Top places to visit in Tehran

Top places to visit in Tehran

Tehran, the capital of Iran, is located in the north of the country. Tehran is one of the largest and most populous cities in the world

Tehran has more than half of the country's basic industries such as electrical, textile, automotive, cement, chemicals and other industries, as well as many theatres, schools, universities, parks and museums. Here we want to introduce top 9 places you shouldn't miss in Tehran!

Golestan Palace

Located on Khordad Square, the Golestan Palace is a collection of buildings set in a walled park veined with canals rushing down from the Tochal mountains.

The buildings that make up this magnificent complex are some of the oldest in Tehran and mix both Persian and European architectural styles, in particular, French.

The glories and excesses of the Qajar rulers are played out across this complex of grand buildings decorated with beautifully painted tiles and set around an elegant garden that's worth visiting in its own right.

Tabiat Bridg e

The Nature Bridge or Tabi’at Bridge is the largest pedestrian overpass built in Tehran, Iran. The 270-metre bridge connects two public parks—Taleghani Park and Abo-Atash Park—by spanning Shahid Modarres Hwy, one of the main highways in northern Tehran. The bridge design 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. Usually, bridges are designed in a straight line. And that straight line will produce a point perspective that will tell you to just go. But this one wants to keep people on the bridge. It provides a good view of Tehran and it’s ok to hang there till midnight. After enjoying the bridge make sure you will find the Wooden Road International Food-court near the bridge and enjoy the atmosphere.

Darband

Darband is an old village in Shemiran, located to the north of the Saad Abad Garden, Tehran, the capital city of Iran. With its cool summers, Darband is a highly visited tourist attraction in Tehran. The Darband River passes through this village. It is the beginning of a popular hiking trail into Mount Tochal, which towers over Tehran. A chairlift is also available for those not interested in hiking. The initial start of the trail at Darband is about 250 metres long and is dotted with a number of small cafes and restaurants. These are quite popular and are busy in the evenings, as locals and tourists alike visit the many hooka lounges along the trail. It’s the perfect get away from Tehran pollution and relax on a traditional bed inside the river.

Tajrish Bazzar

Tajrish neighbourhood is one of the oldest parts of Tehran and during the last few decades, has become more popular for its different atmosphere and also its favourable location along Tehran’s northern hills. Tajrish has an old bazaar and a mausoleum called Imam Zadeh Saleh, both popular tourist spots. The neighbourhood is currently one of the busiest parts of Tehran, with bus terminals, cab terminals, and shopping malls including the popular Tandis Center and Arg Center. The square is where Valiasr Street terminates. Tajrish is the at the junction of streets that lead to Saad Abad Palace, Velenjak, Asad Abad, Zafaraniyeh, Elahieh, and Niavaran as well as many of the other places in northern Tehran.

Milad Tower

Milad Tower became a new symbol of Tehran right after its construction. It is a multipurpose building, proudly standing on the north of Tehran and visible from almost every part of the city. Milad tower is the 6th tallest tower in the world and the tallest building in Tehran. It provides not only a bird’s-eye view of the city, but also some business activities and entertainment events. Milad Tower is 435 meters long. The construction took 11 years, headed by Iranian architect Mohammad Reza Hafezi. As a result, the tower was officially opened on February 20, 2009 by the mayor of Tehran in front of 250 journalists from all over the world. The tower includes 5 parts, which are the foundation, entrance lobby, shaft, head structure and antenna. The lobby consists of 6 floors and includes trade units, exhibition halls, and food courts. Six elevators bring visitors along a concrete shaft to the upper floors at the speed of 7 meters per second. The head of the tower consists of 12 floors.

Azadi (Liberty) Tower

Built in 1971 to commemorate 2500 years of Persian monarchy, this iconic tower fuses elements of Sassanian, Achaemenid, and modernist architecture. Literally meaning ‘Liberty Tower’, the ivory-coloured, Y-shaped building is situated in a park in east Tehran, and features a well laid out underground museum. Though not as tall as the Milad Tower, it nevertheless boasts fantastic views of the city from the top floor. The tower is exteremly symbolic and important to different generations in Iran.

Bame Tehran

Bame Tehran or Roof of Tehran is a great place in the Alborz mountains to enjoy the fresh air away from the city center. Many locals like to go there too, to take a break from busy everyday life. Start with an enjoyable walk and watch the city in the silence of the night. Beside the healthy environment, there are plenty of restaurants, cafes and fast food places. Couples and friends usually go there around 9 pm to play sport or just hang. You can also walk through the walking path - it has a mild slope - or get on the available inexpensive bus to get there. There are kiosks and food stalls along the way and at the end of the path. Sometimes there are also some exhibitions at the end of the route. This area is suitable for walking and taking photos.

Mount Tochal

Very Close to Metropolitan Tehran and in the north, there is a beautiful mountain which name is "Tochal ". The ridgeline is 12 km long! the highest peak is 3933 meters high.  There is a cabin from Tehran which goes to the pass of summit (3900m) and ends in Tochal ski resort. Tochal base is also a place for recreational activities. Zip line, Bunjee Jumping, Rock climbing and many restaurants are working in the base of the summit.

Tochal lift (Cabin) Consists of 7 station which is the highest reach the Tochal ski resort.

There are different routes up to the summit:

  • Darband, Shirpala shelter, Amiri hut, Summit (Normal route)
  • Jamshidiye park, Kolackchal shelter, Piazchal valley, Piazchal summit, Tochal summit (Long route)
  • Velenjak, Normal road up to 3rd cabin station and trek up to the summit.
  • Darakeh, Palangchal shelter, 5th cabin station, summit
  • Darabad, Darabad summit, Piazchal, Tochal summit
  • Darband ,Osun valley ,Spidkamar hut, Tochal summit (The oldest way to the summit)
  • From North face and the Ahar up to the summit
  • From North face and from Shahrestanak (the old village)

 

Sa'dabad Palace

Sa’adabad cultural-historical complex consists of 18 small and large palaces belonging to Qajar and Pahlavi dynasties. It is located in Darband Valley, the northernmost and freshet istrict in Tehran. The complex is one of the largest and most important museum complexes of Iran and the world, whose visiting during New Year holidays could be enjoyable. The oldest palace here is “Ahmad Shahi Palace” whose construction was finished in the first years of his reign. The newest palace, on the other hand, is “the Palace of Leila Pahlavi”which belonged to the youngest daughter of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

This complex houses a variety of valuable palaces and museums. Some artworks of different countries are also being displayed in “the Museum of Nations’ Art” in Sa’adabad Complex.

Sa’dabad Complex was registered in Iran’s National Heritage in 1997 under the registration number of 1957.

Sa’adabad cultural-historical complex consists of 18 small and large palaces belonging to Qajar and Pahlavi dynasties. It is located in Darband Valley, the northernmost and freshet istrict in Tehran. The complex is one of the largest and most important museum complexes of Iran and the world, whose visiting during New Year holidays could be enjoyable. The oldest palace here is “Ahmad Shahi Palace” whose construction was finished in the first years of his reign. The newest palace, on the other hand, is “the Palace of Leila Pahlavi”which belonged to the youngest daughter of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

This complex houses a variety of valuable palaces and museums. Some artworks of different countries are also being displayed in “the Museum of Nations’ Art” in Sa’adabad Complex.

Sa’dabad Complex was registered in Iran’s National Heritage in 1997 under the registration number of 1957.