Tabriz Travel Guide

A Captivating Blend of History, Culture, and Hospitality

Tabriz is Iran’s third-largest metropolis and East Azerbaijan province’s capital. This charming city is known as the most significant economic, commercial, political, administrative, communicational, cultural, industrial, and military hub in Azerbaijan.

The geographical location of Tabriz is in the northwest of the country.

The most important nickname and title given to Tabriz is the “City of Firsts.” Some of the things that make it deserve this title include having the first school for visually and auditory impaired children built by Jafar Baghban, the first kindergarten and modern school, the first cinema and public library, the establishment of the first telephone center, printing house, fire station, and the first seismographic station in Iran.

Tabriz has been awarded the title of “World Carpet Weaving City” by the World Crafts Council for its unmatched and exquisite handmade carpets.

Tabriz also has a reputation as the “City Without Beggars” and the “Safest Metropolis” of Iran.

Another noteworthy thing about traveling to Tabriz is its exceptional cleanliness, distinguishing it from other cities in Iran.

With 17 diverse museums, Tabriz is known as the second most crucial museum city in Iran after Tehran.

Must Visit Attractions

Tabriz has many amazing places to visit. Some of the most prominent are:

Khaneh Mashrouteh (Constitutional House of Tabriz)

Khaneh Mashrouteh, Tabriz, Iran
Khaneh Mashrouteh, Tabriz, Iran (photo by Wikipedia)

This historical building is located in one of the city’s old districts and was registered in the list of National Works of Iran in 1975. This mansion belonged to Haj Mehdi Koozekonani and was built in the Qajar dynasty style. The Constitutional House Museum has statues, valuable artifacts such as Sattar Khan’s waist dagger, and historical documents on display for public visit. Many tourists visit the Constitutional House of Tabriz every year.

Address: Opposite of Jame Mosque, Shahid Motahari St., Tabriz, 

Blue Mosque

Blue Mosque In Tabriz
Blue Mosque in Tabriz (photo by Wikipedia)

The blue mosque is one of the 4 blue-tiled mosques in the world, and it is also known as the Turquoise of the World of Islam. 

This magnificent historical mosque was built in the 9th century AH during the reign of Abou Mozaffar Jahan Shah of the Kara Koyunlu dynasty (by order of his daughter, Saleheh). Like Tabriz Grand Bazaar, this building was severely damaged in the 1193 AH earthquake, but parts of it have been reconstructed over the past five decades. Despite the destruction, the remaining tiles and calligraphy maintain the glory and grandeur of the Blue Mosque. This mosque was registered as one of the national monuments of Iran in 1931.

Address: Near the Khaghani Park, Next to Saat Square, Imam Khomeini St., Tabriz

Arg of Tabriz (Arg-e Alishah)

Arg Of Tabriz, Iran
Arg of Tabriz, Iran (photo by Wikipedia)

It is the tallest brick building in Tabriz and is considered one of the Ilkhanate monuments in the city. The most prominent feature of Arg Alishah is its massive arch, which is wider than the arch of Ctesiphon, distinguishing it from other historical buildings in Iran.

The main structure of Tabriz Arg dates back to the 8th century AD during the Ilkhanate era. It was first constructed as a mosque but was left incomplete after the collapse of its roof during construction and the death of Alishah. During the war between Iran and Russia in 1804-1824 AD in the Qajar era, the Tabriz citadel was transformed into a military wall. This historical monument was registered as one of the national works of Iran in 1931, and today, only the southern wall of the Arg remains.

Address: Near the Saat Square area, south of the intersection of Imam Khomeini St. and Ferdowsi St., Tabriz

Saat Square

Saat Square In Tazbriz, Iran
Saat Square in Tazbriz, Iran (photo by Wikipedia)

It is the most famous historical square in Tabriz, where one of the prominent symbols of the city, Municipality Clock Tower, is located. Strolling in Saat Square allows you to easily access numerous historical attractions, such as the Municipality building, Arg Alishah, etc., while also being able to shop at famous shopping areas nearby, such as Tarbiyat St, Tabriz Grand Bazaar, and more.

