Tabriz is one of the best and most beautiful cities in Iran for those who want to travel inside the country. The city is located in northwestern Iran as the tourism capital of the Islamic world, it has many historical, cultural and natural attractions and historic evidence of Tabriz’s sights is one of the oldest in the world. You may have heard of Tabriz’s most famous nickname as the city of firsts, The reason for naming Tabriz with this nickname is that many of the first in the history of Iran such as the first printing house, the first university and university town not only in Iran but in the world, the first court of appeal, the first banknote printing, the first municipality, the first citizenship, the first public cinema, The first kindergarten and the first school for the deaf and mute of Iran and the first street that has electricity in Iran are all located in Tabriz.

Amir Nezam House is one of the museums of Tabriz which is located in the house of Amir Nazim Garusi. The Qajar Museum was officially opened in 2007 after the renovation of the house of Amir Nezami Garusi. This house, built during the reign of Nasser al-Din Shah, by the leadership of the emir of the regime, Amir Nezam Garusi, purchased by the Cultural Heritage Organization in1992, it was registered with the National Heritage List of 1749. After the restoration and preservation of the traditional architectural and architectural features, it was used as a Qajar Museum. The museum is located near the tomb of al-Shaara Tabriz, which is the tomb of more than 400 famous poets, including Shahriar, Qatran, Asadi Tusi, Faryabi, and Thaqi al-Islam.

Bazaar of Tabriz, which is famous for being the world’s largest roofing bazaar and has many cells, heads and timbers. The Tabriz market, where every department is dedicated to business, and especially its carpet market, has many shops. Crystalline market, glassware and embroidered shoes are among the sights of the market that are a sight to behold. If you go to the Tabriz bazaar, visit Timcheh Mozaffari, which is the most beautiful part of the Tabriz bazaar with its high ceilings and large and small colored windows.

Shahgoli Pool, is one of the busiest and most popular tourist destinations in Tabriz, especially at night it is enthusiasm that attracts a lot of people. This garden is actually a palace that is set in the middle of a large pool and is shaped like an island. The initial construction of the pool goes back to the era of    AghGhu Youn louha, and in the later periods it is gradually completed and has become the present-day form.

Constitution House of Tabriz is located in the old neighborhood of Rasteh Alley (current martyr Motahari Street in Tabriz) which is one of the historical buildings of the Qajar period and its construction dates back to 1867. This house belongs to Haj Mirza Mehdi Kuze Kanani, known as Abolmaleh, who was a prominent businessman in the Tabriz city and a major supporter of the Azerbaijani people’s liberation movement. This house was also a gathering place for Azerbaijani democratic leaders in the period of Azerbaijan’s autonomy in 1946 and 1947.

The Blue Mosque or Jahanshah Mosque is a mosque also known for its turquoise-colored tiles, known as Turquoise Islam. The Blue Mosque is the only building that has remained in their capital, Tabriz, since the reign of the Qaraquiunloo. The beauty of this mosque is so great that after centuries and damages it has made every human being astonished and amazed. The most prominent feature of the Blue Mosque and its high fame is mostly due to the tiling and the combination of bricks and tiles and the execution of prolific motifs that are evident both inside and outside.

Azerbaijan Museum after the National Museum of Tehran, is known as the second archeological museum of Iran and one of the most famous sightseeing in Tabriz. The museum is located next to the Blue Mosque and so if you go to the Tabriz Mosque, you should include a visit to the museum. In its three floors, more than2,000 and 300 pieces of prehistoric, pre-Islamic and post-Islamic art have been exhibited. Giant statues, ancient historical documents and antiquities objects are some of the museum’s special artifacts that amaze you. Also in this museum is a collection of Tabriz visual artifacts that are unique in their kind.

Sa’at Tower is one of the most popular, most beautiful and attractive place in Tabriz and it is one of the first municipalities in Iran. This beautiful and spectacular mansion garden is located in the center of Tabriz, in the square of the clock, in the style of German architecture (before World War II). Tabriz Municipality Building is a spectacular three-storey building built between 1936 to 1942 years. One of the brightest parts of the mansion is the clock tower, which is 30 meters high above the mansion and the buzzer rings once every 15 minutes. The building is U-shaped, and if you look at it from above, it looks like an eagle with its wings open! This mansion garden has various halls, such as the Old Camera Hall, Holy Defense Hall, Publishing, Carpet, Contemporary Arts, Drawing and Calligraphy, Wisdom Hall and several other halls, all kinds of valuables, documents and handwriting, Tabriz travelogues, equipment and supplies etc. well-kept. It is old and very spectacular. If you walk around the mansion, you will see some old and antique cars as well as the first fire engine in Tabriz.

