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  The Historical Monuments:
::Palaces and Edifices
Castles
Tombs and Domes
Historical Bridges and Caravansaries
Inscriptions
Old and Historical Houses
Old Bazaars
Fire Temples
Old Schools
Towers
Old Public Baths
Historical Graveyards Details >>
 

The Towns:

::Ahar(Arasbaran)
bonab
bostan abad
haris
hashtrood
jolfa
Kalibar
Malekan
Marand
Maragheh
Mianeh
Sarab
Shabestar
Tabriz

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The natural attractions:
::Altitudes and Summits
Protected Zones
Lakes
Forests, Valleys, and Plains
Rivers
Springs
Waterfalls
Caves
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The Art & Culture:
::Museums
Tribal Areas and Special Villages
Handicrafts, Music, and Foods
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The Sacred & religious monuments:
::Old Mosques
Mausoleums and Imamzadehs
Old Churches
Religious Caves 
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Historical Monuments

Palaces and Edifices
Castles
Tombs and Domes
Historical Bridges and Caravansaries
Inscriptions
Old and Historical Houses
Old Bazaars
Fire Temples
Old Schools
Towers
Old Public Baths
Historical Graveyards

Palaces and Edifices


Eil Goli Edifice, Tabriz
Eil Goli Edifice, Tabriz
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The former Shah Goli or the present Eil Goli (the Shah’s pool) is one of the recreational areas ofTabriz and Iran located to the north east of Tabriz. The initial date of construction is not specified but this edifice has been repaired in the year 1970 according to the former lines of architecture.
Khajeh Nasir Observatory, Maragheh
This famous observatory was constructed in the year 657 A.H. during the rule of Hollakoo Khan under the orders of the great Iranian scholar Khajeh Nasiroddin Toosi. Archeologists have excavated sections of this aggregate, the most important of which being the central tower and library besides other evidences of this observatory. There is also a historical cave in this vicinity from the Sassanid era known as the Talib Khan Cave.
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Robe Rashidy Edifice, Tabriz
Robe Rashidy Edifice, Tabriz
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These are the remnants of the ancient edifices from the period of the Ilkhanians. Robe Rashidy was the center of scholars and the learned people of those times.

Shahr Dary (Municipality) Palace, Tabriz

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This building is located in the downtown of Tabrizin the famous Clock (Sa’at) Square. This structure was constructed in the year 1933 A.D. under German supervision before World War II. The stony edifice is constructed on a ruined and ancient graveyard. There is a tower with a four sided clock on this building and at present is the municipality building of Tabriz.

Castles


Avarsian Castle, Ahar
Located 11 km. on the Ahar – Kalibar Road and is one of the evidences from the Sassanid era.
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Babak Castle, Kalibar
Entrance of Amin-edin Jebrail
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Dokhtar (Qiz Qalasi) Castle, Mianeh
Sheikh
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Joeshoon Castle, Ahar
Located on a height, 26 km. west of Varzegan, this castle belongs to pre-Islamic period and was also utilized after Islam.
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Kordasht Castle, Kalibar
Karodasht Castle
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Nodooz Castle, Ahar
This castle is located 25 km. southeast of Ahar at a height region, dating back to the Sassanid period. It is built of stone, brick and gypsum, having a tall tower.
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Peygham Castle, Kalibar
Located 13 km. from Kalibar and is related to the Parthian era. It is 18 km. from theBabak Castle..
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Poshtoo Castle, Ahar
This castle is one of the most important and valuable historical monuments of Ahar. Located on a high mountain 3,000 m. in altitude, this castle has high, rocky ramparts. The only access to this castle is by the 220 stony steps.
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Qahqaheh Castle, Kalibar
This castle has also been constructed on the mountains and during the Safavid era was used as a prison for political opponents. The architecture of this castle is unique on its own and worth mentioning.
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San Sarood Castle, Marand
This ancient fort is located on a high, stony hillock 26 km. north of Marand. To the east of this, huge stone slabs can be observed related to the periods before the birth of Christ.
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Zahak Castle, Hashtrood

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Zahak Castle, Maragheh
The castle is situated 28 km. east of Ajabsheer on the eastern banks of the Lake Orumieh. According to historical evidences, this castle dates back to pre-Islamic period.
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Other Castles, East Azarbaijan
Besides the above mentioned castles, there are other castles in the province of East Azarbaijan, such as the Qizlar Qalasi Castle 20 km. southwest of Maragheh, the ‘Aaq Gonbad’ Castle in the Islamic Island, the ‘Aabi Qalesi’ and ‘Ismaili Kandi’ Castle inHaris, the Herati Castle in Khamneh to name a few.
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Kabood Dome, Maragheh
This dome is noted for its beauty, being a ten-sided prism like in shape. It is said to be the tomb of the mother of Hollakoo. This structure dates back to the 6th and 7th century A.H.
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Modavar Dome,Maragheh
Modavar Dome,Maragheh
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Ohady Maraghehei Tomb, Maragheh
Ohady
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Qafariyeh Dome, Maragheh
Qafariyeh Dome, Maragheh
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Sheikh Mahmood Shabestary Tomb, Shabestar

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This is the tomb of the great Gnostic and creator of the famous poem ‘Golshan-e-Raz’. The said tomb is located in the city center in a garden called ‘Golshan’.

Sheikh Shahab-edin AharyTomb, Ahar
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Shoara (poets) Tomb, Tabriz
Shoara
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Maqbaratol Shoara or the Poets Tomb is to the east of the mausoleum of Seyed Hamzeh. This is where famous personalities such as scholars (both in the field of literature and art) are laid to rest. Such as Homam Tabrizy, Khaqani Shirvani, Asadii-e-Toosi, Abol Alla Falaki, Zahirudin Faryabi, Anvari Abiverdi, Qatran Tabrizy, Sheikh Mohammad Khiyabani, Seqatol Islam, and the contemporary famous poet of Iran, Ostad Mohammad Hossein Shahriyar.

Sorkh (Red) Dome, Maragheh
Sorkh(Red)Dome,Maragheh
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Other Tombs,East Azarbaijan
There are numerous Tombs (or shrines) in the Province of East Azarbaijan besides those mentioned above. Some of which are Vahsoodan va Mamlan, Dameshqiyeh, Jamal, Molla Bashi and Ilkhchi in Tesooj city of Shabestar, etc.

Historical Bridges and Caraa


Dokhtar Bridge, Mianeh

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This bridge was constructed on the Qezel Ozan River 20 km. southeast of Mianeh. In the year 1946 in order to prevent the army entering into East Azarbaijan, the bridge was covered with mines by the Democrats (Communists) of Azarbaijan.
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Jamal Abad Caravansary, Mianeh
Located in the village of Jamal Abad, 35 km. from Mianeh, constructed during the reign of Shah Abbas Safavid.
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Khoda Afarin Bridge, Kalibar

Located on the Aras River, near a place called Khoda Afarin, two bridges were constructed. The first is 160 m. in length and dates back to the 6th century A.H. (Saljuqian period). The second is 120 m. in length and is related to the Safavid era. The foundations of the former is in stone and the bridge itself of brick. The latter was constructed with sculptured stone and a combination of gypsum and limestone.
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Shah Abbasi Caravansary, Ahar

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The pass of Goijeh Boel is one of the most beautiful vicinities in East Azarbaijan, 24 km. of Ahar. In this area two caravansaries or inns can be noted, built of stone and the type of architecture shows that both were constructed simultaneously during the Safavid era.

