Welcome to Tabriz
The crowning jewel of Iran’s Azerbaijan since ancient times, Tabriz is the foremost Azeri-speaking city. It has a history dating back to Iron Age settlements some 3,500 years ago.
Once a key stop along the Silk Road trading routes connecting East Asia with Europe, the city is still the largest metropolis in northwestern Iran. Shah Ismail, the first Safavid ruler, made Tabriz Persia’s national capital during the first half of the 16th century when the city became a major center for Islamic culture and civilization.
You will find no shortage of attractions in a place like Tabriz where Iran’s past and present intertwine. It hosts a wide range of museums, mesmerizing historical monuments and religious sites. Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex, which is the world’s largest covered market, bears witness to the city’s importance as a trade hub throughout its history. So spice up your trip with a visit to Tabriz, the most appealing introduction to northwestern Iran.