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Reza Abbasi Museum

972 Shariati Street, Tehran, Iran
(21) 863003
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Ranked #6 of 47 Attractions in Tehran
Type: Museums
Most recent review
- Oct 17, 2014
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Canberra, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

You can find a brief review of Persian art history there. Apart from the ancient handicrafts that may be interesting for you, I highly recommend visiting historical paintings that showcase Tazhib, Tasheer, Iranian Miniature, etc etc. The name of the museum itself is chosen after a giant Iranian miniaturist living 500 yrs ago.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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102 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This museum is spectular! It is small and extremely well presented. The Lorestan bronzes and gold are superb. The Islamic pottery is beautiful. The staff friendly and helpful. There is also a large calligraphy section which may interest some (not me).

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

maybe you can tell it was the best museum.it has three sections and the last one contains many objects from ancient Persia.many bowls,spoons and dishes from 2 thousand years ago and you still wonder because they are very modern.the second floor contains stuff from Islamic period and the begging of abstract art and the stuff have a very nice and... More

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Tehran, Iran
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This museum is good for those who do not have too much time and want to get an inspiration from the Persian art and culture. The pre-Islamic and Islamic collections contains invaluable items that are not even depicted in the National museum of Iran. The museum shop also have nice objects. Some shops near the museum also sell Iranian souvenirs... More

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Tehran, Iran
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93 reviews 93 reviews
53 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Don't you have time to visit Archaeological Museum? Don't worry! Reza Abbasy is a small version of that museum with exquisite items on display. What I like about it is the selected items in smaller number, but having a lot to say. the quality of the items are exemplary and mind-blowing. Contemporary artists' exhibitions are also allowed here from time... More

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Tehran, Iran
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

loved this museum and i think it's a must see and also missed by alot of people as it's not near any other attraction. i would say definitely make time and visit this place. also check out the visitor shop, it's got some lovely things

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Tehran, Iran
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Reza Abbasi unique artwork will surely fascinated art lovers. Iranian art is very different, and when you understand it, so it'll be close. Love, beauty, simplicity, yet the greatness of Persian art is the profile of the museum.

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Tehran
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

First of all finding parking place was very difficult therefore I highly recommend to go there with public transportation. Second as I use a discount card I am not sure about the entrance fee but in Iran its usually less than one dollar which is nothing to discuss. The museum is small and I spent about one hour to visit... More

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Athens, Greece
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333 reviews 333 reviews
158 attraction reviews
330 helpful votes 330 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

The best and most valuable objects of the historical and prehistorical periods of Iran are here. Superb pieces of golden horns, ceramics bronzes and miniatures. Dont miss it

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Napa, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Hidden yet contains the most incredible collection of Persian artifacts. We were lucky to have an intellegent English speaking historian give us a guided tour (that is not her job at the museum). Must see and preferably have a guide.

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