Tabriz is another important city that is located in northwest of Iran and is considered as the center of the Azeri community. It has a long history (around 3000 years) in being the capital of Iran and the first time it was selected as capital was in the Safavid Era. It is the fifth largest city and fourth most-populated city of Iran. It is the sister city of Baku, Azerbaijan , Gaza City, Gaza ,Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam ,Istanbul, Turkey, Kazan, Russia , Konya, Turkey , Vienna, Austria and Wuhan in .China. Tabriz is famous as the city of firsts between Iranians and also very famous for its carpets. Tabriz is the best choice for those who want to enter Iran by ground or train because it is located 310 km southeast of the Bazargan Border and 159 km south of the Jolfa border. Also, this city is the connection point between Europe and Iran by rail.
• It is located on the historical Silk Road
• While major cities of Iran such as Shiraz, Yazd and Isfahan are very warm during summer, Tabriz is a good cooler destination for this time of year that surely could satisfy any tastes due to the large number of historical, natural and cultural attractions.
Over 1.73 million (2016)
190 km2 (70 sq mi)
Northwest of Iran
1,351.4 m (4,433.7 ft)
Humid continental climate
Avg Annual Temperature
24.1 °C. (July, Warmest)
-0.9 °C. (January, Coldest)
This bazaar is the oldest one in the Middle East, one of the largest covered bazaars in the world and also, one of the most important commercial centers on the Silk Road that was listed as a UNESCO world heritage site in July 2010. The structure of all traditional bazaars is that they have a mosque behind the main part and it shows Iranian bazaars are not only commercial centers but also centres of cultural and even political affairs.
El Goli or Shah Goli is a big pool with a hill in the south and has an astonishing structure in the middle and several old trees around it. Shah Goli means ‘the pool of the king’. It was the main water storage for irrigating the garden of Tabriz till the Safavid era. The palace in the middle of the pool was firstly a one-floor adobe building but the municipality rebuilt it to its current octagonal shape in two stories.
Jahan Shah is the person who ordered the construction of this mosque. It took around 25 years for the artists to cover the surface of the mosque with blue tile mosaics and bricks and now it is one of the notable attractions of Tabriz and really is worth the visit. His mausoleum is in the southern part of the mosque .
Exactly next to the blue mosque, there is another major attraction in Tabriz. It is the historical and archaeological museum that consists of three galleries, library and a side yard. Around 2600 handwritten and printed books in addition to 4600 artworks, artistic works and sculptures are kept here.
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