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Aging back some 4,500 years, Tabriz is one of the major historical capitals of Iran. From its Constitution House, to its Qajar period houses, this city has a story in every corner, and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for good reason. Today we lace up our shoes and discover the city’s major attractions along with a knowledgeable guide.
Our experience begins with the Blue Mosque, a mosque that was once covered with delicate blue tiles, but a good number of which fell after an earthquake. Still, she has preserved her beauty and has a charmingly peaceful atmosphere.
We continue towards Sa’at Square, a lively and classy square guarded by Tabriz Municipality Palace and Museum. The Municipality Palace was designed by German engineers, giving it a very European style. Inside, it houses a unique carpet museum which we won’t miss.
Our next stop is Nikdel historical house, the superstar of Tabriz historical houses. This house showcases a fine and delicate mirror art combined with detailed plasterwork in a purely traditional architecture unique to Yazd.
Finally, we pay a visit to Ark Mosque (or Ark-e-alishah). This gigantic grandpa is 700 years old, and although the hardships of history have damaged him quite a bit, the fortress has stood tall and proud to this day. The mere scale of the monstrous wall is enough to drop your jaws, but as your guide tells you the stories behind the construction, you’ll surely have a newfound appreciation for the place.
Of course, walking gets tiring, so we’ve arranged for some yummy snacks and refreshing drinks to keep you energy up up up throughout the day.
Photo Credit: Wikicommons; Vathlu
- An English-speaking guide