Apply for visa extensions before 10am. Previously you had to deposit the fee (IR375,000) with the specified Bank Melli branch (22 Bahman St or 17 Shahrivar St), return with the receipt and pay US$1 to a uniformed of…
Nasser Khan has excellent free maps and is a mine of information on Tabriz and the surrounding area. He'll create bespoke tours to whatever you want to see. It's upstairs in a building on the eastern side of the the…
Walk past the young, bored, machine-gun toting guards into the concrete bunker with your fingers crossed. Extensions (IR375,000) should now be granted routinely, though not if you have more than just a few days left…
The helpful staff at this office facing the historic Darbe Khoushk Gate dispense great free maps and useful brochures and are only too happy to design a walking tour taking in all the major sights.
This exchange office in the jewellery bazaar has good rates and there’s no queue, but it’s unsigned and hard to find. Ask around, or the tourist-information office can show you its location.
This helpful, multilingual tourist office dispenses maps and brochures from an inner section of the restored mansion that houses the regional museum.
Visa extensions currently cost IR375,000. No English is spoken, and they may want you to pay with an Iranian credit card, so you might need to find an agreeable Iranian and pay them back.
Staff members speak minimal English but merrily load up visitors with beautiful books and pamphlets as though it were Christmas. It’s located in a delightful Qajar mansion with gardens.
This more conveniently located outlet of the Cultural Heritage Office info centre operates at a beautifully restored Qajar mansion and garden used as an occasional exhibition place.
Contact the prelacy for the dates of services at Qareh Kalisa and other Armenian churches in the Azerbaijan provinces.