Shah Abbasi Stony Caravansary, Sarab
This inn is located 35 km. from Sarab in the ‘Saain Pass’, constructed of stone, related to the Safavid period.
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Shahr Chay Bridge, Mianeh
This bridge is also known as the Pol-e-Mianeh and is on the Shahr Chay River. The initial construction of this bridge dates bake to before the 8th century A.H. and was thence repaired during the Qajar era.
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Inscriptions


Qirekh Qizlar Inscription, Sarab
This inscription is in the Cuneiform script and in the Otartooie language and has got 13 lines engraved on rock. There are some stones nearby, the height of which reaches 4 m.
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Razliq Inscription, Sarab
This inscription is on a rock in the Zaqan Mountains 12 km. north of Sarab (Razliq). It consists of 16 lines. The same dates to the time of Argishti II (685-730 BC) son of RussaiI.
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Saqandel Inscription, Ahar
This engraving is in the Zaqi Mountains, 2 km. east of Varezgan (Ahar). The length of this engraving being 115 cm and the width 47 cm having 10 lines inscribed on it. This inscription is related to Saardoo II, son of ‘Argishti I (330-750 BC). It narrates the historical fact that after an attack to the mountainous region of Polow Adri and the opening of gateways of 21 castles, 44 or 45 cities were captured within one day.
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Shisheh Inscription, Ahar
This is the third recognized engraving of Orartooie’, and is in East Azarbaijan  in a village with the same name. This is also in the Cuneiform script and in the Orartooie language dating back to Argishti period, son of Russai the sixth commander of ‘Orartooie ‘ in the years 680-713 BC.
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Old and Historical Houses


Amir Nezam Garroosy House, Tabriz
This structure is the remnants of the Qajar period and is on the list concerning Cultural Heritage.
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Mashrootiyat (The Constitution) House, Tabriz

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This ancient building or ‘house’ was the gathering place for the constitutional revolutionary leaders. In the year (1868 A.D.) this building was constructed by the leader of the movement Haj Mehdi Koozeh Kanani.

Other Old Houses, East Azarbaijan
Besides above, there are other ancient houses too such as ‘Harirchi House’ Tabriz, Sharbat Zadgan house, Tajer Bashi house, Doctor Ganjehie house, Mirza Hassan Vayiz house to name a few.
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Old Bazaars


Ahar Bazaar, Ahar

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The ancient Bazaar of Ahar, is adorned in a spectacular fashion, with specific plaster moldings and unique oriental design. The bazaar is composed of various sections and has been repaired during the Qajar period.

Tabriz Bazaar, Tabriz

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This bazaar is one of the historical, largest and beautiful bazaars in Iran and the Middle East. Its excellent and fine architecture displays the commercial and oriental mode of life. The aggregate of this Bazaar consists of various sections.

Fire Temples


Aqmiyoon Fire Temple, Sarab
This structure is in the village of Aqmiyoon 8 km. north of Sarab; at present only the stone foundations of which have been remained. Originally, the structure was a fire-temple of the Sassanid era, and during the Islamic period has become similar to a shrine. There is a tomb on an elevation in the center, well known as ‘Imamzadeh Hassan’ relative to the year (708 A.H.).
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Mehri Temple, Maragheh
This temple is 6 km. southeast of Maragheh in the village of Varjooy. This temple is below ground level (and has been dug out in the earth) having only one entrance. In the 8th century A.H. it was approximately prone to some architectural changes. This historical temple is an extremely valuable relic from the point of view of art and engravings.
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Sassanid Fire Temple, Marand
The remnants of this Sassanid fire-temple is full of ashes which the inhabitants use as a fertilizer. It is located in Gray hill northeast of the city.
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Old Schools


Akbarieh School, Tabriz
This structure is related to the Qajar period.
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Talebieh School, Tabriz
This school is near the Jame’ Mosque of Tabriz and is a relic from the 11th century A.H. built by Haj Talib Khan Tabrizy.
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Other Old Schools, East Azarbaijan
Besides the above there are numerous other schools in the area, such as Zahiriyeh, Ouch Keozli, Millee, Nasriyeh, Molla Bashi, Sadeqiyeh, Kazemiyeh, etc.
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Towers


Atash Neshani Tower, Tabriz
It is one of the oldest towers in the city, which dates back to about100 years ago. Its structure has architectural value.
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Qarlooja Tower, Kalibar
The Qarlooja tower is located in the same village and is a remnant from the Mongol Reign. This tower like the Atash Neshani Tower is on historical record by The Cultural Heritage Organization in Iran.
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Old Public Baths


Kordasht Bath, Kalibar

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This ancient bath of Kordasht (Kalibar) is located in the village of Kordasht, and from the point of view of internal arrangement and wall paintings is spectacular. Water for the bath is obtained from the Aras River and after being warmed finds its way to different pools within the bath. This bath is over two centuries old and is under ground level.

Other Old Baths, East Azarbaijan
Other ancient baths that can be named are the public bah of “Khameneh” in Shabestarand “Amir Kabir” Public Bath in the village of ‘Turkaman Chay’ in Mianeh.
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Historical Graveyards


Badamyar (Qadamgah) Graveyard, Azar Shahr
This graveyard is to the north of the village of Qadamgah and some of the tombstones display the dates from the 7th and 8th centuries A.H.
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Panbeh Shalvar Graveyard, Tabriz
This historical graveyard is in the village of Panbeh Shalvar 6 km. south east of Tabriz. From inscriptions on the graves it can be noted that famous and reputed people were buries here in the 7th, 8th, and 9th centuries A.H. The grave of Soltan Ovais II (of the Ilkhani Dynasty) who ruled for 73 years in Iraq and East Azarbaijan is here.
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Qobol Darahsi Historical Zone, Ahar
Qobol Darahsi has been located at one km. from Chonab Village of Hourand, opposite the Hashtsar Mountain. It is narrated that this place was the main residential place of Babak Khorram Din. Considering the versatile natural, historical and environmental aspects, visiting this area would be an unforgettable experience.
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Other Historical Graveyards, East Azarbaijan
Other graveyards are ‘Peer Heyran’ (Azar Shahr), Isfanjan in (Oskoo), Kaj Jan, Khosrow shah, Oshtabeen (Kalibar) and Hiq in (Haris) to mention a few.
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Religious Monuments