Maqbarat Al Shoara (Tomb of Poets)

Tomb Of Poets, Tabriz, Iran
Tomb of Poets, Tabriz, Iran (photo by Wikipedia)

Maqbarat Al Shoara is the mausoleum of more than 400 renowned Iranian poets and literati, like Shahriar and Khaghani. With its unique architecture and space design, it is considered one of the cultural symbols of Tabriz. Historically, this old cemetery dates back to before the 8th century AH. After being destroyed in an earthquake, Maqbarat Al Shoara remained almost abandoned until 1970. A competition was held for its reconstruction design in which Gholamreza Farr-e-Mehr won, and now this unique monument’s architecture is recognized as one of Tabriz’s essential symbols.

More than 400 notable individuals, primarily poets, are buried in Maqbarat Al Shoara cemetery. Visiting Maqbarat Al Shoara is a highlight for many literature enthusiasts traveling to Tabriz.

Address: Tekiyeh Haider, Aref intersection, Seqat-ol-Islam street, Sheshgolan neighborhood, Tabriz

El Goli (Shah Goli) Park 

El Goli Park In Tabriz, Iran
El Goli Park in Tabriz, Iran (photo by IranRoute)

It is the city’s most important recreational and leisure attraction with amenities like El Goli mansion, roller skating rink, mini golf court, etc. 

Shah Goli Park was developed in the Safavid period and was later gifted to Tabriz Municipality as a public recreational complex during Pahlavi‘s reign. Note that the word “Gol” means river in the Turkish language.

There is a 12-meter-deep lake in this park where you can go boating. The beautiful garden and magnificent Shah Goli mansion were added to the list of national heritage sites in 1999.

Address: El Goli Station, South Bypass, Tabriz

Saint Mary Church

Saint Mary Church, Tabriz, Iran
Saint Mary Church, Tabriz, Iran (photo by Wikipedia)

Saint Mary Church is the oldest and largest church in Tabriz. It is located in the Dik Bashi neighborhood and is currently used for national and religious ceremonies of Christians. The original building of this church dates back to 1900-1921 AD, and based on its architecture and decorations, the antiquity of the church can be attributed to the Ilkhanate Mongols era.

After the earthquake in 1158 AH, Saint Mary Church was reconstructed in Safavid architectural style, as evidenced by the inscription on the church.

Address: Next to Namaz Square, end of Shariati St. (Shahnaz North), Tabriz. 

Jame Mosque

Jame Mosque Of Tabriz
Jame Mosque of Tabriz (photo by IranRoute)

Jame Mosque of Tabriz is a historical mosque from the Seljuk to Qajar periods. The ultimate art and architecture of artists at that time can be vividly seen in this mosque. Among the most beautiful structures of Jame Mosque are its tilework and minarets. Like other historical buildings in Tabriz, earthquakes also damaged this mosque over the years, but it has been restored. This monument was registered as one of the national works of Iran in 1931.

Address: Tabriz Grand Bazaar, Shahid Motahari St., Tabriz

Eynali Mount

Eynali Mount, Tabriz
Eynali Mount, Tabriz (photo by Tabriz Municipality)

It is the city’s second most crucial leisure and recreational attraction and one of the most popular mountaineering areas in Tabriz. Tabriz cable car, zip line, and artificial Dagh Goli lake are only a tiny part of the sights and activities in Eynali. Eynali Mount is one of the best places in Tabriz to take selfies with its breathtaking panoramic view of the city.

Ostad Shahriar Museum

Ostad Shahriar Museum, Tabriz
Ostad Shahriar Museum, Tabriz (photo by Visit Iran)

The home of Ostad Shahriar is one of the worthy sites to visit in Tabriz and the historical houses of the city. It used to be the living place of Shahriar, the renowned poet of “Heydar Babaye Salam,” an influential literary work in Azerbaijani Turkish. In 1987, this house was purchased by Tabriz Municipality, and all the belongings, manuscripts, books, and memories of Shahriar were put on display for public visit. 

Cultural Experiences

Azerbaijan Museum

Azerbaijan Museum Of Tabriz, Iran
Azerbaijan Museum of Tabriz, Iran (photo by Wikipedia)

It is the largest museum in Tabriz and is considered the second-finest archeology museum in Iran. Visiting the Azerbaijan Museum allows you to admire a unique collection of artifacts from the Achaemenid to Qajar periods.

