North of Tehran Daily Tour
Shemiranat neighborhood in North of Tehran is famous for its suitable weather, green spaces and luxurious buildings. We’ll meet up in Tajrish square and start moving towards a famous spot among locals, Darband. Due to its life-giving river, Darband has become one of the best leisure centers of Iran. With pleasing cold weather throughout the year, a mountainous hiking trail and hundreds of cafes and restaurants, Darband satisfy every taste and expectation. We will pass many shops selling street foods like Laboo (boiled beetroots), Baghali (cooked fava beans) and mouth-watering Lavashak (fruit leather).
After spending some wonderful time and hiking in nature, we will take a more historical turn. Qajar Dynasty (1789 to 1925) and its kings were in love with North of Tehran and they built several buildings and palaces in this part of the city. Our next destination, Sa’dabad Complex contains 9 palaces, 16 museums, hundreds of artworks and countless gardens. It was built by the Qajar Dynasty and was later improved and completed by the Shahs of Pahlavi Dynasty (1925 to 1979). In order to be able to appreciate Sa’dabad and all its glory, we need a whole different article and at least a week inside its splendid museums and gorgeous gardens. The fact that its Museum of Fine Arts contains paintings from great artists like Jules Breton, Ivan Shishkin and even Salvador Dali is enough to persuade any art enthusiast. After hearing about this magnificent place, our new friend, Darband River, was as curious as us, he paid a visit to this complex, creating perfect scenes for photographers and painters.
After taking a short rest and having lunch, we move towards a more modern side of our tour, Bagh Ferdows. The area in front of Bagh Ferdows is one of the hangout spots for the young artistic generation of Tehran. Teenage girls and boys are hanging out there with their funky and hip style, their big headphones on their ears and sometimes even a guitar. This area is a live anthropology museum on its own, it shows you a surprising community in Iran, how the country is changing, what the next generation looks like and how they think and behave.
Our anthropology class will continue in Imamzadeh Saleh Shrine and Tajrish Bazaar. In Imamzadeh Saleh we will witness all kinds of people of different ages, colors and backgrounds, praying or showing respect to this holy place. In Tajrish Bazaar which is one of the most important bazaars of Tehran, We will observe energetic people of Tehran moving in chaotic patterns. We will notice old folks wandering around, as they have been doing it for years, Shopping here is like an addiction to them.