Si-e Tir, the Most Delicious Street in Tehran
Si-e Tir street (30th Tir, pronounced in Farsi as see-ye teer) can be considered as one of the capital’s most interesting streets. The cobblestone 30 Tir Street, in the heart of Tehran is a cozy sidewalk street providing pleasant nights for locals and tourists hangout. Tehran Food Street is a place to have fun with all the Persian delicious food that you must try.
Si-e Tir is an old and famous street in the center of Tehran with an interesting history. Its name (30th Tir) corresponding with date July 21 comes from the uprising that took place pro-Mossadegh against Shah in 1952.
Nowadays, mobile cafes on Si-e Tir Street create a lively urban atmosphere, increase citizens interaction and provide environment for spending urban leisure time.
Due to the fact that the holy places of different religions (St. Peter Church, Haim synagogue and Zoroastrian fire temple) are built there next to each other, Si-e Tir street is also known as the religions district.
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In this article you will Read:
- Where is Si-e Tir street located?
- What are the charms of Si-e Tir street?
- Which Tehran attractions are located near Si-e Tir street?
- How did Si-e Tir Street become Street Food?
Where Is Si-e Tir Street Located?
Si-e Tir street is between Imam Khomeini Square (Toop Khaneh) and Hasan Abad Square. An easy access to this area is a 500-meter walk from Imam Khomeini Metro and a 380-meter walk from Hasan Abad Metro.
It continues north to Jomhuri Street in district 12 in southern Tehran. Then Si-e Tir continues to Nofel Loshato street where its name changes to Mirza Kuchak Khan.
What Are the Charms of Si-e Tir Street?
District 12, the beating heart of Tehran is full of old buildings surrounded by the modern hustle and bustle. This district is loaded with culture, diverse places of worship, and more recently, food trucks and street music. Here in the heart of Tehran, Si-e Tir recently famous as Tehran food street is located. This nostalgic street in old Tehran is full of delicious food where you feel a good sense of difference, a combination of tradition and modernity. You can taste a variety of local dishes and snacks, homemade sandwiches, traditional food, falafel and fast food, juices, coffee, tea, ice cream, and more.
When you are in Tehran, don’t miss taking an evening stroll along this relaxing sidewalk after a day sightseeing at neighbor monuments. Listen to street music, taste delicious food offered by beautifully designed food trucks, sip some coffee from the bicycle drivers and rub elbows with the Iranians.
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Which Tehran attractions are located near Si-e Tir street?
In fact, it can be said that about 60% of the historical monuments of Tehran which are registered as the ancient heritage are located in this region. Surprisingly, the street is surrounded by 15 museums.
At the beginning of this street, National Museum of Iran (Archeological museum) placed. This museum is the first official museum in Iran to house most of the ancient archeological findings from scientific excavations from the Paleolithic to the Islamic period. The museum has two sections, “Ancient Iran” and “Islamic Era”.
At the other end of the street, the unique Museum of Glass and Ceramic (Abgineh Museum) housing to many beautiful artworks is located. The main mansion of the Glass Museum is a Qajar building located in the middle of a 7,000 m2 garden. The building was built by the order of Ahmad Ghavam, nicknamed Ghavam ol-Saltanah, an influential Iranian politician, at about 1299 AD, coinciding with the extinction of the Qajar dynasty and the establishment of the first Pahlavi.
The former Mashq (parade) Square, or the National Garden of Tehran (Bagh-e Melli), which houses historical monuments such as the Gate of the National Garden and some museums as Post and Communication and the Ebrat Museums.
Known as the Religions Street, in Si-e Tir you can pay homage to the Zoroastrian School and Fire Temple of Firooz Bahram, the Armenian St. Mary Church, St. Peter Church and Haim Jewish Synagogue.
The Church of St. Peter is more than 150 years old built in 1891 by Protestant missionaries based in Tehran. This church, as part of the history of christianity in Tehran, is a combination of European and Iranian architectural styles.
One of the cafes is Cafe Gol Rezaieh, the hangout of the past and present writers, artists and embassy staff. The decoration of the cafe takes you back to the 30’s or 40’s in Tehran. The walls are covered by photo of writers and poets, simple wooden tables and chairs, old clean cups and mugs, and the warm, gentle smell of coffee.
Following Mirza Kuchak Khan street, you reach the Russian Embassy. The Russian embassy is a famous monument in old times. Primarily, owned by Amin ol-Sultan and known as the Atabak Garden. The garden was later given to the former Soviet embassy and is now the Russian embassy. Thanks to its history, this building has witnessed many historical events; Including the conflicts between Iran government forces and Sattar Khan during the constitutional revolution.
Museum of Science and Technology, National Library, Malik Museum, Farabi Cinema Foundation, Tehran Industrial Conservatory, historical cafes are some other beautiful and historic buildings of Tehran located at this street.
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How did Si-e Tir Street become Street Food?
It was in early 1995 that changes took place on Si-e Tir Street. At first, no one knew what was the plan for this street, it was cobblestoned and later interesting stands were set up there. It was late fall of the same year when the activities started. As soon as the news was distributed, many visitors from Tehran and even other cities found their ways into this lively and cheerful street. Today, the street has turned to a tourist attraction for domestic and foreign visitors.
It is highly suggested to have a different experience of eating there, head to Si Tir Street at night and have a pleasant and unforgettable dining experience with these food trucks. The cheerful and different environment of Si-e Tir Street, creates a unique night for you.