Iran as a beautiful and rich country has breathtaking top attractions that take everyone out of this world, and all of it is related to architecture, art, culture, history, and nature. Iran is a country with four-season and you can experience all varieties of climates in different places of Iran. Since Iranian art and Islamic Art are created with each other, every city of Iran and every nation of Iran has lots of meaningful stories with special backgrounds. Iranian rich history and culture have an important role in everything in the country. If you tend to know about the top attractions of Iran, we’ve listed them down right here for you, Of course, this article is a small part of this enormous country.
Kicking off our compilation of Top Attractions of Iran is the Persepolis of Shiraz. For years we read about the Marvdasht and its antique construction and tall columns, and was named Persepolis, but Parseh is the original name of this building. The area of each part of Persepolis has at least 125,000 square meters. The specific engravings and inscriptions in this ancient place tell about the history of these past columns and walls. As a recommendation, put this top attraction of Iran at the top of your list. In fact, you haven’t seen anything about Iran if you look for knowing about the ancient kings of Iran.
Pasargadae complex is located in the Fars area in the south of Iran. There are two ancient tourist spots, the Murghab Plain and Pasargadae Plain, which have lots of stories to tell and they are very close to the Pasargadae. This place is the birthplace of the Achaemenids’ powerful empire and also is their first capital. This spot is home to the complete Achaemenid location in the world, which includes the most various and wide artwork. In the UNESCO World Heritage List, Pasargad Complex is the sixth Iranian artwork that owned 100 percent of the votes.
Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque, Shiraz
Nasir Al-Molk Mosque is one of the most popular spots in Shiraz, located in a historical place called Good Arab. Maybe at the first glance, the outside architecture of this marvel makes you swoon, but when you enter to the Mosque, the crimson tiles and Shiraz irises catch your attention at the primary seconds. It is well-known as the Pink Mosque, because of the usage of pink tiles. Everything in this mosque is similar to other mosques in Iran, they all have stunning tile patterns, ponds in the middle of the courtyards, etc. but the thing that makes it noticeably different is the colorful glasses of the mosque that make the sunlight have various colors when passes through them.
Si – o Se pol, Isfahan
There are some bridges in the heart of the city of Isfahan along the ZayandehRud River and each of them has a story from history. The most famous one is Si-o-Se pol (word-by-word translation is: thirty-three bridges) which is the longest bridge in Zayandehrud, and reminded Safavid period and displays the amazing Iranian architecture. After 400 years, this bridge is still stunning and stable. There are interesting resorts all-around around the Si-o-Se pol and both locals and tourists can have a perfect time around the bridge.
Naghshe- e Jahan Square, Isfahan
The Naghsh-e Jahan square is among the largest city squares in the world and is located in the center of Isfahan, Iran. This public square is a distinguished sample of a blend of Persian and Islamic architecture. In the earlier of 17th century, Shah Abbas Safavid built this square in which there are two-story arcades and besieged on each side by four auspicious buildings. It is surrounded by the shaykh Loftfallah Mosque from the east, by Ali Qapi from the west, by Qeyssariyeh from the north, and by Royal Mosque from the south. In this square, the arcades consist of hundreds of shops and travelers can find whatever they want here, above the balcony of the Qeyssariyeh bazaar, there are musicians providing concerts for the public. This square is mesmerizing at night.
Chehel Sotoun, Isfahan
Patterns and drawings of Isfahan give visitors a feast with design, architecture, art, color, and history. Among Isfahan’s beauties and glamorous places, Chehel Sotoun Palace (its word-by-word translation: Forty Pillars Palace) is a famous and must-visit place for its unique patterns, mirrors, and paintings. Chehel Sotoun hosted greats from all over the world, and the dates of construction back to the Safavid, Shah Abbas I, and Shah Abbas II eras. Chehel Sotoun is situated in Isfahan, in the middle of a huge and green garden. Among the UNESCO World Heritage List, this garden is one of nine World Heritage Sites. Chehel Sotoun Palace is a long-term building from the Safavid era in Iran that attract travelers and those who are interested in Iran tourism with its wonderful and basic architecture.
Jame Mosque, Yazd
It is time to dive into an astonishing beauty by visiting the top attraction of Yazd, the Jame Mosque, with its tallest entrance in the world. Jame Mosques of Yazd is a trove in the middle of this city. The blue tiles of this mosque made it an extraordinary place. The wonderful part of visiting the Jame Mosques of Yazd is its narrow alleys and streets and the old-style of houses. Another enjoyable thing to do on your trip to the Yazd can be getting lost in the old and narrow streets, we recommend that try not to find your way. By wandering in these streets, you can have the opportunity to meet locals and their lifestyles. Always there is a way to reach the entrance of the Jame mosque.
Shah Cheragh, Shiraz
Among the top attraction places in Shiraz, Shah Cheragh is a place that has a great rapture for travelers. Not only the style of the outside architecture but also the elegance of the inside of the building have lots of things to give the visitors. The shrine’s building is situated on the western part of the yard in the royal palace and it is under the dome. The inside of the building is mirrored by small colorful mirrors in a creative style. The various types of beautiful Persian and Arabic scripts adorn the look of the tiles and mirrors. In the middle of the yard, there is a large fountain that was surrounded by great trees. Shah Cheragh has two main doors in the north and south and other two doors, one to the Haji Bazaar and one to the Atiq Grand Mosque.
Hafez tomb, Shiraz
Hafez tomb which is located in the north of Shiraz is a familiar name to the residents of this historical land. Everyone can have a great time there. This wonderful complex is well-known as Hafeziyeh and this place is where Hafez, one of the Iranian poets, was buried there. At first, maybe you think it is just a nice tomb that buried an excellent poet in its heart, but when you step into this space, you can experience a different atmosphere. Hafez, the famous Iranian poet who is world famous can attract every person with his word of verses even if you don’t have poetic feelings.
Bisotun is located in the Kermanshah along the old trade path and connects the high plateau of Iran and Mesopotamia together. Darrius ordered to build of this ancient site after reaching the throne of the Iran Empire. The sculpture of Darrius describes him as a knight who is holding a bow which is a sign of dominance. This picture shows treading on the chest of a body that lies before him. According to the fables, the body belonged to Guamate who claimed the throne, and his assassination led to Darrius reached to power. There is a significant multilingual inscription that is carved on a cliff of the holy mountain of Bisotun
Shazdeh Mahan garden, Kerman
Shazdeh Mahan garden is located across the old Silk Road in the middle of Kerman to Bam road. This garden is still standing and displays the magnitude and beauty of the desert to every traveler and shines like a diamond on a ring of the desert of Kerman. Now, this spectacular garden, plus keeping its historical and architectural values, has changed into a promenade and provides services such as hotels and restaurants. Shazdeh Mahan’s garden is so famous that most people prefer to celebrate the start of the year and have a different beginning to the year.
Milad Tower, Tehran
Tehran Milad Tower is the Iranian Iconic center for displaying the culture, Art, and civilization of Iran. The height of the Milad Tower was 435 meters and was built to demonstrate important world structures in television and telecommunication tower. Milad Tower has multiple parts which are used for diverse purposes, and it has turned into the largest social and artistic center in Iran. The tower contains television telecommunications antennas. Tower’s weight is approximately 150 thousand tons. The height and unique appearance of the tower make it be almost visible from all over the city. Milad Tower has a large capacity for many activities and also it has a VIP restaurant, Revolving Restaurant, a closed and open observation deck, a sky dome, a cafeteria, a public art gallery, etc. Another interesting activity in Milad tower is its Dolphinarium because this is the first and only non-coastal dolphinarium in Iran.