Tehran is the capital of Iran and the largest and the second most populous city in the Middle East. It is located in the foothills of Alborz mountains in the north of Iran. Its distance to the highest peak of Iran – Damavand – is about 75 km. It has a population of about 10 million. Founded about 250 years ago when it was first chosen as the capital by Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar – the founder of the Qajar dynasty, Tehran can be considered the youngest city in Iran.
Tehran is the center of all of the important events in the contemporary history of Iran: from football matches and theater to the revolution, politics, sports, art, religion, changing the law, determining the value of the stock market. It is also the gathering place of all Iranians from every culture, religion, ethnicity and geography.
It can be said that Tehran has a traditional spirit with a modern appearance. And this interpretation can be found in its architecture. Overall, it is clean but colorless – and fast-paced.
Almost all of the important museums in the country are located in Tehran. The distance between the north and the south of the city is the distance between the first world and the third world …… a city full of black and white contrast that works like a harmonious chessboard.