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Lying at an altitude of 1,340 meters above sea level, 619 km northwest
of Tehran, the second largest city in Iran until the late 1960s and one
of its former capitals (with a population of 1,400,000 according to 1992
census), Tabriz is located in a valley to the north of the long ridge of
Mount Sahand. The valley opens out into a plain that slopes down gently
to the northern end of Lake Orumieh, 60 km to the west.
very rich history, Tabriz used to house many historical monuments.
Unfortunately, many of them were destroyed in repeated invasions and
attacks of foreign forces, negligence of the ruling governments, as well
natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods. What remains now
mostly dates back to the Illkhanids, the Safavids, and the Qajars. Some
of the monuments are unrivaled masterpieces of architecture.
Shahrdari Square is the center of the town, on the south-west of which
stands the imposing edifice of Municipality. The railway station (5km
from the center of the town) is at the western edge of the town. The
Quri Chai river runs through Tabriz, and most places of interest to the
visitor are to the south of this river and along or north of Imam
The Tabrizn Bazaar.
Strolling in the center of Tabriz,
particularly Motahari Avenue, one is reminded very forcibly that
it is a commercial city: one cannot miss its very large and 15th
century covered bazaar occupying an area of one square
kilometer. It is already much diminished in its variety of
goods, but still a great place for getting hopelessly lost amid
its dusty architectural splendors. Its architectural style,
numerous caravansaries, mosques, and schools have added further
beauty and glory to this complex. Exact information on the
history and origin of the bazaar is not available; however,
historical buildings such as the Jame Mosque, Talebieh School,
and Sadeqieh School indicate that the complex is one of the
oldest structures of the city. The present structure of bazaar
dates back to the closing years of the Zand dynasty (1750-1779
AD). While seeing the real bazaar, the visitor will understand
with the amusement of recognition the shocked tone of the Moor,
that indefatigable traveler Ibn Battuta, who visited Tabriz in
"I passed through the jewelers bazaar, and my eyes
were dazzled by the varieties of precious stones that I beheld.
They were displayed by beautiful slaves wearing rich garments
with a waist sash of silk, who stood in front of the merchants,
exhibiting the jewels to the Turks wives, who bought them in
large quantities to outdo each other. A riot broke out among
them may Allah preserve us from such a din! We went on to the
ambergris market, and witnessed the same rowdiness, if anything
The complex has high brick domes and arches.
It includes several small bazaars, or bazaarches, each for a
specific guild and craft. Carpet making is the main trade, but
Tabriz is also renowned for its silverware and jewelry. The
spice bazaar, one of the most pungent and impressive in Iran, is
an excellent place for picking up henna. Look out also for the
traditional Azari hats resembling those worn by the gypsies of
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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
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
Internet & Phone:
There are a few internet and long distance phone places along Mokhabert
street, or valiasr street.
IranAir office :
Tabriz - Abresan - Haft tir St.
Sales office Tel:
Management Office Tel:
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:
Bazaar-e Shams, 68534.
EFTEKHARI, 17th Shahrivar Ave, 66544.
ALI, 29th Bahman Blvd, 307007.
MOMTAZ, Sharifi St, 57187.
Shari’ati Ave, 50131.
LUNA PARK, El Guli, 309912.
traditional restaurant at Imam khomeini street. there are also some good
fast food places along the vali asr street.
Multiple daily flights by Iran Iran and Aseman from and to Tehran. Turkish
Airlines also has a weekly flight from Istanbul to Tabriz.
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
Tickets to and from Tehran with good a bus ( they are called Vizeh or Volvo
) can be around 8$ per person.
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