Sound Museum of Tabriz

Sound Museum Of Tabriz
Sound Museum of Tabriz (photo by Tripadvisor)

The Sound Museum in Tabriz is one of the city’s most worthwhile sights and attractions. It was established in 2018 as the first specialized sound museum in the country. The museum has many attractions in a historic house, the Amir Parviz Mansion, from the Qajar era. Now imagine this fascinating historic house combined with displays of Iranian and world musical instruments provides a magical window to the ear-pleasing world of music!

The Sound Museum has different sections, including a library, restoration workshop, chamber of sound instruments, string instruments, wind instruments, percussion instruments, keyboards, percussion and cymbals section, sound and images archive of musicians, musicologists, and singers.

Tabriz Bazaar and Crafts Museum

Tabriz Bazaar And Crafts Museum
Tabriz Bazaar and Crafts Museum (photo by Tehran Times)

Among Tabriz museums, Bazaar and Crafts Museum is a unique choice. It is the first specialized bazaar museum inaugurated in 2017, showcasing all the functional objects and tools of different Tabriz Grand Bazaar guilds. In this museum, you can closely see the work tools of bazaars, telegraph houses, money changers, pharmacies, and more. The Tabriz Bazaar and Crafts Museum is designed as a bazaar with 12 small and large chambers, taking you on a journey through the lanes of the historic Tabriz bazaar for hours.

Tabriz Cartoon Museum

Tabriz Cartoon Museum
Tabriz Cartoon Museum (photo by Arktourism)

It is the fifth cartoon museum in the world and the only cartoon museum in Iran. This museum archives the world’s most significant original cartoon works. The Cartoon Museum has different sections, including the World Cartoon Works display gallery, the permanent exhibition of artists’ works, the library, and the office of the Azerbaijan East branch of the Cartoonists’ Society.

Qajar Museum

Qajar Museum In Tabriz, Iran
Qajar Museum in Tabriz, Iran (photo by Wikimedia Commons)

This museum is situated in one of the famous houses in Tabriz, Amir Nezam House, known as one of the most beautiful historical houses in the city. In the Qajar Museum, you can admire artifacts like coins, ancient fabrics, musical instruments, weapons, documents, and more.

Baghlar Baghi

Baghlar Baghi Park In Tabriz
Baghlar Baghi Park in Tabriz

It is one of the parks in Tabriz that contains the city’s most famous amusement park, including Ferris wheel, ranger, cable ride, and more. Baghlar Baghi Park was established after the Islamic Revolution and covers an area of 20 hectares. The large park is divided into amusement park sections, a zoo, a green space, a restaurant, etc. 

Ashighi Performance

Ashighi Performance In Tabriz
Ashighi Performance in Tabriz (photo by Fajr Music Festival)

In Turkish language, Ashigh means lyric singer-songwriter performing with instrumental accompaniment. Ashighi performance is part of the Iranian folklore music in Azerbaijan and an integral part of Tabriz culture and traditions. Ashighi is usually performed with epic poetry and mystical concepts and is sometimes improvised. 

Takam Gardani

Takam Gardani In Tabriz, Iran
Takam Gardani in Tabriz, Iran

Takam Gardani, or goat leading, is one of the traditional spring rituals in Tabriz. Usually, a puppeteer with traditional costumes and a puppet of a belled goat tour the city. With storytelling, singing, and puppet shows, he heralds the advent of springtime.


Kufteh Tabrizi

Kufteh Tabrizi
Kufteh Tabrizi (photo by Wikipedia)

Undoubtedly, the city’s most famous dish is the large and delicious Kufteh Tabrizi. The cooking method of this tasty food has changed over time, but it remains one of the best Tabriz dishes.

Ingredients for Tabriz köfte include minced meat, onions, eggs, herbs and spices, and rice. For the filling, different types of plums, raisins, hardboiled eggs, almonds, and walnuts are used, and it is cooked in a sauce of tomatoes and saffron.

Bonab kabab

Bonab Kabab In Tabriz
Bonab kabab in Tabriz

Along with Kufteh Tabrizi, this city is well-known for its delicious Bonab kabab. Unlike most kababs served with rice in Iran, Bannabi kabab in Tabriz is always eaten with bread. High-quality lamb, minced onion, and savory seasoning make this special kabab. After mixing these ingredients, the mixture is refrigerated for 2 hours before grilling.

