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Cinema Museum, Tehran

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Learn about the history of Iranian cinema at Cinema Museum. Exhibits include equipment, pictures, and posters of Iranian cinema through history, all with explanations in English. The palace where the museum is housed today was once a residence of the Qajar family, and it had many owners before it became a museum in 2002. Visit the cafe and the restaurant for a break; afterward watch some classic or modern Iranian movies in the 121-seat cinema on site. By using our Tehran travel itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Cinema Museum and other attractions in Tehran.
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  • Cinema Museum is located in north of Tehran near Tajrish. the complex name is Bagh-e-Ferdows and it is infront of Zaferaniyeh in Valiasr street. the building was made with order of Mohamad Shah Qajar ...  more »
  • Cinema museum is located in a garden name Ferdows. It is a very pleasant and green area with an old historical building inside.  more »
  • there is a beautiful building in a lovely garden.you can sit in one of two cafes,drink a coffee and think about greatness of tore and architecture.  more »
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  • very interesting place for iranian cinema lovers. I think it is better than Ghazali (شهرک سینمایی غزالی)
  • Without great knowledge of Iranian cinema history, it's difficult to relate to the exhibited objects. There is not much of explanation thus my visit was more watching without really understanding. Prices for tourists are like seven times higher than for Iranians. Still a beautiful building with a relaxing park.
  • It has a good collection of few items related to Iranian cinema, with lots of images of actors although it is not complete. The building is old and belong to Qajar era.
  • Nothing special for a tourist, could be only interesting for people who've followed Iranian cinema in the past 5 decades. Even for people who know about Iranian cinema, the museum mostly offers old movie posters, nothing else. The museum is designed well though. Relatively cheap entrance fee.
  • Beautiful building, landscape and atmosphere to relax, have a cup of tea and buy handmade gifts or books. Breakfast was not very good at Viuna cafe but we enjoyed the garden and chilled out around the building.

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The northern districts of Tehran possess a more suburban, cosmopolitan feel, and a more spacious form, with a number of accommodations geared towards international tourism. Luxury hotels with pools overlooking the parks sit alongside some more basic and humble offerings, usually located on the lesser side streets. The southern districts offer a livelier experience, where guesthouses, hostels, and simple hotels line the confusing bundle of winding streets. Of course, some areas of the south open up a little, and here you'll find a good number of standard and mid-range hotels with varying levels of amenities.
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