Why is Tabriz a tourist destination?

Tabriz has always been a shining star in Iranian tourism’s sky.

Tabriz has enough to satisfy the demands of any traveler. Whether its Iran history and culture tourism that attracts you or the Iran nature tourism or even rural tourism, east Azerbaijan, Tabriz is a viable option.

The old history, rich culture, impressive civilization, incomparable tourist attractions, pleasant weather, traditional sites, modern shopping centers… all come together to make Tabriz a great tourist destination for all kinds of Iran tourists.

Iran Cultural Heritage and Tourism called Tabriz as ever “City of Firsts”.

At 2018, numerous Islamic cities were nominated for the capital of Islamic tourism, among which Tabriz was chosen, thanks to its cultural and historical potentials.

I want to visit Tabriz!

Tabriz-Iran Map

How can I get to Tabriz?

Tehran to Tabriz:

  • Bus: West or Beihaqqi Bus Terminal
  • Train: Tehran Train Station
  • Plane: Mehr-Abad Airport
  • Rent A car with Driver
  • Rent a Car without Driver

If you want to go to Tabriz from any other city, ask me in the comments. I will gladly answer your questions.

Where to Stay in Tabriz:

I mentioned some of Tabriz top hotels in brief here.

visit Tabriz best hotels and hostels article for more info.

Brand Address Tel
El-Goli Pars El-Goli Park, Tabriz, Iran +984133802020
Shahriar El Goli Road, Tabriz, Iran +984133291424
Tabriz international hotel Rajayi Shahr, Shahid Bakeri Blvd, Tabriz, Iran +984133341081
Tabriz top 3 hotels -Iran tour

How many days is enough for Iran-Tabriz tour:

I think this is a question with many answers. in my opinion, any trip is flexible because there are things to compromise based on your interests.

nevertheless, I have put together a 5-day trip planner to get the most out of the city. you, on the other hand, can cross off some locations and prioritize them however you like.

Day 1:

Tabriz Bazaar, Tabriz Mosque

Day 2:

Take a trip on Tarbiat Street: By crossing the cobblestone Street of Tarbiat, you can go to Sa’at Square and visit Shahrdari Palace and Museum.

then, go to Maqsudieh street. among houses in this street we can mention: Heydarzadeh House, Ostad Shahriyar’s Hosue, Behnam House, Salmasi House and Nikdel House.

The Arg Alishah, or Arg-e Tabriz, is located next to the mosque of this city and is near Maghsoudieh district. Visiting the historic Buildings of the Artesh Street, Azerbaijan Museum, and the Blue Mosque, located nearby, on Imam Khomeini Street is recommended.

Day 3:

Kandovan Village is one of the most famous villages in Iran. The distance from the village to Tabriz is about 59 km and you cab go there by car in an hour.

Day 4:

El Guli – Mount Einalli and Tele cabin and beautiful nature

Day 5:

Go to maqbarat-al Shoara( the tomb of poets). The shrine of Seyyed Hamzeh is located beside the Maqberat-al Shoara Tomb. The Qajar Museum, Sarkhab and Sheshgolan districts in the city. in this districts you can see old houses like Sharbatoghlu house, Sorkheri House, Saraflar house and Bolourchian House.

Top 4 Attractions of Tabriz City for your Iran Tour:

1. Tabriz Bazaar and Jame Mosque

Get Lost In The Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex. It is the largest roofed and covered Bazaar in the world. Tabriz Bazaar is the main attraction of the city. if you have time, should dedicate at least half a day to this place.

2. Blue Mosque:

Built in 1465, the Blue Mosque of Tabriz was once one of the most famous mosques in the world thanks to its sophisticated blue mosaics. it was the greatest architecture work in its own time.

sadly, however, the beautiful blue mosque underwent serious damage due to a massive earthquake back in 1779. 

3. Behnam House (and other traditional houses)

One the most beautiful Traditional Houses in Tabriz, Behnam House, was built during the Zand dynasty (1750-1794) and Qajar Dynasty (1785-1925).

magnificent stained glass windows and doors make this place a feast to the eyes.

4. El-Guli:

It is a large park in Tabriz. people usually exercise here early in the morning. If you want to go out and just walk and enjoy a green scenery with intoxicating scent of flowers, have a meal and just relax, this is the place to go.

The park has a huge artificial lake in the middle and there’s a building with Tabrizi architecture which is a must-visit if you are in the area.

Top 3 Natural attractions Outside Tabriz

1. Chichakil Forest Area: (98 km outside the city)

The first thing to know, Chichakil means full of flowers!

Located in Varzaghan County, in Aras-Baran Forest, the excellent and intact Chichakil forest is a great choice at any time of year, especially the spring. the natural attractions like valley, springs, and waterfalls together with historical monuments such as Jushin castle and Amir Arshad house are waiting for guests.

2. Makidi Forest Valley: (208 km outside the city)

The beautiful Makidi Forest is a green and forest valley located in Arasbaran Forests near Kaleybar city. it has Numerous water springs, thick trees, and great weather. therefore, it a magical place for camping fans.

for less adventurous travelers, there are protected camping areas with no danger for wild animals.

3. Babak Fort:

Built on top of a mountain, Babak fort was the stronghold of Babak Khoramdin; the leader of the Khurramites in Azerbaijan who fought Arabs. the view is tempting, the weather is great but the path is not an easy one. so, if you are not used to climbing and hard adventurous trips. this is not a good choice.

on the other hand, if you are athletic, this is a great choice. because you don’t just exercise and climb, you visit a historical place too.