Tehran Top Attractions
Tourist Attractions

Tehran Top Attractions

Tehran Tourists Attractions

Tehran, the capital city of Iran, is known not only for historic and beautiful palaces and places but also for natural spots. Qajar dynasty chose this city as the heart of Iran so lots of buildings and palaces raised up. The development and expansion of Tehran have made it totally different from other cities.

National Jewelry museum:   

This museum is located in the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The collection of astonishing and unique jewelry, stones, and treasure of the world which can be considered as the sign of ancient Iranian rich culture and adventure are demonstrated to the public. Iranian royal families, kings and queens’ jewels besides their precious stuff. 


Golestan Palace:

A complex, situated near Tehran Grand Bazaar, decorated with eye-catching Iranian painted tiles and different spots such as Mirror Hall, Negar Khaneh (Iranian Painting Gallery), Shams Al-Emareh, Takhte Marmar (Marble Throne), Hoze Khaneh (Pond House), Talare Salam (Salaam Hall), Khalvate Karim Khani (Karim Khani Privacy), and etc that show the architectural artistic way of Iranian life. This palace was the accommodation of the Kings’ winter spot.


Sa’ad Abad Palace:

A historical and natural complex, located in the slopes of Tehran mountains with more than 110 hectares ground, the summer mansion of Qajar and Pahlavi kings includes Green Palace, Fine Art Museum, Nations’ Museum, Military Museum, etc.


Tehran Grand Bazaar:

There is not only one bazaar in Tehran but Tehran Grand Bazaar is the main one which distributes all the stuff and objects among other sellers and storekeepers. What amazes the visitors is the historic and architectural parts, the labyrinth with lots of allies and passages as well as the crowd.   



Moghadam Museum:

This museum is located in the center of the most crowded street in Tehran but as soon as entering this priceless house you will forget the crowd. It is a historical monument, constructed in Qajar era. Not only the architectural feature of this building attracts everyone’s attention but also valuable objects, artifacts, and stuff, gathered by Dr. Moghadam catches visitors’ eyes.



Masoudieh Palace:

A historic palace also named Emarat-e Masoudieh, placed near Baharestan Square, includes lovely buildings and a garden which gives comfort to its inspectors. Recently a traditional café serves wonderful drinks and goodies. The reflection of colorful glasses on the ground and tables brings you back to the history.


National Museum of Iran:

A museum with a great history and full of ceramics, engraved stones from Persepolis, pottery, paintings, coins, and so many objects, found from ancient time in different spots of Iran.



Negarestan Garden and Museum:

A valuable precious historic place, built around 210 years ago in Qajar era, a garden with the astonishing view of trees, ponds, fountains, and a monument, used a museum these days. Finding peace and calmness besides history make everyone be attracted to this atmosphere.



Carpet Museum:

More than 150 pieces of carpet and rug, some of them belonged to more than 500 years ago, display the art, history, culture, tradition, and customs of Iranians.  Getting acquaintance with Iran through its handicrafts could be so fascinating. 



Abgineh Museum (Glassware and Ceramic Museum):

Priceless glasses, pottery, and ceramics from 3000 years ago gathered in an octagonal monument, constructed in Qajar period. Not only the building but also the stuff and objects in it catch everyone’s attention.



Time Museum:

It is located in the north part of the capital city, a blue building in the middle of a garden full of different watches from France, Sweden, Britain, Germany, and etc. a sample of Sundial, invented around 5500 years ago can be visited in this museum. By walking through this monument, the only thing which matters is time.



Milad Tower:

The tallest sky-scraper in Iran and also the 6th highest telecommunication tower in the world with different cafés, restaurants, a revolving restaurant, dolphinarium, and museums, also the tower is equipped with cameras that provide the opportunity of watching all parts of Tehran.  


Azadi Tower:

One of Tehran’s symbols is a Y shape monument, constructed in 1971, a combination of Iranian and modern architecture. It is also good to know that there is a museum in the top of the tower. This building has been always a nostalgia for those who have immigrated overseas.  



Written by: Najmeh Haghi

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