historical sites

Total: 38
  • Hasht Behesht Palace to undergo renovation

    Hasht Behesht Palace to undergo renovation

    The Director General of Isfahan's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization announced the renovation of the wooden and decorative structures of the Hasht Behesht Palace, literally meaning "the eight heavens" in Persian , with the cooperation of Isfahan's General Department of the Cultural Heritage and the supervision of the repair and maintenance experts of the organization.

  • Safavid masterpiece in Chaharbagh

    Safavid masterpiece in Chaharbagh

    The Hasht Behesht Palace in the central Iranian city of Isfahan is a historical building in a large garden which has been turned into a public park. The palace used to be recognized as the most beautiful palace in the world during the Safavid dynasty.

  • Agha Noor mosque

    Agha Noor mosque

    Agha Noor mosque is located in Dardasht neighbourhood in Isfahan. Its main building which dates back to the reign of Shah Abbas I, was completed a year after his death, during the first year of Shah Safi era, 1039 A.H. A beautiful Shabestan was added to this building and some parts of the construction were decorated during the Qajar era.

  • Historical houses should be revived

    Historical houses should be revived

    Saying that there are 500 historical houses throughout the area and none of them owned by the municipality, the director of the district 3 of Isfahan municipality said, "The historical houses are considered as the good source of revenue in tourism sectors."

  • Domab village

    Domab village

    Domab is a village in Najaf Abad County, Isfahan, which is located in a point where Khansar, Najafabad, and Golpayegan counties meet each other.

  • Amir Chakhmagh complex

    Amir Chakhmagh complex

    The most beautiful architectural masterpiece and tile works of the nineteenth century is Amir Chakhmagh Complex located in Yazd. It was constructed during the Timurid era, in the eighth century A.H.

  • Manifestation of Islamic architecture in Hakim mosque

    Manifestation of Islamic architecture in Hakim mosque

    Many beautiful mosques in Isfahan were constructed during the Safavid era; each of them displays a museum of tile and plasterwork without any exaggeration. Hakim mosque owns a collection of Islamic and Persian architectural art.

  • Qanat; Creativity of Ancient Persia

    Qanat; Creativity of Ancient Persia

    Qanat is an ancient water exploitation method which has been considered as a remarkable aspect of Persian architecture.

  • Shahrestan Bridge; Oldest Bridge over Zayandeh Rud

    Shahrestan Bridge; Oldest Bridge over Zayandeh Rud

    The Shahrestan Bridge as the oldest bridge and a tourist attraction over the Zayandeh Rud River located in the east of Isfahan, Iran. This architectural masterpiece was registered on Iran’s National Heritage List in 1970.

  • Karim Khan Citadel

    Karim Khan Citadel

    The Karim Khan Citadel which is also known as Karim Khan Prison was built in the northeast of Shiraz, in 1108 A.H, by the order of the famous king of Zand dynasty, Karim Khan Zand. This wonderful structure was registered in Iran's National Heritage list in 1972.

  • Zaman Khan Bridge

    Zaman Khan Bridge

    Many historical bridges have been constructed over the Zayandeh-Rood River. One of the most famous one is ZamanKhan that is situated 27 kilometers away of Shahr-e Kord city.

  • Natanz hosts thousand tourists during Nowrouz

    Natanz hosts thousand tourists during Nowrouz

    Head of the Travel Services Coordination Headquarter of Natanz county said, "During the Nowruz holidays, more than 520 thousand tourists visited the city's historical, religious, tourist and recreational sites."

  • Ancient skeleton dating back to Sassanid era discovered in Isfahan

    Ancient skeleton dating back to Sassanid era discovered in Isfahan

    Fereydoon Allahyari, the general director of Isfahan's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization announced the discovery of an ancient skeleton in Talkhuncheh City in Mobarakeh County, which probably dates back to the Sassanid era.

  • Gonbad-e Qabus tower

    Gonbad-e Qabus tower

    Gonbad-e Qabus tower is a historical building that is located near the ruins of the ancient city of Jorjan in Golestan Province. This tower that attracts the eyes of any tourist from miles away, is a valuable monument left from the fourth Islamic century.

  • Hindu temple remnant of Indian merchants in Iran

    Bandar Abbaas or what Iranians simply call as ‘Bandar’, is the capital of Hormozgan province that is the home of Iran’s busiest port.

  • Isfahan's intangible heritage waiting for travelers

    Isfahan's intangible heritage waiting for travelers

    "Isfahan municipality tries to introduce intangible heritage of the city to travelers during Nowrouz 2019," the head of the committee on information and the spokesman of the executive headquarter of Isfahan's travel services said.

