Park-e Shahr


If you’re staying in southern Tehran and need a break from the traffic, head straight for this pleasant, leafy park where you can take a boat trip on the pond (in summer), see various birds, including peacocks, silver pheasants and flamingos in enclosures, and enjoy tea or qalyan at the Sofre Khane Sonnati Sangalag teahouse. Or just sit and relax watching Tehranis relaxing.

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Nearby Tehran attractions

1. National Museum of Iran

0.26 MILES

This modest museum is no Louvre, but it is chock-full of Iran’s rich history. The collection includes ceramics, pottery, stone figures and carvings,…

2. Islamic Museum

0.28 MILES

Next door to the National Museum, and part of the same complex, this museum offers a stunning collection of arts and antiquities from throughout the…

3. Portal of Bagh-e Meli

0.29 MILES

The decorative gateway to the National Garden complex of museums and government buildings, dates from 1906 and was renovated in 1922 by the Minister of…

4. Malek National Library & Museum

0.35 MILES

On display at this private museum and library are pieces from the collection of Hadji Hussein Agha Malek, in the 1930s one of the richest men in Iran. The…

5. Ministry of Foreign Affairs

0.38 MILES

Building No 9 of Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs occupies the former Shahrbani Palace on the pedestrianised street once know as Barg-e Melli (National…

6. Qazaq Khaneh

0.44 MILES

Dating from 1892, the old Cossacks Quarters forms an impressive architectural flourish at the northern end of pedestrian Melal-e Mottahed, the street once…

7. Ebrat Museum

0.44 MILES

There's nothing subtle about the graphic displays (suitable for adults only) in the one-time prison of the shah’s brutal secret police. A prime example of…

8. Golestan Palace

0.45 MILES

The glories and excesses of the Qajar rulers are played out across this complex of grand buildings decorated with beautifully painted tiles and set around…