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


Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

There is a daily flight from Tehran.

  • 1 Hamadan International Airport. Hamadan Airport (Q3434652) on Wikidata Hamadan International Airport on Wikipedia

By train[edit]

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). Hamadan Railway Station (Q44304518) on Wikidata

By car[edit]

By bus[edit]

There are buses from Tehran and other major cities.

Get around[edit]

Map of Hamadan


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. Ali-Sadr Cave (Q4724513) on Wikidata Ali-Sadr Cave on Wikipedia
  • 2 Avicenna's Mausoleum (آرامگاه بوعلی سینا). Tomb of the Persian polymath Avicenna (Abu Ali Sina), includes a museum. Avicenna Mausoleum (Q5952145) on Wikidata Avicenna Mausoleum on Wikipedia
  • 3 Tomb of Baba Taher. Baba Taher Mausoleum (Q5948926) on Wikidata Baba Tahir Mausoleum, Hamadan on Wikipedia
  • 4 Alavian Cupola (Gonbad-e Alavian). Alaviyan Dome (Q5910145) on Wikidata Alaviyan Dome on Wikipedia
  • 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 . Ganj Nameh inscriptions (Q426225) on Wikidata Ganjnameh on Wikipedia
  • 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. Tomb of Esther and Mordechai (Q5369466) on Wikidata Tomb of Esther and Mordechai on Wikipedia
  • 7 Stephen Gregory Church (کلیسای گریگوری استفان). One of the churches of the Iranian-Armenians Saint Stephen and Gregory the Illuminator Church (Hamadan) (Q65361722) on Wikidata
  • 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. Hamedan Museum of Natural History (Q5644461) on Wikidata Hamedan Museum of Natural History on Wikipedia
  • Nazari House
  • Mohammadi House
  • 9 Hamedan Stone Lion (Shir Sangi Hamedan). Hamadan Stone Lion (Q5644463) on Wikidata Hamadan Stone Lion on Wikipedia
  • 10 Ekbatana. Excavated Ancient City Ecbatana (Q696193) on Wikidata Ecbatana on Wikipedia
  • 11 Borj-e Qorban. Qorban Tower (Q65367148) on Wikidata






  • 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.



Stay safe[edit]

See also the warnings at Iran#Stay safe.

Emergency services[edit]

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

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