List of religious centers in Tehran

This is a list of religious centers in Tehran, Iran.

Religious centers

  • Shahr Banu Mausoleum
  • Javan-Mard Qassab Mausoleum, a pre-Islamic semi-mythical hero
  • Dozens of Imamzadeh shrines, hundreds of years old, including that of Imam Zadeh Saleh.
  • Dozens of Saqa Khanehs: traditional places of prayer
  • Several Tekyehs: traditional places for mourning Muharram ceremonies for Husayn ibn Ali.
  • Ebn-e Babveyh cemetery, where many Iranian giants such as Takhti and Ali Akbar Dehkhoda are buried.
  • Zahir-ud-Dowleh cemetery, in Tajrish, where many Iranian giants of art and culture such as Iraj Mirza, Mohammad Taghi Bahar, Forough Farrokhzad, Abolhasan Saba, Ruhollah Khaleghi, and Darvish-Khan are buried.
  • Kordan Tomb, Seljuk era, Karaj.
  • Meidanak Tomb, 13th century, Karaj
  • The Polish Cemetery 1-north of Tehran in Qolhak, British Embassy Garden, where numerous World War II western Allied soldiers are buried. 2- Polish Cemetery (Catholic Cemetery) in Dulab, south-east of Tehran
  • Orthodox Cemetery, Dulab/The Russian Unknown Soldier's Tomb (Cenotaph) is located here with a red star over it
  • Naghareh Khaneh Tower. Located on a mountain with same name in HaftDastgah District, beside Aminabad Road. Its age is not clear but it is related to the Seljuk era. This tower is the tomb of a Seljuk king. Under the tower you can see other historical ruins (Einanj Dome). This place was a royal cemetery and was used in the early years of the Islamic era.

Mosques and madrassas

Sepahsalar Mosque Tehran
Sepahsalar Mosque Tehran in 1960s
Tehran Mosque, Palestinian square
A Mosque in Tehran
نمایشگاه بین المللی - panoramio
A mosque at the Tehran International Permanent Fairground
  • Old Jame Mosque - Tehran Grand Bazaar - 1662 (1072 AH)
  • Shah Mosque- Tehran Grand Bazaar - 1810-1825 (1225-1240 AH)
  • Old SepahSalar Mosque and Madraseh - Marvi St. - 1861 (1277 AH)
  • New Sepahsalar Mosque and Madraseh - Baharestan Sq. - 1879-1892 (1296-1309 AH)
  • Haj RajabAli Mosque - Buzarjomehri St. - 1836 (1252 AH)
  • Sheikh AbdulHussein Mosque and Madraseh - Pachenar - 1854 (1270 AH)
  • Haj Seyed Azizullah Mosque - Tehran Grand Bazaar - Early 19th century
  • Aqa Mahmud Mosque - Marvi St. - 1828 (1243 AH)
  • Beinul-Haramein Mosque - Tehran Grand Bazaar - 1835 (1251 AH)
  • Sanee-Divan Mosque - Shahpur Ave. - 1915 (1333 AH)
  • Khazen-ul-Mulk Mosque - Tehran Grand Bazaar - 1876 (1293 AH)
  • Seraj-ul-Mulk Mosque - AmirKabir Ave. - 1886 (1303 AH)
  • Haj Abulfath Mosque and Madraseh - Rey St. - 1888-1894 (1305-1312 AH)
  • Saheb-Divan Mosque - Tehran Grand Bazaar - 1885 (1302 AH)
  • HemmatAbad Mosque - Sepah Ave. - 1906 (1324 AH)
  • Moezz-ud-Dowleh Mosque - Iran St. - 1899 (1317 AH)
  • Moshir-us-Saltaneh Mosque - Mowlavi Ave. - 1900 (1318 AH)
  • Aqa Mosque - Buzarjomehri St. - 1863 (1280 AH)
  • Behbahani Mosque - Buzarjomehri St. - 1893 (1311 AH)
  • Haj Esmail Mosque - Shah Sq. - 1896 (1314 AH)
  • Haj Abulfath Me'mar Mosque - Emamzadeh Yahya - 1886 (1303 AH)
  • Kharaqaniha Mosque - Rey St. - Mid-19th century
  • Sanee-ud-Dowleh Mosque - Tehran Grand Bazaar - Mid-19th century
  • Malek Mosque - Tehran Grand Bazaar - Early 19th century
  • Agha Bahram Mosque - Pamenar St. - 19th century
  • Amin-ud-Dowleh Mosque - Tehran Grand Bazaar - 19th century
  • Aqsa Mosque and Madraseh - Mowlavi Ave. - 19th century
  • Pamenar Mosque - Pamenar St. - 19th century
  • Chalanchi Khan Mosque - Tehran Grand Bazaar - 1837 (1253 AH)
  • Aqa Jalal Mosque - Rey St. - 19th century
  • Haj SaqaBashi Mosque - Iran St. - Early 20th century
  • Haj Seif-ud-Dowleh - Zahir-ul-Eslam St. - 19th century
  • DabbaghKhaneh Mosque - Buzarjomehri St. - 19th century
  • Saheb-Jam Mosque - Saheb-Jam St. - 19th century
  • Majd-ud-Dowleh Mosque - Sepah St. - 19th century
  • Moayyer-ul-Mamalek Mosque and Madraseh - Khayyam Ave. - 1873 (1290 AH)
  • Monirieh Mosque - Qazvin Ave. - Early 20th century
  • Niaki Mosque - Pamenar St. - 19th century
  • Haft-Tan Mosque - Tehran Grand Bazaar - 19th century
  • Haft-Dokhtaran Mosque - Tehran Grand Bazaar - 19th century
  • ChaharSuq Bozorg Mosque - Tehran Grand Bazaar - 19th century
  • ChaharSuq Kuchak Mosque - Tehran Grand Bazaar - 19th century
  • Khan-e-Marvi Madraseh - Mavi St. - 19th century
  • Abdullah Khan Madraseh - Tehran Grand Bazaar - 1861 (1277 AH)
  • Asefieh Madraseh - Tehran Grand Bazaar - 1861 (1277 AH)
  • Dangi Madraseh - Pamenar St. - 19th century
  • QanbarAli Khan Madraseh - Cyrus Ave. - 1871 (1288 AH)
  • Saneeieh Madraseh - Emamzadeh Yahya - 1886 (1303 AH)
  • Kazemieh Madraseh - Emamzadeh Yahya - 1881 (1298 AH)
  • Philsuf-ud-Dowleh - Tehran Grand Bazaar - 19th century
  • Hosseineh Ershad - ZarrabKhaneh - 1960s
  • Al-Javad Mosque - 20th century

