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Visit Tehran in 48 hours

Most travelers stay in Tehran for less than 2 days, and even the locals recommend having a visit from the other historic cities such as Isfahan and Shiraz. However, Tehran as a cultural and historical center has various places and opportunities to offer. We would like to guide you to Visit Tehran in 48 hours. During these 48 hours, you can stroll, eat, drink, watch, and get to know the capital of Iran. Although it is not possible to visit all the sights of Tehran during this short period, you can visit the main historic and tourist places.

Golestan Palace Tehran

Day 1 Morning

Start your day with the history of Tehran and Iran. While you start your walking tour from Imam Khomeini Sq and watch some historical monuments as the commercial Bank building( Qajar period) at the east of Sq, Post Museum, National Garden Gate( Qajar period), and finally the National Museum of Iran has an impressive. A collection spanning 30,000 years including potteries, coins, and the recent addition of a 7,000-year-old skeleton (indicating that Tehran is much older than originally thought).

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 Tehran Grand Bazaar

You can have a short break at the National Museum's garden and drink Persian tea before the next destination. Head toward Imam Khomeini Square and walk down Naser Khosrow Street, one of the oldest streets in Tehran. You can visit The Darolfonoon School (made by Amir Kabir The most famous minister of the Qajar dynasty), the first modern school in Iran. The most important and significant monument in this area is Golestan Palace. A palace remains from the Qajar period that is worth visiting multiple times. This unique Royal Palace complex includes different palaces, gardens, museums, magnificent pools, grand mirrored halls, and fantastic mosaics of different historical buildings. Don’t miss the masterwork of painter Kamal ol Molk displayed throughout the buildings.
Next, We are going to go to the busiest point of Tehran "The Grand Bazaar".

The best local restaurants around Tehran's Bazaar which offer you the best traditional Persian dishes are calling you. You can eat, drink and enjoy your dish at the best economic restaurants and also talk with people. The most famous restaurants are Moslem and Shamshiri where you can see many tourists there.

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The Bazaar of Tehran with twisted labyrinths will guide you to the deep history of Tehran, different shops, Caravanserais, galleries, schools, mausoleums, and different mosques that will astonish you with their old cultural, historical, and architectural specifications. Don’t miss the Shah mosque(Jame mosque) the most famous mosque &  monument in Bazaar. Art lovers never miss the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, which houses the works of Monet, Pollack, and Rothko, or the Laleh Gallery. In the north part of the park, Iran Carpet Museum shows various motifs and styles of Persian rugs from all over Iran dating back to the 16th century. End your day by visiting Tehran's emblematic sign. The Azadi Tower, built in 1971, has witnessed a great deal of Iran's history. Those who still have energy can take a taxi to Vanak Square for a delicious Persian dinner and traditional live music at Alighapoo Restaurant or other traditional restaurants.

Sad Abad Palace complex and Green Palace

Day 2 Morning

Sa’ad Abad Palace, the summer residence of the former Shah of Iran, has been converted into a complex of 18 museums of both history and fine art. Stroll through the lavish gardens and enjoy the fresh air and serenity of Darband mountains (the most famous recreational part of Tehran), before heading south toward Tajrish Square to visit Tajrish Bazaar, smaller and less hectic than the Grand Bazaar. The adjacent eye-catching shrine of Imamzadeh Saleh is also worth a visit. Walk down Valiasr Street, The longest street in Tehran and the Middle East, and visit Ferdows Garden where the Qajar-era Cinema Museum is located.

Tajrish Bazaar Tehran

Never be worried about lunch. you can find the best restaurants in Tajrish Bazaar or very luxurious restaurants at Vali e Asr street which offer you various traditional and international dishes. Continue the Valiasr st up to the lovely Mellat Park, and have a peaceful respite in this famous park. Now, continue your way to the Nature bridge or Pole Tabiat. This multi-award-winning 270-meter (886-foot) architectural masterpiece connects two parks and is a rival for Azadi Tower and Milad Tower. Plenty of places can satisfy your tummy & taste after all that walking. The restaurants or the coffee shops of Tabiat bridge are the best for this purpose.

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Milad Tower Tehran

The Milad Tower in the west of Tehran and a beautiful view of Tehran from above can be an enjoyable evening for you. Discover stores, get acquainted with the wax figures of famous Iranians, buy concert tickets, eat a snack, of course, take the elevator to the top and admire Tehran at over 305 meters - something which will surely attract you back to the city for a longer visit as soon as possible.