UNESCO World heritage sites

UNESCO World heritage sites

Azerbaijan’s churches include: Qareh Kelisa, Saint Stapanus Church, the Church of the Virgin Mary Church, Choopan and Zoor Zoor.

Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran

Citadel of Bam in the northeast corner and sticking to the city of Bam in Kerman province, located in the vicinity of the silk road and according to narratives, related to the Parthian era or the Achaemenid. Until the late Qajar period, the Citadel of BAM was still residential. This famous historical building was destroyed n Bam earthquake.

Bam and its Cultural Landscape (2004)

The world’s largest stone inscription Bisotun, the first known text of the Iranian history and belonging to Achaemenid dynasty is located in the city of Harsin in Kermanshah. It is one of the most important and most famous documents of the world and the most important historical text of the Achaemenid era which has the description of Darius’s victory and the imprisoning of the invaders on .

Bisotun

Meymand is a thousand years old man made rocky village. It used to be one of the first human residence in Iran. The inhabitants of the village have specific traditions and still use some words of the Sassanid Language.

Golestan Palace is a collection of building located in the Arg square of Tehran. The buildings of the Palace were built at different times. The building of it goes back to the Safavid king Shah Tahmasb but its construction continued during the Qajar Era and became the place of the residence of Qajar kings. It was used as the place of the official ceremonies and celebrations and the king residence at Pahlavi Era.

The tomb was built in ad 1006 for Qābus Ibn Voshmgir, Ziyarid ruler, near the ruins of the ancient city of Jorjan in north-east Iran. The tower is the only remaining evidence of Jorjan, a former centre of arts and science that was destroyed during the Mongols’ invasion in the 14th and 15th centuries. It is an outstanding example of Islamic architecture that  has influenced sacral building in Iran, Anatolia and Central Asia. It illustrates the development of mathematics and science in the Muslim world at the turn of the first millennium AD.

Located in the historical centre of Isfahan,  Masjed-e Jāmé (‘Friday mosque’) can be considered as an amazing illustration of the evolution of mosque architecture over twelve centuries. It is the oldest preserved edifice of its type in Iran and a prototype for later mosque designs throughout Central Asia. Its double-shelled ribbed domes represent an architectural innovation that inspired builders throughout the region. The site also features remarkable decorative details representative of Islamic art stylistic developments over more than a thousand years.

Located in the historical centre of Isfahan,  Masjed-e Jāmé (‘Friday mosque’) can be considered as an amazing illustration of the evolution of mosque architecture over twelve centuries. It is the oldest preserved edifice of its type in Iran and a prototype for later mosque designs throughout Central Asia. Its double-shelled ribbed domes represent an architectural innovation that inspired builders throughout the region. The site also features remarkable decorative details representative of Islamic art stylistic developments over more than a thousand years.

Built by Shah Abbas I the Great at the beginning of the 17th century, the site is known for the Royal Mosque, the Mosque of Sheykh Lotfollah, the magnificent bazaar of Qaysariyyeh and the 15th-century Timurid palace. They are an impressive example of the social and cultural life and art in Persia during the Safavid era.

Being one of the most important symbols of the Persian Civilization, Pasargadae was the first dynastic capital of the Achaemenid Empire, founded by Cyrus II the Great, in Pars. Its palaces, gardens and the mausoleum of Cyrus are outstanding examples of the first phase of royal Achaemenid art and architecture and exceptional testimonies of Persian civilization. This was reflected in Achaemenid architecture, a synthetic representation of different cultures.

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, where the king of kings created an impressive palace complex inspired by Mesopotamian models. The importance and quality of the monumental ruins make it a unique archaeological site.

The burnt city is one of the monuments of the ancient bronze age in Jiroft civilization area and in the province of Sistan and Baluchestan in Iran. The remains of the mudbrick city represent the emergence of the first complex societies in eastern Iran. The city was the center of many industrial and artistic activities and beautiful and fine examples of jewelry have been found there.

The burnt city is undoubtedly among the very advanced cities of its time. The remaining works are indicative that during the third millennium BC in this town, there has been an organized system of water supply and sewage discharge.

The tomb of Sheikh Safi al-Din Ardebili is one of the historical places and ancient Ardebil. In this shrine, there are also tombs of Shah Ismail I (the first Safavid King) and the wife of Shah Ismail (mother of Shah tahmasb) as well as some of the Safavid era clregymen who were killed during Chaldoran War. One of the exclusive features of this collection is that it contains dozens of exquisite pieces in different fields of arts including mosaic tiling and Moaaragh beautiful inscriptions and exquisite stucco and Monabat, paintings and …

Shushtar historical water structures are interconnected set of bridges, tabs, grinding, waterfalls, channels and water-driven massive tunnels that are associated with each other were built during the Achaemenid Empire, Sassanid Empire to take more advantage of the water.

Soltaniyeh dome is an Oljaito Mausoleum built in Sultaniye Town in and is one of the most important works of Iranian architecture and the architectural style of the Azeri.

The constructions and decorations of  the Tomb has been a turning point in the architecture in its own time and has emerged a new style.

Susa (pronounced: Susa/Sousa), located in Khuzestan province is one of the oldest known residences. According to the ancient documents, it has been the most important and the most magnificent ancient city of Iran and maybe the world.

Susa was the center of civilization in the period of Elamite for thousands of years, and also the political capital of the Achaemenid era. It has faced some great political changes. and has been influenced by many historical events and lost its prominence after Alexander’s invasion.

Tabriz Bazaar is one of the largest and most important indoor markets in Iran and Asia. This market with an area of about one square kilometers, is the largest covered market in the world

Due to being located at the cross roads of the silk road and passing of the thousands of caravans from different countries, it has had a great boom.

Takhte Soleyman is the name of a great historical monument located in a village near Takab and Solomon’s throne in West Azerbaijan province and. It’s one of the  most major religious, social and educational centers, that had been sacred to Iranians before Islam.

Chogha Zanbil is an ancient Elamite complex in the Khuzestan province of Iran. It is one of the few existent ziggurats outside of Mesopotamia. It had been a holy city of the kingdom of Elams.

The property includes nine gardens in as many provinces.

Persian garden has three unique features: first, it is located on the way of a water pass. Second; It is enclosed by tall walls. Third; there is a summer mansion and a water pool in the garden. This characteristic distinguishes a Persian garden.

The nine Persian Gardens inscribes as UNESCO World heritage site are:

Pasargadae garden as the mother of the Persian gardens, Eram garden in Shiraz, Chehel Sotun Garden in Isfahan, Fin garden in Kashan, , Mahan Garden in Kerman,  Akbarieh Garden in Birjand, Dowlatabad garden in Yazd,  Pahlavan Pour Garden in Yazd, Abbas Abad garden in Behshahr

Throughout the arid regions of Iran, agricultural and permanent settlements are supported by the ancient qanat system of tapping alluvial aquifers at the heads of valleys and conducting the water along underground tunnels by gravity, often over many kilometres. The eleven qanats representing this system include rest areas for workers, water reservoirs and watermills.

Lut desert, a desert in southeast of Iran, with an area of more than 40 thousand square kilometers is located in between the provinces of Kerman, Sistan and Baluchestan and Khorasan.  Consequently, the site presents some of the most spectacular examples of aeolian yardang landforms (massive corrugated ridges). It also contains extensive stony deserts and dune fields. The property represents an exceptional example of ongoing geological processes.