Ash-e doogh

Ash-E Doogh Tabriz, Iran
Ash-e doogh Tabriz, Iran (photo by Minevisam)

Ash-e doogh or Ayran Ashi is a favorite Tabrizi soup made with herbs, beans, local doogh (yogurt drink), and diced lamb shanks. Sometimes scrambled eggs are added to this ash, and lamb shanks are poured on top, garnished with green onion and fried mint leaves once the ash is ready.

Ash Omaj

Ash Omaj Tabriz
Ash Omaj Tabriz

The only legumes in this ash are lentils, mostly cooked in cold seasons for people with cold. Ingredients like flour, bone broth, onion, local butter, and aromatic vegetables are used.

Day Trips

Besides Tabriz’s countless attractions, taking a one-day trip allows you to discover and enjoy the charming sights in the surrounding areas of Tabriz, too.

Kandovan Village

Kandovan Village, Iran
Kandovan Village, Iran (photo by Wikipedia)

A one-day trip around Tabriz might end in a village nestled in rocky, harsh mountains resembling a honeycomb. It is as sweet as honey and has the charm to create the sweetest memories for its guests. Anytime you visit the charming Kandovan village, bring back souvenirs like Gelim or Gabbeh carpets. 

Arasbaran Jungle

Arasbaran Jungle, Iran
Arasbaran Jungle, Iran (photo by Wikipedia)

The Arasbaran Jungle is 200 km from Tabriz and has become a perpetual destination for many travelers with its diverse species of plants and animals. Visit it in the spring and summer to see its most beautiful form. It is heavenly if you are lucky and the clouds have descended near the ground!

Liqvan Village and Liqvan Valley

Liqvan Village, Iran
Liqvan Village, Iran (photo by Tishineh)

A one-day trip around Tabriz can be enjoyable and exciting, especially if you visit Liqvan Valley’s slopes. The same valley whose delicious cheese you must have heard of. The climate in this region is delightful. As a result of the region’s pleasant climate, dairy, and organic products are of very high quality.

Cheraghil Village of Azarshahr

Cheraghil Village, Iran
Cheraghil Village, Iran (photo by Tishineh)

Located 15 km northeast of Azarshahr, an eye-catching village in the foothills is called Cheraghil Village of Azarshahr. The village has several centuries of history and numerous historical sites. If you are keen on history and its secrets, choose Cheraghil village as your next one-day trip destination.

Maragheh Observatory

Maragheh Observatory, Iran
Maragheh Observatory, Iran (photo by Wikimedia Commons)

The Maragheh Observatory is the first observatory in the world and the oldest scientific base in the Islamic world. This observatory was built in the seventh century AH during the reign of Ilkhanate by Khajeh Nasir al-Din Tusi. During the reign of Hulagu Khan, this building was among the most important centers for gathering Islamic scientists, where extensive scientific research was conducted. Some of the prominent scientific figures active in this observatory include “Fakhr ol-Din Maraghi,” Muhyi ol-Din al-Maghrebi,” and “Qutb al-Din Shirazi.”

UNESCO declared the year 2009 as the year of Maragheh Observatory. Visiting this historic building can be very interesting.

Public Transport

To visit the Tabriz sights and wander through the beautiful alleys of this city, it is best to use public transportation. For many years, Tabriz has pioneered new transportation methods for its public transport system.

Tabriz Taxis

Tabriz Yellow Taxis
Tabriz Yellow Taxis (photo by Financial Tribune)

Like many big cities, city taxis are the first choice of public transportation in Tabriz. Taxis are recognizable with their yellow color and Tabriz taxi sign. You can quickly get to Tabriz tourist attractions by taxi. Taxis are available at the airport, railway station, and bus stations.

If you are somewhere without access to yellow taxis, you can comfortably go to your destination by using an online taxi app.

Tabriz buses

Brt Buses Iran By Wikipedia
BRT buses, Iran (photo by Wikipedia)

The United Bus Company operates in most cities of Iran, including Tabriz. The bus is one of the affordable options for getting around Tabriz as it provides the possibility to go to most parts of the city at a minimum cost. Buses in Tabriz are divided into two types: BRT buses and route buses.

Tabriz Metro

Tabriz Metro, Iran
Tabriz Metro, Iran (photo by Wikipedia)

Given the heavy traffic in big cities, the metro is considered the best method for commuting. The major Tabriz metro project is currently underway and is planned to have 5 lines. Some Tabriz metro lines are completed, while others are still under construction. 

