The National Jewelry Treasury
Treasury of the National Jewels is the largest collection of jewels found anywhere in the world. You’ll get to see the collection of jewels including Darya-e-Noor diamond, the sister diamond to the Kuh-e-Noor diamond. Other highlights include the world’s largest uncut ruby and a free standing golden globe made from 34 kilograms of gold and an astounding 51,366 precious stones.
The Tabiat bridge is called the nature bridge because of its design. It is built like a steel tree. There are lovely parks either side, great views and nice restaurants, tea places and an ice cream parlour inside.
The lavish Golestan Palace is a World Heritage Site. The palace built during the Qajar Dynasty that rose to power in the late 1700’s, this fabulous walled complex is centered on a landscaped garden with tranquil pools. Many of the elements you’ll admire today date to the 19th century when local Qajari architects and artisans were looking to integrate traditional Persian style with elements of Western and Russian origin. The palace buildings are among the oldest in modern Tehran and they are still regarded as a crowning achievement of the Qajar era.
The National Museum of Iran
The National Museum of Iran houses a marvelous collection including ceramics, stone figures and carvings dating from around the 5th millennium BC.
Many of the relics are taken from excavations at Persepolis, Shush, Ray and Turang Tappé and will probably mean more to you if you come here after you’ve visited the archaeological sites.
The Glass & Ceramics Museum
The Glass & Ceramics Museum is one of the most impressive in Tehran, not only for its professionally organized exhibits, but also for the building itself.
The Reza Abbasi Museum
The Reza Abbasi Museum, another stunner, contains examples of Islamic painting, pottery and jewelry. The National Palace (White) Museum used to be the last Shah’s palace and is now a complex of museums.
Sa’ad Abad Palace
Sa’ad Abad Palace was the coronation and marriage palace of the Pahlavi Dynasty – and the residence from which the last Shah of Iran fled after the Islamic Revolution in 1979. Now a museum, its extensive collection includes period furnishings and décor, and even the personal effects of the last Shah.
Milad Tower, also known as the Tehran Tower, is a multi-purpose tower in Tehran, Iran. It is the sixth tallest tower and the 17th tallest freestanding structure in the world.
Azadi Tower. has been the longstanding symbol of Tehran. It was constructed to commemorate the 2,500th anniversary of the Persian empire, combines elements of Sassanid and Islamic architecture.