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The Blue Exhibition presents information and insight into the history of Bagh-e Ferdows building, the cinema museum and the advent of cinema in the world and in Iran. Visitors can see pictures of Ebrahim Khan Akkas Bashi (Muzzaffar al-Din Shah’s official photographer and first Iranian cinematographer) in the process of the first filmmaking experience in the history of Iranian cinema, as well as the first movie ads in the cinema of Iran

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Panorama's in de omgeving van Tehran


A: Central Exhibition

door Farzad Najafi, minder dan 10 meter hier vandaan

The Central Exhibition presents pictures from the film sets and back stages, portraits of directors, ...

Central Exhibition

B: Cinema mogharnas

door Farzad Najafi, 10 hier vandaan

Cinema mogharnas

C: Festival Exhibition

door Farzad Najafi, 20 hier vandaan

The Festival Exhibition offers information about the international awards won by the Iranian cinema, ...

Festival Exhibition

D: Movie Theaters Exhibition

door Farzad Najafi, 20 hier vandaan

This exhibition is dedicated to the first movie theaters, the first cinema holders and the highest se...

Movie Theaters Exhibition

E: Sadr High Scholl Pesian St Elahe Totonchi St Shemron Oghaf Tehran 360

door Majeed Panahee joo, 290 hier vandaan

دبیرستانی که دوران نوجوانی خود را درآن سپری کردمبا همه نوستالژی هایش و با یاد آقایان غره قوزلو، مرحوم...

Sadr High Scholl Pesian St Elahe Totonchi St Shemron Oghaf Tehran 360

F: Iranian Art Garden Museum - Pardis Gallery

door Fariborz Alagheband, 320 hier vandaan

 Iranian Art Garden MuseumNames and titles: Iranian Art Garden MuseumBuilt: 1932, but opened as a mus...

Iranian Art Garden Museum - Pardis Gallery

G: Mehr Alley

door iman vaghefi, 400 hier vandaan

كوچه باغ هاي قديمي تهران. حس خوب بچگي. تنهايي آرامش. شب باروني و حس زيبايي.  ساعت ١ صبح در خلوتي تهرا...

Mehr Alley

H: Iranian Arts Garden Museum1

door Fariborz Alagheband, 420 hier vandaan

Iranian Arts Garden Museum1

I: Tehran, Elahiyeh, Dr. Hesabi St.

door Sahneh, 430 hier vandaan

Tehran, Elahiyeh, Dr. Hesabi St.

Tehran, Elahiyeh, Dr. Hesabi St.

J: Tamasha Gahe Raz

door Sahneh, 440 hier vandaan

Tamasha Gahe Raz

Dit panorama is genomen in Tehran

Dit is een overzicht van Tehran

Overview and History

Tehran is the capital of Iran and the largest city in the Middle East, with a population of fifteen million people living under the peaks of the Alborz mountain range.

Although archaeological evidence places human activity around Tehran back into the years 6000BC, the city was not mentioned in any writings until much later, in the thirteenth century. It's a relatively new city by Iranian standards.

But Tehran was a well-known village in the ninth century. It grew rapidly when its neighboring city, Rhages, was destroyed by Mongolian raiders. Many people fled to Tehran.

In the seventeenth century Tehran became home to the rulers of the Safavid Dynasty. This is the period when the wall around the city was first constructed. Tehran became the capital of Iran in 1795 and amazingly fast growth followed over the next two hundred years.

The recent history of Tehran saw construction of apartment complexes and wide avenues in place of the old Persian gardens, to the detriment of the city's cultural history.

The city at present is laid out in two general parts. Northern Tehran is more cosmopolitan and expensive, southern Tehran is cheaper and gets the name "downtown."

Getting There

Mehrabad airport is the original one which is currently in the process of being replaced by Imam Khomeini International Airport. The new one is farther away from the city but it now receives all the international traffic, so allow an extra hour to get there or back.


Tehran driving can be a wild free-for-all like some South American cities, so get ready for shared taxis, confusing bus routes and a brand new shiny metro system to make it all better. To be fair, there is a great highway system here.

The metro has four lines, tickets cost 2000IR, and they have segregated cars. The women-only carriages are the last two at the end, FYI.

Taxis come in two flavors, shared and private. Private taxis are more expensive but easier to manage for the visiting traveler. Tehran has a mean rush hour starting at seven AM and lasting until 8PM in its evening version. Solution? Motorcycle taxis! They cut through the traffic and any spare nerves you might have left.

People and Culture

More than sixty percent of Tehranis were born outside of the city, making it as ethnically and linguistically diverse as the country itself. Tehran is the most secular and liberal city in Iran and as such it attracts students from all over the country.

Things to do, Recommendations

Take the metro to the Tehran Bazaar at the stop "Panzda Gordad". There you can find anything and everything -- shoes, clothes, food, gold, machines and more. Just for the sight of it alone you should take a trip there.

If you like being outside, go to Darband and drink tea in a traditional setting. Tehranis love a good picnic and there are plenty of parks to enjoy. Try Mellat park on a friday (fridays are public holidays), or maybe Park Daneshjou, Saaii or Jamshidieh.

Remember to go upstairs and have a look around, always always always! The Azadi Tower should fit the bill; it was constructed to commemorate the 2500th anniversary of the Persian Empire.

Tehran is also full of museums such as:

the Contemporary Art Museum

the Abghine Musuem (glass works)

the 19th century Golestan Royal Palace museum

the museum of carpets (!!!)

Reza Abbasi Museum of extraordinary miniatures

and most stunning of all,

the Crown Jewels Museum which holds the largest pink diamond in the world and many other jaw-dropping jewels.

Text by Steve Smith.

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