Old Mosques
Mausoleums and Imamzadehs
Old Churches
Religious Caves


Old Mosques

Ahar Jame’ Mosque, Ahar
The said mosque dates back to the Saljuqi and Atabakan periods and is an excellent and interesting piece of architecture. In the inscriptions here the date (1052 A.H.) can be noted.
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Ark Mosque, Tabriz
This great edifice is the remnants of the mosque built in the years 716-724 A.H., by the Minister of Soltan Mohammad Khodabandeh and Abu Sa’eed Bahador Khan. In those times it was tile-worked with marble columns and inscriptions. Later on it came down to ruins. In the year 1320 A.H. (1941 AD), its courtyard was turned into a public park known as Baq-e-Melli or national garden. To which a few buildings such as official buildings and a hall have been added. But these in recent years have been demolished and the courtyard is now used as a place for Friday prayers in the city of Tabriz.
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Asnaq (Sangi) Mosque, Sarab
This mosque is located in the village of Asnaq. It has stone pillars and beautiful inscription. This mosque is one of the relics of the 8th century A.H.
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Jamal Abad (Sangi) Mosque, Sarab
The mosque of Jamal Abad village has fine, majestic pillars reaching to a height of 536 cm. adorned with decorative designs. The ceiling of this mosque is made of wood. The wood works seen here can be related to the Teimoorid and Safavid periods.
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Kabood (Gooy) Mosque

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This structure is the remnants of the Turkamans in the year 870 A.H. The mosque was destroyed by the earthquake in the year 1192 A.H. and only the gateway remained as an excellent piece of architecture. The building of the mosque became under interest in 1310 A.H. and in 1318-1319 Shamsi (1939-1940) and after the Islamic Revolution, its northern facade was reconstructed.

Marand Jame’ Mosque, Marand
Most probably originally this mosque was a fire-temple in Sassanid era. Due to upheavals this fire-temple was converted into a church. After the victory of the Muslims, the same was changed into a mosque in the 3rd century A.H. This mosque has oriental and spectacular architecture.
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Mehr Abad Mosque, Bonab
This mosque is from the Safavid era and has excellent oriental architectural display with numerous pillars.
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Molla Rostam Mosque, Maragheh
This mosque has fine and suitable areas for nocturnal prayers both in summer and winter. From the architectural point of view including artistic measures it is extremely interesting. This structure is one of the very first to be erected during the reign of Shah Tahmasb end of 10th century A.H.
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Sarab Jame’ Mosque, Sarab
This mosque is one without minarets is a relic of the 9th century A.H., and has three altars, one of which is most beautiful with spectacular tile works.
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Tabriz Jame’ Mosque (Jomeh Mosque), Tabriz
 It is one of the historical mosques of the area. Throughout the ages this mosque has flourished and today is the seat of theology and place for religious ceremonies.
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Tark (Sangi) Mosque, Mianeh
In Tark Village there is an old mosque with external facade adorned with sculptured stones.
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Tasooj Jame’ Mosque, Shabestar
It is one of the ancient religious relics. This mosque has 24 pillars and 35 brick arches. On its entrance there is a stone on which an inscription with ‘Tholth’ script has been written which belongs to 10th century A.H. of Safavid era.
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Other Old Mosques, East Azarbaijan
Besides the above there are numerous other mosques in the area, such as Hajat mosques in Tabriz, Ajabshir Jame Mosque in Ajabshir, Ainaly Mosque in Tabriz, Mianeh Jame Mosque in Mianeh, etc.
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Mausoleums and Imamzadehs

Imamzadeh Esmaeil Mausoleum, Mianeh
The same is also known as ‘Kamal-edin’. It has a tall minaret (13 m. in height) and two stone inscriptions. This structure is a relic of the 13th century A.H.
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Imamzadeh Ma’soom Varjavy, Maragheh
This mausoleum is located in the village of Varjavy near an ancient graveyard. Some of the graves have the engravings of warfare equipment such as bows, arrows and swords.
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Own va Zeid Mausoleum, Tabriz
This mausoleum is on the Zaynal Mountain of Tabriz and the architecture is on the Ilkhani lines. This is the remnant of the 9th and 10th centuries A.H. This mausoleum is the burial site of two sons of Imam Ali (P.B.U.H.), who were martyred in Tabriz in (22 A.H.).
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Saheb-ol Amr Mausoleum, Tabriz
This mausoleum is located to the east of the Sahib Abad square in Tabriz having a dome and 2 minarets.
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Seyed Ebrahim Mausoleum, Tabriz
This structure is located in the vicinity known as Davachi in Tabriz and is the burial site of one of the officers of the Aaq Goyoonlu clan. The reputed stone tablet on which Mirza Sanglakh had sculptured Bismellah (In the name of God) in the city of Cairo dating to the year (1270 A.H.), was at first in this mausoleum. Thereafter this tablet (which had taken a period of eight years of sculpturing), was transferred to the Museum of Azarbaijan.
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Seyed Hamzeh Mausoleum, Tabriz
This mausoleum is also a place for pilgrimage and very beautiful. It is the remnant of the Safavid and Qajar eras. The initial date of this structure is the beginning of the 8th century A.H.
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Sheikh Mohammad Siyahpoosh Mausoleum, Tabriz
This mausoleum is that of one of the followers of the Safavid family, Sheikh Mohammad Siyahpoosh (10th century A.H.)
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Other Mausoleums and Imamzadehs, East Azarbaijan
There are numerous mausoleums and Imamzadehs in the province of East Azarbaijan besides those mentioned above, such as Imamzadehs Own-ebne-Ali.
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Old Churches

Holy Maryam Church, Tabriz
It is one of the oldest and largest churches of Tabriz, where religious ceremonies of the Armenian sect take place. A few tombstones of famous personalities can be noted here.
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Holy Serkis Church, Tabriz
This church was constructed by ‘Petrossian’ in the Banvan neighborhood of Tabriz in the year 1821 A.D.
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Saint Stepanous Church, Jolfa
This church was erected between the periods of the 4th and 6th century A.H. and is one of the important historical and religious structures of the city of Orumieh in the province of West Azarbaijan. This church is located in the famous Darreh or valley of ‘Sham’, 16 km. from Jolfa.
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Other Old Churches, East Azarbaijan
There are other churches too in the vicinity beside the above mentioned. Some of which are Shoqat and Protestant Churches in Tabriz, Mojoombar Church in Kandi Mojoombar Village of Tabriz and Sahraqeh Church in Marand.
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Religious Caves


Aqbolaq Cave, Bostan Abad
This cave is located in the southern sector of the village of Qarah Chaman from where access to this cave can be gained. This cave is a stalactite type and its opening is about 2 m.
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Duogijan Cave, Marand
This cave is also of a stalactite type in characteristic. The opening of the cave is about 3.5 m.. This cave lies west of Marand and one can gain access to it by car.
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Eskandar Cave, Tabriz
This cave is 30 km. from Tabriz in the village of Saeed Abad. Access to which can be gained from the transit Tabriz -Tehran road. The walls of the said cave have interesting stalactites. The opening of the cave is 5 m.
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Kabootar (Hampoeil) Cave, Maragheh
This cave is 15 km. southeast of Maragheh in the rocky structure of the mountains, south facing and from the river bed of Moordi Chay at an altitude of about 1,600 m. The opening of the cave measures 8 m. and its height is from 25-40 m. Near the entrance of the cave an inscription can be noted in the Russian script the date of which being 1925. Within the cave there are two spaces or squares, the first one covering an area of 2,400 sq. m. This cave is important due to the deep wells which are also frightening. These wells form steep inclines giving way to large spaces resembling large halls.
This cave is one interesting to those active in research and working in these fields. Access to this cave requires suitable equipment like oxygen, cables, lighting facilities and observing other security measures..
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Qadamgah Cave, Tabriz (Azar Shahr)
This cave is located south of Azar Shahr in the village of Badamyar. This cave resembles a circular basement with a radius of 15 m.. The altar or mosque of the cave is arched and is from the Safavid period. But it is similar to current architecture. At present this cave is utilized for religious ceremonies.
 

