Things to do in Tehran (Top 20)

Tehran is the Capital city of Iran. It is the most populous and secular/ liberal city of Iran. It is home to over 10 million Iranian people.  Despite the fact that nor Iran’s oldest or prettiest city, the clamoring city of Tehran is not without its own particular convincing appeal. People say Tehran is not the real Iran, but I would say Tehran is the genuine Iran, as much as Isfahan and Shiraz are the genuine Iran, as is the Caspian Sea, Qeshm Island, Iranian Kurdistan and each other corner of this astonishing nation. Tehran may not be the charming Iran you longed for going by, yet it’s where present day Iranian history was made from Mossadeq to the Shah, and afterward the 1979 Revolution, Tehran it’s the place everything started. Embracing the lower slopes of the wonderful, snowcapped Alborz Mountains, It does feel like busy, dull and overwhelmed by the chaotic crazy traffic and miasma of air-pollution. There is no downtown center in the city, the southern part seems conflicted towards northern part, as it gets better there with fancy restaurants and liberalism. Tehran has really good and cheap metro system. People of Tehran, Iran are hospitable.

Tehran has sophisticated women culture as there is no solo woman walking on the road or street. Women-zone is separated from men-zone there in buses. Women there need to cover their whole body while going out along with hairs. Head scarf and full coat/ burqa are used by plenty of women there. You will get used to it pretty fast.

Tehran has the cold semi- arid climate. Iranian people speak Persian.

Top things to do in Tehran while you are visiting are these below:

#1 of 20 Things to do in Tehran – Visit the Iconic Golestan Palace

Golestan Palace means “palace of flowers”. It is located near Grand Bazar of Tehran. This magnificent palace originally consists of 17 royal buildings, palaces, museums, gardens, and halls, which were completed in over 400 year period. It was the residence of 18th and 19th-century Qajars of Tehran. These royal residences were utilized for various events, for example, coronations and other vital festivals. It likewise comprises of three primary main archives, including the photographic archive, the library of manuscripts, and the archive of documents. Also, see the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul.

#2 of 20 Things to do in Tehran – Get lost in Tehran Grand Bazar

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It is one of the oldest commercial areas of Tehran. The bazaar is totally enormous and huge. There is a probability of getting lost here.  People will show you around there and often give you a short guided tour too. There are banks, eateries, tea houses, mosques and dazzling catacombs covered underneath the minor pathways and twisty hallways of the market. There is a variety of everything Iranian buy. Two spots not to be missed in Tehran bazaar are the Old Jameh Mosque and Sharaf El Islam eatery. The mosque contains shockingly stunning mirror work in the insides, making you feel you’re remaining in an arch made of silver. The eatery serves brilliant and modestly evaluated food, and the portions of food are totally big – a rare thing in Tehran! Request that local people point you toward these two spots.

#3 of 20 Things to do in Tehran – Check out The Treasury of National Jewels

One of the best things to do in Tehran is to visit this jewelry museum. The collection of jewelry is housed at The Treasury of National Jewels, however, is referred to informally as the Jewelry Museum. It is situated on the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran on Tehran’s Ferdowsi Avenue.

The Iranian royal jewels are considered so important that they are as yet utilized as a hold to back Iranian cash. Withholding such great value and economic importance, these jewels were kept hidden from the public eye for many years. Later in the Pahlavi dynasty, they were displayed to the public. Some portion of these precious jewels is believed to stolen or smuggled.

You’ll discover the Peacock Throne, a strong gold bejeweled position of authority where the Shah used to sit. There are precious stones the extent of apricots thus numerous emeralds, rubies and sapphires radiating through the diminish lighting. The display I adored best was a globe made out of gold and valuable stones which were most likely worth more than some little nations. You can easily say that it’s the only nation made out of precious stones.

#4 of 20 Things to do in Tehran – Go to Former US embassy known as The Den of Espionage

In case you’re known with Iranian history as well as have watched the film, Argo of Ben Affleck, you’ll realize that the range around the previous American Embassy, now known as the Den of Espionage, was one of the hotspots of the Islamic Revolution in 1979.

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These days, the range around the consulate is loaded with anti- American graffiti spray paintings of American banner with skulls and rockets rather than stars and stripes and gladly boasting ‘Down with the USA’.

