Another major city in Iran that had been for years the capital of the country is Tabriz. Tabriz is located in a vast valley surrounded by the red ridges of Eynali mountain range and the lofty peaks of Sahand. Tabriz has been a center of commerce since the antiquity partially due to its geographical upper hand as the largest and most populated city in northwest of Iran along the famous Silk Road. As a result of the latter, Tabriz became the center of commerce in Iran and its grand bazaar, one of the most prosperous of its kind in the world. This unsurpassed wealth and splendor occasioned the establishment of countless cultural and economic centers, stunning monuments and political buildings. However, destiny or what we call kismet in this part of the world, had a horrendous plan up its sleeve for Tabriz. A calamitous earthquake rocked the city and in a matter of seconds all that glory and wealth came to dust. Although during the subsequent decades the city was back on its feet thanks to large-scale restoration projects, most of the historical sites included in our Tabriz sightseeing tours carry wounds inflicted by the cruel hands of time over their centuries-old bodies. Arg of Tabriz with the gigantic cracks on its walls and the Blue Mosque with its damaged azure façade all remind the viewers of the fleeting and precarious state of the world with all its false promises and transient bliss. With this rather long prologue, let us take a look at the places to visit in Tabriz. Most of the greatest points of interest for tourists are gathered around the city center. Bazaar of Tabriz, is indisputably the most important historic site in the city. The largest covered bazaar in the world is also in a way a microcosm of the world. Rich and poor, young and old move up and down the thousands of chambers, alleys, halls and yards buying and selling things striving to render themselves oblivious to the triviality of existence. The next stop is a group of historical houses each representing a political and social event in the long history of Azerbaijan. Amir Nezam House, the Constitution House of Tabriz and Behnam House are among these politically significant and artistically superb monuments. El Goli, one of the oldest public parks in Iran and the safe haven of Tabriz people is another place on our itinerary. As stated earlier, Tabriz is somehow the capital of the northwest of the country. Consequently, Tabriz boasts a wide array of accommodation options amongst which there are four luxurious five-star hotels and numerous other hotels and guesthouses.
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