According to the social and cultural deputy of Tehran municipality, this city has more than 2,000 tourist, pilgrimage, historical and recreational points.
Tehran city is an international city with museums, parks, restaurants and warm and lovely residents. The city can be divided into almost two different parts – north and south. The northern parts of Tehran city are more prosperous, modern, scenic and expensive, while the southern part is less attractive but cheaper.
Tehran attractions are countless. From lesser-known art galleries to historical monuments, everything will capture your eyes. Nightlife in Tehran is another activity that you should not miss during trip to Tehran.
During Zandiyeh dynasty, Tehran city was a small city of strategic importance. The first Qajar king, Agha Mohammad Khan, called Tehran as the capital of Iran in 1778, and its greatest growth began during the reign of the next Qajar king, Fath Ali Shah. The palace built by Agha Mohammad Khan included magnificent royal buildings.
At the same time as Tehran city became the capital, its population doubled. Due to the increasing importance of the city, many gates, squares and mosques were built in it and it was during the time of Nasser al-Din Shah that the main plan of the city was built and modern streets were built. Later, large central squares such as Topkhaneh Square (now Imam Khomeini) and several other military buildings were established in Tehran city. Although Qajar dynasty declined, Tehran quickly took on the form of a modern city. Construction of large government buildings, new streets, entertainment centers, municipal service organizations, and scientific and educational centers began. Today, many old gates and buildings have been demolished and the old architectural structure of the city has been replaced by modern architecture.
Tehran city also owes its relatively unbelievable reputation to the polluted air and staggering traffic caused by its population of eight million. The population of Tehran reaches fourteen million people in days which has turned Tehran city into the beating heart of Iran. Tehran is also called the city of parks and has more than 800 parks all of which are well maintained. The city is about 1600 meters above the sea level, and therefore is cooler than other cities in the Middle East. In summer, the temperature is about 36 degrees Celsius and the air is very dry.
If you want to go somewhere outside of Tehran for fun and entertainment, but you are also close to Tehran city, you can go to a village around Tehran. These villages are among the best tourist attractions around Tehran city and due to the pleasant weather, they can make your day trips in the best possible way. It should be noted that access to these areas requires only one to two hours of driving. In the mentioned article, we will mention some of the best and most famous villages of Tehran.
Tehran has countless restaurants that serve a variety of local dishes from different cities of Tehran. In addition, Tehran, like other cities in Iran, has its own local cuisine, the most popular of which are Sargonjeshki, Eshkeneh and Ash-e ghalamkar.
Tehran city, as one of the tourism hubs of Iran, both for domestic and foreign travelers, is always full of tourists. But the busiest season to travel to Tehran city is from February to June, especially during Nowruz and from September to November.