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Tabriz Travel Attractions

Tabriz is the heart of the Azeri region and the capital of the Ilkhanid and Safavid dynasties. The city embraces rich culture and identifying history in Iran.

Tabriz, Birthplace of Ilkhanate & Safavid Dynasties in Persia

Tabriz captivates travellers with eminent clues about fundamental points of the contemporary history of Iran. The city thrived based on the Sufism order by the Safavid kings. Experience UNESCO World Heritage in terms of embracing stunning glories in the largest Roofed Bazaar in the world. Tabriz grand bazaar amazes you with all its tangible cultural facts such as architecture and handicrafts. Also, Tabriz roofed bazaar as a travel highlight catches the attention by its traditional shopping stores.
Tabriz is also famous for its handicrafts and sweeties. The city is the land of constitutional orders and peculiar architecture. Tabriz’s travel attractions depict the Azeri lifestyle in Iran territory. Tabriz is a popular destination for leather and Baklava and the art of rug weaving.

Tabriz Cave-like Village

Kandovan village, where people built their cone-shaped homes in volcanic rocks to verify human integration with wild nature. The village as an Iran travel highlight is on the hillside of Sahand mountain close to Tabriz city. The unbelievable village lifestyle in cave-like houses amazes visitors with identifying architecture.

Kandovan village architecture shows how locals have been living with ancient customs in the modern era. Purchase handicrafts in local settlements to experience the alive Kandovan lifestyle. Let’s walk through the rocky pathways to enjoy the mesmerizing environment of Kandovan Village. Tasting Azeri food in the Kandovan atmosphere to sync yourselves better with the way people live. 

Persian Food Kufta

Tabriz city presents tasty sweets and unique food culture in Iran. Tabrizi Kufta is the element representing the Azeri culinary art in Persian food stories. Ingredients of the delicious stir-fry kufta are rice, chickpeas, fragrant vegetables, minced meat, and an egg. Tabrizi people garnish Kufta with plums and walnuts.

Tabriz Blue Jewels

Blue Mosque is a witness to the history of Tabriz from the pre-Safavid to the Pahlavi dynasty. The tile art in countries of the Middle East is strange. It’s like all the narrations are into forms, figures, and lines as pieces of a puzzle. All these pieces of tiles have given history the shape of a building. Blue Mosque shines because of the azure colour of the tiles and its mosaic work as jewellery in Tabriz.

The mosque is one of the few mosques in the Islamic world that shines with blue tiles. Blue tiles at the grand entrance of Iwan caused the name of the monument to be Blue Mosque. A late earthquake destroyed most parts of the building, but famous architects reconstructed the majesty of the mosque. 

Silk Road Roofed Bazaar (UNESCO Heritage)

Tabriz Grand Bazaar, with its spectacular structure, includes many sub-Bazaars as the largest roofed bazaar in the world. The Grand Bazaar proved itself as a cultural, economic and political centre of Tabriz since Safavid Dynasty. Bazaars in Persia usually come out of the hearts of caravanserais to touch the local sense.

Tabriz Grand Bazaar is the oldest, great window to the east for centuries to expand awareness of other nations. Tabriz’s role as a gateway from east to west mostly shows itself in the bazaar. Walk through the halls of Tabriz Grand Bazaar to feel intoxicating smells and stunning rich colours. 

Tabriz King Garden

El Goli Garden is a large artificial pond and a mansion in the middle. By hearing the word Sustainability, the very first thing that comes to mind is optimal water consumption and management. There’s a system in Tabriz which help optimise the usage of water. The system works in El Goli’s (Shah Goli) garden.

Visit El Goli, the largest park and an eye-catching Tabriz travel attraction. In Azeri, the name El Goli means pool belongs to all people. This pool is a large artificial lake that surrounds the octagonal house inside like a pearl.

Tabriz History Stories

Azerbaijan Museum takes you on a journey through the history of Tabriz. Visit archaeological finds dated back to 5000 B.C to the Sassanid era, then Islamic seals and coins.