Tabriz Airport

Tabriz Airport By Alibaba
Tabriz Airport (photo by Alibaba)

Due to its strategic location in the region, Tabriz Airport is of great importance. Tabriz International Shahid Madani Airport is one of the busiest airports in the country. Several international flights also operate from this airport. Airport taxis are available 24 hours outside the airport gate to serve passengers.

Safety Considerations

Although Tabriz has a reputation for being one of the safest cities in Iran, it is important to be aware of the following tips to have a trouble-free trip:

Respect Local Laws and Customs

Iran has strict laws and customs, especially regarding how to dress, take pictures, and be in public. Dress humbly, particularly in open regions and strict destinations, and respect nearby traditions to avoid accidental offenses.

Carry Proof of Identity

Always bring a copy of your passport and visa, as well as any permits that are required. Having an appropriate ID is fundamental, as you might be approached to show it at different designated spots.

Be Aware of Photography

Before taking a picture of someone, especially a woman, get their permission first. Also, don’t take a picture of sensitive places like military bases or government buildings.

Use Reputable Transportation

Choose respectable and authorized transportation administrations in Tabriz. Choose official taxis or online taxi apps such as Snapp or Tapsi for your city travels.

Be Careful with Your Money

Petty theft is relatively uncommon in Tabriz, yet it’s wise to keep your possessions secure and try not to show much money in broad daylight.

Respect the Ways of Religion

As an overwhelmingly Muslim country, Iran has a few strict practices and customs. When you go to mosques or other religious sites, treat them respectfully and follow the rules in your area.

Tabriz People, Iran
Tabriz People, Iran

Learn Basic Phrases

Dive more deeply into a few essential Persian expressions and greetings. Local people feel a debt of gratitude when guests try to communicate in the local language.

Buy Travel Insurance

Purchase complete travel insurance covering your stay in Tabriz in case of a medical emergency, a trip cancellation, or any other unforeseen circumstance.


Every city has its memorable souvenirs; Tabriz, as one of the ancient and traditional cities of Iran, has abundant souvenirs. 

Tabriz Souvenirs – Foods and sweets

Baklava (photo by TasteAtlas)

Tabriz is a world of delicious sweets that attract everyone with their aroma and taste.

Nogha: Nogha or Looka is a type of Gaz (nougat) made with egg whites, sugar or honey, walnuts, vanilla, and more. This sweet has a special place in Tabrizi celebrations and holidays. 

Gharabieh: A traditional and expensive sweet, its fame reaches the world’s far corners. In Tabriz, people serve this sweet at their special parties and gatherings.

Baklava: itis a delicious sweet similar to Turkish Baklava, made with filo dough, butter, walnuts, pistachio, and syrup. Tabrizi Baklava also comes in flavors like pistachio, coconut, and almond.

Eris or Riss: it is another of the most famous traditional Tabriz sweets, made with milk, sugar, vanilla, pistachio, cocoa, and more. 

Rahat-ol-Halghoom: Another name for this tasty sweet is Lokum, with a soft and smooth texture that melts in the mouth like candy. It is made with sugar, water, rosewater, lemon essence, flour, gelatin powder, and more.

Shirini Pich Angoshti: One of Tabriz’s tasty sweets, very popular during Nowruz, with a light and fluffy texture and fantastic taste.

Cheese: Liqvan cheese is well known to all, and it is one of the finest souvenirs from Tabriz.

Tabriz Souvenirs – Handicrafts

Tabriz Carpet
Tabriz Carpet (photo by Wikipedia)

Given the ancient background of this city and the prevalence of many old Iranian businesses, handicrafts are among the most important Tabriz souvenirs. Depending on your budget, you can purchase suitable gifts, including: 

Carpets and Rugs: Tabriz is a major center of authentic handmade Persian rug production named the World Carpet Weaving City. Unique tableau rugs with silk thread are among the finest souvenirs of the city. Tabriz rugs have cheerful colors woven in Lachak Toranj, Golestani, Shekargah, and other designs.

Tabriz Shoes: Tabriz Leather has always been one of the most famous brands in the leather industry, with dedicated followers. Handmade Tabriz shoes are exported globally; today, more than 2000 shoe workshops operate in Tabriz.

Silver: Silver work is one of the most important handicrafts of Tabriz. Products like trays, mirrors, samovars, and more are made by embossing, soldering, and engraving silver metal.