  • Falak-ol-Aflak castle

    Falak-ol-Aflak castle

    Falak-ol-Aflak castle is located on top of a hill, at the center of Khorramabad. It is one of the most attractive monuments which was built during the Sassanid era. It has been known by some other names such as Shapour-Khast or Sabr-Khast fortress, Dezbaz, Khorramabad castle, and finally Falak-ol-Aflak castle. It was registered in Iran's National Heritage list with the registration number of 883.

  • Aghazadeh mansion in Abarkooh

    Aghazadeh mansion in Abarkooh

    Aghazadeh mansion that was built during the Qajar dynasty, is located in Abarkooh city, Yazd province, Iran. This site with an area of 820 square meters belonged to Seyyed Hossein Abarghui, who was one of the wealthy individuals in Abarkuh. The mansion is registered in the list of Iran's national monument with the registration number of 1838, in 1996.

  • Nasir-al- Mulk Mosque; Iran's pink masterpiece

    Nasir-al- Mulk Mosque; Iran's pink masterpiece

    The Nasir-al-Mulk Mosque is considered as an architectural masterpiece in Shiraz, Iran where you can visit the play of light and colours. This mosque is also well known as the Pink Mosque due to particular usage of pink colours for its interior design.

  • Dome of Sheikh Lotfollah mosque exposed to risk of rain penetration

    Dome of Sheikh Lotfollah mosque exposed to risk of rain penetration

    Following the removal of cover on the dome of Sheikh Lotfollah mosque during the tile restoration process, the turquois dome has been exposed to rain penetration.

  • Ali Qapu; Largest Palace Ever Built in Any Capital

    Ali Qapu; Largest Palace Ever Built in Any Capital

    Ali Qapu, a wonderful palace at the heart of Isfahan's historical zone, was built at the end of 16th century as a residence for Shah Abbas I during the Safavid era.

  • Historical Moshir al molk Ansari house shining in Isfahan

    Historical Moshir al molk Ansari house shining in Isfahan

    The historical house of Moshir al molk Ansari, the competent Qajar minister, is one of the valuable architectural masterpieces in Iran. This mansion excels its Qajar counterparts in terms of unique and royal architectural designs. The jewels of the house are the spring room and the alcove in which the Iran's largest sash window was built inside. This historical house has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.

  • Enjoy taste of tea houses in Isfahan

    Enjoy taste of tea houses in Isfahan

    Teahouses in Iran are realized as brilliant tourist attractions. Most of them are constructed during the Safavid period and considered as the reminiscent of cultural and historical events took place hundreds of years ago.

  • Ancient warrior's grave discovered in northern Iran

    Ancient warrior's grave discovered in northern Iran

    The head of the coactive exploration team of the ancient zone of Rostam Abad County along Rasht-Gilan highway announced the discovery of a forty-year-old man's grave with war tools dating back to 3,000 years ago.

  • Ganjali Khan Complex; historical jewel in Kerman

    Ganjali Khan Complex; historical jewel in Kerman

    Historical cities of Iran usually have great and old bazaars where you can enjoy local purchasing, get familiar with citizens' culture and accent, and also taking pleasure of the unique old architecture .

  • Two historical vats discovered in Rey County

    Two historical vats discovered in Rey County

    "According to the preliminary investigations, there's a significant probability that the two discovered vats in Rey County, date back to the Seljuk era," the Director General of Tehran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Organization said.

  • Archeological speculations continued in Dehloran County

    Archeological speculations continued in Dehloran County

    Archeological speculations project in the area of "Meymeh 4" in the basin of Meymeh storage dam in Dehloran County is currently underway to make sure of the existence of ancient layers in this area; discovering historical layers dating back to the Sassanid era and finding an ancient hill on the path of the Sarab Murt River indicates the oldness of this region.

  • Jolfa Nightlife

    Jolfa Nightlife

    When it comes to Jolfa Nightlife, we can strongly say that the fun begins right after the sun sets in Jolfa; just go there and flow with young people or art students and the rest is up to you. Whether it's your first or fourth time visiting Jolfa, there's no shortage of things to do for you! There are many coffee shops and restaurants for eating and drinking. Just hang around with young locals and have some nice coffee around the corners and buy traditional Armenian handcrafts.

  • Jameh mosque; museum of Islamic architecture

    Jameh mosque; museum of Islamic architecture

    Jameh mosque of Isfahan, the oldest and biggest congregational mosque in Iran, is located very close to the Isfahan Grand Bazaar. This mosque has been a UNESCO World heritage Site since 2012.

  • How far is Iran's tourism industry away from desired status?

    How far is Iran's tourism industry away from desired status?

    By considering Iran's rich cultural and historical background, if the country tries to be among the 20 most visited tourist destinations in the world, it will be a great step in this regard. Unfortunately, nowadays, travel agencies of the world are more cooperating with countries like Georgia, Russia, Turkey, and Armenia than Iran.