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The city of Tabriz is situated 619 km. northwest of Tehran and 150 km. from the borders of Iran and the Republic of Azarbayjan.
This city is generally cold but due to its environment the climate is extremely pleasant. Rivers such as Ajy Chay, Liqvan Chay, Maidan Chay and Soofian Chay flow through this area.
In an inscription related to Sangar II one of the Assyrian rulers 714 BC, the name of Tabriz has been mentioned in the 3rd and 4th centuries AD when the city of Tabriz was of great importance.

For the first time in the 4th century AH. The Ravadian family proclaimed Tabriz as their capital. During the said period and the Mongol reign, Tabriz experienced many earthquakes causing it to become a ruined city.
But after the Mongol conquests this city was made capital by 'Abaqakhan' of the Ilkhanan. During the reign of 'Mahmood Qazan' (694 AH.) the city thrived.
Mosques such as Alishah, Robe Rashidy, and Shonab Qazan were constructed during this period. During the Safavid dynasty Tabriz was the capital of Iran.
The Kabood Mosque is a relic from the time of the Turkmen's. In later centuries Tabriz has been the seat of great warriors facing the Ottomans and Russians.


This church, known also by the name of St. Tadi, Qara kilisa has been built on top of a hill in the hamelt (black church) near Chalderan in the township of Maku. It has a 12-sided pyramidal dome. The eastern part of the church is decorated with black stone slabs, while slabs of white stone have been used for the same purpose in the middle and western sections.

In the eastern aisle, which is the old-east part of the church, there is a chapel, as well as a sacristy hall, and in the corner, an inscription in Armenian has been carved on stone, which gives an account of the construction of the old and original building.
Another stone inscription can be seen on the front of the old portal; it has been carved by the order of Abbas Mirza Qajar and bears the date 1229 A.H. (1813 A.D.), the year in which the monument has been repaired. On the exterior, the monument is lavishly decorated with numerous designs in relief.


A living example of human adaptation to exceptionally unusual natural surrounding, Kandovan village is located 50 km to the south of Tabriz , Osku , on the northern slopes of a valley at the foothills of Mount Sahand.
A river originating from the Sahand peaks passes through the valley.
There are a number of natural springs to the north of the river, the water from which has traditionally been used for the treatment of kidney stones , according to the locals , the physical structure of the village looks like images from fairy tales. Natural cones , scattered over a vast area , serve as human dwelling on rock for mations which themselves seem to have been the work certain sculptors . The road from Tabriz goes through this natural art work .

  • Last visit to Tabriz: Jul 2005
  • Intro Updated Jul 13, 2005
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  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    Interesting little page here.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2009 at 11:10 PM

    I see it's a nice place to visit, my friend! Greetings to IRAN ~~~

  • suvanki's Profile Photo
    Aug 8, 2008 at 6:49 PM

    Hi! I enjoyed reading your tips on Tabriz, brought back happy memories of my visit there. It's taking me a long time to get my Iran pages sorted, but I'm enjoying doing them! Best Wishes, Sue

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    May 26, 2008 at 9:58 PM

    Tabriz was my first stop in Iran and I liked the city and Kandovan very much!

  • kokoryko's Profile Photo
    Feb 9, 2008 at 10:33 AM

    Thanks for the great introduction to history of this beautiful city (I know only from its famous carpets) Omid. Kandovan seems very interesting too. Thanks for this well informed page.

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Dec 3, 2007 at 3:33 AM

    Very good and informative tips on Tabriz Omid. The El Goli Park looks wonderful. Also thank you for visiting my Spain page.

  • RafaelTheSecond's Profile Photo
    Oct 20, 2007 at 10:33 PM

    I really would love to visit El Goli or the National Park!!! I am into adventures in the wildness!


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