Toghoral Tower


This 12th-century brick tower rises up 20m and was originally topped by a conical dome that has long since collapsed. The tower, surrounded by a small walled garden, also marks the tomb of the Seljuk king Toghoral Beg.

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1. Cheshmeh Ali

0.45 MILES

In the past, locals used to clean their carpets in the pool here fed by an underground mineral spring. On the rocks above is an elaborate inscription made…

2. Qal’-e Tabarak

0.48 MILES

The mud-walled remains of this Sassanid-era fortress overlook the mineral springs of Cheshmeh Ali.

3. Imamzadeh Shah-e Abdal-Azim

1.19 MILES

Rey's main attraction is this shrine built for a 9th-century descendant of Imam Hossein. The mausoleum has elaborate tilework; a golden dome; a pool in…

4. Imamzadeh Zeid

5.29 MILES

Weave your way through the bazaar to find this ornately decorated shrine to a descendant of the prophet.

5. Imam Khomeini Mosque

5.38 MILES

Still popularly known as the Shah Mosque, this handsome early-18th-century complex is looking all the better for recent interior restoration. One of the…

6. Grand Bazaar

5.47 MILES

The maze of bustling alleys and the bazaris (shopkeepers) that fill them make this a fascinating, if somewhat daunting, place to explore. Despite being…

7. Golestan Palace

5.64 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…

8. Holy Shrine of Imam Khomeini

5.66 MILES

The mausoleum of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, easily reached via metro, is one the grandest architectural endeavours of the Islamic Republic. Built on an…