Mosalla Mosque


Under construction since the 1990s, this mammoth mosque, with 230m-tall minarets, will be one of the largest in the world when eventually completed – an event that is still many years off in the future.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Tehran attractions

1. Iran Holy Defense Museum

1.06 MILES

This epic-scale museum, on a landscaped site of 21 hectares, is dedicated to the Iran–Iraq War, a bloody eight-year conflict that claimed a million lives…

2. Reza Abbasi Museum

1.16 MILES

Named after one of the great artists of the Safavid period, this museum showcases Iranian art from ancient times and the Safavid-era paintings of Abbasi…

3. Tabiat Bridge

1.21 MILES

It's easy to see why this multilevel, sculptural pedestrian bridge, designed by Iranian architect Leila Araghian, has won awards and been a huge hit with…

4. Stars & Stripes Mural

1.64 MILES

Along with the street art on the walls of the US Den of Espionage, this several-decades-old mural has to be one of the most photographed pieces of public…

5. Qasr Garden Museum

1.64 MILES

This imaginative sculpture park and museum occupies two former prisons, one for criminals and one for political prisoners, and the grounds surrounding…

6. Sarkis Cathedral


This white, twin-spired church, a centre for Christianity in the Islamic Republic, sits at the southern edge of the city's Armenian quarter. Built between…

7. Iranian Artists' House

1.97 MILES

A hub for the contemporary and traditional arts in Tehran, this complex has several gallery spaces over two levels exhibiting works in all media on a…

8. US Den of Espionage

2.11 MILES

The former US embassy was the focal point of the 1979 revolution, when it was stormed by students who then held 52 diplomats hostage for 444 days. Today…