Golestan Palace (Kakh-e Golestan)
From the beginning of Qajar dynasty, after Agha Mohammad Khan came to power and chose Tehran as his capital, the Golestan palace became the royal residence of Qajar family.
This magnificent Complex consists of numerous mansions, surrounding Arg square in Tehran.
The fine architecture used in the construction of the Golestan Palace is a mixture of Persian arts and architecture with European architecture.
Being the only UNESCO heritage site in Tehran, Golestan palace is a must-see for any visitors to Tehran.
Grand Bazaar is a vast labyrinth of crowded alleys alive with all the hustle and bustle of bazaar goers (shopkeepers) and buyers, decorated with beautiful old buildings and arcades, some of which date back 400 years ago.
Despite being known for its historical value and beauty, the grand bazaar is still a vital economic center in Tehran and all sorts of goods can be found here.
Tabi’at Bridge (Translated: Nature Bridge)
One of the most magnificent pieces of urban architecture built since the Iranian revolution, Tabi’at Bridge, is a 270-meter, three-level bridge, connecting two public parks.
It is a popular hangout place among Iranians and tourists alike as it offers a great view, various dining options, entertainment, and relaxing areas.
Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art
Tehran Museum of contemporary art exhibits more than 3,000 works of modern Iranian artists as well as, world-class European and American artists such as Warhol, Van Gogh, Pollock, and Matisse. Tehran Museum of contemporary makes up for a gratifying experience especially if you have an eye for fine art.
Darband is the beginning of a hiking trail into mount Tochal, the highest mountain in Tehran, and it is surrounded by cafes, restaurants and hookah lounges. The beautiful natural scenery and the peaceful atmosphere of Darband have made it into one of the most popular weekend destinations for Iranians to unwind in.