Tarbiyat Street is one of the most fascinating and perhaps most spectacular places in Tabriz. This street is one of the most important and historic streets that connected the clock market. This unique street and pedestrian street, now covered with paving, lies along the Silk Road, and has therefore been important throughout history. What you see on Tarbiat Street is beautiful sculptures, stunning lighting, attractive urban furniture, flower gardens and lush gardens and shopping malls. This street has such an attraction that you won’t find anyone traveling to Tabriz and not having a close-up view of Tarbiat Street. Many historic houses and ancient monuments such as the house of Prince Zia al-Dawlah Amanullah Mirza, markets such as the “Glass House” market, and famous historic alleys such as the “Association” and “Panahi” streets are within walking distance. This spectacular street, now closed for several years, has become a fascinating and dreamy pedestrian street. This spectacular street, now is closed for several years, has become a fascinating and dreamy pedestrian street.

Jameh Mosque of Tabriz is a historical building belonging to the Seljuk era that was in use until the reign of the Qajar kings. Tabriz Jame Mosque is located on Shahid Motahari Street. The location of this beautiful Iranian mansion is in the form that surrounds the Tabriz market. The mosque is also referred to in history books as “the Great Mosque.” This work has been registered as one of Iran’s national monuments on 6 January 1932 by registration number 171.

Kandovan is one of the main places to visit in Tabriz. The architecture of Kandovan village and the flow of people’s lives in its old form is an exception to the world. Because no one lives in Cappadocia, Turkey and Dakota America (both of which have rock architecture). 117 families of this village live in the heart of the mountain. The houses of this village are like honeycomb in the heart of the mountain and it is interesting that honey is one of the most important products of this village and the decoration of this village is the same as the hive house. This village is located 60 kilometers southwest of Tabriz and is one of the Sahand village, a village from the city of Eskost.

Saint Stepanos Monastery is one of the most important Armenian monasteries in Iran, one of the most popular sightseeing in Tabriz. The monastery of St. Stepanos dates back to the ninth century AD, after many years of severe earthquake, many parts of it were destroyed. The ruined church was restored in the Safavid era and is now attracted by foreign and domestic tourists. St Stepanos Church is located in a pleasant climate, between the Jolfa Mountains and the Republic of Azerbaijan, by the Aras River and the Mogard Highlands. Jolfa is one of the border cities between Iran, Azerbaijan and Armenia which is famous for its numerous historical and beautiful churches. The stunning architecture of the church with stone materials in pink, red and white and the large worship hall stuns every viewer. The architecture of the building is a combination of Urartu, Parthian and Roman architecture with seven guard towers and five stone cylinders. Dome bell house building is another spectacular sight of this historic church.

Tabriz Islamic Art University is a collection of three mansions that each have their own courtyard and ponds and together form the Faculty of Architecture of Islamic Art University. The complex is listed in the city block with an area of 22,000 square meters at 1850 and 7498 on February 1, 2003, and is listed in the National List of Landmarks and contains ten historic houses.

Zonuzaq village is one of the most spectacular places in Tabriz. This magnificent mountain village is one and a half kilometers from the town of Zonuz in Marand. The endless beauty and splendor of this historic village is complemented by the regular paving of houses, wooden doors and windows in blue, green and red. Rural architecture in Zonuzak is such that it is divided into four distinct and important neighborhoods called Badir, Agha Baba, Sayedi and Kodeh lor, seeing each of these neighborhoods with staircase houses introduces you to the traditional texture of the village and the hospitable people there. Among the sights of the village are its old cemetery, dating back to the ninth century AH, Zonuzaq Castle and Zonuzaq Mosque, which are also of interest to many tourists. You can make beautiful souvenirs, memorabilia or many delicious things from the village of Zenouzak, such as apricot, apricot leaf, fruit roll-ups and walnut, as well as a variety of mountain vegetables. Elegant and artisanal craftsmanship made in Zonuz and perfect for a memorable souvenir are Glim, Jajim and handmade socks.

Arasbaran Forest in the beautiful city of Tabriz can be considered one of the pieces of paradise of Iran that stands out in this city. Arasbaran’s beautiful forest is a masterpiece of nature that has attracted many tourists, both domestic and foreign. This unique forest, with its thousands of years of history, is considered one of the Hyrcanian forests and is also known by other names such as Gharedagh, Arazbar and Garacheh Dagh. There is an interesting variety of animals and birds in this forest. This led to the designation of this forest as a protected area in 1972. Among the Arasbaran forests, there are valuable monuments such as the Babak Fortress, the Fortress of Tomasia and the Old Church, which you can visit in the adventurous nature and adventure forest.

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