Tabriz

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  • Art aficionados visit the Ahad Hosseini Museum during the hours after its inauguration in the northwestern Iranian city of Tabriz on March 14, 2021. (ISNA/Maryam Ebrahimi)  2021-03-14 18:44

    Tabriz opens museum for sculptor Ahad Hosseini 

    TEHRAN – A museum was inaugurated in the northwestern Iranian city of Tabriz on Sunday to house artworks by the 76-year-old Iranian Azarbaijani sculptor and painter, Ahad Hosseini.

  • Khalkhali mosque 2021-03-07 21:53

    Qajar-era mosque in Tabriz being restored to former glory

    TEHRAN - A restoration work has been commenced on the Qajar-era (1789–1925) Khalkhali mosque, which is located in the UNESCO-registered bazaar of Tabriz, the capital of East Azarbaijan province, the director of the World Heritage site has said. 

  • Khosroshah Caravanserai 2021-03-06 22:35

    Mudbrick caravanserai one step closer to become national heritage 

    TEHRAN – The ruined Khosroshah Caravanserai, a Safavid-era (1501–1736) roadside inn located near Tabriz, northwestern Iran, will soon be assessed to possibly be added to the national cultural heritage list in order to receive more care and protection. 

  • UNESCO World Heritage: restoration work continues at Tabriz bazaar complex 2021-02-16 19:50

    UNESCO World Heritage: restoration work continues at Tabriz bazaar complex

    TEHRAN – A total of 200 shops have been restored in the UNESCO-designated bazaar of Tabriz during the current Iranian year (started March 2020), months after a blaze swept through the ancient site.

  • Take a trip back in time with a visit to vintage radio museum in Tabriz 2021-02-13 20:20

    Take a trip back in time with a visit to vintage radio museum in Tabriz

    TEHRAN – Hundreds of vacuum tube radios, rare oil radios, classic radios, vintage radios, and solid-state pocket radios, are placed all under one roof at the Sound & Music Museum in the historical city of Tabriz, northwest Iran.

  • Elgoli mansion 2021-02-13 19:30

    Elgoli mansion in Tabriz gains former splendor 

    TEHRAN-The hexagonal Qajar-era (1789-1925) mansion of Elgoli, which is located in the historical city of Tabriz, has undergone some rehabilitation works.

  • Iron Age Museum 2020-12-31 00:48

    Iron Age Museum in Tabriz to be equipped, organized

    TEHRAN-The Iron Age Museum in Tabriz, northwestern East Azarbaijan province, is planned to be equipped and organized, provincial tourism chief has said. 

  • Thieves’ Castle was once was home to a gang of robbers infamous for spreading fear and panic in the 19th century. 2020-12-02 22:38

    By Afshin Majlesi

    12 off-the-beaten-track destinations even Iranians don’t know about

    Welcome to some hidden gems you never thought to visit, but really should if you’re planning a trip across Iran.The ancient country is home to thousands of historic and architectural beauties on offer in famed cities like Isfahan and Shiraz, Tabriz, Kashan, Kerman, and Yazd in such a way that its diverse landscapes could be easily overlooked.

  • Travel destinations: ‘the robe wearing tower’ 2020-11-18 21:00

    Travel destinations: ‘the robe wearing tower’

    TEHRAN - This centuries-old brick tower, named Khal’at Pooshan (robe wearing) tower, is located about five kilometers east of Tabriz, northwest Iran.

  • Duathlon competition 2020-11-04 18:57

    Duathlon competition held in Tabriz

    TEHRAN - Duathlon competition was held in Tabriz, the capital of East Azarbaijan province, on Tuesday.

  • Top 10 cities, islands to visit in Iran 2020-11-01 19:51

    Top 10 cities, islands to visit in Iran

    If you are drawn to destinations where echoes of ancient civilizations resonate down through the ages, Iran could be your thing. Some of history’s biggest names – Cyrus the Great and Darius, Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan – all left their footprints here and the regions they conquered or ruled over are now among top travel destinations of the modern country.

  • Turkish Airlines 2020-10-26 14:43

    Turkish Airlines resumes flights to Tabriz after seven months halt

    TEHRAN – Turkey’s flag carrier Turkish Airlines resumed its flights to Tabriz on Monday after seven months of suspension over the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 10 wonderful cultural sites in Iran you must see 2020-10-21 11:05

    By Afshin Majlesi

    10 wonderful cultural sites in Iran you must see

    Iran, one of the friendliest countries on Earth, was once the heart of the mighty Persian Empire which almost stretched from Greece all the way to China. And now, what we know as modern Iran is the inheritor of a land full of sites of high cultural values from corner to corner.

  • Archaeological map 2020-10-17 16:41

    Archaeological map to be prepared for East Azarbaijan 

    TEHRAN – An all-inclusive archaeological map of the northwestern East Azarbaijan province is planned to be prepared in collaboration with the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Research Institute, the director of the institute has said.

  • Unmissable museum in northwest Iran 2020-10-11 21:43

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Unmissable museum in northwest Iran

    Holding thousands of works of art – from Persian, Mesopotamian, and Elamite antiquities to masterpieces by the Islamic-era artists, it’s no surprise that Azarbaijan Museum is known as the second major museum of cultural heritage after the National Museum of Iran.

