In Tehran Highlights 1 Day Tour; you explore the city of Tehran as the historical and cultural successor of the six thousand year old town of “Ray”. Tehran is situated in the North-central part of Iran, on the slope of the Alborz Mountains. It is called the city of museums. Here are some of the main ones.
Iran is a complicated and mysterious country and Tehran is more so. Activities, population and cultures have shaped a new and ever changing logic upon which people relate to one another without prior familiarity. This phenomenon, despite being problematic, expands and facilitates innovations and creativity.
Not far from the Museum of Contemporary Art and also adjacent to
Laleh Park, the Carpet Museum of Iran is one of the most rewarding of Tehran’s museums. Most of the carpets on display are from the 19th or 20th centuries; and photography is permitted though use of a flash is not.
The Golestan Palace (the Rose Garden palace) was the Qajar’s royal residence and stands as a monument to the excesses of the Qajar shahs. The palace includes several buildings that are open to the public. You can wander around the gardens and admire the painted tile work. The garden has a pavilion that shelters one of the best organized museums in Tehran. It showcases everything that makes up the basic originality of Iranian life in the various provinces of the country.
Museum of Crown Jewels:
Located in the basement of the National Bank of Iran on Ferdowsi Avenue, in front of the embassies of Germany and Turkey, this is one of the best known museums in Iran. It displays an impressive collection of some of the most famous and spectacular jewels in the world including many priceless pieces. The majority of the items on display were given to Safavid kings as gifts but many pieces were taken by Nader Shah on his conquest of India. These include the Darya-e Nur diamond, the Peacock Throne and the Jeweled Globe, other pieces include the crowns of the Qajar and Pahlavi Kings.
AM: Visiting Saad Abad Complex, Green & Nation Palaces, Abkar, Mir Emad & Behzad museums.
PM: Visit to National, Jewelry or Carpet Museums.
AM: Visiting Golestan Palace, Negarkhaneh, Hozkhaneh, Anthropology Museum & Historical building of Shams-Ol-Emareh.
PM: Visiting National, Carpet or Jewelry Museums.
AM: Visit to Niavaran & Saheb Gharanieh Palaces.
PM: Visiting Carpet Museum and National heritage Museum.
AM: Visiting the impressive Archaeological, Glass & Ceramic Museum.
PM: Visit to Carpet, Archaeological & Ethnological Museums followed by a visit to the shrine of Imam Khomeini.