Most of the Maragheh residents consider themselves Iranian Azerbaijani. Maragheh was the capital of Ilkhanid Dynasty for a short time in thirteenth century.
Maragheh is on the railway route between Tabriz and Tehran.
There are buses from Tehran and Tabriz.
- 1 Maragheh Observatory (Faː رصدخانه). An institutionalized astronomical observatory which was established in 1259 CE under the patronage of the Ilkhanid Hulagu and the directorship of Nasir al-Din al-Tusi, a Persian scientist and astronomer. In the heights west of Maragheh, East Azerbaijan Province, Iran, it was once considered one of the most prestigious observatories in the world.
- 2 Qirmizi Gunbad (Faː گنبد سرخ). A tower belong to Sajoughi period (12th century).
- 3 Guy Gunbad (Faːگنبد کبود). The grave for Halgu Khan (first ruler of Ilkhanid Dynasty) built in 13th century.