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Tabriz City Tour | BCT 28

 Places to Visit:  

Kandovan, Jolfa including St. Stepanos Monastry 

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St. Stepanos Monastry

The St. Stepanos Monastery is an Armenian monastery about 15 km northwest of Jolfa city, East Azarbaijan Province northeast Iran. It is situated in a deep canyon along the Arax River on the Iranian side of the border between Azerbaijan and Iran. It was built in the 9th century and rebuilt in the Safavid era after several earthquakes damaged it.

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The Rocky Village of Kandovan 

This village is a wonderful example of manmade cliff dwelling which is still inhabited. The troglodyte homes, excavated inside volcanic rocks and tuffs similar to dwellings in the Turkish region of Cappadocia, are locally called “Karaan”. Karaans were cut into the Lahars (volcanic mudflow or debris flow) of Mount Sahand. The cone form of the houses is the result of lahar flow consisting of porous round and angular pumice together with other volcanic particles that were positioned in a grey acidic matrix. After the eruption of Sahand these materials were naturally moved and formed the rocks of Kandovan. Around the village the thickness of this formation exceeds 100 m and with time due to water erosion the cone shaped cliffs were formed.

Included Services

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Professional Guide
  • Transport with non-smoking air conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fee (based on itinerary)
  • Refreshments ( tea, cafe, Nescafe, mineral water or ...)
  • Children under 4 years old are free of charge

Cancellation rules

  • Up to one week before the day of the tour no cancellation fee
  • 7 to 3 days before the day of the tour 10 % cancellation fee
  • 3 to 1 day(s) before the day of the tour 30 % cancellation fee
  • 24 hours or no attendance in the tour 50 % cancellation fee
tour-duration 9 AM - 5 PM

 

Number of passengers

Price per person in USD ($)

Price per person in Euro (€)

1 person

2 – 3  persons

4 – 8  persons

9 – 12 persons

  

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Tabriz City Tour | BCT 27

Places to Visit:  

El Goli Park, Blue Mosque, Azerbaijan Museum, Iron Age Museum, Arg-e-Tabriz, Bazaar of Tabriz, Kandovan 

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El Goli Park 

El Goli Park is the name of a large park in Tabriz, Iran. It has an square artificial lake surrounded by side walk in four sides. There is also a building in the middle of the lake, with traditional architecture of Tabriz. In South of the lake there is a hill covered by trees. Two beautiful stairways connecting the side walks to the top of the hill.

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Blue Mosque 

The Blue mosque of Tabriz was built upon the order of Jahan Shah the ruler of Kara Koyunlu dynasty which made Tabriz the capital of his Kingdom. His Kingdom covered major parts of modern Iran, Azerbaijan, and Turkey. He was killed by Uzun Hassan (the ruler of Ak Koyunlu) and buried on the only parts of the mosque that survived.

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Azerbaijan Museum 

Azerbaijan Museum is the major archaeological and historical museum in Tabriz. It was established on April 1958. The museum consists of three major halls, a side yard, office rooms and a library. It mostly contains objects discovered from excavations in Iranian Azerbaijan also some artworks and sculptures of artists. Its library contains more than 2500 books both hand written and printed book about history, archaeology, art and Iranian culture. Apart from National Museum of Iran in Tehran, Azerbaijan Museum has the largest collection belonging to different periods of Iran's history.

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Iron Age Museum

The Iron Age Museum is a museum in Tabriz, north-western Iran, which covers an area of 28,290 m². It is located on the north, northwest and northeast of the Blue Mosque, Tabriz, situated under the several sediments and geological strata from the floor of the existing mosque.
Through the construction of the Blue Mosque, in 1997 the remains of pre-historical cemetery have been discovered. The first season of archaeological survey has been done by Nosrat-Ollah Motamedi. Among the 38 graves of Iron Age, two couple skeleton with the objects buried with them, kept in Azerbaijan Museum have been discovered. Following the first season, four seasons of survey done by Ali Reza Hazbaei Nobari began in 2000. Simultaneously with the surveys, conserving and restoration of the skeletons, animal remains such as teeth and horns, the wares, metal objects started.
To conserve and restore the discovered wares and objects, a restoration workshop has been established. Each of discovered objects bears its own certification.

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Arg-e-Tabriz (A'ali Shah Citadel)

Arg-e AliShāh, also known as Arg-e Tabriz and Masjid AliShāh, is a remnant of a mosque in the center of Tabriz, Iran, built in theIlkhanate period.
Construction of Arg begins under advisory of Illkhanate minister Taj-edin-Jahanshah, as a mosque. However construction was halted after the death of the minister and the collapse of the roof of the mosque . Later on Arg was used as an educational center during Safavid era. During the occupation of Tabriz by Ottoman Turks the remnants of the Arg suffered further destruction. During Qajar dynasty Arg was used as military depot and storage for Iranian army during the Perso-Russian wars. Only the southern portion of the Arg remains.

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The Rocky Village of Kandovan 

This village is a wonderful example of manmade cliff dwelling which is still inhabited. The troglodyte homes, excavated inside volcanic rocks and tuffs similar to dwellings in the Turkish region of Cappadocia, are locally called “Karaan”. Karaans were cut into the Lahars (volcanic mudflow or debris flow) of Mount Sahand. The cone form of the houses is the result of lahar flow consisting of porous round and angular pumice together with other volcanic particles that were positioned in a grey acidic matrix. After the eruption of Sahand these materials were naturally moved and formed the rocks of Kandovan. Around the village the thickness of this formation exceeds 100 m and with time due to water erosion the cone shaped cliffs were formed.

Included Services

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Professional Guide
  • Transport with non-smoking air conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fee (based on itinerary)
  • Refreshments ( tea, cafe, Nescafe, mineral water or ...)
  • Children under 4 years old are free of charge

Cancellation rules

  • Up to one week before the day of the tour no cancellation fee
  • 7 to 3 days before the day of the tour 10 % cancellation fee
  • 3 to 1 day(s) before the day of the tour 30 % cancellation fee
  • 24 hours or no attendance in the tour 50 % cancellation fee
tour-duration 9 AM - 5 PM

 

Number of passengers

Price per person in USD ($)

Price per person in Euro (€)

1 person

2 – 3  persons

4 – 8  persons

9 – 12 persons

  

 book-now 

City Tours of Tabriz

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City Tour Code:  BCT 27

 Main Attractions:

      El Goli Park, Blue Mosque, Azerbaijan Museum, Iron Age Museum, Arg-e-Tabriz, Bazaar of Tabriz, Kandovan

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City Tour Code: BCT 28 

 Main Attractions:

     

    Kandovan, Jolfa including St, Stepanos Monastry 

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"World Travel Iran" staff as one of the member of Behinburg Tour & travel Company Group aims to open an unveiled and real image of Iran to all interested travelers to Iran. In your trip to Iran we always promised from the very beginning of the time to offer a superior level of service.

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