Natural Attractions

Altitudes and Summits
Protected Zones
Lakes
Forests, Valleys, and Plains
Rivers
Springs
Waterfalls
Caves

Altitudes and Summits


Arasbaran (Qaradaq) Mountains, Ahar
It is the continuation of Caucasian mountains that is separated by Aras River ant its valley. It has and area of 9,500 square kilometers with a summit of 2,946 m. high..
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Bozqoosh Mountain, Mianeh
These mountains stand north of the township of Mianeh and are stony and rocky in structure. The highest peak of these mountains is 3,304 m. in altitude. The lower slopes are covered with green pastures and form the summer residing quarters for tribes.
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Kamtal Summit, Jolfa
Being one of the most beautiful and important rocky peaks of the mountains of Arasbaran, the highest peak of Kamtal Summit is 3,100 m.
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Kiyamaky Summit, Marand
Lying northwest of the province with an altitude of 3,347 m. is located in the vicinity ofJolfa. This region having a number of villages experiences cold weather with plenty of rainfall and snow. Green pastures cover the skirts and valleys.
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Mishoo Mountain, Marand
In this mountainous region the highest peak is 2,855 m. high, standing to the north of the Orumieh Lake and south of the plains of Marand. Its famous peaks are Falak Daqi, Ali Alamdar, Kusababa and Ozun Boel. At northeast of this region, is the Yal pass a ski resort is present and the region is used as a recreational areas in all seasons.
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Morodaq Mountain, Tabriz
This mountain lies 36 km. west of Tabriz and the highest peak of which is Moord Daq with an altitude of 2,210 m.. Its other summits, i.e., Cheleh Khaneh, Peer Moosi and Khajeh Marjan are visited by those who are interested in mountain climbing and those interested in winter sports.
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Qooshadaq Mountain, Haris
This is considered as one of the important summits of Arasbaran located north of theHaris city and to the south of Ahar. The tallest peak is 3,149 m. in height, north of Haris. The famous pass of Gooijeh Boel is one of the natural phenomena existing en route from Tabriz to Ahar. The green, lush beauty provides a summer area for tribes of the Dasht-e-Moqan and Arasbaran regions.
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Sahand Mountain, Tabriz
This is one of the highest mountains in East Azarbaijan, in addition to being an important dormant volcano in the country. The Sahand mountains are 50 km. south ofTabriz, the highest peak of which is Jam Daqi at an attitude of 3,750 m. Approximately 17 peaks can be accounted for as being over 3,000 m. in height. Due to the presence of a variety of flora and fauna, the Sahand Mountain is known as the bride of mountains in Iran. The lower slopes and skirts of this mountain are summer residing quarters for some tribes here.
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Other Mountains, East Azarbaijan
Other summits in the province are as follows: Sultan Jahangeer at as height of 3,255 m., Neshan Kooh at an attitude of 3,660 m. in Arasbara, Shanjan 3,125 m. in Shabestar, and Aaq Daq with an attitude of 3,550 m. in Maragheh.
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Protected Zones

In the province of East Azarbaijan a variety of wildlife is present particularly in the mountainous and forest regions. There are animals such as bear, wolf, and rabbit. alongside the rivers and lakes as well as species like partridge, duck, wild duck, ringdove, pelican, flamingo, a variety of ducks, crane, swan, ostrich, gulls and In the higher mountains of SahandBozqoosh and Qara Daq, wildlife such as a variety of wild sheep, wild goat, partridge, bear, leopard, gazelle and eagle can be observed. Besides reptiles in forest areas, fishes in the rivers and both immigrant and endemic birds near lakes and ponds are also present. Protected Areas of the province are the following:

Kiyamaky Protected Zone, Marand
Covering an area of 84,000 hectares that is extending from the banks of Aras river and reaching a height of 3,347 m. in the mountains of Kiyamaki.
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Saygram Daq Protected Zone, Kalibar
Extending to 72,000 hectares this protected area is located around Aras River in Kalibar Township. It is registered as Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. It holds dense forests and is important for its biological diversity.
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Other Protected Zones, East Azarbaijan
Other protected areas present are named as ‘Garah Qishlaq’ wetland (south-west ofLake Orumieh), lake ‘Qoori Goel’ (Tabriz) and Islamic Island (Eastern coast of the lake Orumieh).
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Lakes


Alavian Dam Lake, Maragheh
This lake is situated behind the Alavian dam constructed on the Soofian Chay River. It is also a recreational area being only 3 km. from Maragheh. The Sahand Mountains can also be viewed from the said lake.
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Orumieh Lake, East Azarbaijan
Lake Orumieh is one of the largest and permanent lakes of Iran and has characteristics of its own. This lake is located to the northwest of the province and stretches from north to south, thereby dividing this territory into two that is East Azarbaijan and West Azarbaijan. It is one of the most magnificent lakes of the world. It is saturated with salt which is said to help in treatment of some kinds of remedies. Regarding the size, depth, chemical composition, sedimentation, ecology, water currents and wild species, this lake bears special characteristics. This lake has been recorded as a National Park by the Department of the Environment as well as internationally as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.
A number of ports have been set up along the coasts of the Lake Orumieh in order to transport passengers and cargo. The most important of these is the port of Sharaf Khaneh. The said is on the eastern coast of the lake within the limits of Shabestar. It has full port facilities including large warehouses. In the summer months the place swarms with visitors who come for leisure and therapeutic purposes, both by mineral springs and the “sludge” present in the region. The port of Aq Gonbad is also another important port. The others namely, Rahmanloo, Danaloo, Qobadloo and Zeenatloo ports are on the eastern coast of the lake.
The Orumieh Lake has about 102 islands both large and small. Five of these islands can be noted here such as the Islands of Islami (Shahi), Kaboodan, (Qoyoon Daqi), Ashk Daqi, Espir and Arezoo. The said come under the political and commercial sectors of the province.
Islami (Shahi) Island: This island is the only habitable island in the vicinity of Lake Orumieh. It spans over an area of 27 sq. km. Its lush beauty, together with ‘fresh water’ which is a wonder of wonders in the midst of this lake is saturated with salt. Species of birds such as flamingos and pelicans can be noted in the swampy areas. The remnants of the castle and prison of Hollakoo Khan can be observed on one of the heights of the Islands, a sight seeing spot for tourists.
Kaboodan (Qoyoon Daqi) Island: This is one of the most beautiful islands which stretches over an area of 36 sq. km. This island is on the eastern coast of the lake and is 12 km. far from the port of Sharaf Khaneh. A variety of water fowls can be obscured on this island. Moreover species of wildlife, i.e., wild sheep and wild goat are also present which further enhances the characteristics of this Island. There is also another unique and rare wild species, i.e., Iranian follow deer.
As it was mentioned the three Islands of Ashk Daqi, Espeer and Arezoo of Lake Orumieh are also in the vicinity of the province of East Azarbaijan.
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Qoory Goel Lake, Tabriz
This sweet water lake is located 45 km. east of Tabriz (en route to Tehran from this city). Because of its special characteristics both environmentally as well as regarding wild species, has been recorded as one of the internationally important lake (Ramsar Convention Site). Further more being near the city of Tabriz it is also considered a recreational area.
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Other Lakes, East Azarbaijan
Other lakes and wetlands such as the Molla Yaqoob Lake (Sarab), the Khorram Daraq, and the Qazi Kandi Lake (Hashtrood) and wetlands namely, Yusofloo and Khormaloo inAhar are worth mentioning.
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Forests, Valleys, and Plains