Fire temples

Adrian temple معبد آدریان 1
Adorian Fire temple in Tehran
  • Adorian - Qavam St. - 1907
  • Markar Complex - TehranPars - 1930s
  • Shah Vrahram Izad - South Karegar Ave.
  • Great Adorian - Vanak - Under Construction
  • Tower of Silence (Dakhmeh-ye Gabrha). Located on Moshirieh Road behind 7th unit of Tehran Cement Plant. It is circular in shape.
  • Qasr-e-Firuzeh Zoroastrian Cemetery - 1935

Churches

Holly Serkis (tehran)
Saint Sarkis Armenian Cathedral in Tehran cnr Nejatollahi and Karim Khan-e Zand Sts, Valiasr Sq Area

Orthodox churches

Armenian Orthodox

Assyrian Orthodox

  • Saint George (Mar Gevargiz) Assyrian Church of the East - Bagh-e-Shah - 1962
  • Holy Mary (Mart Maryam) Assyrian Church of the East - Sarbaz St. - 1978

Orthodox expatriate community churches

Greek church of Virgin Mary Tehran
Greek church of Virgin Mary, Tehran

Catholic churches

Armenian Catholic churches

Catholic church in Tehran
Armenian-Catholic church in Tehran, (2011)
  • Saint Gregory the Illuminator (Surp Grigor Lusavoritch) Armenian Catholic Church - Ghazali St. - 1954
  • Saint Joseph (Surp Hovsep) Armenian Catholic Church - Mirdamad Blvd. - 1963
  • Holy Mary (Surp Asdvadzadzin) Armenian Catholic Church - Yusefabad
  • Armenian Catholic Chapel - Dulab Armenian Catholic Cemetery - 1946

Assyrian Catholic churches

Roman Catholic churches

Protestant churches

GermanChurchTehran
Interior of the German Speaking Church in Tehran (2011)

Evangelical Church of Iran

  • St. Peter Protestant Church (American) - Qavam St. - 1873
  • Emmanuel Protestant Church - Tavanir St. - 1972
  • Saint John (Surp Hovhannes) Armenian Protestant Church - Nader Shah Ave. - 1964
  • St. Thomas (Mar Toma) Assyrian Evangelical Church - Amirabad - 1967

Anglican church

  • St. Paul Anglican Church - Hafez St. - 1967

Assemblies of God

Brotherhood church

Adventists

Expatriate community churches

Synagogues

Haim Synagogue کنیسه حیم 3
Haim Synagogue, Tehran

Gurdwaras

See also

Christianity in Iran

Christianity in Iran dates back to the early years of the faith, pre-dating Islam. It has always been a minority religion relative to the majority state religions (Zoroastrianism before the Islamic conquest, Sunni Islam in the Middle Ages and Shia Islam in modern times), though it had a much larger representation in the past than it does today. Christians of Iran have played a significant part in the history of Christian mission. Currently there are at least 600 churches and 300,000–370,000 Christians in Iran.

German Speaking Evangelical Congregation in Iran

The German Speaking Evangelical Congregation in Iran (Evangelische Gemeinde Deutscher Sprache in Iran) is a church in Tehran, Iran, that was founded by expatriates in 1957. It is affiliated to the Evangelical Church in Germany.

The congregation acquired a plot of land and built Christ Church in Teheran (Christuskirche Teheran) in 1961. The church is a brick structure, without a tower, seating up to 120 people. The building is located at Shahid Sheydayi Street 123/1 in the Gholhak area of northern Tehran, which was a center of German-speaking residents up to the 1979 revolution, near to the then German School and other community institutions.

It was founded by Protestant Christians from Germany, Switzerland and Austria residing in Iran. Since the Iranian revolution this has been the only expatriate Protestant church in Tehran. It also serves English speakers. Services are conducted in the German language on Fridays, and there is an English language service on the first Friday in the month.

Timeline of Tehran

The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Tehran, Iran.

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