The elegant Qajar Museum within the palatial 1881 Amir Nezam House, Tabriz’s most impressive Qajar mansion with a split-level façade....
Its most intriguing exhibit is the scripture-covered under-shirt worn by Qajar monarchs during coronations.
Kabud (Blue) Mosque
When it was constructed in 1465, the Mosque was among the most glorious buildings of its era. Once built, artists took a further 25...
Kahveteria Sonati Tarbiat
Cosy, gently romantic brick-vaulted cafe for tea and dates (US$1) served on porcelain featuring Qajar royalty. Women can smoke a qalyan...
This simple dairy-cafe serves unbeatable breakfasts of must-asal (yoghurt and honey) or khame-asal (cream and honeycomb).
Lonely Planet review
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. The complex also commemorates over 400 other scholars whose tombs have been lost in the city’s various earthquakes.