Arasbaran Forests, Ahar
Being a Biosphere Reserve, these beautiful forests in the northwest of the province are considered the last habitats of the Caucasian black Grouse and other important wildlife. Arasbaran can be reached through the small town of Ahar and a good quality paved road. The Babak Fort along with the forest itself is among the major popular tourist attraction sites.
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Forests and Plains, East Azarbaijan
Besides the flora, fauna and natural vegetation in the plains, valleys and hilly areas of the province, dense forests exist in various parts of the territory such as Arasbaran andHashtrood with trees such as chestnut and blue beech trees. Groves are in plentiful around Lake Orumieh and a few of the wetlands.
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Goshayesh Valley, Maragheh
This valley is en route to the famous Kabootar Cave, 20 km. from the city of Maragheh.
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Liqvan Valley, Tabriz
The village of Liqvan lies to the northeast of Tabriz and the southeast sector of the hilly area of Sahand Mountain. The village lies in a beautiful valley with the Liqvan River flowing alongside. Greenery, orchards draw visitors to this wonderful spot in the summer.
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Peyqam Valley, Kalibar
This valley is from the north to south of the township of Kalibar. The River Peyqam also runs through its course in this area. The historical castle of Peyqam is in this vicinity too. Orchards and greenery enhance the beauty of this spot.
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Saeed Abad Valley, Tabriz
This valley is to the east of Tabriz and north of Saeed Abad. This is a place to visit in summer having orchards and green pastures excellent for recreation and leisure.
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Sahand Mountain Valleys, Tabriz
In this area there are beautiful valleys together with orchards and pastures enhancing the natural beauty.
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Other Valleys, East Azarbaijan
Other valleys are named as Peyqam Valley, Yekan and Znooz Valley, (Marand) and Joshoon Valley in Ahar.
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Rivers


Ajy Chay (Talkheh Rood) River
This river forms its source in the southern skirts of the Sahand Mountains. In the cities ofSarabAhar and Tabriz, rivulets join the main stream and ultimately flow into the Lake Orumieh. This river is also known as Talkheh Rood or ‘Bitter River’ due to the presence of gypsum and salt, its water is bitter in taste.
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Aras River
This river is the most important and largest river in the northern section of the province ofEast Azarbaijan. The length of the said being 1,072 km. (This river is also known as Araz). The river flows near the common borders of Iran and the neighboring north-western section. Taking its source in the mountains of Goel Daq in Turkey, it joins the Kor River in the Republic of Azarbaijan and ultimately flows into the Caspian Sea.
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Liqvan Chay River
This river forms its source in the northern slopes of the Sahand Mountains and after gaining water from a number of natural springs, turns into a large river. Fish such as speckled trout or Qezelala are present in these waters, the banks of this river provides leisure spots.
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Moordy Chay River
The Moordy Chay River takes its source in the southern slopes of the Sahand Mountains. The river bed has geological value being present from the third era of geology, and is also important for other geological research. In the field of archeology giant fossils of animals have been discovered here.
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Oskoo Chay River
This river takes its source in the northern sector of Soltan Daq in the mountainous region of Sahand Mountains. In its course it flows through a number of villages of which the picturesque villages of Kandowan and Kohanmoo are worth mentioning, finally flowing into the Lake Orumieh. Areas surrounding the river provide places for recreation.
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Qaranqoo Chay River
This river is one of the most important and largest tributaries of the Qezel Ozan River that takes its source from the central and eastern section of the Sahand Mountains. The valley in which the river Qaranqoo Chay flows is known as Darband-e-Zahak, which is also a leisure spot. This river also has species of fish such as trout and Mahi Sefid or Whitefish.
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Seyed Ava Chay River
This river is a beautiful river by the side of the village of Sa’eed Abad a pleasant and beautiful area for the summer season. The river takes its sources in the mountains ofSahand. Throughout its course it irrigates fruit cultivation, in addition to making the land luscious.
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Soofian Chay River
This river takes its source in the south-western portion of the Sahand Mountains. After irrigating some areas in Maragheh, it continues towards the township of Bonab. The Alavian Dam has been constructed on this river three kilometers from the city of Maragheh. Behind this dam a lake has been formed which can be considered as an important recreational area. Besides the river has fish like speckled Trout.
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Other Rivers, East Azarbaijan
Besides the above mentioned rivers, other rivers also exist in the province such as ‘Qalla Chay’, ‘Silen Chay’, ‘Doozal Chay’,’ Ahar Chay’ ‘Oojan Chay’ to name a few.
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Springs

