Tabriz, a city full of tension and magnificence with its history, is assumed to be founded in the 3rd and 4th centuries during the Sassanid Empire. With the collapse of the empire by the Umayyads, the city passed under the control of the Arabs, and after the great earthquake in 791, the city was rebuilt by Zubeyde, the wife of the caliph Harun al-Rashid.
Tabriz is the most crowded city in northwestern Iran, one of the historical capitals of Iran and the current capital of East Azerbaijan Province. It is the fifth-most-crowded city in Iran. With a population of over 1.7 million, Tabriz is the biggest financial center and metropolitan region in Northwest Iran. The population is overwhelmingly Azerbaijani, however Persian is spoken by inhabitants as a second language. Tabriz is a significant heavy industries center for automobiles, machine instruments, treatment facilities, petrochemicals, materials and concrete creation industries. The city is renowned for its handicrafts, including hand-woven carpets and jewellery.
The city, which is on the Silk Road, has hosted merchants throughout its history. The city has always been the starting point of reform movements and revolutions. There is an ancient cemetery in Tabriz, which has entered a new construction process as of 2002, and it is stated that it dates back to an estimated 3800 years ago. The Bazaar of Tabriz entered the World Heritage list in 2010.
Weather in Tabriz
Semi-arid continental climate prevails in Tabriz. While the average cold is -6 degrees in January, a hot and boring weather with 33 degrees in July makes itself felt. Tabriz experiences the most ideal and comfortable weather conditions in spring. The city, which spends the summer season with dry and high heat, can dominate the city with heavy snow and a sharp cold in winter. The ideal time to visit the city will be the spring months, when the heat is not suffocating.
Transportation in Tabriz
In Tabriz, you can find taxi drivers who can rent their car all day and the price will be around 7-8 dollars. Even if there are metro and bus use in the city, the most preferred mode of transportation is taxis.
Where to visit in Tabriz
- Tabriz Bazaar Complex
- Kandovan Village
- Blue Mosque.
- Azerbaijan Museum (Iron Age Museum)
- Qajar Museum (Amir Nezam House)
- Jameh Mosque (Masjid-e-jame)
- Constitution House of Tabriz.
- Municipality Palace (Sa’at Tower)
Rugs and Carpets in Tabriz
A Tabriz rug/carpet is a sort in the overall classification of Persian carpets. It is one of the oldest rug weaving centers and makes a tremendous assorted variety of sorts of rugs. Tabriz has one of the most differing presentations of structures from emblem, Herati/Mahi, to figural, pictorial, and even 3-d formed carpets. Tabriz has been an enormous and worldwide famous carpet making centerin the Iran and the world. It assumed a noteworthy role being developed the rich traditions of the decorative and applied arts. The significant makers in Tabriz today include: Alabaf of Tabriz, Galibafi Nassadji Tabriz, and Miri Brothers.