Top 10 Places To See In Tehran

Experience the Essence of Iran's Capital

Tehran, the capital of Iran, is considered the metropolis of Iran and is located in the center of the city Due to its ancient history, Tehran has a wide range of cultural and historical attractions.

You’ll also enjoy strolling and exploring streets lined with centuries-old trees, shopping centers, restaurants, and numerous theaters.

In this article, we will introduce you to the 10 best places to visit in this beautiful city to get to know it better.

1. Milad Tower

Milad Tower, Tehran
Milad Tower, Tehran

Known as the symbol of Tehran, Milad Tower is considered the most beautiful tower in Iran. By visiting the highest point of the tower, you can enjoy a beautiful view of Tehran. Inside the tower, there are various recreational facilities such as a shopping center, a revolving restaurant with a 360-degree view, a café, a cinema, a zip line, a suspension bridge, a laserium, and 6D and 7D cinemas.

2. Azadi Tower

Azadi Tower, Tehran
Azadi Tower, Tehran

Azadi Tower is another major symbol of Tehran and was built in 1970. This tower has a historical background and remarkable architecture, combining pre-Islamic and Islamic architectural styles. Inside the tower, there are an art gallery, a mirror hall, a cinema hall, a library, and a museum, which can be of interest to visitors. It is worth noting that many festivals and ceremonies are held inside or in the surrounding area of Azadi Tower, known as Azadi Square.

3. Golestan Palace

Golestan Palace, Tehran
Golestan Palace, Tehran

One of the most beautiful mansions in Iran, Golestan Palace has been the residence of Iranian kings since the Qajar era. It was registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2014. The different sections of this palace include the Salam Hall, Mirror Hall, Ivory Hall, Porcelain Hall, Brilliant Hall, Marble Throne Veranda, Naseri Dormitory, Qajar Art Museum (Negar Khaneh), Karim Khani Nook (Khalvat e Karim Khani), Abgineh Palace and more. The complex is open from 9 am to 7 pm.

4. Saadabad Palace Museum

Saadabad Palace, Tehran
Saadabad Palace, Tehran

The Saadabad Complex in Tehran consists of a garden and several mansions and palaces, which were the summer residences of the Qajar and Pahlavi kings. Today, both domestic and foreign tourists visit this mansion as a cultural and historical attraction. The different sections of this palace museum include the Mellat Palace- Museum, Museum of Natural History, Green Palace, the Museum of Royal Kitchen, Nations Art Museum, Farshchian Museum, Mir Emad Museum, the Black Palace (the current Museum of Fine Arts), the Museum of Royal Clothing, Military Museum, Royal Cars Museum, Water Museum, Master Behzad Museum, and other attractive sections. The complex is open from 9 am to 7 pm.

5. Cinema Museum of Iran (the Ferdows Garden)

Ferdows Garden, Tehran
Ferdows Garden, Tehran

This museum is a historical mansion located in a pleasant climate area. The garden surrounding the mansion is known as Ferdows Garden (Bagh Ferdows). By visiting this place, you can not only explore the museum but also enjoy the scenery and nature by taking a walk in the garden.


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6. Darband

Darband, Tehran
Darband, Tehran

This is one of the most pleasant areas in Tehran and in addition to sightseeing, it is also a very attractive area for rock climbing. you can climb Tochal Peak through this route.

As well as climbing routes, you can also take advantage of attractive facilities such as chairlift, shops, cafes and restaurants.

7. Tochal

Tochal Ski Resort, Tehran
Tochal Ski Resort, Tehran (photo by Wikipedia)

Tochal is a region with a pleasant climate and is a suitable place for mountaineering and reaching the Tochal peak. There are seven stations along the way to the peak where you can stop and rest. In addition to mountaineering, you can enjoy other recreational facilities such as the Tochal cable car, Tochal snowmobile, ski slope, Cheshme chairlift, archery club, zip line, free fall, bungee jumping, rock climbing. In addition, Tochal is considered one of Tehran’s roofs.
If you wish to stay overnight, there is a hotel available in this area.

8. Tabiat Bridge (Nature Bridge)

Tabiat Bridge, Tehran
Tabiat Bridge, Tehran

This bridge is one of the beautiful landmarks of Tehran and has a very beautiful architecture designed by an Iranian lady named Leila Araghian. Tabiat Bridge is a two-story bridge located next to the Water and Fire (ab-o-atash Park). It is interesting to know that all environmental issues have been considered in the construction of this bridge. There is also a café and restaurant in this area.

9. Tajrish Bazaar

Tajrish Bazaar, Tehran
Tajrish Bazaar, Tehran

This beautiful market with its old and traditional texture and unique products and delicacies has attracted people’s attention. It is interesting to know that some fruits and vegetables sold in Tajrish Bazaar are rare in other parts of Iran. Next to this market, there is also Imamzadeh Saleh. It may be of interest to those interested in religious sites. You can enjoy the beautiful architecture of this market along with shopping.

10. Tehran Grand Bazaar

Tehran Grand Bazaar
Tehran Grand Bazaar

Tehran Grand Bazaar is the largest bazaar in the capital city, easily accessible by public transportation such as buses, metro, and BRT. This market was built in the Safavid period and was completed in the period of Naser al-Din Shah Qajar. Tehran Grand Bazaar has different parts such as Timcheh (marketplace), Passage and Mosque. You can find a wide variety of products at reasonable prices in this bazaar.

Final Words


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Tehran is a very large city and has many tourist attractions. It is not possible to mention them all in this article.

If you want to know more about other historical, cultural and natural tourist attractions in Tehran, you can visit them in a few days stay.

The best seasons to visit this city are spring and autumn, when the weather is mild.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please see the “Contact Us” section for contact information.

We look forward to welcoming you to Iran and Tehran.


Where is Tehran located?

 Tehran is the metropolis and capital of Iran, located in the central part of the country.

Can you introduce Top 10 Places to See In Tehran?

Tehran has a wide range of cultural and historical attractions, and the most important of them include Milad Tower, Azadi Tower, Golestan Palace, Saadabad Palace Museum, Cinema Museum of Iran, Darband, Tochal, Nature Bridge, Tajrish Bazaar, and Tehran Grand Bazaar.

What is the best time to travel to Tehran?

Due to the hot and dry weather of Tehran, it is suggested to visit this beautiful and attractive city in the seasons with mild weather such as spring and autumn.

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Zeinab Khadivi

Hello, I'm Zizi Khadiv. I love traveling and socializing with people, and I really enjoy introducing the beauties of my country and the hospitable people of Iran to people from other countries. That's why I love being a tour guide.

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