Introduction about Top 7 religious sites and mosques near Azadi hotel
In this article, we will introduce you 7 religious sites and mosques near Tehran Parsian Azadi Hotel.
These places are among the Tehran tourist attractions and are visited by many tourists annually.
Visiting these places can be a great attraction for travelers coming from other countries to Tehran.
If you also plan to travel to Tehran, you can have a luxury space in north of Tehran by booking Parsian Azadi Hotel.
Our reason for choosing these places is first its proximity to Tehran Azadi Hotel and then its being famous and popular.
Since Azadi Hotel is located in the north of Tehran, we tried to introduce you to religious places in this part of the city so that you do not have trouble commuting.
1. Imamzadeh Saleh
Imamzadeh Saleh is the name of a tomb in Tajrish neighborhood of Tehran.
This tomb belongs to Saleh, son of Imam Musa Kazem (AS).
The courtyard of this monument was a public cemetery, and in the last twenty years the graves have been destroyed, leaving only a limited number of the graves.
Including the tombstone of Mohammad Vali Khan Tonekaboni (Sepahsalar Azam).
It is said that the head of the Imam was buried in this tomb and his body was also buried in a tomb of the same name (located in the Ali Qapu square of Ardebil).
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The main monument consists of a large, solid rectangular building with thick walls and an interior space of approximately 5.6 square meters. The arches and architecture of the building and its covering of the buildings is from 7th and 8th century.
The tiled dome of the monument was renovated in the last year of Hassan Fadakar's life in 1959 by his personal budget.
Imamzadeh Saleh's site was a completely enclosed area like other Iranian shrines before the change of Tajrish Street, but today all the walls have been removed.
Imamzadeh Saleh's tomb and its vast courtyard, with an area of 3,000 square meters, is one of the largest and most magnificent Imamzadehs in Iran.
Imamzadeh Saleh (AS) is based on the inscriptions above the courtyard and pilgrimage of Imam Musa Kazem (AS) and Imam Reza's brother (AS).
Not only in Tehran but also in Iran and in the Shiite-populated areas of the world, the Imamzadeh attracts a large number of enthusiasts from Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Lebanon each year.
The main building of the monument is a large and magnificent rectangular square with an interior area of 42250 square meters and thick walls that, according to the style of the arches, are similar to the Ilkhanid era architectural style.
It was probably built in the seventh and eighth centuries AH or before that.
Its dome is covered with beautiful tiles. This dome was renovated in 1944 by Hasan Fadakar and its tiles was restored like its original form.
The construction of the current dome, along with decorations and vaults, exquisite paintings and refinements in the shrine, repairs and partial extensions, and overall reinforcement was done by Haku Mirza, known as Bahador Khan son of Hassan Ali Mirza Shoja al-Saltaneh and grandson of Fath Ali Shah.
Evidence suggests that Imamzadeh Saleh had an inscription that appears to have been destroyed in repairs and alterations to the site, which coincided with the reign of Ghazan Khan, the first muslim ilkhan Mongol and the propagator of Islam among the Mongols.
Inside the vast area of Imamzadeh Saleh, there is a wooden box that probably belongs to the late Safavid or Afshar era and was donated by Agha Mirza Saeid Khan, the late Qajar Foreign Minister.
More information about Imamzadeh Saleh
- Address: Southeast side of Tajrish Square
- Parsian Azadi Hotel distance to Imamzadeh Saleh: 8.0 km, 18 minutes by car without traffic
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2. Imamzadeh Ghasem in Shemiran neighborhoods
One of the religious sites of Tehran is Imamzadeh Ghasem, located in Shemiranat area and is open for pilgrimage every day, especially on religious occasions.
Imamzadeh Ghasem is located in the north of Shemiran, in the old village of Dezhalia, at a height of 1700 meters above sea level.
It is interesting to know that there is a cemetery around the Imamzadeh with the graves of old and prominent families in Tehran.
The main building of Imamzadeh is an octagonal tower and each side has a height of 2.25 meters made of brick. Today's tomb has a courtyard, porch, and tile dome.
The monument was originally built in the 7th century AH, during the reign of Shah Tahmaseb, a box with date of 1556 was placed on the shrine.
