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Nowruz in Tehran: Where to Go and What to See

Exciting Suggestions for the Persian New Year

Tehran, known for its bustling streets, transforms into one of the most serene and pleasant cities in Iran during Nowruz. The Persian New Year brings an exciting opportunity to explore the capital without the usual traffic and crowded sidewalks. If you’re planning a trip to Tehran, this article is your perfect guide.

Sa’dabad Complex

Sa'dabad Complex
Sa’dabad Complex, Tehran

The Sa’dabad Complex stands as one of the capital’s most beautiful palaces, dating back to the Pahlavi era. Its stunning garden is a must-see, along with its magnificent buildings. A museum within the complex offers a glimpse into the royal life of the Pahlavi dynasty.

Darakeh

Darakeh, Tehran
Darakeh, Tehran

Darakeh, a picturesque region in north Tehran, serves as an ideal spot for nature lovers and hikers. Close to Darband, it’s especially beautiful in spring, making it a prime choice for Nowruz explorations.

Niavaran Palace

Niavaran Historical Cultural Complex
Niavaran Historical Cultural Complex

Niavaran Palace, another royal residence from the Pahlavi period, is surrounded by the older Qajar era Niavaran Garden. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary palace during your Nowruz visit, especially its unique retractable roof, a marvel of its time.

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Darband

Nowruz in Tehran: Where to Go and What to See
Darband, Tehran

Darband offers a refreshing retreat with its exceptional climate and ample recreational facilities. It’s perfect for half-day outings or nature hikes. Explore Tehran’s toboggan for an exhilarating experience.

Fasham

Nowruz in Tehran: Where to Go and What to See
Fasham Road, Tehran (photo by Wikimedia Commons)

The road to Lashkarak leads to Fasham, a scenic area offering a cooler climate than its neighbor, Lavasan. Spring visits allow for wildlife sightings, making it a memorable part of any Tehran tour during Nowruz.

Lavasan

Nowruz in Tehran: Where to Go and What to See
Lavasan, Tehran (photo by Wikipedia)

Lavasan is renowned for its upscale leisure activities. For a lavish Tehran trip, this area’s luxury villas, sophisticated cafes, and restaurants are unparalleled. Enjoy breathtaking natural views from Bam-e Lavasan, accessible to all visitors.

Milad Tower

Nowruz in Tehran: Where to Go and What to See
Visiting Milad Tower in Tehran

Milad Tower, Tehran’s tallest structure and a significant telecommunications and tourism landmark, is recognized globally as a symbol of the city. A Nowruz visit is incomplete without experiencing its grandeur.

Azadi Tower

Tehran Azadi Tower
Tehran Azadi Tower

The Azadi Tower symbolizes Tehran for many visitors. This architectural masterpiece, situated in Azadi Square, was constructed to commemorate 2500 years of Persian monarchy.

Ab-o-Atash Park (Water-and-Fire Park)

Ab-o-Atash Park, Tehran
Ab-o-Atash Park, Tehran

Ab-o-Atash Park literally the “Water-and-Fire Park” is named for the excitement it promises. Known for family fun, it features fountains, an amphitheater, walking paths, biking, skating areas, and a children’s section. Don’t miss the stunning Tehran planetarium within.

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Jamshidieh Park

Nowruz in Tehran: Where to Go and What to See
Jamshidieh Park, Tehran

Jamshidieh Park is a popular starting point for hikes to Tochal. Despite its steep paths, it’s one of Tehran’s best parks for weekends and holidays, especially in spring.

Pol-e Tabiat (Tabiat Nature Bridge)

Tehran Tabiat Bridge
Tehran Tabiat Bridge

The Nature Bridge is celebrated for its stunning design and global recognition, alongside landmarks like Milad Tower and Azadi Square. This 300-meter-long pedestrian bridge, elevated 40 meters above the ground, is a marvel of human ingenuity in harmony with nature.

Tehran Botanical Garden

Nowruz in Tehran: Where to Go and What to See
Tehran Botanical Garden

Located in the city’s west, near the Chitgar area, the Tehran Botanical Garden is a slice of paradise on Earth. Spring, particularly during Nowruz, is the best time to visit, with most plants in full bloom.

Parvaz Park

Nowruz in Tehran: Where to Go and What to See
Tehran View form Parvaz Park (photo by Wikimedia Commons)

In Sa’adat Abad’s highlands, Parvaz Park offers tiered landscapes and amenities like restaurants and play areas. The highlight, Fly Land, attracts both locals and tourists for a complete entertainment experience.

Negarestan Garden

Nowruz in Tehran: Where to Go and What to See
Negarestan Garden, Tehran (photo by Wikipedia)

The Negarestan Garden Museum, a historical site from the Qajar era, has become a picturesque retreat and a favored spot among Iranians.

Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

Andy Warhol's Mao, Tehran Museum Of Contemporary
Tehran Museum Of Contemporary

The Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art houses the most significant collection of Western art in Asia, established in the western corner of Laleh Park in 1977.

Masoudieh Mansion

Nowruz in Tehran: Where to Go and What to See
Masoudieh Mansion, Tehran

Masoudieh Mansion, a relic of the Qajar era located near Baharestan Square, offers a rich historical and architectural heritage from its construction to the present day.

By exploring these sites, visitors can enjoy a diverse and enriching experience that showcases Tehran’s beauty and cultural depth during the Nowruz holiday.

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SURFIRAN is an Iranian tour operator and travel agency offering tour packages to those interested in Iran. It provides the tourists with services needed to travel to Iran, offers tours across the country, and assists the tourists in obtaining Iranian visas.

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