An equally extensive carpet production can be found in one of the largest cities in the country, the qualities of which range from simple to luxurious. We are talking about Tabriz, a city located 600km west of the capital Tehran and as the provincial capital is the home of the Asari, the largest minority in the country. For centuries, Tabriz has been a place of trade with its central location to Azerbaijan, Armenia and Turkey. Among the traded products there have always been hand-knotted Persian carpets. The blue mosque and the statue of the famous poet Khaqani are well-known in Tabriz.
In proportion to their size, there are few places of tourist interest. This is mainly due to the fact that most of the really old buildings have fallen victim to the many earthquakes of recent centuries. Most recently, the city was completely destroyed in 1780, in 2012 it was hit by a slight earthquake.
In the center, only two famous historical buildings have been preserved: the blue Mosque, from which many blue tiles have already fallen off due to the tremors, and the medieval citadel, which is more reminiscent of a large-scale construction site.
In the immediate vicinity of the last two monuments is the Azerbaijani Museum, where finds from excavations of the region can be admired.
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