What to see in Tehran: Historic attractions
Tehran has been the capital of Iran for the last 250 years and is the best place to learn about the last two centuries of the history of Iran. After Agha Mohamad Khan the founder of the Qajar dynasty chose Tehran as his capital this former village started developing and became the most populated city of Iran. Later on during Pahlavi dynasty Tehran started becoming a modern city with hospitals and universities being built and streets getting paved. Today you can visit the amazing palaces left from the Qajar and Pahlavi dynasty and the museums available.
Where to visit in Tehran: Natural attractions
People all around the world appreciate fresh air and outdoor activities and the citizens of Tehran are no exception. Thus; Tehran includes many parks and recreational places for people to spend their time.
Tochal ski resort
Embraced by mountains in the Alborz mountain range, Tehran offers travelers a chance to spice up their vacation with a little taste of adventure such as skiing in the highest ski resort in the Middle East, conquering the high Tochal summit or enjoying the beautiful scenery siting in a cable car. You can also spend a night in the hotel next to the ski resort and experience staying at the highest hotel in the Middle East.
This crowded metropolis includes several parks allowing people to spend their evenings away from the noises and the air pollution. Among them Ab o Atash , Taleghani , Jamshidieh etc. are the most famous.
Things to do in tehran
Milad tower, 435 meters tall, is the tallest tower in Iran. This multi-purpose tower offers several recreational options such as laser tag, cinema and paintball. You can also get to the restaurant located at the top and have a panoramic view of the grand city of Tehran while enjoying your delicious meal.
Grand Bazaar of Tehran
This old and vast bazaar is still the heart of trading in the city. You can find almost anything in this crowded bazaar.
Tajrish Bazaar is a popular traditional bazaar located in the north of Tehran. All kinds of spices, fruits and sweets can be found in this bazaar.
Modern shopping malls
Being the capital and most modern city in Iran, Tehran has several modern shopping centers all over the city where you can buy all kinds of clothes, shoes, cosmetics etc. The prices vary in each mall but the average is less than most European countries. Paladium mall, Kourosh mall and Arg mall are some of the most famous malls in Tehran.
Imamzade Saleh holy shrine
Iranians visit the holy shrines of Imamzades (meaning son of Imam) often to pray and ask god to help them with their problems. The interior of these shrines are usually decorated with mirrors and sometimes gold and is very beautiful.
Cozy places and nightlife
Bam-e Tehran is a recreational complex located at the foothills of Mount Tochal and at the end of Velenjak Street in Tehran and is one of the locals’ favorite places to spend their evenings. This complex features activities like Archery, Tennis, Zip line, Bungee jumping etc. You can also enjoy the night taking a walk and looking at the amazing scenery of Tehran at night and having dinner or snacks at the restaurants located in Bam-e Tehran.
Tabiat( nature) bridge, a pedestrian bridge connecting two parks is a great place to spend the night and enjoy the dazzling scenery that the lights create. The designer of this bridge has won award for her spectacular work.
Darband and Koohsar
Darband and Koohsar are among the most popular places between the citizens of Tehran. You can have a great meal in one of the several restaurants available while enjoying the delightful atmosphere of the foothills.
Cafes and restaurants
Being the capital and the most populated city in Iran, Tehran has a great deal of cafes and restaurants. You can find the best ones by apps like Foursquare or try the ones near your hotel.