Tabriz Christian Heritage

Saint Stepanos Monastery is a church with Armenian architectural traditions and identifying decorations. The church dates back to the Parthian dynasty period that experienced Byzantine, Mongol and Ilkhanate dynasties. Kings orders and natural disasters such as earthquakes damaged much of the Saint Stepanos Monastery.

Fortunately, Safavid kings rebuilt the church in respect of Armenian Christians who lived in the territory of Persia. Saint Stepanos Monastery, which people call Maghardavank too, shines as a Tabriz travel highlight. UNESCO inscribed the church as an Armenian Monastic Ensemble of Iran in 2008.

Tabriz Literature Necropolis

If you have enthusiasm for literature, Iran will be indescribable for you. One of the most attractive destinations for you will be the city of Tabriz. Tabriz Sorkhab area has long been the residence of great masters and poets. In the Sorkhab neighbourhood, famous places, buildings, pillars and tombs catch the eye. Maqbaratoshoara (Tomb of Poets) is the burial place of more than 400 poets, writers, and mystics. Also, prominent men are lying in peace there for 800 years ago.

Maqbaratoshoara is a memorial to these great people and a Tabriz travel highlight. Poets such as Asadi Tusi, Khaghani Shervani and Shahriyar are among those buried in the place. Maqbaratoshoara is also a museum of Azerbaijani poetry and literature. In addition, visiting the spectacular architecture of this marvellous monument will teach more about the poets and their works.

Azeri Sweets

Experiencing homemade confectionary Nogha lets travellers taste a better understanding of Azeri food arts. When travelling to a new destination, one of the items visitors love to learn about is food and sweets. Tabrizi’s Nogha is one of the most prominent souvenirs and sweets of the Iran-Azeri region. The main ingredients of Nogha or Nougat are honey, egg, whites, and almonds.

There are two famous types of Nougat: Gaz, a product of Isfahan province and Nougat. Gaz and Nogha are almost the same, but they are distinctive in their taste.

House of Constitutional Revolution

Constitution House of Tabriz is about 150 years mansion with smells of history and the constitution. The house was a centre for declarations during the Constitutional Revolution of the Qajar era. Architect Mr Haj Vali Me’mar built the house during the Qajar dynasty. Nowadays, the Constitution House is a museum of revolutionary activist sculptures and their legacies such as letters and weapons.

Everything in the house, from statues and photographs to historical documents, reminds Iranians effort to achieve the constitution. Along with all these historical memorials, the Qajar architecture of the house has doubled its charm. Entering the stunning courtyard gives a specific freshness by the pond, flowers, and lawns to the house.

Tabriz Rug (UNESCO Heritage)

Persian carpet weaving art adorns the homes of the world and the feet of thousands of inhabitants. Tabriz is one of the largest and oldest rug manufacturing centres in Iran. This rug has become world-famous and has crossed borders to decorate homes on the Earth.

The raw materials were wool or silk in Tabriz rugs. Tabrizi’s rug plans and maps hugely influenced the world handicraft producers. The knot is of symmetrical (Azeri) type, and the weaving is in the form of two wefts.

Tabriz Historic House

Iranian celebrities have each played a role in the fate of the cultural, artistic, economic, and political courses in Iran. Among those, perhaps Amir Nezam Grossi played a significant role in the literature and politics of that time. Now, his property in Tabriz near Shahrdari Sq is a Qajar MuseumAmir Nezam’s house with a lovely courtyard, captivating sash windows, and halls is a majestic heritage for over 200 years.

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Tabriz Voices and Legends

Shahriar Presents Azeri Literature

Shahriar Presents Azeri Literature

Reading Time: 4 minutes Shahriar or Seyyed Mohammad Hossein Behjat Tabrizi ,was a Muslim poet whose you can see spiritual and religious aspects in his poems.