A Religious Tour With a Harmonious Diversity in Tabriz
- ThemeArchitecture/ Religious and Epic
- Duration2 hr(s) and 45 min(s)
- Best TimeSPRING | SUMMER
Visiting the Blue Mosque of Tabriz dating back to the Qara Qoyunlu era in the 15th century;
Visiting the palace located on the Sāʻat Square of Tabriz built in 1934;
Visiting the largest and the oldest Armenian church of Tabriz dating back to the 18th century.
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A Religious Tour with a Harmonious Diversity in Tabriz
Tracing marks of a harmonious diversity in Tabriz, one of the endowments of the rich history of Tabriz, is its cultural and religious diversity represented by its eloquent structures. This route promises a taste of diversity, starting with the Kabud Mosque, which owes its name to the azure mosaic tiles decorating its portal. Next, stop at the Municipality Palace of Tabriz, which resembles a flying eagle and was built by German architects. In the end, you will stop at the St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church, where Armenian locals of Tabriz gather for religious ceremonies.
Duration : 1 hr(s)
Point Type: STARTING
Blue Mosque was once one of the masterpieces of art and architecture in post-Islamic era. It is the only still standing remnant of Qara Qoyunlu dynasty (1351-1469) in their capital, Tabriz. Also known as “Jahanshah mosque” and “Firuze-ye Islam” (turquoise of Islam), it was built in 1465 in the reign of Sultan Jahanshah. This mosque used to be part of a larger architectural complex called Mozafarieh, consisting of a number of other buildings like school, library and Sufi convent. The unusual T-shape floor plan, the façade with two minarets and other architectural features indicate the influence...
Duration : 1 hr(s)
Point Type: STOP OVER
Saat Tower of Tabriz
In 1935, the forlorn cemetery of No'bar neighborhood turned into the construction site of the first Municipality in Iran. The construction of this first municipality occurred by order of Haj Arfa' al-Molk Jalili, the mayor of Tabriz at the time, and under the supervision of German engineers. The building contains a tower including a clock and, for this reason, it is known as the "Clock Edifice" among the people of Tabriz.
The U-shaped building of the Municipality of Tabriz has three floors and occupies an area of 6500 square meters. From above, the edifice looks like a flying ea...
Duration : 45 mins
Point Type: ENDING
St. Mary Church of Tabriz
St. Mary Church is the oldest and largest Armenian Church in Tabriz. As an immediate neighbor of Armenia, Iran has hosted Armenians for centuries and allowed their religious and cultural centers to be constructed and preserved. St. Mary church of Tabriz is one of the Armenian Apostolic churches constructed in Tabriz, in the second half of the 18th century. However, because of the style of the portal, attributable to the Ilkhanid period (13th century) and according to Marco Polo’s accounts, the date of the construction can be assumed to have been about three centuries earlier.&nbs...
- Blue Mosque of Tabriz3 €
- Saat Tower of Tabriz (Municipality Palace)free
- Saint Mary Church of Tabriz
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Heading to the municipality palace you can also visit Azerbaijan museum of Tabriz. It is an archaeological museum showcasing the items from
- ancient eras. Some items date back to more than 7000 years ago
Before visiting the municipality palace, first take a look at the Saʻat square where the palace is located on its corner. Being the most famous square in Tabriz, it has been named saʻat (clock) after the clock tower of municipality palace. In the middle of the square, you can see the statue of Baqer khan, the brave commander of Tabriz during the constitutional movement in the early 20th century.