Best Places In Tehran
Tehran may be one of the best-value cities in world for travelers but, for visitors, those euros can start to add up after days of museum-hopping. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to stretch your budget further by cashing in on some tip-top freebies.
Ab-o-Atash Park (Fire&Water Park)
The name is “Abo-Atash” and it means “Water and Fire”. In the beginning of park you face some stands for having fire, also fountains for shooting water. It is also known as the Abraham Park and it has an area over 24000 square meters. It is attached to a jungle park by the world famous Tabiat Bridge. After searching the park and walking on the multi level Tabiat bridge for a nice view of Tehran, you can go to Wooden Road International Food-court inside the park. It would complete you experience of the neighborhood.
(Nearest Metro Station: Shahid Haghani)
Winning Tabiat (Nature) Bridge
The Nature Bridge or Tabi’at Bridge is the largest pedestrian overpass built in Tehran, Iran. The 270-metre bridge connects two public parks—Taleghani Park and Abo-Atash Park—by spanning Shahid Modarres Hwy, one of the main highways in northern Tehran. The bridge design has won several awards, including the Popular Choice Prize for Highways & Bridges from the Architizer A+ Awards, a global architectural competition based in New York. Usually, bridges are designed in a straight line. And that straight line will produce a one point perspective that will tell you to just go. But this one wants to keep people on the bridge. It provides a good view of Tehran and it’s ok to hang there till midnight. After enjoying the bridge make sure you will find the Wooden Road International Food-court near the bridge and enjoy the atmosphere.
(Metro Station: Shahid Haghani)
Iranian Artists Park (Honarmandan Park)
If there is a park in Tehran that is famous for local artists and progressives, it’s Honarmandan Park (Honar=Art | Honarmandan=Artists). It’s a place to find a public art gallery and meet young Tehrani’s in the House of the Artists, it’s also a good place to try healthier food options at the Veggie Restaurant and Cafe. That’s right, artists Park in Tehran Iran has a cafe restaurant located above beautiful Iranshahr Theater serving healthy treats, and the balcony views of the Cafe Gallery makes it hard to beat.
As a result it’s the perfect place to relax and soak up the scene. The cafe serves pastas, salads, burgers and toasted sandwiches. With lots of galleries around this part of Tehran, Artists Park is something of an art hub, with eight gallery spaces over two levels exhibiting works in all media on a monthly rotation. Young people in love with the art and communication, make it a great place to meet locals. (Read our full essay on this on: Iranian Artist Park):
(Nearest Metro Station: Taleghani)
Bam-e-Tehran (Rooftop of Tehran)
Bame Tehran or Roof of Tehran is a great place in the Alborz mountains to enjoy the fresh air away from the city center. Many locals like to go there too, to take a break from busy everyday life. Start with an enjoyable walk and watch the city in the silence of the night. Beside the healthy environment, there are plenty of restaurants, cafes and fast food places to satisfy your stomach with Iranian and international dishes. Young couples and friends usually go there around 9 pm to play sport or just hang.
(Accessible by a private taxi, Take a cab to there. )
Tehran Grand Bazaar
Just few steps away from Golestan Palace the Bazaar is a quintessence of Iran. The maze of alleys, hustle and bustle of customers and sellers and this exotic, fairy-tale vibe.
(Nearest Metro station: Panzdah-e Khordad).