Yazd Old City, Iran

The ancient city of Yazd in Iran

Travel to the ancient city of Yazd, a place of stunning beauty and rich history in the heart of Iran. Founded over 3,000 years ago, Yazd has remained an influential city, serving as a vital center of Persian architecture, Zoroastrianism, and culture. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is officially known as the Historic City of Yazd.

When you visit Yazd, you can explore the winding alleys and well-preserved mud-brick buildings, such as the impressive Jame Mosque, with its striking blue tilework and towering minarets. Other highlights include the Zoroastrian Fire Temple, the Towers of Silence, and the historic Fahadan neighborhood. Our tours in Iran, departing from Tehran, offer the opportunity to immerse yourself in the captivating history and culture of the enchanting ancient city of Yazd.

the ancient city of Yazd Iran

“Yazd was a thriving city in ancient Persia, known for its unique architecture, Zoroastrian heritage, and vibrant culture (3rd millennium BCE).”

Curiosities about Yazd:

  1. Yazd is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, founded over 3,000 years ago.
  2. The city is known for its unique Persian architecture, including using wind catchers (badgers) for natural cooling.
  3. The Zoroastrian Fire Temple in Yazd houses a fire that has been burning for over 1,500 years.
  4. Zoroastrians used the Towers of Silence for sky burials, where the deceased was exposed to the elements and birds of prey.
  5. Yazd is famous for its qanats, an ancient underground irrigation system that supplies water to the city.
  6. The historic Fahadan neighborhood showcases well-preserved mud-brick buildings and narrow alleys.
  7. The Jame Mosque of Yazd is renowned for its intricate blue tilework and towering minarets.
  8. Yazd is home to Iran’s largest network of qanats, a testament to the city’s engineering prowess.
  9. The city is also known for its lush gardens, such as the Dowlat Abad Garden, which features the tallest wind catcher in Iran.
  10. Visitors can enjoy authentic Iranian hospitality and traditional cuisine in Yazd’s many teahouses and restaurants.

Visit the ancient city of Yazd Iran

As you wander through Yazd’s labyrinthine alleys, you’ll come across the Jame Mosque, a stunning example of Persian architecture adorned with intricate blue tilework and soaring minarets. The Zoroastrian Fire Temple, another must-see attraction, houses an eternal flame that has burned for over 1,500 years. Explore the eerie Towers of Silence, where Zoroastrians once practiced sky burials, and the charming Fahadan neighborhood, with its well-preserved mud-brick buildings and narrow streets.

Map of Yazd

Travel to the ancient city of Yazd

Choose from various tours in Iran that will take you to the mesmerizing ancient city of Yazd.

Photos of Yazd Old City, Iran

Discover the captivating beauty of Yazd through a selection of stunning images showcasing the city’s unique architecture, ancient sites, and vibrant culture.