Varnai Weaving: One of the traditional arts of Tabriz among the Arasbaran and Ahar nomads. These rugs have no nap and closely resemble kilims. Colors like red, mauve, white, light purple, and more are used to weave them. The designs are mostly inspired by nature, combining plants, animals, and more.

Shopping Centers

Laleh Park Shopping Center

Laleh Park Shopping Center, Tabriz
Laleh Park Shopping Center, Tabriz (photo by TripYar)

This is one of the best shopping malls in the city, known as the largest, most modern, and best-equipped commercial center in northwest Iran. At this complex, you can access a variety of goods and brands alongside various sections such as hypermarkets, amusement parks, food courts, cinemas, and more.

Tabriz Grand Bazaar

Tabriz Grand Bazaar
Tabriz Grand Bazaar (photo by Wikipedia)

With an area of one square kilometer, this historic bazaar is the largest covered bazaar in the world. Tabriz Grand Bazaar is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This bazaar contains several caravanserais, mosques, and schools with brick facades and beautiful domes that grab every tourist’s attention.

During the heyday of the Silk Road, Tabriz Grand Bazaar had great commercial prominence, which further developed under the Safavid dynasty. This ancient Tabriz bazaar was destroyed in a heartbreaking earthquake in 1780 AD but was reconstructed by order of the Tabriz ruler. What has made this historic bazaar more appealing is the traditional business and trade of Tabriz people that has helped maintain the antiquity and art of Tabriz residents.

Crystal Tower

Crystal Tower Tabriz
Crystal Tower Tabriz (photo by Mapio)

The Crystal Shopping Center is a 25-story building with administrative and commercial use. One hundred thirty commercial units on three floors of this tower are dedicated to shopping centers where you can purchase goods like clothing, bags, shoes, cosmetics, jewelry, etc., in its luxurious stores.

Setareh Baran

Setareh Baran Complex
Setareh Baran Complex

Setareh Baran is one of the best shopping and entertainment centers in Tabriz. This shopping mall, with 90 commercial units on three floors, including the basement, ground, and first floor, focuses on various clothing brands. One of the strengths of this complex is a whole floor dedicated to mothers and children called the Paradise of Mothers and Children.

There are numerous stores on this floor for kids’ clothing, baby products, and healthcare items. Services like indoor amusement parks, workshops, salons, and birthday party halls are also provided in the Setareh Baran shopping center. Additionally, there is a hypermarket, food court, and a movie complex with 4 cinema halls.


Tabriz In Winter, Iran
Tabriz in Winter, Iran

East Azerbaijan province is mountainous and has a cold and dry climate. Tabriz is no exception and has a cold climate with low humidity.

Spring: The first month of this season still has a wintery feel in Tabriz and is sometimes accompanied by snowfall. But the weather starts warming up and becoming lively from April.

Summer: Tabriz has a moderate temperature during the summer, making it an excellent time to visit. 

Autumn: Autumn in Tabriz is very cold, especially in its final month. Occasional prolonged rain and snow are hallmarks of this season in the city.

Winter: Winters in Tabriz are very cold and freezing, with heavy and continuous snowfall; although, in recent years, due to drought, the annual snowfall has decreased.


Book Tabriz Hotels

Book Tabriz Hotels

Tabriz offers a wide selection of hotels that cater to different tastes and budgets. When planning your trip, consider staying at one of these highly-rated hotels for a comfortable and memorable visit:

Laleh Park Hotel

Laleh Park Hotel
Laleh Park Hotel

The 5-star Laleh Park Hotel is one of the finest and most luxurious hotels in Tabriz. This hotel’s service quality and amenities are based on world-class standards and is considered one of the top choices for Tabriz travelers. Laleh Park Hotel is part of the Kayak hotel chain in Turkey and started operating in Tabriz in 2017. This magnificent 22-story tower has 220 luxurious and well-equipped rooms. The hotel is situated in a quiet and scenic part of Tabriz.

Pars El Goli Hotel

El Goli Hotel
El Goli Hotel

The 5-star Pars El Goli hotel is located in an unmatched spot on the rooftop of Tabriz. This hotel started operating in 2001 and is far from the famous El Goli Park. The modern 17-story tower of this hotel has 178 luxury rooms and suites with amenities. 