The counter American spray paintings are not to be translated as one nation showing hatred towards another nation, though.  These are just a symbol of moments in the image of a crossroads printed on walls.

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#5 of 20 Things to do in Tehran – See Sa ‘d Abad Complex

The Sa ‘d Abad Complex is a 300-hectare complex worked by the Qajar and Pahlavi rulers, situated in Shemiran, Greater Tehran, Iran. Today, the official living arrangement of the President of Iran is found neighboring the complex. The complex was first manufactured and occupied by Qajar rulers in the nineteenth century. The complex incorporates more than 180 hectares of common woodland, roads, qanats, displays, and historical centers. After the Islamic revolution, it was turned into the museum.

#6 of 20 Things to do in Tehran – Explore the Niyavaran Cultural-Historic Complex

In the Alborz foothills of Tehran, there is the royal residence where Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and his family spent a large portion of the most recent 10 years of imperial run the show. It’s set in 5 hectares of arranged gardens and has six separate exhibition halls, the best of which is the exquisite 1960s Niyavaran Palace, with its spotless lines, extravagant inside and grand floor coverings.

Aside from the Niyavaran Palace, you can investigate the Sahebgharanieh Palace, where the shah kept his office, the Ahmad Shahi Pavilion, Reza Pahlavi’s living arrangement when he was the crown ruler, and the Automobile Museum, which houses a little gathering of stately vehicles.

Farah Diba’s elegant touch is likewise apparent in some of the historical centers, including the artistic filled Jahan-Nama Museum and Gallery, and the Imperial Library Museum which was once her exclusive space.

#7 of 20 Things to do in Tehran – Walk upon the Tabiat Bridge

It was composed by Iranian planner Leila Araghian, has won honors and been an immense hit with local people. The 270m long walkway associating Park Taleghani and Park-e Abo-Atash over the bustling Modarres avenue is a fun space to unwind and, in the great climate, it gives sublime perspectives of the north Tehran horizon against the Alborz Mountains.

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#8 of 20 Things to do in Tehran – Go for Adventure at mountain Tochal

Mount Tochal sits in the mountain range toward the north of Tehran, with its pinnacle achieving an amazing 3,993 meters. A magnificent test for mountain hikers, trails set off from Darakeh and Velanjak, with tea houses stumbled en route. In the event that you do not have the time or slant for the trek, a telecabin administration will take all of you the route up the mountain for a sensible expense. The highest point of the mountain additionally has a little ski resort, with hardware accessible to lease. Not as amazing as Dizin or Shemshak ski resorts, however perfect for a fast evening getaway.

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#9 of 20 Things to do in Tehran – Catch a glimpse of The Azadi Tower, Tehran

The Azadi Tower, earlier known as the Shahyad Tower, is a landmark situated at Azadi Square, in Thran City, Iran. It is one of the images of Tehran and imprints the west access to the city. It was commissioned by Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran, to stamp 2,500 years of the Persian Empire.

Also, See Minar e Pakistan in Lahore And Tower of London in London, England.

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#10 of 20 Things to do in Tehran – See the skyscraper of Milad Tower

Milad Tower, otherwise called the Tehran Tower, is a multi-reason tower in Tehran, Iran. It is the 6th tallest tower and the seventeenth tallest unattached structure on the planet. It is situated between the Qarb Town and Gisha District, remaining at 435 meters from base to the tip of the receiving wire. The head comprises a vast case with 12 stories, the top of which is at 315 m. The tower is a piece of a complex called International Trade and Convention Center of Tehran. The complex likewise incorporates five-star lodging, a tradition focus, a world exchange focus, and an IT stop. Check out the tallest Skyscrapper in Dubai UAE and Frankfurt in Europe.

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#11 of 20 Things to do in Tehran – Relax at Park-e Laleh

Close to the focal point of Tehran, Park-e Laleh is a very much outlined green space that as a result of its area in the midst of so much movement turns into an urban desert spring. It’s an awesome place for people viewing. As you wander through, maybe on your way to the connecting Carpet Museum or Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art.

