Tehran is the capital city of Iran and with an increasing population rate, it is also the biggest metropolitan as well. Tehran is widely held as being one of the biggest metropolitans in Western Asia and ranks 19th in the world’s biggest cities. It features some of the long-standing mosques, synagogues, cathedrals and Zoroastrian shrines.
The Peacock Throne
There is a fascinating Peacock Throne being placed inside the National Jewels Museum. Many years back in 1798, Fath Ali Shah sanctioned for the construction of this throne. The artists put their incessant struggle in making this throne and as a result, it makes the throne appear as divan having 26,733 pearls around it. In order to baptize the throne as the Sun Throne, the builders placed an engraved sun at the summit with valuable pebbles. Afterwards, Fath Ali got hitched with Tavous Tajodoleh and her pet name was Lady Peacock, that is why the throne is named after her as the Peacock Throne.
Reza Abbasi Museum
The Reza Abbasi Museum is an enthralling museum for the display of magnificent Iranian art beginning from the olden times and the Safavid-period murals of Abbasi. It is baptized after one of the astounding artists of the Safavid-era, namely Reza Abbasi. If you are enamored of the Iranian artistic works, then this is the perfect place for you. There is a systematic order of the exhibits being displayed here. At the uppermost level of the museum, there exists a vast variety of Achaemenid gold cutlery, pitchers for drinking, bangles and the ornamental items, that are time and again displayed with the rams and bulls.
Ivan-e Takht-e Marmar
Ivan-e Takht-e Marmar is a stunning audience auditorium with an open-façade hall and reflective, adorned by the dazzling throne. The beautiful throne is supplemented by the individual celebrities and is erected by 65 chunks of yellow alabaster from excavations in Yazd. This fantastic architecture was built for the emperor in 1800s. He has to his credit 200 wives along with 170 brood. This auditorium had been employed for formal events in 1925 and featuring the Napoleon-fashion self-coronation of Reza Shah.
Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art
Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art is nestled at the western region of Park-e-Laleh. It is a spectacular edifice built on a modern-fashion by Shah throughout the period of his dashing at building the contemporary landmarks in the year 1970s. You will find here some of the finest collection of Iranian art from eminent artists of the previous century. This fantastic museum was erected in 1970s and sanctioned by Queen Farah Diba. On the whole, it maintains magnificent collection of Western canvases in Asia. Among the prominent names are the alluring works of Matisse, Picasso, Miro, Van Gogh, Bacon, Dali, Monet, Pollock and Warhol.
Shams-Al Emarat is a fascinating architecture nestled at the extremity of the garden. It was once the biggest soaring structure in olden times and was aimed at amalgamating the Persian customs with the European architectural designs. The eye catching edifice was erected in the mid of 1865 and 1867, by Moayer al-Mamalek, a prominent figure in designing tall structures. It was commissioned by Naseer al-Din Shah who wished to build the castle in order to have a wonderful sight of the entire city. There is a vast collection of ancient photos in a chronological manner in the exquisite tiled floors with attractive fixtures and urns, gifted to the Shah from the European Emperors, particularly the French.
Carpet Museum of Iran
The Carpet Museum of Iran is nestled at the northern region of the Museum of Contemporary Art having two stories. It features some of the finest collection of ancient relics from Iran that dates back since the 17th century till current time. The archaic rugs are put on display on the upper floors. It was erected by Queen Farah Diba and is a blend of 70s fashion with rug influenced purpose. The outer structure of the edifice consists of yarns on a loom, that maintain the temperature inside the building to lower degree Fahrenheit by throwing dimness on its walls.
Therefore, Tehran is a wonderful city to visit featuring some of the staggering architectural designs with ancient vestiges placed inside beautiful museums, worth-seeing historical landmarks and a lot more for the visitors’ attraction.