Welcome to Iran
Welcome to Iran, a land of history and civilization, a beautiful country where many is to see and do. The name Iran, Persia, you may think of minarets and mosques, blue mosaic, desert, oil, pistachio nuts, beautiful Persian rugs and nomads ... But there is much more. Iran offers you a diverse geography, architecture, traditions and culture. Discover ancient Persia with FlyIran.eu, walk over the exotic markets, view the beautiful mosques, discover the ancient ruins in the desert, experience the sunset from the top of the citadel, travel along the old Silk route, stay with the nomads in a camp ... The possibilities are endless in Iran. Of Persepolis to the Islamic monuments in Isfahan, the Holy cities, the desert and small villages, the choice is yours...
Tehran is only since 200 years the capital of ancient Persia. You will find in this large, modern and populated city the best museums of the country, restaurants and shopping centers. To get a good picture of the rich history of Iran we recommend the following museums.
In this museum you can find many Persian antiquities, many have been discovered on destinations you during your journey through Iran.
Persian rugs Persian rugs be labeled as the most fine in the world and textile arts is as old as the Persian history itself. The museum features many masterpieces from the 15th century already, ranging from stately to lively nomadic carpets.
The Treasures of the Jewelry Museum
The museum features the richest most unique collection of jewels in the world including the Peacock Throne and the Sea of Light (38 mm). The jewels have such a great value that some are uninsurable!
Isfahan is a beautiful city and the highlight on everyone's trip to Iran! The city of Safavid King Shah Abbas (1587-1629) 1 on the banks of the Zayandeh Rud River describes already "Isfahan nesf-e Jahan" (Isfahan is half the world) and attracts travelers from all over the world. Here you can experience the pageantry and splendor of ancient Persia.
Imam Naqsh-e-Jahan Square
This impressive square was built in 1612 as Royal polo village and is located in the Centre of the Safavid capital. Imam Square is one of the largest and most beautiful squares in the world.
Ali Qapa Palace
Literally translated from Farsi "the sublime gate". This 7 story Palace is located on the western portion of the Imam square and what the center of the Government during the Safavid period. The Interior consists of beautiful woodcarvings, murals of the polo matches that were held daily.
Chechel Sotoun (forty Columns) Palace
Actually there are only 23 columns on the Abbas's Royal reception hall entrance to the Shah but by the reflection in the water of the swimming pool one comes to this name. Inside you will find beautiful superior frescoes and paintings on the walls with images of the 16th and 17th century
The Vank (means Cathedral in Armenian) was one of the first churches founded by the Armenian immigrants is after the first Ottoman war. On the outside are traditional Christian designs and inside a combination between Christian graphics and Persian art. There is also a museum in the Church.
On the atmospheric bazaar of Isfahan, you can easily spend a few hours with oriental scents, working copper forging and the lively sellers.
A city with many attractions and relics from ancient Persia including exotic gardens, beautiful town houses, silk carpets and the well-known poetry. The most well-known poets of Persia, SAADI & HAFEZ, from the 13th and 14th centuries are in here in their mausoleum laid to rest.
Your travel to Iran you should really pay a visit to Persepolis certainly not lacking. You will find here the best preserved remains of the great Persian Empire which at its height of the Aegean Sea, including Armenia, Syria to the lower part of Asia, Egypt. Persepolis in Greek means "city of Persians" and was founded by King Darius the great (521 to 486 BC). After King Darius the great have his successors during 150 years the City developed further. Today you can still feel the atmosphere of one of the finest cities of the ancient world. Major attractions in the complex; the monumental entrance, palaces, halls and the treasure with the Persian New Year (Nowruz) directors from across Persia to Persepolis traveled to their tax, in the form of beautiful gifts, bear off to Darius the great. The Persian civilization is the world of great importance and to compare with that of ancient Egypt, the Incas and Greeks.
Kerman is located on the edge of the Lut desert and has for centuries kept its position as an important trading post. The town is nearly 1800 meters and has especially in the summer a pleasant climate. Today, you can still enjoy the colorful past within the walls of the traditional bazaar, old tea houses (still in use) and the Khan Bath House from the 17th century.
Yazd has a unique architecture which perfectly preserved under the weather conditions of the desert. It has a well preserved town of clay and narrow streets with traditional living areas. The famous Wind towers of Yazd are known warm wind through the water. Yazd is also the center of the Zoroastrians one of world's oldest ´ believe and the State religion in Persia until the arrival of Islam.
The Fire Temple of the Zoroastrian community is the place where the sacred flame for more than 1500 years already fire.