Laleh Kandovan Hotel

Laleh Kandovan Hotel
Laleh Kandovan Hotel (photo by Alibaba)

The 5-star Laleh Kandovan boutique hotel is one of the three cliff hotels in the world. This hotel with traditional texture is located in the beautiful Kandovan village and is Iran’s first boutique hotel and the world’s third cliff hotel. The Laleh International Hotel has operated since 2007 and has 40 equipped stone suites.

The distance between Laleh Hotel and Tabriz is about an hour.

Shahriyar Hotel

Shahriyar Hotel
Shahriyar Hotel

The 5-star Shahriyar Hotel opened in 2007 and was renovated in 2017 to improve the quality of services. This luxurious residence is among the best hotels in Tabriz. The 10-story building has 202 rooms and deluxe suites.

The Shahriyar Hotel is located on the famous El Goli Blvd, and its exceptional location has made it easily accessible to most Tabriz sightseeing and attractions such as El Goli Park, Ali Shah Citadel, Tabriz Grand Bazaar, Maqbarat-ol Shoara, Qajar Museum, Blue Mosque and more.

Tabriz International Hotel

Tabriz International Hotel
Tabriz International Hotel

The 4-star Tabriz International Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in Tabriz. This hotel, with a history, was built in the city center of Tabriz on Imam Khomeini Street in 1972. Despite being old, Tabriz International Hotel has a unique and beautiful appearance. To improve the quality level of services, this hotel was renovated in 2016.


Tabriz Restaurants
Tabriz Restaurants

Tabriz is a city that, in addition to having many historical and tourist attractions, offers delicious and varied foods. You can enjoy the taste of local and Tabrizi dishes at this city’s restaurants.

Haj Ali Restaurant

Haj Ali Restaurant is one of the oldest and best restaurants in Tabriz, with an impressive 100-year history. This humble yet cozy restaurant serves high-quality cuisine in the old bazaar of Tabriz. Haj Ali’s delicious kebabs are well-known among both locals and tourists alike. After browsing the bazaar’s winding alleys and shops, people can stop by for a top-notch lunchtime meal at Haj Ali. A meal at this Tabriz staple is a delightful bonus to any bazaar shopping trip.

Gazmaq Restaurant

One of the cleanest restaurants in Tabriz, known for its quality dishes, is Gazmaq Restaurant.

All the dishes of Gazmaq Restaurant are beautifully and artfully decorated, and the food is super tasty. This Restaurant is very calm and cozy, with a clean atmosphere. All Gazmaq dishes are delicious, but its pan-fried kebab is more famous than other dishes, so be sure to try it.

Ghorani Restaurant

The oldest Restaurant in Tabriz, with over 100 years of history, is Ghorani Restaurant. The space of this Restaurant is very traditional and nostalgic, and its dishes are very high quality.

Ghorani Restaurant’s kebabs are very delicious. The unique taste and the high-quality ingredients have made Ghorani Restaurant one of the best in Tabriz.

Shazdeh Restaurant

Shazdeh Restaurant is one of the most famous restaurants in Tabriz, serving traditional Tabrizi dishes in a beautiful and unique setting. Located inside one of the bazaar vaults, it draws attention with its exceptional interior design and decor, like old chandeliers, antique photos on the walls, ceramic plates, and silk rugs. All the dishes used in Shazdeh Restaurant are copper.

El Goli Restaurant

El Goli or Shah Goli Restaurant is located in a historic mansion in the middle of El Goli pond, serving various traditional dishes for lunch and dinner. 

Qaem Maqam Traditional Restaurant

Qaem Maqam Ice House is one of a few historical icehouses in Tabriz and one of the largest and oldest in Iran, listed as a national heritage site. This historical icehouse spans over 200 sq meters, 12 meters underground, dating back to Abbas Mirza’s governorship.

The building now houses a traditional restaurant. This restaurant features Azerbaijani traditional costumes, music, traditional beds, and preparation of famous Azerbaijani dishes.

Mozaffarieh Restaurant

The traditional Mozaffarieh Restaurant opened in 2016, gaining fame for its signature “Ozun Kebab.” Ozun Kebabs are as long as a Sangak bread. A lunch or dinner at Mozaffarieh is part of most Tabriz tours today.

Currently, four Mozaffarieh restaurant branches in Tabriz serve different Ozun Kebabs with rice or bread. The food quality is excellent, making Mozaffarieh one of the most popular restaurants in Tabriz. 

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