Due to its geological structure, the province of East Azarbaijan  is rich in mineral water and thermal springs found in various parts of this province. These are utilized by inhabitants and visitors to the said territory.
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Abras Thermal Spring, Sarab
This spring is located in the village of Abras, 11 km. north of Sarab. This water is used for bathing purposes.
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Kandowan Spring, Oskoo
Kandowan is an historical village located at 22 km. south of Oskoo and 62 km. fromTabriz. This village is located in a picturesque valley alongside the Kandowan River. The said area has a famous mineral water spring. The mineral water is collected in a reservoir and then is utilized. It is said to be effective in treatment of kidney diseases.
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Mutaleliq Thermal Spring, Kalibar
This spring is one of the most reputed in the vicinity of Arasbaran, in the village of Aabish Ahmad (Kalibar). This water has been piped to a public bath in order to be utilized.
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Tap Tapan Spring, Azar Shahr
This spring is located 5 km. from Azar Shahr, en route from Tabriz to Maragheh. The mineral water is composed of bicarbonate calcium, and has a proportion of gaseous materials as well as iron. Its properties are beneficial for blood and the digestive systems.
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Varjooy Spring, Maragheh
This spring is 8 km. south of Maragheh and has mineral properties such as iron, calcium bicarbonate and gases. The water is used for bathing purposes.
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Other Springs, East Azarbaijan
Various other springs in the province of East Azarbaijan  are as follows: the hot springs of Allah Haqi, Asb Forooshan, Jeldeh Bakhan, Shekar Darreh, Shalqoon, and Biyuk Soo in Sarab, as well as Goshayesh, Shor Soo, Sari Soo, and Chahar Baq springs inMaragheh, and also Soofian mineral spring (4 km. from Soofian towards Marand), Aski Kand Spring in Bostan Abad, Gooy Doraq and Garah Aqajh in Hashtrood, Isti Soo inMianeh, the hot springs of Liqvan and Kalvanaq in Tabriz, Yel Sooie in the village of Kaleen (Ahar), and Abegarm in Bostan Abad.
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Waterfalls

Asiyab Kharabeh Waterfall, Jolfa
The said waterfall is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the area (around the city ofJolfa) worth visiting and gets its name due to the remnants of an ancient ruined mill in this vicinity. This waterfall obtains its water which flows from springs around this area, and is about 10 m. in height. This waterfall leads to other minor waterfalls in the pit of the valley. Cold and pleasant weather enhances the eye-catching view.
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Eish Abad Waterfall, Shabestar
This waterfall is near the village of Eish Abad in the mountainous region of western Mishoo. The waterfall is about 15 m. tall and is surrounded by mountains and valleys providing scenic beauty. For part of the way leading to the waterfall vehicles can be used, but part of the way is a muddy track.
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Caves

Aqbolaq Cave, Bostan Abad
This cave is located in the southern sector of the village of Qarah Chaman from where access to this cave can be gained. This cave is a stalactite type and its opening being about 2 m.
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Duogijan Cave, Marand
This cave is also of a stalactite type in characteristic. The opening of the cave is about 3.5 m. This cave lies west of Marand and one can gain access to it by car.
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Eskandar Cave, Tabriz
This cave is 30 km. from Tabriz in the village of Saeed Abad. Access to which can be gained from the transit Tabriz -Tehran road. The walls of the said cave have interesting stalactites. The opening of the cave is 5 m. wide.
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Kabootar (Hampoeil) Cave, Maragheh
This cave is 15 km. southeast of Maragheh in the rocky structure of the mountains, south facing and from the river bed of Moordi Chay at an altitude of about 1,600 m. The opening of the cave measures 8 m. and its height is from 25-40 m. Near the entrance of the cave an inscription can be noted in the Russian script the date of which being 1925. Within the cave there are two spaces or squares, the first one covering an area of 2,400 sq. m. This cave is important due to the deep wells which are also frightening. These wells form steep inclines giving way to large spaces resembling large halls.
This cave is one interesting to those active in research and working in these fields. Access to this cave requires suitable equipment like oxygen, cables, lighting facilities and observing other security measures..
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Qadamgah Cave, Tabriz (Azar Shahr)
This cave is located south of Azar Shahr in the village of Badamyar. This cave resembles a circular basement with a radius of 15 m. The altar or mosque of the cave is arched and is from the Safavid period. But it is similar to current architecture. At present this cave is utilized for religious ceremonies.
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Culture & Art

Museums
Tribal Areas and Special Villages
Handicrafts, Music, and Foods


Aramaneh Museum, Tabriz
This is one of the most important Armenian Museums of Iran and is situated in Shariyati Avenue of Tabriz. Here there is a collection of valuables such as hand written books, scrolls, commandments, valuable paintings, medals, coins, stones, warfare equipments and vessels made out of silver, copper, porcelain and even glass-ware, wooden masterpieces and various other valuable objects.
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Azarbaijan Museum, Tabriz
This large edifice is located in Imam Khomeini Avenue in Tabriz and is noted for its wide collection of historical valuable vestiges. It houses over 2,300 antique pieces that are on record, and more than 100 pieces are being studied to be recorded. There are around 100 hand written books, 7 2,500 printed historical books and several others relating to archeology and scientific fields. On an average annually approximately 100,000 people visit this museum.
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Maragheh Museum, Maragheh
This museum is in the vicinity of The Cultural Heritage Directorate and the mausoleum of Ohadi Maraghehei in the city of Maragheh. This museum houses thousands of valuable hand written books, antiques specially pieces relative to the Ilkhanan era (Mongols). In the area surround the mausoleum of Ohadi Maraghehei are numerous stone pieces such as chest (placed on graves) and rams sculptured from stone are evidences here.
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Mashrootiyat (The Constitution) Museum, Tabriz
This ancient building or ‘house’ was the gathering place for the constitutional revolutionary leaders. In the year (1868 A.D.), this building was constructed by the leader of the movement ‘Haj Mehdi Koozeh Kanani’.
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Wildlife Museum, Tabriz
This museum displays a variety of taxidermy specimens of animals and species found in the province of East Azarbaijan.
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Tribal Areas and Special Villages


Kandowan Village, Tabriz
This village lies 62 km. southwest of Tabriz and 22 km. south of Oskoo. From the architectural point of views this village is interesting, as the settlements are rocky dating back to the 7th century A.H. or even the pre-Islamic period. These ‘houses’ resemble caves, being ‘dug out’ in the mountains and therefore are reputed worldwide. Mineral water in this area is also used for treatment of diseases. There are various other interesting villages in the province having specific architectural features.
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Oshtobin Village, Kalibar
This village is located on the borderline of Iran and the Republic of Azarbaijan, 14 km. from the Aras River. With its pleasant climate and natural beauty it stands in importance to the village of Kandowan in this province. A few ancient engravings can be observed here and the people converse in the language of Tati.
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Sis Village, Shabestar
This village lies 14 km. from Shabestar. An engraving (on stone) can be observed on one of the hillocks west of it. Here ancient graves are also evident.
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Handicrafts, Music, and Foods


