Tehran: Visiting the Old Town

Tehran: Visiting the Old Town, Tehran, Iran (B)

The Islamic Republic of Iran, historically known as Persia, is one of the most captivating countries that I’ve ever visited. A very unpopular touristic destination due to its bad relations with most Western countries and its very strict Islamic law, the truth is that this Middle Eastern country has the most welcoming people that I’ve ever encountered during my travels.

I started my two week visit to Iran from its capital, Teheran, a chaotic metropolis home to over 8 million people where the old history and modern architecture live together in perfect harmony. During my first day I visited the old town to discover its busy bazaar, the National Museum of Iran and the gorgeous Golestan Palace. Discover with me the fascinating capital of Iran!

Tehran is the main gateway for international visitors into Iran. The Imam Khomeini International Airport offers connections with most European cities, so you will be able to find cheaper options than flying to Esfahan, Shiraz or Tabriz.

You will need a visa to enter Iran if you’re from most Western countries. The requirements vary greatly, so I’d personally recommend to double check your nationality from this link here. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Tehran: Visiting the Old Town
Guide Location: Iran » Tehran
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Alberto C.
Read it on Author's Website: https://www.arwtravels.com/blog/2-day-itinerary-tehran-the-old-town
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • bazaar
  • National Museum of Iran
  • Golestan Palace
  • Imam Khomeini Square
  • Mashq Square complex
  • National Garden portal
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Cossacks Quarters
  • Moallem Park
  • Museum of the Islamic Era
  • Treasury of National Jewels
  • City Park
  • Grand Bazaar of Tehran
  • Shah Mosque
  • Pamenar street
  • Ayatollah Shahabadi Mosque
  • Seven Hostels