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#12 of 20 Things to do in Tehran – Get lost in Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

On the western side of Park-e Laleh, this museum present exhibition hall’s noteworthy accumulation brags works by Picasso, Matisse, Van Gogh, Miró, Dalí, Bacon, Pollock, Monet, Munch, Moore, and Warhol, among numerous others. The museum was designed by empress cousin Kamran Diba. It was inaugurated by Farah Diba in 1977. The building itself is a piece of contemporary art. After the Islamic revolution, a lot of work has been placed in the vaults due to the conservative nature of Iran.

#13 of 20 Things to do in Tehran – Pay respects at the Holy Shrine of Imam Khomeini

The mausoleum of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini is one the most fantastic compositional attempts of the Islamic Republic. Based on a gigantic scale – which required the moving of many existing graves at the Behesht-e Zahra graveyard – the Holy Shrine additionally contains the tombs of Khomeini’s better half, the second child, and a few other critical political figures.

The holy place is flanked by four 91m-high towers symbolizing Khomeini’s age when he passed on. The enormous gold focal arch is decorated with 72 tulips, which symbolize the 72 saints who battled and passed on with Imam Hussein in Karbala. Khomeini’s tomb itself is encased in a stainless steel zarih, a confined like packaging through which travelers offer their regards and no modest number of certified receipts. Men and ladies approach respectfully from various sides.

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#14 of 20 Things to do in Tehran – Check out the Carpet Museum of Iran

Lodging more than 100 pieces dating from the seventeenth century to the present day, this is an extraordinary place to see the full scope of local examples and styles found in Iran. Pay special mind to remarkable outlines, for example, the Tree of Life with Kings and Notables. The changeless gathering is the first floor, while upstairs is here and there open for impermanent displays.

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The gallery itself was outlined by Farah Diba Pahlavi, the last Queen of Iran, and blends great ’70s style.

#15 of 20 Things to do in Tehran – Visit the Unique Glass & Ceramics Museum

The Glass and Ceramics Museum is, in the same way as other of its displays, little however flawlessly framed. The exhibitions walk you sequentially through the ages, with point by point, clear clarifications in English that diagram the historical backdrop of the nation and the district through the affectionately showed glass and earthenware production that remain. There are numerous fragile carvings and brightening thrives.

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Worked as a private living arrangement for a conspicuous Persian family, the building once housed the Egyptian consulate.

#16 of 20 Things to do in Tehran – Qsar Garden Museum

This innovative kind of political prison is turned into a museum surrounded by the public park. According to Wikipedia, The prison was built in 1790, under the reign of Fat′h Ali Shah of the Qajar Dynasty. It was the first prison in Iran in which the prisoners had their legal rights.

#17 of 20 Things to do in Tehran – Visit the Reza Abbasi Museum

Named after one of the immense artists of the Safavid period, this exhibition hall grandstands Iranian art from old circumstances and the Safavid-time sketches of Abbasi himself. In case you’re occupied with Iranian art, it’s one of the best and most professionally run historical centers in the nation.

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#18 of 20 Things to do in Tehran – Visit the Iran Holy Defense Museum

This epic-scale historical center, on an arranged site of 21 hectares, is devoted to the Iran–Iraq War, a wicked eight-year struggle that asserted a million lives. The principle building comprises of seven corridors that recognize the war’s saints and run you through the historical backdrop of the contention in criminological detail.

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#19 of 20 Things to do in Tehran – Malik National Library & Museum

In plain view, at this private exhibition hall and library are pieces from the accumulation of Hadji Hussein Agha Malik, in the 1930s one of the wealthiest men in Iran. The watercolor artworks, sensitive calligraphy and beautiful expressions, including inconceivably itemized lacquer ware boxes painted by nineteenth-century bosses of the specialty of the small scale, for example, Mohammad Zaman and Abu Taleb Modaresi, are flawless.

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#20 of 20 Things to do in Tehran – Enjoy Picnic at Park-e Jamshidiyeh

Otherwise called Stone Garden, Park-e Jamshidiyeh climbs steeply up the lower scopes of the Alborz Mountains and offers a perfect, calm environment in which to appreciate the perspectives and escape the exhaust cloud. It’s the kind of place you could joyfully while away a whole evening tasting the tea, visiting with irregular Tehranis and watching the lights of this gigantic city gradually wake up.

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