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When it was constructed in 1465, the Mosque was among the most glorious buildings of its era...
This museum is 50m west of the Blue Mosque. Enter through a great brick portal with big wooden doors guarded by two stone rams...
This huge brick edifice, an unmissable landmark, is a chunky remnant of Tabriz’s early-14th-century citadel (known as ‘the Ark’). Criminals were once executed by being hurled from the top of the citadel walls...
Shahriyar is now commemorated much more ostentatiously with the strikingly modernist Poets’ Mausoleum . Its angular interlocking concrete arches are best viewed across the reflecting pool from the south...
This charming Qajar-era courtyard house is historically significant as a headquarters during the 1906–11 constitutional revolution, but although many labels are in English the numerous photos and documents are unlike...
This huge brick edifice , an unmissable landmark, is a chunky remnant of Tabriz’s early-14th- centurycitadel (known as ‘the Ark’). Criminals were once executed by being hurled from the top of the citadel walls.
Measurement Museum hidden amid very ordinary apartment blocks. The brilliantly restored 160-year-old Qajar mansion is more interesting than its display of rococo German clocks and commercial scales.
The elegant Qajar Museum within the palatial 1881 Amir Nezam House, Tabriz’s most impressive Qajar mansion with a split-level façade. It’s oddly hidden between a school and a children’s hospital.
Tabriz has had a Christian community almost as long as there’ve been Christians. St Mary’s is a 12th-century church mentioned by Marco Polo and once the seat of the regional archbishop.
The relatively central Sarkis Church serves the Armenian community. It’s hidden in a basketball court behind high white gates.
The German-designed Municipal Hall is a century-old Tabriz icon. It’s only open to the public during occasional exhibitions.
Its most intriguing exhibit is the scripture-covered under-shirt worn by Qajar monarchs during coronations.
Behind high gates, the curious Anglican Church has a tower of four diminishing cylinders.
The 19th-century bathhouse, Nobar Hamam , is usually locked but worth double-checking.
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