The 10 Best Things to Do in Yazd, Iran

August 6, 2017 Trinity Boughner

Yazd (یزد,  /jæzd/ (help·info)), formerly also known as Yezd, is the capital of Yazd Province, Iran. The city is located 270 km (170 mi) southeast of Esfahan. At the 2011 census, the population was 529,673, and it is currently 15th largest city in Iran. Since 2017, the historical city of Yazd is recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Restaurants in Yazd

1. Old Town

Yazd 8916883199, Iran
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4.5 based on 593 reviews

Old Town

Reviewed By Antonyh1952 - Yarm, United Kingdom

One of the best old cities in Iran to wander round. great market, lovely restaurants and bars selling delicious soft drinksHi deardear Thanks for your nice comments

2. Yazd Art House

Next to Chehel Mehrab Mosque, Fahadan quarter, Yazd 0098, Iran +98 919 211 5966
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4.5 based on 176 reviews

Yazd Art House

An unrivaled opportunity too see the unique view of Yazd, from Art house roof top -part of Malek Zadeh mansions, dating back to Qajar- in the heart of Old town.Sit next to the wonderful Badgir(Win tower),watch a frame of the serene desert sky ,and enjoy a sip of herbal tea and local homemade food. Experience unforgetable moments with the Art house family in a welcoming ,friendly and relaxing atmosphere.

Reviewed By Iman E

At the entrance was written: “ Entrance fee is 40000 rials, but if you use cafe there will be no entrance fee, I and my wife and friend spend 500,000 rials on cafe, they asked us for 100,000 more for entrance fee , the prices are already expensive enough!! And also they added 10 percent service fee !
It’s a shame to see tourists just like a walking Euros !!

3. Towers of silence

Yazd, Iran +98 913 157 3319
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4.5 based on 704 reviews

Towers of silence

Reviewed By ColchesterSleeper - Colchester

The Zoroastrians still exist but due to the creep of the town to the Towers of Silence they are no longer used. In the olden days the dead were taken up to the hilltop tower and laid out in circles for the vultures to eat thereby efficiently disposing of the body. Make sure you have a guide to explain the religion to you.
After seeing the small buildings at the bottom where the relatives would have gathered climb up the hill to see the well preserved courtyard.

4. Jame Mosque of Yazd

Seyed Rokn-e-din alley , Imam Street, Yazd, Iran +98 913 157 3319
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4.5 based on 363 reviews

Jame Mosque of Yazd

Reviewed By Berichthier214 - Buren, The Netherlands

Day or night, this Masjed-e Jame is worth a visit. Built in the 12th century and remodelled in the 14th, it has some of the highest minarets, 48 meters, in Iran.
The main entrance is different from most other mosques. Due to the slender structure, it looks even higher. The predominantly blue tiles give this building a striking appearance, outside as well as inside. It looks stunning.

5. Jameh Mosque

Imam Khomeyni Street, Yazd, Iran 00989131521785
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4.5 based on 158 reviews

Jameh Mosque

Reviewed By TC0241 - Lautrec, France

A very well maintained mosque classic in design and decor. very open and easy to enjoy.
A small museum is to the far side and for a small fee (To assist with restoration) you can see how it has been restored with some pieces from the original building works

6. Kharanagh

80 km environ de Yazd, Yazd, Iran +98 913 157 3319
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4.5 based on 88 reviews

Kharanagh

Reviewed By Ali J - Yazd Province, Iran

Kharanagh Village is 70 km from Yazd. It's a brilliant abandoned village with unique texture. It really worth to walk in maze-like allies at this village.

7. Dolat-Abad Garden

Iran-shahr Street | Mojahedin Square, Yazd, Iran +98 913 157 3319
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4 based on 312 reviews

Dolat-Abad Garden

Reviewed By toirancom - Iran

The Dowlatabad Garden is an example of Persian Paradise Gardens meaning it has a Chahar Bagh layout intended to bring to mind the four rivers of the Garden of Eden. A Chahar Bagh layout is a quadrangular/rectangular canal pattern in which waterways or pathways are used to quarter the garden.
This is a must see site while you are visiting Yazd.

8. Amir Chakhmagh

Salman-e-Farsi | Shohada four cross, Yazd 780726, Iran +98 913 157 3319
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4 based on 332 reviews

Amir Chakhmagh

Reviewed By very-sunny - Lodz, Poland

there are better places to see around Yazd. There is no water in the Fountain now and it does make a differance.
just the front wall is something to have a look at. few nice souvenir shops inside the gate and not much more than that.

9. Water Museum

Amir Chakhmagh sq., Yazd, Iran 6268340
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4 based on 351 reviews

Water Museum

Reviewed By Amirafshar M - Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

You will be definitely impressed after realizing how the water distribution system, wells, had been built. You will gain lots of useful information. This museum is located in the corner of Amir-Chakhmagh Square. It is easily accessible.

10. Museum of Zoroastrians History and Culture

Milad, Yazd, Iran +98 913 524 6477
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4.5 based on 57 reviews

Museum of Zoroastrians History and Culture

Reviewed By frerah

You don’t wanna leave your experience of getting aquatinted with the Zoroastrian culture incomplete, after paying the visit to the Adoryan (fire-temple) and Dakhma (the air-burial place), by missing this unique museum of Zoroastrian culture and history.
There are English speaking Zoroastrian guides that’ll provide you with information on both the culture and history of the people, and the complex itself, which has been a school-orphanage down to not a long time ago.

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