Cultural Site

Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran

The Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran, in the north-west of the country, consists of three monastic ensembles of the Armenian Christian faith: ..

Cultural Site

Bam and its Cultural Landscape

Bam is situated in a desert environment on the southern edge of the Iranian high plateau. The origins of Bam can be traced back to the Achaemenid peri..

Cultural Site

Bisotun

Bisotun is located along the ancient trade route linking the Iranian high plateau with Mesopotamia and features remains from the prehistoric times to ..

Cultural Site

Cultural Landscape of Maymand

Maymand is a self-contained,semi-arid area at the end of a valley at the southern extremity of Irans central mountains.The villagers are semi-no..

Cultural Site

Golestan Palace

The lavish Golestan Palace is a masterpiece of the Qajar era, embodying the successful integration of earlier Persian crafts and architecture with Wes..

Cultural Site

Gonbad-e Qabus

The 53 m high tomb built in ad 1006 for Qbus Ibn Voshmgir, Ziyarid ruler and literati, near the ruins of the ancient city of Jorjan in north-east..

Cultural Site

Historic City of Yazd

The City of Yazd is located in the middle of the Iranian plateau, 270 kilomtres southeast of Isfahan, close to the Spice and Silk Roads. It bears livi..

Natural Site

Lut Desert

The Lut Desert, or Dasht-e-Lut, is located in the south-east of the country. Between June and October, this arid subtropical area is swept by strong w..

Cultural Site

Masjed-e Jame of Isfahan

Located in the historic centre of Isfahan, the Masjed-e Jmé (‘Friday mosque’) can be seen as a stunning illustration of the evoluti..

Cultural Site

Meidan Emam, Esfahan

Built by Shah Abbas I the Great at the beginning of the 17th century, and bordered on all sides by monumental buildings linked by a series of two-stor..

Cultural Site

Pasargadae

Pasargadae was the first dynastic capital of the Achaemenid Empire, founded by Cyrus II the Great, in Pars, homeland of the Persians, in the 6th centu..

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Persepolis

Founded by Darius I in 518 B.C., Persepolis was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire. It was built on an immense half-artificial, half-natural terrace..

Cultural Site

Shahr-i Sokhta

Shahr-i Sokhta, meaning Burnt City, is located at the junction of Bronze Age trade routes crossing the Iranian plateau. The remains of the mudbrick ci..

Cultural Site

Sheikh Safi al-din Khanegah and Shrine Ensemble in Ardabil

Built between the beginning of the 16th century and the end of the 18

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Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System

Shushtar, Historical Hydraulic System, inscribed as a masterpiece of creative genius, can be traced back to Darius the Great in the 5th century B.C. I..

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Soltaniyeh

The mausoleum of Oljaytu was constructed in 1302–12 in the city of Soltaniyeh, the capital of the Ilkhanid dynasty, which was founded by the Mon..

Cultural Site

Susa

Located in the south-west of Iran, in the lower Zagros Mountains, the property encompasses a group of archaeological mounds rising on the eastern side..

Cultural Site

Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex

Tabriz has been a place of cultural exchange since antiquity and its historic bazaar complex is one of the most important commercial centres on the Si..

Cultural Site

Takht-e Soleyman

The archaeological site of Takht-e Soleyman, in north-western Iran, is situated in a valley set in a volcanic mountain region. The site includes the p..

Cultural Site

Tchogha Zanbil

The ruins of the holy city of the Kingdom of Elam, surrounded by three huge concentric walls, are found at Tchogha Zanbil. Founded c. 1250 B.C., the c..