Tehran is a modern capital and metropolis with some outstanding museums, palaces, and modern hotels and restaurants. The main highlights include:

  • National Museum is an institution formed of two complexes; the Museum of Ancient Iran and the Museum of the Islamic Era .The Archaeological Section of the National Museum showcases a vast collection of objects from the prehistoric and historic periods. The Islamic Period Section of the National Museum exhibits some of the best collections of Persian visual arts that flourished between 9th-18th.
  • Sa’dabad Complex a royal summer residence of the Qajar and Pahlavi monarchs set in a spectacular mountainside forested land.
  • Sa'dabad Complex
  • Golestan Palace Complex consisting of a charming mirrored reception hall, galleries and royal quarters representing the arts of 19th century Iran.
  • Grand Bazaar of Tehran , a truly Persian covered bazaar that controls Iran’s entire trade sector, and sets the standard for prices across the country.
  • Glass & Ceramic Museum with beautifully displayed exhibits from the 2nd millennium BC.
  • Crown Jewels Museum displays one of the most spectacular collections of treasures in the world.
  • Carpet Museum displays some fabulous pieces from the 19th and 20th centuries from all over Iran.
  • Reza Abbasi Museum showcases one of the most fabulous collections of Iranian art.
  • White Palace built by the Pahlavis serving as a summer residence for the last Shah of Iran.
  • Gate of Bagh-e Melli , the last surviving of the twelve gates that originally pierced the mud walls of the old citadel of Tehran.
See also
Iran's famous museums - the first part

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