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Damavand City

Damavand City
The old city of Damavand is located to the east of Tehran (in Tehran Province). When Ray flourished, Damavand also prospered. But unfortunately due its proximity to the Mount Damavand, earthquakes subjected a heavy damage to this city. During the era of the Ottoman Caliphate, this city came under the invasion of the Muslims. The most important relics of this city belong to Saljuqian era.

The name Damavand appears in Sassanid texts (as Dunbawand), and Parthian remains have been found there. The city fell to Arab Muslim invaders in 651 CE. It is close to Iran's tallest peak Mount Damavand, which Ferdowsi mentions abundantly in the Shahnameh. The city has relatively cool weather year-round.

Damavand contains 37 historical tombs (Imamzadeh), 27 castle ruins, 23 traditional houses of architectural significance, 18 traditional bath houses, 6 caves, 5 historical bridges, 3 historical mosques, and 3 caravanserais.  The main landmarks are the Friday Mosque (15th century) and the Sheikh Shebli Mausoleum and Tower, dating to the Seljuq era.
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Damavand City
Abali Ski Resort
Abali Ski Resort
Shebeli Tower
Damavand Mountain
Damavand Mountain
Damavand City
Damavand Mountain
Damavand Mountain
Damavand Mountain
Damavand City
Damavand Mountain
Damavand City
EXPLORE ATTRACTIONS IN Damavand
Category: Mountains
Damavand Mountain, a potentially active volcano, is a stratovolcano which is the highest peak in Iran and the highest volcano in Asia. Mount Damaavand is the 12th most prominent ... MORE
Category: Caves
Rood Afshan Cave (Roodafshan) is located in Rood Afshan Village of the Damavand township in the central Alborz Mountains (in Tehran Province). Inside the cave is covered ... MORE
Category: Public places
The first ski resort in Iran to install mechanical lifts (in 1953), Abali is around 57km northeast of Tehran on the way to Mt Damavand. The slope stands at an attitude of ... MORE
Category: Mausoleums, Towers
Shebeli Tower (Mausoleum of Sheikh Shelbi) is a historical tower in Damavand city near Tehran. This Tower is to the east of Damavand city. Its structure is conical in shape ... MORE
Category: Dam, Lakes
Laar Dam Lake (Lar Lake) is located within the protected Lar National Park and situated just 70 kilometers northeast of the capital and the most populous city of the country, ... MORE
Category: Caves
This cave is located in the beautiful plains of Lar. Inside the cave there is a picturesque scene of stalactites and stalagmites. It is covered by cacium carbonate and beam ... MORE
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