places near Tehran that you should visit (Episode III: City of Tehran)

Places near Tehran to Visit (Episode III)

Tehran, the land of dreams full of fascinating sights, is a lively city with so many memorable tourist attractions. In the first and second episodes of this article we tried to inform you about some of the touristic attractions of Iranian Capital; in this episode Alale is going to elaborate more on the beauties of Tehran.

Tehran, like many other Iranian cities, has witnessed many bitter and violent events during the history, which can be traced back to many of those events. Works that can be visited in mansions, buildings, museums, palaces, gardens, alleys, streets and many other places. This makes this beautiful and crowded city a tourist attraction that will remain on the memorial page for a long time.

Shrine of Abdul Azim Hassani


Indeed, the holy shrine of Abdolazim Hassani from the descendants of Imam Hassan Mojtaba is one of the most popular attractions in terms of religious tourism in the city of Ray, one of the district of Tehran. There is not much known about the very first building formed the mausoleum, but due to the chamber made of brick that is connected to the main shrine port, it is possible to attribute the construction of the building to (Majd al-Molk Qummi Bravoṣṇḍi, the Minister of the Barkiaragh Seljuk) and the year of construction to late 5th century AH.

However, in a script recently placed on the left wall of the main building, the refurbishment and reconstruction of the building is mentioned to have been happened in the second half of the 3rd century AH by Mohammad bin Dai Alawi. The possibility of the primary monument being constructed under the rule of Al Boyah is not irrelevant, with regard to the works observed in the inscriptions on the holy shrine.

The shrine seems to have originally consisted only of the shrine and the entrance and after some time, other buildings around it like the porches were constructed. The shrines of Imam Zadeh Hamzah (from the descendants of Imam Kazem) and Imam Zadeh Taher (from the descendants of Imam Zainol'abedin, which is said to be older than the shrine of Abdul Azim), and the tombs of Nasir al-Din Shah, Ayatollah Seyyed Abolqasem Kashani, Allameh Mohammad Qazvini, Abbas Iqbal Ashtiani, Mullah Ali Kani, Sheikh Mohammad Kitabani, Sattar Khan and other great Iranians are also situated in this area.

Imam Zadeh Saleh


The holy shrine of Imamzadeh Saleh is one of the most popular and loving places that annually hosts a large crowd of people. The building belonging to the 8th century AH and the body of one of the children of Imam Kadzem (AS) is buried there. Visiting this sacred place which comes with pure spirituality, will be very pleasant for those traveling to Tehran to experience various places with different atmosphere.



One of the most famous and most visited areas of Tehran, located in the north of the city, is a beautiful region that has known as Darband. In fact, Darband is one of the old neighborhoods of the capital and one of the ancient villages of Shemiran District, located in the northern garden of Sa’dabad, and offers a great option for nature lovers and an enjoyable and unforgettable journey for tourists.

The tomb of Bibi Shahrbanoo


Another tourist attraction in Tehran is a mausoleum located on the southern slopes of the Bibi Shahrbanoo on the Rey Mountain and north of Aminabad, and is known as the Tomb of Bibi Shahrbanoo. The tomb is believed to belong to Imam Hussein's wife, mother of Imam Zainal-Abedin. There are, of course, several narratives about the history of this ancient monument, which has left uncertainty about the authenticity of this local opinion. This is while locals believe this place to be one of the most sacred and valuable buildings, and they pay particular attention to it. It is interesting to know that what is certain is that the first Islamic work found in this place dates back to the sixth century AH, which is the site of burial of Muslims.



One of the prominent promenades, a lovely and popular area for tourists especially inhabitants of Tehran province, is a mountainous region in northern Tehran, referred to as Darakeh. This part of Tehran is one of the best places to avoid any air pollution, use beautiful scenery, enjoy the flow of the stream in the river and enjoy the pristine and natural beautiful nature, which attracts do so many tourists from all over the world.

Museum of Contemporary Art


Another tourist attraction in Tehran is the Museum of Contemporary Art, which can be described as one of the most important museums in the country. The founder of this museum is Farah Pahlavi. It was built in 1356 in the western part of the Laleh Boostan. The design of the mansion of the museum was carried out by Kamran Diba who was one of Farah Pahlavi’s relatives. The design have done based on the modern architectural method with modeling of Yazd desert windbreaker.

In this cultural collection, we can see valuable works by art magnates such as Gauguin, Renoir, Picasso, Magritte, Ernst, Pollack, Warhol, Levitt and Jacques. Also, the "Tree Garden" is another part of the museum, which is home to visitors and is situated in the northern part of the museum building and in a green area, featuring sculptures by Henry Moore, Max Beale, Marx Ernest, Parviz Tanavoli and etc.

Iranian Museum of Cinema


In one of the beautiful and oldest gardens in Tehran province known as Ferdows Gardens, there is a building attributed to the Iranian Cinema Museum, where a precious collection of old cinema equipment, instruments and tools, as well as memorable images of great celebrities such as duplicates And filmmakers. Also featured behind-the-scenes films, posters and cinema-related equipment are exhibited at the museum.

Gardens of Negarestan


In the early 13th century AH and in the city of Tehran, a beautiful garden was built which is referred to as the Gardens of Negarestan. This place was the summer residence of Fath Ali Shah Qajar, consisting of a variety of sections, including 64 rooms, 4 halls and a library with 4 halls. The Delgosha Mansion and the Castle Hall are also considered to be the most beautiful and famous monuments in the garden, which can be considered as a suitable option for visitors, along with the Kamal-ul-Milk Museum, which displays the works of this great artist and his students.

Baharestan mansion


There is a set of great buildings located in Tehran's Baharestan Garden, also known as the Baharestan Mansion, including the Iranian National Drama Theater and the Baharestan. This tourist attraction in Tehran, was built by Mirza Hussein Khan Sepahsalar Qazvini in 1872 and was become his residence. Nowadays, this collection has been divided into various sections, including the Islamic Consultative Assembly, ceremonial matters and the venue for various conferences.

Tabiat Bridge


The Tabiat (Nature) Bridge is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Tehran, due to the availability of amenities such as restaurants, coffee shops, green areas and cafe galleries. This bridge is constructed on the Modares, connecting Taleghani Park to Ab o Atash Park. Also, the architectural features of this bridge is one of the prominent characteristics that plays an important role in attracting tourists.

Post and Telegraph Museum


The Museum of Communications, also known as the Post and Telegraph Museum, holds valuable historic collections, including the oldest writing equipment, Morse telegrams, types of stamps, postal packets, primary versions of telephones, as well as communications and telecommunication devices such as carrier pigeon and satellite. Also, the mansion of the museum can be considered as one of the most important buildings in the National Garden District, which dates back to the time of the first Pahlavi regime and has the most magnificent architectural techniques used and national architectural style.


Some of other tourist attractions in this famous capital includes Peace Museum, Tsjrish Bazaar, Chitgar Lake (beautiful artificial lake), Birds Garden, Persian garden, Garden-Museum of Evin Prison, Roof of Tehran, Soutmeh (Sledge) of Tehran, Vardij Village (Stoneman Village) Dolphins Park, Eram Park, Waterfall Tehran, National Botanical garden of Iran, Jamshidieh Ab va Atash (water and Fire) Park, Lat Mal Falls, Laleh Park, Qatariah Garden, Ghazali Cinema Town, Naser-Khosrow School, Sarkis Cathedral, MaDavid now, Water Village of Pars, Zaferanieh Observatory, Aviation Show Karaj Highway and many other Touristic attractions.

Please do not hesitate to contact Alale if you need further information or need any kind of touristic services.





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