Enjoyable Moments in Tehran with a Cup of History
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Often overlooked in favor of the glorious tourist attractions of Isfahan, Shiraz and Persepolis, Tehran has numerous draws of its own to keep visitors busy. Its tourist spots are spread wide, from the edgy cafes and modern high-rises climbing the slopes of the Alborz in the north to the sprawling suburbs of the conservative south, and from the Old World atmosphere of its grand bazaar to the blinding gaudiness of Golestan Palace and the National Jewelry Museum. Tehran offers tourists a little bit of everything, including the best place in which to feel the pulse of modern Iran and also old houses and mansions which hide a lot of historical memories and events in them.
Iranian Photographer Documents Architectural Details of Ceilings in Iran
Monday, February 22, 2016
An instagram photographer is taking viewers on a visual journey through the history of iranian architecture and design. m1rasoulifard captures the structural and artistic intricacies of iran’s most significant places of worship and cultural complexes, from the jāmeh mosque — one of the oldest still standing in the country — to the chaharbagh school, both in the city of isfahan.
Fajr International Music Festival 2016
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
The 30th Fajr Music festival has been held from February 10, 2016 to February 20, 2016 in the company of Great Iranian Musicians and ensembles as well as many celebrated artists from all around the word, all gathered in a vivid atmosphere of melodies and songs in order to astound the music-lovers and to spread the aroma and sound of music in Tehran.
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Sadeh is an ancient Iranian tradition celebrated 50 days before nowrouz. Sadeh in Persian means "hundred" and refers to one hundred days and nights left to the beginning of the new year celebrated at the first day of spring on March 21 each year. Sadeh is a mid winter festival that was celebrated with grandeur and magnificence in ancient Iran. It was a festivity to honor fire and to defeat the forces of darkness, frost, and cold.
Iran: Best Skiing Opportunity in The Middle East
Friday, January 29, 2016
Iran is quite a different country in the region when it comes to the possibilities of skiing in The Middle East! There are lots of huge mountains with high peaks and appropriate slopes for different types of skiing. As a result, ski resorts have been built for the skiers who love this sport. This type of terrain makes Iran a unique location for the people interested in skiing in the Middle East.
Iranian Handicrafts Exhibition in Paris
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Concurrent with the visit of President Rouhani to France, Paris will host Iran’s cultural week and open an Iranian handicraft exhibition, Deputy Head of Cultural Heritage said.
Amir Kabir after 164 Years: "Nightmares and Memories of a Bath Attendant"
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Directed by Ali Rafiei, “Nightmares and Memories of a Bath Attendant” about the life and murder of Amir Kabir is currently on stage at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall. The play once staged in 1978 is about the life story of Mirza Taqi Khan Amir Kabir, the reformist prime minister of Qajar king Nasser ad-Din Shah during the first four years of his reign.
Iranian Christians Celebrate New Year
Saturday, January 2, 2016
Iranian Christians took part in the New Year's mass on December 31, 2015, at various churches across the country including the Saint Sarkis Church of Armenians in Tehran, and Vank Cathedral in Isfahan. According to SCI statistics, over 117,000 Christians reside in Iran, most of whom are Armenians who are followers of the Oriental Orthodox branch of Christianity.
Karim Khan Citadel Symbol of Zand Dynasty Architecture
Thursday, December 31, 2015
The Arg of Karim Khan or Karim Khan Prison was the residence of Karim Khan and where he ruled. It was built in 1180 AH (1766-7) as part of a complex during the Zand dynasty and is named after Karim Khan, and served as his living quarters. It is the biggest and the most important building of the Zand Dynasty. The citadel is located North-East of Shiraz. Its shape resembles a medieval fortress.