Adorian Fire Temple

Tehran Province, Tehran, District 12, Mirza Kouchak Khan St, Zoroastrian Fire Temple

Adorian Fire Temple in Tehran is a temple built during the Qajar era (1785–1925). The fire in the temple was brought over from the Yazd Fire Temple, w...


Azadi Cultural Complex

Azadi Sq.

Built in 1971, the Azadi Tower, which sits at the western entrance of the city, is considered the symbol of Tehran. The tower, which is a Pahlavi stru...


Bagh Ferdows Mansion

Vali Asr St, Bagh Ferdows

Bagh Ferdows Mansion is a Qajar era (1785–1925) home located in the Ferdows (paradise) garden. The structure is noted for its detailed flower and leaf...


Bahram Fire Temple or Mill Hill

Bahram Fire Temple or Mil Hill in Rey is the ruins of a Sassanid (226-651 CE) fire temple. This temple is believed to have belonged to Bahram V (406-...


Bibi Shahrbanou

Jaddeh Madan Rd

Bibi Shahrbanou is a mausoleum with an enamel dome. Legend has it that this is the tomb of Shahrbanou the daughter of the Sassanid Yazdegerd III (590-...


Dar ul-Funun

Tehran Province, Tehran, District 11, Kalhor، Kalhor St

Dar ul-Funun is a science institute established in 1851 in Tehran by Amir Kabir (1807-1852), the prime minister of Qajar monarch Nasser-al Din Shah (1...


Ebn-e Babevei

Tehran Province, Tehran, Nasr

Ibn Babawayh Cemetery in Rey is where many prominent Iranian figures are laid to rest most notably the traditionalist Ibn Babawayh (923-991) whom the...


Emamzadeh Ghasem

Emamzadeh Ghasem Square

Imamzadeh Qasem in Tehran is a mausoleum and pilgrimage site, which dates back to the 10th century. Legend has it that the head of a son of the second...


Emarat Badgir

Tehran Province, Tehran, District 12, ark sqr, Panzdah-e-Khordad St

The 26-meter tall Emarat-e Badgir (wind tower monument) is located in the eastern part of the compound of Tehran's Golestan Palace, once the Qajar roy...


Golestan Palace

Tehran Province, Tehran, District 12, ark sqr, Panzdah-e-Khordad St

Golestan Palace or the Rose Garden Palace is a masterpiece of Qajar era (1785–1925) crafts and architecture and the place where traditional Persian ar...


Haron Al Rashid Prison

Mesgar Abad Rd

Haroun Prison or the Harun al-Rashid prison in Rey is a cuboid structure made of stone and stucco, which dates back to the Buyid dynasty (934-1062). T...


Imam Khomeini Shrine

Persian Gulf Hwy

The Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini is where the founder of the Islamic Revolution, Ruhollah Khomeini (1902-1989), has been laid to rest along with hi...


Imamzadeh Saleh

Tehran, District 1, Tajrish Square

Imamzadeh Saleh is a mausoleum and mosque complex in Tajrish Square in Tehran's Shemiran district. This mausoleum, which is believed to date back to t...


Imamzadeh Yahya

Rey Street

Imamzadeh Yahya is the mausoleum of one of the descendants of the Shia Imams. The structure was an octagonal-shaped tower with a conical dome. During...


Masoudieh Mansion

Tehran, Mellat St

Masoudieh Mansion is a Qajar era (1785-1925) home consisting of an Andarouni (private quarters used by women) and a Birouni (public quarters used most...


Milad Tower

Sheikh Fazlollah Nouri Hwy, Hemmat Hwy Entrance, Milad Tower

Milad Tower is the sixth tallest telecommunications tower and the 15th tallest freestanding structure in the world. Second only to Dubai’s Burj Khalif...


Nature Bridge

Tehran Province, Tehran, Modares Hwy

Infrastructure that connects two parks has become a popular urban space. The architects first conceived the two-to-three level, 270-metre-long curved...


Niavaran Palace Complex

Shahid Bahonar Sq.

The Niavaran Palace complex is located in an 11,000 hectare garden in north Tehran and consists of Qajar (1785–1925) and Pahlavi (1925-1979) era struc...


Rashkan Castle

Rashkan Castle is an Arsacid Era (247 BC–224 CE) structure intended to hold the city of Rey. The main parts of the castle were still standing until th...


Rey Wall

22 Bahman St

Wall of Rey is a 6,000-year-old structure, which dates back to the Median era (678 -549 BC). Only three kilometers of this defensive wall, which encir...


Saadabad Palace Complex

Vali-e Asr St., Falahi St., Taheri St.

Built in north Tehran in a 300,000 hectare plot, Saadabad Palace Complex was initially built by Qajar kings (1785–1925) as a summer residence before b...


Sardar-e Bagh-e Melli

Tehran Province, Tehran, District 12, Emam Khomeyni St

Sar dar Bagh-e Melli (The National Garden Façade) is a government compound where the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran, The National Museum of Iran,...


Sepahsalar Mosque and School

Tehran Province, Tehran, Allameh Sharif-e-Razi

Sepahsalar Mosque and School was built by Mirza Hosein Khan Moshir od-Dowleh Sepahsalar (1828–1881) the prime minister Nasser-al Din Shah Qajar (1831-...


Shah-Abdol-Azim Shrine

Kashani St.

Shah-Abdol-Azim Shrine in Rey is where a fifth generation descendant of the second Shia Imam, Hasan Bin Ali, has been interred. This 9th century struc...


Shams-ol- Emareh

Tehran Province, Tehran, St ark sq, Panzdah-e-Khordad

Shams-ol-Emareh (Edifice of the Sun) is one of the most beautiful structures of Golestan Palace. The building was built upon the order of Nasser-ol-Di...


Takht –e- Rostam

Takht –e- Rostam (Rostam’s Throne) is a volcanic rock cliff and the ruins of a Sassanid era (224-651 CE) Zoroastrian fire temple located 80 km southwe...


Tehran City Theater

Tehran Province Tehran Enghelab St

Tehran City Theater, which was unveiled in 1972, is a performing arts complex in Tehran. This cylindrical structure has traditional Persian decoration...


Tehran Grand Bazaar

Tehran Province, Tehran, District 12, Panzdah-e-Khordad St

The Tehran Grand Bazaar is a historical 10-kilometer market in the Iranian capital. The bazaar is located in Arg Square with its main entrance in Sabz...


Toghrol Tower

Tehran Province, Tehran, District 20, Shahid Taqipur

Toghrol Tower in Rey city is a 12th-century monument where Seljuq ruler Tugrul Beg (990 – 1063) is buried. The 20-meter tower is built of bricks and o...


Tower of Silence in Rey

The Tower of Silence in Rey is where Zoroastrians exposed the corpses of their dead to the sun. This six-meter high structure is made of stone and mor...


Zahir-od-dowleh Cemetery and Ribat


Zahir-od-dowleh Cemetery and Ribat in Darband, Tehran, is where many prominent Iranian artists and cultural figures are buried. The cemetery is the et...