The City of Romantic Ballads and Patriotic People

Tabriz was the capital of Iran in the first half of the 16th century with rich cultural and political background extremely influential in the country’s recent history, a pioneer in modern developments, and renowned for its parks, gardens and handicrafts, particularly for its worldwide famous rugs. The main highlights include:

 

  • Grand Bazaar of Tabriz

Grand Bazaar of Tabriz (Prospective World Heritage Site), a magnificent covered labyrinthine with impressive domed halls and fine brick vaulting.

  • Azarbaijan Museum

Azarbaijan Museum with exhibits from the 3rd millennium BC, as well as a re-weave of the famous Chelsea carpet now in London’s V&A Museum.

  • Kaboud Mosque

Kaboud Mosque a glorious building with every surface covered with the blue tiles and intricate calligraphy.

  • Arg-e Ali Shah

Arg-e Ali Shah a huge brick edifice, a landmark and a remnant of early 14th-century citadel.

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