Iran’s cities: Tabriz
Tabriz, the capital of the province of Eastern Azerbaijan, is located in the northwestern part of the country, 619 km of North-west Tehran.
The city is first mentioned in the chronicles in II in. before. N. NS. as a fortress of Tauri or Tarmkis. In III B. N. NS. Tabriz becomes the capital of Azerbaijan, in the Middle Ages, the city reaches the peak of power, and then the rulers and lords are replaced with dizzying speed, as far as decades he even came to the our Empire. Such a stormy story left a huge number of historical monuments into the city, however, earthquakes and other natural disasters destroyed a significant part of the former majority of Tabriz.
Nowadays, the area of Shardan and the impressive city hall, the Blue Masdzhid-E Cabord Mosque (1465 g.), Citadel Arg-E Alisha, El Goli National Park (Shah-Goli or Tank-e Melli, 1785.), Jam Mosque, the Church of St. Tadeus M St. Stephen, Kara Church, Church of St. Mary (Kelisa Maryam-E Mokaddas), Church of St. Sarkis in the Armenian Quarter, Ostara Shakir Mosque (XIV in.), Khodzhat Al-Islam Mosque, Mausoleum Heied Hamza, located on the rocky ledge of the shrine of Ain-Ali, Takht-E Suleiman ("Trone Solomon"), Ali-Tea and Sanki bridges, Goleztan Garden (53 thousand Area. kv. m) I "Mausoleum poets" or ball (more than fifty famous Iranian poets, scientists, mystics and theologians are buried here. Also interesting house of the Constitution (1868.), Tabriz Museum, Archaeological and Anthropological Museums, Museum of History of Eastern Azerbaijan and Museum of the Master of Shakhriyar. And, of course, the bazaar (XV in.) with a total area of about 1 kV. KM.
In the vicinity of Tabriz, famous for the abundance of mineral springs, it is worth visiting the picturesque Karst region around the village of Kandanov (50 km of South Tabriza), the Observatory Maraca (1260-1272.) in the town of the same name (130 km south of Tabriz), "Red Tower" Honbad-E Sork (1147-1148.), inspect the Blue Dome of Hongbad-E Cabood (Mother Musoleum Hulagu, 1196-1197.), Tower Burge-E Modava (1167-1168.) north of Honbad-E Cabud, Galbad-E Tower Gaffarie (XIV in.), Mausoleum of the Iranian poet Wadi Maraga and Marac Museum, Lake Urmia and Balneological Resorts on its shore, using therapeutic properties of salted lake water, close to the chemical composition of the Water of the Dead.