What to do and see in Hamadan, Iran: The Best Places and Tips

November 16, 2017 Velvet Champine

Hamadān (pronounced [hæmædɒːn]) or Hamedān (Persian: همدان‎, Hamedān) (Old Persian: Haŋgmetana, Ecbatana) is the capital city of Hamadan Province of Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 473,149, in 127,812 families.
Restaurants in Hamadan

1. Ali Sadr Cave

Hamadan, Iran +98 81 3825 5552
Excellent
72%
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21%
Satisfactory
7%
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4.5 based on 141 reviews

Ali Sadr Cave

Reviewed By mdg1003 - dubai

worth visiting! Don‘t miss it. So affordable and yet amazingly an experience worth doing! Too bad the tour guide who assisted the guests only speak farsi...don‘t forget to bring a jacket, could be colder esp during winter days....we went on a holiday, shocking that there was no queue at all!

2. Ganjnameh Inscriptions

Imperial Road | Alvand Mountain, Hamadan 65156, Iran +98 918 901 3002
Excellent
62%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 43 reviews

Ganjnameh Inscriptions

Reviewed By MohammadNejad - Tehran, Iran

it is the same as it was carved more than around 25 hundred years ago on the stones , when you stand just next to the inscriptions and think about 2500 years ago no doubt you will find a great and strange feeling in yourself . everybody knows Darius the great and also Xerxes the great who has ordered for the inscriptions . in addition to what you can find in the books ,...there are meanings and history of the inscription next to the carved stones in English and Farsi .
inscription are located at the end of too beautiful valley with a waterfall that people went there for a picnic , to have a food in restaurant ,..... . In recent years a cable car , little aquarium and a few other similar fun has been added by the name of Ganjnameh Touristic Village to the area . generally all evenings are too crowded mainly holidays , visiting for the tourists recommended in the mornings .

3. Ibn-e Sina Tomb

Boo Ali Sq, Hamadan 65156, Iran
Excellent
40%
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34%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
5%
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4 based on 75 reviews

Ibn-e Sina Tomb

Reviewed By Tara G

I myself love Ibn-e Sina's character and works thus being in his tomb with eng. Seihoon's artistic architecture felt very good. The local guide was informative and very polite and hospitable. There were a few paintings of Ibn-e Sina's life around his tomb. Also there was a museum of medical equipment of different eras like even Dr. Gharib's.
The garden had beautiful trees and a small pool that made possible of nice pictures.
Just make sure you don't have problem with crowded places.

4. Tomb of Esther and Mordechai

Entrance through the Bazaar, via Lane 4, Hamadan 65156, Iran
Excellent
34%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
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4 based on 38 reviews

Tomb of Esther and Mordechai

Reviewed By Archaeobuff - Sydney, Australia

This was the 14th century Mausoleum that is said to contain the remains of Esther and her uncle Mordecai. They were Jews according to the Bible and she became the wife of Xerxes and saved the Persian Jews from persecution through her influence at court. It is a holy site of pilgrimage for Iranian Jews. We met the Rabbi and they are now down to 6 families so they are concerned about the future of the shrine. It was a lovely setting with pomegranate trees in full fruit. Well worth a visit.

5. Hegmataneh Hill

Ekbatan Square | City Centre, Hamadan 65156, Iran
Excellent
32%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
2%
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2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 50 reviews

Hegmataneh Hill

Reviewed By jwhitehouse - Oakland, California

Actually the covered portion of the Hamadan's ancient Achaemenid city is well done where on can walk along the ruins. The Armenian church beyond the nice museum in worth a stop, also. The museum has some very impressive pieces.

6. Tomb of Baba Taher

Hamadan, Iran +98 912 731 0517
Excellent
41%
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4 based on 28 reviews

Tomb of Baba Taher

Reviewed By jwhitehouse - Oakland, California

The review in Lonely Planet we thought was a bit rough on this simple but nicely done memorial to a reviewed poet. In a nicely landscaped park one finds the mausoleum to this man with his short poems in beautiful Caligraphy on opalescent stone with natural light coming through.

7. Alvand

Hamadan, Iran
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
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5 based on 8 reviews

Alvand

Reviewed By ghasemi5671

Alvand is referred to a Volkanic Mount Near Hamedan (Iran) with 3584m Height which is known also as Char-Gholleh. The wellknown Alvand (3428m) is more Beautiful cat-shape Cliff which is 14km far from Char-Gholleh. Climbing Alvand during winter is a little hard

8. Gonbad Alavian

Alavian Blvd, near Imamzadeh Abdollah square | in Chahar bagh e Alavian, Hamadan 65156, Iran
Excellent
25%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
30%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 20 reviews

Gonbad Alavian

Reviewed By PeterC489 - London

The age is uncertain and its use has varied, but it was at one stage the tomb of the Alavian family. The stucco work is monochrome, but amazing. See it before it crumbles further.

9. Shir Sangi (Stony Lion)

Sangshir Square, Hamadan 65156, Iran
Excellent
9%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
65%
Poor
9%
Terrible
4%
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3 based on 22 reviews

Shir Sangi (Stony Lion)

Reviewed By Alireza_Samimi - Tehran, Iran

This stone-made statue is not so special compared to other historical attractions of Hamadan city. It dates back to Alexander the Great era and was built to honor one of his commanders who was killed in a battle conquering the city of Hegmataneh.

10. Tepe Nush-e Jan

50 kilometers south of modern Hamadan, Hamadan, Iran
Excellent
67%
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3.5 based on 3 reviews

Tepe Nush-e Jan

Reviewed By MohammadNejad - Tehran, Iran

located on a hill in left side of the road from Malayer to Hamedan , I had seen many times the hills and in respect to its big sign near the road I was interested to visit the hills. hopefully you can drive close to the location . really I was disappointed when we reached on top of the hill , there was a renovated building which has been covered with a shelter , entrance door to the main saloon was locked and we visited around the building . it seems most of the building had been ruined and the main part of it has been renovated . really I had no feeling to be in a historical area . later as I checked I found the building was a fire temple which returns to the Sasanid density or before of Sasanids.
recommendation : if you are interested in Noushijan visit it only in the books and internet .

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