The outer dome is shaped like an onion and is decorated by brick tile with geometric motifs.
More information about Imamzadeh Ghasem
- Address: Two kilometers north of Tajrish, east of Darband and Golab Darreh, on the slopes of Sarkal Mountain
- Distance from Parsian Azadi Hotel to Imamzadeh Ghasem: 6.7 km, 16 minutes by car in non-traffic hours
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3. Imamzadeh Motayeb
Motayeb ibn Zeyd ibn Mohsen ibn Musa al-Reza was martyred in Evin village about 1150 years ago and buried in the same place.
He and his uncle (Imamzadeh) were on their way to Tus, when they heard the news of Imam Reza martyrdom.
After hearing the news of the martyrdom, each of the noble men went somewhere.
This Imamzadeh and his family traveled to this village, and his uncles was martyred somewhere farther and his tomb is now located at Shahid Beheshti University.
The shrine of Imamzadeh Motayeb , a descendant of Imam Musa Kazem (AS), located in Tehran, near Atta-al-Din Square, Shahid Kachuei Street in Evin Village, three kilometers north of Deh Vanak on the slope of the mountains overlooking Darakeh Village as a pleasant weather.
The monument formerly had a simple rectangular stone room of about 70 square meters, with its porch opening overlooking the east.
The shrine is simple and without decorations.
More information about Imamzadeh Motayeb
- Address: On the hillside overlooking Darakeh village, Shahid Kachuei Street of Evin village, Atta-al-Din Square.
- Parsian Azadi Hotel distance to Imamzadeh Motayeb: 2.0 km, 5 minutes by car without traffic
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4. Imamzadeh Ghazi Saber
The shrine of Imamzadeh Abu Al-Ghasem Ghazi Saber is located in the village of Vanak behind al-Zahra University.
His monument was built in 1885 by Mirza Yusuf Mostofi al-Mamalek, the chieftain of Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar, who used marble with lines and poems and wooden and tile decorations.
This holy place is located in one of the old alleys of Deh Vanak called Imamzadeh alley.
The building is made of clay and mud and is more than 700 years old. Until Qajar, it was destroyed due to various wars and natural disasters, and was restored in brick during the reign of Nasser al-Din Shah.
Abol Ghasem Ali Ibn Mohammed, nicknamed Ghazi al-Saber, a descendant of Sajjad, was one of the greatest and most prominent religious scholars of his time, more than 897 years has passed from his death. He was born in the Deh Vanak. According to Sheikh Abbas Qomi and the narratives of Deh Vanak people, this place was originally a scientific and religious assembly and he had many students.
The Imamzadeh building is an octagonal and is structurally similar to Ali's house in Kufa.
Several others were buried in the courtyard of Imamzadeh, some who were servers of the shrine.
There is also an old tree in the corner of the yard and people tie a piece of green cloth on its branches, may their dreams come true.
More information about Imamzadeh Ghazi Saber
- Address: Imamzadeh St., Majidpour St., Vanak Ave.
- Distance from Parsian Azadi Hotel to Imamzadeh Ghazi Saber: 7.6 km, 14 minutes by car without traffic.
5. Tehran Mosalla
Tehran Mosalla is one of the largest mosques in Iran, whose building process began about 30 years ago and was designed by Dr. Parviz Moayed Ahd.
According to the minarets with the height of 230 meters and the great area of 650,000 square meters, it can be said that it is architecturally situated between modernity and the space age.
The height of the great porch of Mosalla is 72 meters to the number of those killed in the Karbala incident and the height of the dome of the mosque is 63 meters to the number of years of the Prophet life. In addition, the Mosalla building is also used as an international book fair, with millions of visitors each year.
Mosalla has 7 domes, which are influenced by Iranian domes’ architecture.
The main dome of the mosque is one of the largest domes in the Islamic world and has the most innovative design.
The number of minarets is 14. The two prepared minarets are the tallest in the Islamic world.
The height of them is 140 meters and inside the minarets are spiral stairs designed in such a way that an elevator passes among them.
In Mosalla complex, numerous ponds and fountains have been used to refresh the environment. The central pool of Mosalla is 2500 square meters.
