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Hamedan/Hamadan is the capital city of Hamedan Province of Iran. Hamadan is believed to be among the oldest Iranian cities and one of the oldest in the world. It is possible that it was occupied by the Assyrians in 1100 BCE; the Ancient Greek historian, Herodotus, states that it was the capital of the Medes, around 700 BCE.
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Places that will be visited in Hamedan city tour 1 listed below:
We’ll meet at 08:45 a.m. at hotel in Hamedan/Hamadan for a “Welcome to Hamedan” meeting, Then we start Hamedan city tour by visiting Stone Lion, Then Qorban Tower, Avicenna Mausoleum and Mausoleum of Baba Taher will be visited.
The Stone Lion of Hamadan, which once had a twin, was part of the old gate of the city. According to some accounts, the lions were built upon the order of Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) to commemorate the death of his close companion.
It was built in the 7th and 8th centuries AH, comprises of a brick tower with twelve sides and a brick pyramid shaped dome consisting of twelve (brick) panels.
About Hafez Abol Ala’ (Qurban Tower) Tomb/Qorban Historical Tower: The external part of the building is composed of arches of unique and spectacular design. In the center of the tower is a simple grave, the tomb-stone of which is related to the Safavid period. It is said, that a person by the name of ‘Qurban’ constructed a trench in this area to safe-guard the people of this locality against the Afqan invasion. Thence the name of this tower.
Avicenna is one of the renowned scientists and geniuses of Iran and the world whose works, especially “The Canon” which was a medical encyclopedia, have been translated in several languages and taught for years in the most prestigious universities all around the world. This brilliant scientist has eminent works and profound knowledge about various sciences including philosophy, mathematics, medicine, natural science, occult science, music, and psychology. He has authored 450 books on a variety of fields, mostly medicine and philosophy. In his “History of Science”, George Sarton mentions Avicenna as one of the greatest medical thinkers and scientists. His most famous works are “The Book of Healing” and “The Canon of Medicine”.
Enjoy an orientation walk of HAMEDAN OLD TOWN, you can enjoy of visiting Bazar and shops Then, time for lunch in a traditional restaurant and you’ll enjoy lunch during your Hamedan city tour at a local restaurant we’ve selected for its delicious Persian cuisine and friendly ambiance.
After serving lunch continue city tour by visiting: Tomb of Esther and Mordechai / Hamam-e Qal’eh Museum of Anthropology / Alaviyan Dome.
Hamam-e Qal’eh Museum of Anthropology was an old bath castle in the Qajar dynasty but after a major renovation, the castle bath was renovated to an anthropological museum after repair the walls and exterior walls and restoration …
Alaviyan Dome (built 12th century) The square building of the Gonbad-e Alavian dates back to the Seljuk period. … The interior decoration includes exquisite carved stucco and brick panels.
At the end of our Isfahan day tour, we will drop you off at your hotel OR city center (Whichever is convenient to you).
Airport transfers are not included for city tours.