The Viberant Capital
The Viberant Capital
Tehran, the capital city of Iran and the second most populous city in Western Asia, is Iran’s dynamic beating heart. Often underrated as a tourist destination, nowhere will you sample a flavor of contemporary Iranian life more than Tehran. Although neither Iran’s oldest or most attractive city, the bustling metropolis is not without its own compelling charm.
The city was the seat of the Qajars and Pahlavis, the two last imperial dynasties of Iran. Exploring Tehran’s historical collections, such as the royal complexes of Golestan, Sa'dabad, and Niavaran will transport you on a journey of over 250 years of Iranian history.
Top Tourist Attractions
Golestan Palace (UNESCO Listed)
The lavish Golestan Palace is a masterpiece of the Qajar era, embodying the successful integration of earlier Persian crafts and architecture with Western influences. The walled Palace, one of the oldest groups of buildings in Teheran, became the seat of government of the Qajar family, which came into power in 1779 and made Teheran the capital of the country. Built around a garden featuring pools as well as planted areas, the Palace’s most characteristic features and rich ornaments date from the 19th century. It became a centre of Qajari arts and architecture of which it is an outstanding example and has remained a source of inspiration for Iranian artists and architects to this day. It represents a new style incorporating traditional Persian arts and crafts and elements of 18th century architecture and technology.
National Museum of Iran
National Museum of Iran, aging more than 70 years in an area more than 20,000 square meters, is not only the largest museum of History and Archaeology of the country, but ranks as one of the few most prestigious museums of the world in regard to grand volume, diversity and quality of its huge monuments. In the Iranian museum tradition, it is considered Iran’s mother museum, aiming at preserving relics of the past to hand down to the next generations, enhancing better understanding among world peoples and nations, discovering and showing Iranian’s roles in shaping world culture and civilization and trying to enhance public knowledge.
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