Tehran is the capital of Iran in the north of the country, hugging the lower slopes of the magnificent, snowcapped Alborz Mountains. Tehran is Iran’s most liberal city and is the nation’s dynamic beating heart with a population of around 8.3 million .The city is home to many historic mosques, churches, synagogues and Zoroastrian fire temples. Its central Golestan Palace complex, with its ornate rooms and marble throne, was the seat of power of the Qajar dynasty. The National Jewelry Museum holds many of the Qajar monarchs’ jewels, while the National Museum of Iran has artifacts dating back to Paleolithic times.
However, structures like Tabiat bridge, Azadi and Milad Towers , have come to symbolize the modern face of the city.
A combination of factors make Tehran a pleasant place to visit: The dry climate which is constantly cool especially in the evenings, the proximity of the mountains, the parks and gardens, the alleys of trees in the avenues, and even the water that runs down from the upper city along deep.
The Alborz range to the north of Tehran, which hosts the highest peak in Iran, provides fantastic conditions for ski lovers in the winter. In winter, the mountain hotels and ski-clubs at Shemshak, and Dizine are full several days a week.
Spend time here and you’ll soon realize that it is so much more, than a chaotic concrete city.
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Tehran is the capital city of Iran. A bustling metropolis of 14 million people, it sits at the foot of the towering Alborz mountain range.
Tehran is a cosmopolitan city, with great museums, parks, restaurants, warm friendly people. It deserves at least a few days of your Iranian itinerary.
The city can be roughly divided into two parts – north and south. The northern districts of Tehran are more prosperous, modern, cosmopolitan and expensive while southern parts is less attractive but cheaper.