Tracking Architectural and Historical Attractions in Hamadan

Tracking Architectural and Historical Attractions in Hamadan
  • ThemeArchitecture/ Museum
  • CodeIRRS50
  • Duration2 hr(s) and 30 min(s)
  • Best TimeSPRING
    What To Expect

    Visiting the tomb erected in 1970 on the grave of Baba Taher, the 11th-century Iranian poet;

    Watching the 12th century structure of Gonbad Alaviyan with splendid stucco decorations;

    Exploring the remains of the ancient city of Ecbatana constructed in 678 B.C.    

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    Tracking Architectural and Historical Attractions in Hamadan
    Tomb of Baba Taher
    Tracking Architectural and Historical Attractions in Hamadan
    Tomb of Baba Taher
    Tracking Architectural and Historical Attractions in Hamadan
    Tomb of Baba Taher
    Tracking Architectural and Historical Attractions in Hamadan
    Tomb of Baba Taher
    Tracking Architectural and Historical Attractions in Hamadan
    Tomb of Baba Taher
    Tracking Architectural and Historical Attractions in Hamadan
    Tomb of Baba Taher
    Tracking Architectural and Historical Attractions in Hamadan
    Tomb of Baba Taher
    Tracking Architectural and Historical Attractions in Hamadan
    Gonbad Alaviyan
    Tracking Architectural and Historical Attractions in Hamadan
    Gonbad Alaviyan
    Tracking Architectural and Historical Attractions in Hamadan
    Gonbad Alaviyan
    Tracking Architectural and Historical Attractions in Hamadan
    Gonbad Alaviyan
    Tracking Architectural and Historical Attractions in Hamadan
    Gonbad Alaviyan
    Tracking Architectural and Historical Attractions in Hamadan
    Gonbad Alaviyan
    Tracking Architectural and Historical Attractions in Hamadan
    Gonbad Alaviyan
    Tracking Architectural and Historical Attractions in Hamadan
    Gonbad Alaviyan
    Tracking Architectural and Historical Attractions in Hamadan
    Gonbad Alaviyan
    Tracking Architectural and Historical Attractions in Hamadan
    Tappeh Hegmataneh (Ecbatana Mound)
    Tracking Architectural and Historical Attractions in Hamadan
    Tappeh Hegmataneh (Ecbatana Mound)
    Tracking Architectural and Historical Attractions in Hamadan
    Tappeh Hegmataneh (Ecbatana Mound)
    Tracking Architectural and Historical Attractions in Hamadan
    Tappeh Hegmataneh (Ecbatana Mound)
    Tracking Architectural and Historical Attractions in Hamadan
    Tappeh Hegmataneh (Ecbatana Mound)
    Tracking Architectural and Historical Attractions in Hamadan
    Tappeh Hegmataneh (Ecbatana Mound)
    Tracking Architectural and Historical Attractions in Hamadan
    Tappeh Hegmataneh (Ecbatana Mound)
    Tracking Architectural and Historical Attractions in Hamadan
    Tappeh Hegmataneh (Ecbatana Mound)

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    Tracking Architectural and Historical Attractions in Hamadan

    Historical monuments are the envoys of the past. You can find them in every corner of this ancient country. Parts of Iran coming from the more ancient times, like Hamadan, enjoy a greater variety of monuments. Visit the Tomb of Baba Taher Oryan, an 11th century Iranian poet and philosopher. The tomb is located on a hill, structured in an octagonal shape with a combination of contemporary and old architectural styles. After that, stop at Gonbade Alaviyan, the 12th century building which was originally used as a mosque, but later on became the mausoleum of the Alavy family. On another hill close to the city, you can find the ancient Tappeh Hegmataneh, which bears the fingerprints of ancient kings such as the Median king, Deioces, and the Aechaemenid emperor, Darius the Great.


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    A) Tomb of Baba Taher
    Duration : 30 mins
    Point Type: STARTING

    Baba Tahir, the 11th-century Persian poet, was born in Hamadan and lived there. Baba Tahir's fame comes mainly from his do-beytis, a form of Persian quatrains, written in the local dialect of the period. Little by little, his poems became popular among people, to the extent that some of them were put into music. Generally speaking, his poetry has thoughtful, philosophical undertones, investigating the nature of life. Baba Taher (Bābā Tāher) also wrote some of his poems in Luri and Arabic. And, today, you can find his poems translated into many other languages.

     As his byname, Oryan (naked), suggests, he was a mystic and dervish. Furthermore, baba was used as a venerable ...

    9 MIN(S) BY WALKING
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    B) Gonbad Alaviyan
    Duration : 30 mins
    Point Type: STOP OVER

    Gonbad-e Alaviyan (Alaviyan Dome)

    This brick square-shaped structure in Chaharbagh-e Alaviyan is one of the most significant monuments of Hamadan in the Islamic era. Gonbad-e Alaviyan (literally the dome of Alaviyan) dates back to the late Seljuk period (12th century), and as its name suggests, it was a domed building. However, its dome was ruined with the passage of time. The original function of the building is not clear. There are two stories about it: one indicates that it was built as a mosque in the Seljuk era and, a century later, was converted into an exclusive monastery (khanqah) and a family ...

    11 MIN(S) BY WALKING
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    C) Tappeh Hegmataneh (Ecbatana Mound)
    Duration : 1 hr(s) 30 mins
    Point Type: ENDING

    Ecbatana Mound

    Located on the imperial road and connecting Persepolis to Sardis, Ecbatana used to be the capital of the Median Empire in the 8th century B.C and the summer capital of the Achaemenid dynasty. The most prominent description of this site belongs to Herodotus. It is recorded that the name “Hagmatana”, meaning a place of gathering, was first mentioned in a Babylonian text entitled “Agamatanu”. 

    This 30-acre mound is the largest Ancient mound in Iran located in Sar Qale district, one of the most prominent historical places in the world. The earliest excavations were carried out in 1913 by Charles Fossey and continuous excavations were carried out between 1983 to...

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    Cost Info

    Tickets
    • Tomb of Baba Taher3 €
    • Gonbad Alaviyan 2 €
    • Tappeh Hegmataneh (Ecbatana Mound)3 €
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    Additional Info

    • On the way from the Tomb of Baba Taher to the Alaviyan Dome, you can see the Qajarid mosque of Haj Ibrahim Beyg in Ayatollah Masumi Street

    • There are two historical Armenian churches on the east of Tappeh Hegmataneh that are worth the visit: St Stephanos Armenian Apostolic Church (built in 17th century), Armenian Evangelical Church (built in 19th century). 


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