Arg of Tabriz
Arg of Tabriz also known as Arg-e Alishah is the remains of an Ilkhanid era (1256–1335) structure, which is considered the symbol of the city and one of the tallest historical walls in the country. The complex once included a Ribat, a school and a mosque. An earthquake devastated the complex 300 years ago. During the Constitutional Revolution, the...
Behnam House
Behnam House was built during the later part of the Zand dynasty (1750–1794) and early part of the Qajar dynasty (1785–1925). The House has a small summer wing and a larger two-story winter wing. The house has an Andarouni (interior), which was the private quarters used by women and servants, and a Birouni (exterior), which was the public quarters...
Blue Mosque
The Blue Mosque in Tabriz was built on the order of the Kara Koyunlu ruler Jahan Shah (1397-1467). The mosque was damaged in a 1779 earthquake. Today, only the entrance iwan of this mosque, which was once known as the ‘Turquoise of the World of Islam’ remains standing. Some of the mosque’s Kufic and Thulth inscriptions and its arabesque decorations...
Constitution House
The Constitution House of Tabriz is a two-story building constructed in 1868. The house was a gathering place for Constitutional Revolution leaders and activists, and where underground constitutional era newspapers were printed. The house became the meeting center for the Azarbaijan Democrat Party (1946-1947) after World War II. The house has beaut...
El-Goli is a large park in Tabriz. The park has a huge artificial lake in the middle of which sits a two-story building with traditional Tabrizi architecture. This park is a popular spot for morning exercise, a place where one can enjoy the intoxicating scent of flowers in the afternoon breeze and have a memorable meal in the restaurant located on...
Garousi Traditional House
Garousi Traditional House is where the Qajar Museum of Tabriz is located. The house has an Andarouni (interior), which was the private quarters used by women and servants, and a Birouni (exterior), which was the public quarters mostly used by men. The rooms in the house have beautiful stained glass windows and doors, stucco reliefs and mirror decor...
Heidarzadeh House
Heidarzadeh House is a two-story mansion believed to have been built in 1870. The house has an Andarouni (interior), which was the private quarters used by women and servants, and a Birouni (exterior), which was the public quarters mostly used by men. The house has a Howz Khaneh (pool house) with a fountain in the middle, which has been decorated w...
Imamzadeh Hamzah
Imamzadeh Hamzah is a shrine complex in Tabriz where Hamzeh, the brother of Imam Reza (765-819), is buried. According to other accounts, the grave belongs to another decedent of the Shia Imams. The mausoleum dates back to the 14th century and has extensive mirror work. The Shrine is a popular pilgrimage site.
Jame Mosque of Tabriz
Jame Mosque of Tabriz is a mosque located in the Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex, which dates back to the Seljuq era (1038-1118). The mosque once had a dome covered in mo’arraq tiles.
Maqbarat-o-shoara or the Tomb of Poets
Maqbarat-o-shoara or the Tomb of Poets is a monument erected in a cemetery where 400 prominent poets are buried in Tabriz. Some of the best-known poets laid to rest in this cemetery include Asadi Tusi (999-1072), Qatran Tabrizi (1009-1072), Anvari Abivardi (1126-1189), Khaqani Shervani (1122-1190) and Mohammad-Hossein Behjat Tabrizi (Shahriar) (190...
Nobar Bath
Nobar Bath is a historical bath in Tabriz, which was used as a public bath until 1994. The bathhouse includes a changing room (sarbineh), a hot chamber (garm khane) and a pool decorated with tiles. The bath is now a traditional restaurant and teahouse.
Qari Bridge
Qari Bridge is a stone bridge in Tabriz, which according to legend was sponsored by an old woman and built during the Qajar era (1794-1925).
Rab'-e Rashidi ruins belong to a 13th century Ilkhanid school. This educational center once had a big paper factory, a massive library, a teaching hospital, a Quran studies center, residential facilities for teachers and students, and a big caravansary. Today, only the stone foundations of this complex stand.
Saat Tower
Tabriz Municipality Palace or the Saat Tower has been the municipal central office of the city since 1934. The building has been designed to resemble an eagle with spread wings. Part of the building has been turned into a museum which houses historical maps and photos of Tabriz as well as antiques like the first taxi cabs.
Safar Ali Mosque
Safar Ali Mosque in Tabriz is a brick structure with a sizeable dome and blue tile decorations. The mosque survived the flood in Tabriz due to its solid build.
Saheb-ol-Amr Mosque
Saheb-ol-Amr Mosque was built by the Safavid king Tahmasp I (1514- 1576) and has a history of destruction and repair. The mosque has a very unique round dome and minarets. Today, the Museum of Quran and Manuscripts is located there. Calligraphy works by some prominent Tabrizi calligraphers are also displayed in this mosque.
Saint Sarkis
Saint Sarkis in Tabriz is a 19th century church built in the shape of a cross. The church, which has Armenian architecture, is made of stone and has a brick dome. There is a monument outside the church dedicated to fallen Armenians.
Salmasi House
The Salmasi House is where the Measures Museum of Tabriz is located. The house has stained glass windows and doors, stucco reliefs, illuminated decorations and fireplaces. The museum in the house showcases old watches, compasses and meteorological instruments and equipment.
Shahriar House
Poet Mohammad-Hossein Behjat Tabrizi (1906-1988) is better known by his pen name Shahriar. He wrote poems both in Persian and his native Azeri tongue. He was a talented calligrapher and played the Setar. The day of his death has been designated as the National Day of Poem. Shahriar’s home has been turned into a museum which houses his personal item...
Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex
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Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex is one of the biggest and most important covered bazaars in the world. The bazaar borders Ali Qapu Palace, where Qajar(1785-1925) Crown Princes lived) on the east, Tabriz Jame Mosque on the west and Qouri Chai (Mehranroud) River in the north. While the exact date of the construction of this bazaar is unknown, 10th...