall around the city and, then, a Safavid citadel (Arg-e Tehran) was built in the 16th century. Later, Shah Abbas created a plane grove inside the Shah Tahmasb’s city, of which nothing has remained now, and turned it into the first settlement of the palace.
The present Golestan complex was built,...
Duration : 1 hr(s)
Point Type: ENDING
Persian city context has been extended around the Bazaar, an economic, social and, cultural center in the Persian community. The universal fame of the Eastern Bazaar is partly due to the fact that it has multifarious functions rather than being simply a trade center. Social institutes, from mosques, churches, banks, and mausoleums to guest houses, bath-houses and schools took shape around the bazaar. This concept of Market has been developed from the Safavid era onward. Stepping in Tehran Bazaar, you are faced with a rich history of Eastern Market at its best. Having an important place, especially in Islamic cities, the Bazaar started from the main gate of...
- Toopkhaneh Squarefree
- National Museum of Iran6 €
- Golestan Palace9 €
- Tehran Grand Bazaarfree
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If you have enough time, you can also visit several attractions on your way from Toop-khaneh Square to the Grand Bazaar:
- Sanʿati Museum on the north-west side of Toop-Khaneh Square (displaying contemporary bronze, plaster and stone statues)
- Sepah Bank Museum on the west side of Toop-Khaneh Square (showcasing a collection of coins from the Asia Minor to the ancient Persia and to the contemporary Iran)
- the City Park where you can take some rest in nice and leafy area on your way from the National Museum to the Golestan Plalce
Try the best of Persian Kabab-e Barg (marinated and barbecued thin-cut lamb fillets) and Kabab-e Koobideh (skewered grilled mixture of ground beef and lamb) in the restaurants of bazaar and nearby.