Handicrafts and Souvenirs, East Azarbaijan
The province of East Azarbaijan is reputed for its handicrafts in Iran namely a variety of carpets, rugs, Gelims (coarse carpet), Jajeem (loosely woven cloth), satchels, shawls, earthenware, ceramic vessels, baskets, wooden articles, materials woven out of silk or wool, embroidered fabrics, crochet articles, towels, blankets, local shoes, silverware and jewelry. Nuts and dry fruits are also important items of this area and are highly favored everywhere.
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Local and Regional Foods, East Azarbaijan
East Azarbaijan is well known for its colorful and variety in cuisine. Breakfast is accompanies with a wide range of jams, cream, a variety of fresh bread and. For lunch and dinner a number of dishes made out of meat, vegetables accompanied by a variety of pickles. To name a few of the ‘Aash’ of a kind of soup: Aash Sheer, Aash Dooq, Aash Aanar, Aash Maast, Koofteh or Meat-Balls such as Koofteh Tabrizy, Turkey, and Koofteh Farangi. Other dishes are Badamjan Shekam Pareh, a variety of Kookoos and the famous ‘Chelo-Kabab and Kabab (Turkish) to name a few.
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Local Music and Dances, East Azarbaijan
From ancient times the music of East Azarbaijan owed its fame to the presence of the ‘Ashiqs’ who were self made artisans contributed to the local music by composing lyrics and displaying their ability on the musical instruments in use. They performed in various ceremonies thereby securing an income too. Beside this special form of music other tunes are also played by different performs, being the music played throughout the other parts of Iran.
Music in Azarbaijan has been influenced by classical western and Russian music. The dances of Azarbaijan have from the very beginning intermingled with their life style, that is the folklore native mythology. The most famous of these traditional dances are: Lesgie, Chooban, Zoorkhaneh, Finjan-Finjan, Koosagelin, Vasf-e-Hal, Minjeq-Salma, Dolma-Dolma, Alma-Atmaq to name a few.
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 Travel & Accommodation
The province of East Azarbaijan has a good network of telecommunications, medical facilities are also available. There are hotels and places for accommodation and people are well informed in the way of tourist activities. There is easy access from the International Airport of Tabriz to other cities of Iran and also to some foreign countries. The cities of MianehMaragheh, Tabriz, MarandShabestar, and Jolfa have an excellent railway connection to other parts of the country and it is by railway line that there is a connection between Iran and Turkey too.
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Ahar(Arasbaran)
bonab
bostan abad
haris
hashtrood
jolfa
Kalibar
Malekan
Marand
Maraghehgheh
Mianeh
Sarab
Shabestar
Tabriz

Ahar (Arasbaran)

The mountainous township of Ahar can be said to be as one of the oldest sections of of East Azarbaijan. The center of which being the city of Ahar located 103 km. northeast of Tabriz. Ahar experiences cold and snowy winters and moderate summers. Dense forests cover a major portion of its valleys and the Ahar Chay River flows through this vicinity. This sector being of importance both politically and from the military point of view has proved to be historically sound too. In the early 3rd century A.H., this territory was for twenty years one of the bloodiest battlefield between Babak Khorram Din and the Arab warriors.
During the reign of the Qajar Dynasty, the city of Ahar was the center of command of Abbas Mirza (the Crown Prince of Fathali Shah) being the commander of Iranian forces during the Iran-Russian war.
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Bonab

Bonab is situated southwest of Tabriz and the east coast of the Orumieh Lake. Its capital city Bonab is approximately 113 km. from Tabriz and 13 km. from the city ofMaragheh. Bonab means ‘A land in water’ or near water. This city was a flourishing one before the Mongol attack, but owed its rebirth to the Safavid era. Its historical, economical and social advancement was influenced mainly by the city of Maragheh.
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Bostan Abad

This township lies in the skirts of the Sahand Mountains with cold winters, moderate springs and summers. The capital is Bostan Abad which lies 55 km. east of the city of Tabriz. Furthermore, Bostan Abad is located north of the archaic and historical city of Ojan. Due to its ideal environment and climate Ojan was said to be the summer residing quarters during the period of the Ilkhanan Mongol, which then by the passage of time was totally ruined.
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Haris

The township of Haris is located in the eastern sector of the province. Haris is 98 km. from Tabriz. It is one of the most fertile regions in this province. To the north of which are the mountains of QooshadaqBozqoosh and Sahand. The summers of Haris being moderate and winters are cold. Haris is one of the historical regions of the province, and according to the records during the reign of Qazan Khan Mongol was extremely a prosperous area. A few ancient relics are found here too. Carpet weaving in Haris and in its surrounding rural areas has won both national and international fame.
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Hashtrood

This township is to the southeast of Tabriz, its capital city being Hashtrood is 122 km. far from Tabriz. This vicinity has a rural setting with 8 important rivers flowing through this area (as its name suggests Hasht means eight and Rood means river). Hashtrood has a variable climate, a part of its western sector, being mountainous and cold, part of its central portions are moderate. The remnants of the famousCastle of Zahak are situated here, and earthenware related to much before the birth of Christ have been found in this territory. This castle was in use during the Esmaili reign.
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Jolfa

This township is in the northwest of the province and the Aras River flows through the north of which, near the borders of Iran and the Republic of Azarbaijan and Armenia. Jolfa, which is the capital city of the township, is located 150 km. from Tabriz. It has warm summers and moderate winters due to its relief, rainfall and vegetation are scanty.
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Kalibar
This mountainous township is located to the northeast of this province. Its capital city Kalibar is situated in a beautiful valley, 45 km. from Ahar and 148 km. from Tabriz. Being under the influence of climatic conditions from the Caspian Sea, most of its higher areas are usually foggy. Kalibar also has forest areas and the Aras Riverflows through the north of this vicinity. The famous castle of Babak or Jomhori stands at an altitude of 2,600 m. west of Kalibar.
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Malekan

The township of Malekan is located in the south-western limits of the province of East Azarbaijan  and West Azarbaijan and the province of Kurdestan within 10 km. of theLake Orumieh. In the south of Malekan is the remains of the historical city of Leilan. Malekan was a thriving and flourishing region due to its position in the communication network between Tabriz and East Azarbaijan to Kurdestan and West Azarbaijan. Further more, its fertile soil proves excellent for gardening and agricultural purposes. The main agricultural products are dried fruits, fruits, vines and cereal products. Its weather is cold in winters, warm and moderate in summers.
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Marand

Marand lies northwest of the province and is semi mountainous. The historical city of Marand is 71 km. from Tabriz, having cold winters and moderate summers. Marand has been famous from long past such as the Assyrian and Kaldeh when it was a center of importance. It is narrated as being a place of burial of the prophet Noah. Its name is derived from the Pahlavi word Madvand meaning the ‘living place’ of the Medes. This area has also been subject to upheavals in the past.
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Maragheh

The township of Maragheh is located to the south of Tabriz and in the southern slopes of the Sahand Mountains. The historical city of Maragheh is 126 km. from the center of the province and has variable climate, such as in the higher areas being of mountainous type, and in the regions around the Orumieh lake being warm. Throughout history, this city has been brought plenty of upheavals such as the battles of Babak Khorram Din against the Arabs. In the year 628 A.H., when it fell into the hands of the Mongols, in the year 656 A.H. become the center of command under Hollakoo Khan Mongol. The remains of the famous observatory which is reputed in the world stands here from these times.
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Mianeh

Mianeh lies in the eastern most region of the province between the Bozqoosh and Qaflan Kooh mountain ranges. Mianeh stands 170 km. southeast of Tabriz. It has a warm Mediterranean climate with a maximum annual temperature of 19 C on an average.
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Sarab

