The historic capital, Tabriz, is the largest city in modern northwestern Iran and the center of the East Azerbaijan province. Greenery, mountains, big cities, towns, and their surroundings are popular tourist destinations. Its rich cultural heritage brings posterity to wonderful mosques, churches and fortresses, and Azerbaijan in Iran offers some of the country’s most breathtaking landscapes. Tabriz is known as the metropolis of carpets and handicrafts. As Iran’s closest hub to Europe, many aspects of Iran’s modernization began in Tabriz. Tabriz has a cool grassland / semi-dry climate at mid-latitudes. The city is considered a summer retreat.
Tabriz Bazaar (UNESCO World Heritage Site) An important trading post along the Silk Road, it is one of the most beautiful bazaars in the country, flourishing in the 16th century during the Safavid dynasty. High domed ceilings, occasional caravanserai, and seemingly endless alley mazes make navigating the bazaar a surely enjoyable experience.