The green space is also important in the design of the Mosalla complex, so that in different points of the design of the replica, a green space is designed to create a relaxing environment.
More information about Mosalla Tehran
- Address: Shahid Beheshti Street, opposite Miremad Street
- Distance to Parsian Azadi Hotel Tehran: 10.6 km, 14 minutes by car without traffic
6. Eynali and Zeynali Imamzadeh
In the Punak district of Tehran, there is an Imamzadeh in which two innocent brothers who are the grandchildren of the Imams are buried.
The two brothers are named Eynali and Zeynali, both of whom have been martyred at the same time and place. Even in the great Tehran, some are unaware of the existence of such Imamzadeh.
The locality of Eynali and Zeynali Imamzadeh has preserved its spiritual atmosphere.
Today we are going to take a look at this and add a cozy shrine to our list of popular attractions.
There is no single narrative about these two holy brothers.
Some Punak residents believe that the 11-year-old Eynali and the 15-year-old Zeynali were the children of Imam Sajjad (AS) who was killed and captured by the usurpers about 1200 years ago buried near a plane tree.
Others believe that the two brothers came to Iran during the reign of Imam Reza together with Harun al-Rashid.
Upon their arrival in Iran, government officials who attempted to massacre the imams and their children blocked the road to Mashhad.
The two brothers came to the village of Punk, where they were martyred by a man named Ali Omran.
They were seven and four years old at the time of their martyrdom.
Some also refer to the names of the two Imams as Raoun Ibn Ali and Zeyd Ibn Ali, the sons of Imam Sajjad, who were martyred by Ali Imran by a shovel.
At the time of Fath Ali Shah, the place of killing Eynali and Zeynali was considered as an Imamzadeh.
The present-day building of Imamzadeh was built in 1958by Nasser Farmanfarma like the other religious sites and was reconstructed later.
It was rebuilt in 1997 by the late Fereydoon Parhizgar, and in 2001 a new shrine was provided by Professor Abolhassani Meibodi to replace the previous wooden one.
The tomb of Imamzadeh is seen like an octagon from the outside, but from the inside is a square.
Entering the Imamzadeh building, as in many religious sites in Iran, the mirrors catches your attention.
One third of the bottom of the walls are made of marble and the rest of the walls are mirrored to the ceiling.
There is also a small square block in the middle of the building where the two brothers are buried. You can see people praying in there.
More information about Eynali and Zeynali Imamzadeh
- Address: Poneh 3 Alley, Poneh Boulevard 1, Punak Square, Ashrafi Esfahani.
- Distance from Parsian Azadi Hotel to Eynali and Zeynali Imamzadeh: 8.1 km, 13 minutes by car in non-traffic hours
7. Minas Church
The Minas Church was built with the personal cost of Hassan Mostofi al-Mamalek in 1856 for Armenians who came to Tehran from Chaharmahal va Bakhtiari province and lived in Deh Vanak.
In this church you can see the cross made of bronze, with the phrase "Mostofi al-Mamalek Vanak in the city of Ziqadeh Al-Haram 1278".
The reason why this church was named Minas Church goes back to the historical story of Minas.
Minas was a wise man who was sent to Egypt by the order of Caesar Rome to end the war in the Eskandarieh city.
He accomplished his mission well and treated the people with kindness and compassion.
After this mission, Minas joined the religion of Christ and Caesar ordered his head to be torn, and then Christians regarded Minas as a holy person.
For this reason, the Armenians of Tehran chose Minas as the name of the church they had built in the Armenian neighborhood in order to keep Minas's name and memory alive.
The church is rectangular in shape with a length of 17 meters and a width of 9.5 meters and materials such as bricks is used in its construction.
Here you can see the six wooden columns and the three entrance doors with the bell above the southern entrance.
The cemetery of the people of the Deh Vanak is located on the east side of the church and Ararat Stadium (Armenian Special Sports Complex) is currently built there.
This monument was registered in January 2006 as national monuments of Iran.
More information about the Minas Church
- Address: Armenian Castle Alley, Vanak Square, Deh Vanak
- Distance from Parsian Azadi Hotel to Minas Church: 6.8 km, 12 minutes by car without traffic
Conclusion for Top 7 of religious sites and mosques near Azadi Hotel
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