Sarab is located east of the province of East Azarbaijan  and towards the Province of Ardabil. Its capital, Sarab city is 636 km. from Tehran, 130 km. from Tabriz to the east of Bostan Abad. This township rests amongst the high mountains of Bozqoosh andSahand. It has a mountainous and moderate climate, with extremely cold winters and pleasant summers. Sarab being one of the oldest towns of this province bears ancient monuments. Due to the surrounding volcanoes, mineral water is in abundance.
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Shabestar

The township of Shabestar is northwest of Tabriz and its capital city Shabestar is 60 km. northwest of Tabriz. It is en route on the railway line running between the city of Tabriz and Turkey, and is a part of the hilly region of Mishoo and northwest of theLake Orumieh. It experiences hot temperate summers and cold, moderate winters. During the Safavid era the famous passage of Tabriz – Tarabuzan passed through this city. Shabestar is noted to be one of the oldest cities of the province of East Azarbaijan. Reputed personalities such as Sheikh Mahmood Shabestari, Sheikh Mohammad Khiyabani and Mirza Ali Akbar Mo’jez Shabestari are from this area.
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Tabriz

The city of Tabriz is situated 619 km. northwest of Tehran and 150 km. from the borders of Iran and the Republic of Azarbaijan. This city is generally cold but due to its environment the climate is extremely pleasant. Rivers such as Ajy Chay Liqvan Chay, Maidan Chay and Soofian Chay flow through this area. In an inscription related to Sangar II one of the Assyrian rulers 714 BC, the name of Tabriz has been mentioned in the 3rd and 4th centuries AD when the city of Tabriz was of great importance.
For the first time in the 4th century A.H., the Raavadian family proclaimed Tabriz as their capital. During the said period and the Mongol reign, Tabriz experienced many earthquakes causing it to become a ruined city. But after the Mongol conquests this city was made capital by ‘Abaqakhan’ of the Ilkhanan. During the reign of ‘Mahmood Qazan’ (694 A.H.) the city thrived. Mosques such as Alishah, Robe Rashidy, and Shonab Qazan were constructed during this period. During the Safavid dynasty Tabriz was the capital of Iran. The Kabood Mosque is a relic from the time of the Turkamans. In later centuries Tabriz has been the seat of great warriors facing the Ottomans and Russians.Personalities such as Sattar Khan and Baqer Khan in their fight against despotism are on historical record. In the year 1911 AD., Sheikh Mohammad Khiyabani (one of the clergymen) revolted against the colonialist policies of the British government. The Islamic revolution owes its success partly, because of the participation of the people of Tabriz and their heroic deeds.
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General Information:

 

Bank and exchange office:

Bank Tejarat,Tabriz Br.
Begining of Daraie Ave. ,
Tabriz – Iran Post Box : 51385, 3581
Tel.: (0411) – 5248175 / 5241033
Tlx.: 412024 TJIB IR.
Fax: (0411) – 5216611
Cable: TEJARATBANK TABRIZ Iran
Swift:BTEJIR TH TBR

 

Main post office:

The post office at the Shohad square . There is another one at Artesh street too.

 

Internet & Phone:

There are a few internet and long distance phone places along Mokhabert street, or valiasr street.

Travel agency:

IranAir office :
Tabriz – Abresan – Haft tir St.

Email:
Jasournia@Iranair.com

Sales office Tel:
0411 3343515-16

Management Office Tel:
0411 3349038

Airport Tel:
0411 2606177

Restaurants:

There are more than a dozen of restaurants and places to eat in Tabriz. One of the best chelo kababis of Tabriz is Ulduz (not marked in English) on the south side of Imam Khomeini Ave, which has good veal schnitzel as well as steaks and some other Continental dishes. In addition to all sorts of dishes found in Iran, Tabriz is the best place for abgusht or dizi, a stew made of fatty meat, usually beef or mutton, thick chunks of potato and split peas, traditionally served in a pipkin and eaten in a bowl with a spoon. A pestle is provided for grinding up the meat and potatoes. It is a good idea to take a local with you the first time you try this triumph of Iranian cuisine. Here is a brief list of some restaurants in Tabriz:

BORDBARI, Bazaar-e Shams, 68534.
EFTEKHARI, 17th Shahrivar Ave, 66544.
HAJ ALI, 29th Bahman Blvd, 307007.
MOMTAZ, Sharifi St, 57187.
MAHTAB, Dr Shari’ati Ave, 50131.
LUNA PARK, El Guli, 309912.

Try Nobar traditional restaurant at Imam khomeini street. there are also some good fast food places along the vali asr street.

 

Getting There and Away:

Flights:

Multiple daily flights by Iran Iran and Aseman from and to Tehran. Turkish Airlines also has a weekly flight from Istanbul to Tabriz.

Bus:

There are numerous daily departures to and from Tehran and also to other destination in Iran.  Bus station is near Imam khomei square. You also can find buses to Yervan ( two to 4 times a week, Tr,Tu,We, Friday), Istanbul Ankara  and Baku. Departures to Turkey and Azerbaijan are everynight from Imam khomeini square. you need to get your ticket ahead of time from one of the bus companies along the imam khomeini square.

 You can get your tickets from the  ticket offices in Imam khomeini square.

Tickets to and from Tehran with good a bus ( they are called Vizeh or Volvo ) can be around 8$ per person.

 Train:

There are nightly departures from Tabriz to Tehran . Also there are weekly departures to Istanbul .

Train station is at the end of 22 bahman street. you need to take taxi to get there

Hotels:

::   Tabriz

:: Elgoli pars international 5 star
:: Gostaresh 4 star
:: International 4 star
:: Daraya 3 star
:: Azerbaijan 2 star
:: Sina hotel 1 star
:: Morvarid hotel 1 star
::Kowsar 1 star
:: Ark guesthouse
: Jahannama guesthouse
:: Mahmoodi guesthouse
:: Golestan guesthouse
:: Mashhad guesthouse
:: Darya 3 star (Maraghe)
:: Tourist inn 2 star (Khalkhal)
:: Tourist inn 2 star (Makoou)
 : Tourist inn 2 star (Marand)
 

 

The Historical Monuments:
::Palaces and Edifices
Castles
Tombs and Domes
Historical Bridges and Caravansaries
Inscriptions
Old and Historical Houses
Old Bazaars
Fire Temples
Old Schools
Towers
Old Public Baths
Historical Graveyards
image/BulletA8.gif (195 bytes)The Sacred & religious monuments:
::Old Mosques
Mausoleums and Imamzadehs
Old Churches
Religious Caves
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The natural attractions:

::Altitudes and Summits
Protected Zones
Lakes
Forests, Valleys, and Plains
Rivers
Springs
Waterfalls
Caves
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image/BulletB8.gif (515 bytes) The Art & Culture:
::Museums
Tribal Areas and Special Villages
Handicrafts, Music, and Foods
Cities & towns  in vicinity:
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::Ahar(Arasbaran)
bonab
bostan abad
haris
hashtrood
jolfa
Kalibar
Malekan
Marand
Maragheh
Mianeh
Sarab
Shabestar
Tabriz

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