UNESCOWorld Heritage sites in Iran

We investigated the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Iran earlier, and review a number of Iranian attractions that record in this list. In this article we will review the Continue this list.

UNESCO World Heritage sites in Iran

  • Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran| Legacy of ChristiansArmenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran| Legacy of Christians

A number of churches in Iran are also record on the UNESCO World Heritage List, which include:

St. Stephanus Church is the second most important Armenian church in Iran which is located between the border area of Jolfa and the republic of Azerbaijan and on the edge of the Aras river.

St. Thaddeus Monastery also known as the Black Church (Qare Kelisa), located near the Chaldoran region in Maku, West Azerbaijan province.

Chapel of Dzordzor, it is small but amazing. this church  built in 1315 CE and Located in Maku, West Azerbaijan Province

Registration year: 2008

Address: West Azerbaijan Province and East Azerbaijan Province

  • Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System | Iran’s Historic Engineering Masterpiece

Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System | Iran's Historic Engineering Masterpiece

Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System is a complex irrigation system which based on evidence dating back to the time of Darius, an Achaemenid king of Iran at the 5th century BC. This system included water mills, dams, tunnels, and canals. GarGar weir built on the watermills and waterfalls.

The site has been recorded as a masterpiece of creative genius by UNESCO

Registration year: 2009

Address: Khuzestan Province, Shushtar, Taleghani Street

  • Historic City of Yazd |the wind-catcher city

Historic City of Yazd |the wind-catcher city

Yazd is considered as an ancient and historical city of Iran. Yazd is the first mud brick town in the world and the second most historic city in the world after Venice in Italy. This city is known to wind-catcher and bicycle and further, called as jewel of desert.

Some of the Yazd city attractions included: Dolat Abad garden, Zoroastrian Fire Temple (Ateshkadeh), Amir Chakhmaq Mosque Complex, Masjed-e Jameh, old city with its numerous badgirs (windtowers), water museum, khan-e Lari (Qajar house), Zoroastrian Towers of Silence (dakhmeh-ye zartoshtiyan), Alexander’s Prison, Chak Chak, Kharanaq village.

  • Bazaar of Tabriz |The largest Bazaar in Iran

Bazaar of Tabriz |The largest Bazaar in Iran

If we assume the city center of Tabriz is a quadrangle, the Tabriz bazaar is located precisely in the center of this quadrangle.

It is the largest market in Iran and the largest covered bazaar in the world. Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex consists of a series of interconnected, covered, brick structures, buildings, and enclosed spaces for different functions.

Registration year: 2010

Address: East Azerbaijan Province, Tabriz, Islamic Republic Street

  • Sheikh Safi al-Din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble

Sheikh Safi al-Din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble

This Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble is a masterpiece of art and architecture and a rare example of Islamic architecture in the middle ages. Sheikh Safi, an eminent leader of an Islamic Sufi, built his Khānegāh in a beautiful garden in Ardebil. This place used for teaching and raising of Sheikh Safi’s students. And after his death, he buried in this place. Moreover, the grave of the first king of the Safavid (Ismail I) is in this place.

Registration year: 2010

Address: Ardabil, Ardabil, Sheikh Safi Avenue, Ali Qapu Square

  • Persian gardens

Persian gardens

Persian Gardens are gardens with special architecture and elements such as geometric structure, water and trees and pavilion, which are mostly built on the Iranian plateau and surrounding areas.

Three structures and designs distinguish Iranian garden from other gardens

  •  located along the waterway
  •  surrounded by long walls
  • it has pavilion and pool

There are 9 Persian gardens which is record on the UNESCO Heritage List, as follows:

Pasargad garden, Chehel Sotoun, fin garden, Eram garden, Shazeh garden, Dowlat abad garden, Abbasabad garden, Akbarieh garden, Pahlevanpour garden.

Registration year: 2011

  • Jameh Mosque of Isfahan|Ancient memorial in Isfahan

Jameh Mosque of Isfahan|Ancient memorial in Isfahan

Jameh Mosque of Isfahan is one of the most important and oldest monuments in Iran. Also this mosque known as Atiq Mosque. This 1000-year-old mosque  built with recommendation of Nezam-al-Mulk, Minister of the Seljuq ruler (Malek-Shah), probably between 1070 and 1075.

Taj Al Molk dome, Soffe – ye – Ostad, the winter gallery (BEIT AL SHETA) and Oljeitu prayer niche are the most fantastic parts of this mosque.

Registration year: 2012

Address: Esfahan, Isfahan, Majlesi St

  • Gonbad-e Qabus | Mysterious building

UNESCO World Heritage sites in Iran

Gonbad-e Qabus is a brick structure with an impressive height, known as the world’s tallest brick tower. The architecture of this historic structure is so amazing therefore, many of the world’s most renowned architects call it the best engineering work for human history. This tower was constructed in 1006 A.D on the orders of Amir Qabus-ibn Wushmgir – the ruler of Gorgan

Registration year: 2012

Address: Golestan Province, Gonbad Kavoos, North Imam Khomeini St.

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