Tehran is the capital of Iran. With a population of around 8.6 million in the city and 15 million in its larger metropolitan area, Tehran is the most populous city in Iran and Western Asia, and it has the second-largest metropolitan area in the Middle East. It experiences mild springs and autumns, hot and dry summers and short but cold winters.
Tehran is served by the international airports, a central railway station, the rapid transit system of Tehran Metro, a bus rapid transit system and a large network of highways.
Tehran, as one of the main tourist destinations in Iran, has a wealth of cultural attractions. It is home to royal complexes of Golestan, Saadabad and Niavaran. There are several historic, artistic and scientific museums in Tehran, including the National Museum, the Malek Museum, the Cinema Museum at Ferdows Garden, etc. There is also the Museum of Contemporary Art, which hosts works of famous artists such as Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, and Andy Warhol.
The City Theater of Tehran is one of Iran’s biggest theater complexes which contains several performance halls. The complexes of Mellat Gallery and Cineplex, Azadi Cinema, and Cinema Farhang are among the most popular cinema complexes in Tehran.
Tehran has a wide range of shopping centers, and is home to over 60 modern shopping malls. The largest old bazaars of Tehran are the Grand Bazaar and the Bazaar of Tajrish.
Also, there are over 2,100 parks and green spaces within the metropolis of Tehran.