Tehran: Culture and Arts

Modern and traditional, secular and religious, rich and poor

Having been the forefront of the Persian Empire and housing more relics than most museums would die for, Tehran is a culture & arts highlight. Though the city does not feature hardly any buildings constructed in ancient times (due to the post War leader’s thoughts on modernization), it does still house a number of must-see hotspots for culture vultures including the world’s most dazzling display of jewels, two exquisite palaces and museums celebrating art and archaeology.

There is a fine collection of art exhibits dotted around the city that are not to be missed and chart the fascinating history that has been somewhat lost over the years.