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: Lakes
The Tar Lake and Havir Lake are located at about 113 km from Tehran near Damavand Mountain (near Damavand City). These two lakes are in the mountains at an attitude ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Category: Springs
Larijan Hot Springs (Larijan Mineral Spring or Rineh Thermal Springs) are Hot mineral springs located about 73 km south of Amol in Haraz Road, near Mount Damavand. They ...
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