city in Hamadan Province, Iran

Hamadan is one of the oldest cities in Western Iran, and some believe the world.

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There is a daily flight from Tehran.

  • 1 Hamadan International Airport.    

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Hamedan has a daily train service from Mashad via the capital Tehran.

  • 2 Hamadan railway station (ایستگاه راه‌آهن همدان) (12 km northeast of city centre).  

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There are buses from Tehran and other major cities.

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Map of Hamadan

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Tomb of Esther and Mordechai
Holy Mary Church, part of Hamadan's Christian legacy.
  • 1 Ali Sadr Cave. – about 100km north of Hamadan lies this fascinating cave which is the world's largest water cave. Best toured by pedal boat.    
  • 2 Avicenna's Mausoleum (آرامگاه بوعلی سینا). Tomb of the Persian polymath Avicenna (Abu Ali Sina), includes a museum.    
  • 3 Tomb of Baba Taher.    
  • 4 Alavian Cupola (Gonbad-e Alavian).    
  • 5 Ganjnameh. is an ancient inscription which has been carved in granite, is composed of two sections. One on the left ordered by Darius I and the other on the right was ordered by Xerxes I .    
  • Estakhr-e Abbas Abad (an over-the-hill lake with a magnificent view to the city.)
  • 6 Tomb of Esther and Mordechai. Believed to house the remains of the biblical Queen Esther and her uncle Mordechai, it is the most important pilgrimage site for Jews in the country.    
  • 7 Stephen Gregory Church (کلیسای گریگوری استفان). One of the churches of the Iranian-Armenians  
  • 8 Hamedan Museum of Natural History, end of Azadegan Boulevard (on the Bu Ali Sina University campus), +98 81 3442 4200. 09ː00-12ː00, 14ː30-18ː00. it has a considerable taxidermic collection of animals and insects. The museum also has an aquarium and live fish tanks.    
  • Nazari House
  • Mohammadi House
  • 9 Hamedan Stone Lion (Shir Sangi Hamedan).    
  • 10 Ekbatana. Excavated Ancient City    
  • 11 Borj-e Qorban.  

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  • 1 Baba Taher International Hotel, +98 81 3422 6517. Business hotel, located north of city centre.
  • 2 Katibeh Hotel, Etam Blvd and Abbasabad Rd, +98 81 3838 1919. A modern apartment-type hotel with new furnishings. Restaurant also on site.

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See also the warnings at Iran#Stay safe.

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  • Police: 110
  • Fire department: 125
  • EMS: 115
  • Road EMS: 115 or 112

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