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Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran

The Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran, in the north-west of the country, consists of three monastic ensembles of the Armenian Christian faith: St Thaddeus and St Stepanos and the Chapel of Dzordzor. These edifices – the oldest of which, St Thaddeus, dates back to the...

Arasbaran

Arasbaran

Arasbaran Inscribed by UNESCO as a biosphere reserve, Arasbaran mountainous area is situated in the north of Iran at the border to Armenia and Azerbaijan. It belongs to the Caucasus Iranian Highlands. In-between the Caspian, Caucasus and Mediterranean region, the area covers mountains up...

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Archaeological site of Pasargadae, inscribed by UNESCO

Pasargadae The archaeological site of Pasargadae, inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, was the capital of Cyrus the Great. His tomb also is located in Pasargadae. Cyrus, in his charter of the rights of nations, said: “Now that I put the crown...

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Naqsh-e Jahan Square

Naqsh-e Jahan Square One of Iran’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Naqsh-e Jahan square (trans: Image of the World) known as Imam Square is situated at the center of Isfahan, the legendary city which never fails to enchant those who visit it. The square is...

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The Majestic ‘Persepolis’

The Majestic ‘Persepolis’ One of Iran’s World Heritage Sites inscribed by UNESCO, Takht-e Jamshid, known as “Persepolis”, was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire. It was founded by Darius the Great (Darius I) in 518 BC. Persepolis is an outstanding and unique example of...

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Stepanos Monastery

St. Stepanos Monastery As one of the three Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran inscribed in UNESCO World Heritage List, St. Stepanos Monastery is located in 15 km northwest of Jolfa city, East Azerbaijan Province, Northwest Iran. It is situated in such a beautiful landscape...

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The Charming ‘Chehel Sotun’

  The Charming ‘Chehel Sotun’ Chehel Sotun Garden (trans: Forty Columns Garden) is one of the 9 ‘Persian Gardens’ inscribed in UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Its name was inspired by the twenty slender wooden columns supporting the entrance pavilion, which, when reflected in the...

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Tabriz Bazaar

The Bazaar of Tabriz Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex known as the ‘Bazaar of Tabriz’ , that is one of Iran’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is one of the oldest bazaars in the Middle East and the largest roofed bazaar in the world. The bazaar...