Tehran City Tour
Tehran, the capital of Iran, is nowadays known as a modern metropolitan, with a huge population of 9,259,000, towering skyscrapers, shops, restaurants, cafes and bumper-to-bumper traffic.
However, this modern city of different colors also holds many exciting stories in its heart. Since Aqa Mohammad Khan Qajar chose Tehran as his capital at the beginning of 19th century, this city has been the scene of many historical events which have shaped the fate of modern Iran.
During the Qajar period, the urban face of Tehran began to change. Several new neighborhoods were built around the old fortress of Tehran, the bazaar of Tehran emerged as the main commercial center in Iran and the Qajarid kings ordered the construction of royal palaces in and around Tehran.
During the Pahlavid period, Tehran’s expansion gained pace. Reza Shah ordered the construction of new neighborhoods and roads which moved the borders of old Tehran. When Mohammadreza Shah Pahlavi was crowned as the king of Iran, modern Tehran, built in the image of big Western cities, came into being. Modern, Western-looking streets, shops and shopping centers, parks, cinemas, museums and other cultural institutes came to adorn the old city of Tehran, modernizing its old façade.
And, finally, after the Islamic Revolution, Tehran turned into a fully blown metropolitan, expanding more than ever before.
Now, if you like to hear the stories of Tehran, both old and new, and visit a range of monuments during the above-mentioned periods, contact us at Irandelle Travel Agency and book your Tehran city tour.