  • Blue Mosque 2020-09-18 19:30

    By Samaneh Aboutalebi

    Tabriz Blue Mosque, a masterpiece of Islamic architecture

    As an ancient historical city, Tabriz, the capital of the northwestern province of East Azerbaijan, has many sights to offer to the tourists, the highlight of which is the Blue Mosque, known as Masjed-e Kabud in Farsi. 

  • Turkish Airlines to resume flights to five Iranian cities, including Tehran 2020-08-18 19:43

    Turkish Airlines to resume flights to five Iranian cities, including Tehran

    TEHRAN – Turkey's flag carrier Turkish Airlines has announced that it is scheduled to resume its flights to Tehran and four other major Iranian cities in September.

  • 20 wonderful, must-see cultural sites in Iran 2020-08-12 00:07

    By Afshin Majlesi

    20 wonderful, must-see cultural sites in Iran

    If you ask foreign visitors to Iran about the most characteristic future they discovered during excursions in the ancient land, the most possible answers may be somewhat like these: “It is the friendliest country on Earth with loads of warm-hearted welcome!”; “It is the jewel in Islam’s crown in terms of architecture”; “Being home to fascinating cultural heritage sites”; or “a land where echoes of ancient civilizations still resonate down through the ages!”

  • Blue Mosque 2020-08-11 22:00

    Blue Mosque, Alishah Citadel shine more after lighting projects

    TEHRAN – Exterior lighting of Blue Mosque and Alishah Citadel in the northwestern city of Tabriz, East Azarbaijan province, have been completed, provincial tourism chief has said.

  • Iran’s first soccer museum starts operation 2020-08-10 19:30

    Iran’s first soccer museum starts operation

    TEHRAN – The first museum in Iran dedicated to soccer officially started operation in the northwestern city of Tabriz, the capital of East Azarbaijan province, IRNA reported. 

  • Rab’-e Rashidi 2020-08-08 20:00

    Some $9m spent to revive 14th-century Rab’-e Rashidi

    TEHRAN – A budget of 370 billion rials (about $9 million at the official dollar rate of 42,000 rials) has spent on reviving the Rab’-e Rashidi in northwestern East Azarbaijan province over the past three years, a provincial tourism chief has said.

  • Czech globetrotters visit South Khorasan province 2020-07-26 21:24

    Czech globetrotters visit South Khorasan province

    TEHRAN – A group of globetrotters from the Czech Republic arrived on Friday in Ayask, an ancient town in Sarayan county, eastern South Khorasan province.

  • National Heritage List 2020-07-05 19:30

    23 properties in East Azarbaijan added to National Heritage List

    TEHRAN – Twenty-three historical and natural sites as well as industrial properties in the northwestern East Azarbaijan province have been inscribed on the National Heritage List, CHTN reported on Sunday.

  • A sunflower farm is seen adjacent to the ancient town of Khoy, northwest Iran 2020-06-21 23:00

    Khoy, an ancient town of sunflowers, snowcapped mountains

    TEHRAN – Khoy may not be on every traveler’s radar, but it is a natural fit for eco-tourists as it offers loads of scenic hikes, panoramic views besides colorful geological features. Khoy has long been a melting pot of cultural exchange.

  • Human skeletons dug up at subway construction site in northwest Iran 2020-06-15 23:00

    Human skeletons dug up at subway construction site in northwest Iran

    TEHRAN – Skeletons of an individual, estimated to be laid to rest centuries ago at a once Islamic cemetery, have recently been unearthed at a subway construction site in the city of Tabriz, the capital of northwestern East Azarbaijan province.

  • Rab’-e Rashidi 2020-06-05 20:31

    Fire inflicts no damage to 14th-century Rab’-e Rashidi

    TEHRAN – The fire that broke out in Rab’-e Rashidi in northwestern East Azarbaijan province on Wednesday has inflicted no damage to the 14th-century educational complex. 

  • historic bazaar of Tabriz 2020-05-12 19:02

    Historical monuments undergo restoration in northwest Iran

    TEHRAN – Five historical buildings and structures in northwestern East Azarbaijan province were restored during the previous Iranian calendar year 1398 (ended March 20).

  • 75 tourism projects to come on stream in East Azarbaijan 2020-04-13 19:17

    75 tourism projects to come on stream in East Azarbaijan

    TEHRAN – A total of 75 tourism-related projects are scheduled to be completed across Iran’s northwestern East Azarbaijan province in the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21), provincial tourism chief has said.

  •  A view of the rock-carved Bisotun bas-relief carvings in Kermanshah province, western Iran. 2020-03-16 19:23

    12 ancient sites to go in western Iran

    TEHRAN – From the coasts of the Persian Gulf to the lush mountainous forests of the northwest, and from snow-tipped northern cliffs to scorching southern deserts, here is a pick of ancient sites to inspire, delight and motivate if willing to visit wild western Iran.

  • تراکتور 2020-02-07 19:18

    10-man Tractor escape defeat against Gol Gohar

    TEHRAN – Akbar Imani’s late goal helped Tractor escape a defeat against Gol Gohar in Iran Professional League (IPL) on Friday.