Tabriz Carpet Weaving City
The City of Pioneers is an unofficial motto for Tabriz, a major city and provincial capital in north west of Iran. The motto is given because of the pioneering role of the city in modernization signs in Iran; and its leading role in movement toward the formation of modern Iran. Some of firsts of Tabriz in the Iranian History are: Printing Industry, Library, Guest house or Hotel, Cinema, School, Kindergartens and school for the Deaf & Mute, Municipality, Firefighting, Telephone System, Power Plant, Charity Foundation NGO, Air Taxi and etc.
Tabriz contains many historical monuments, representing Iran's architectural transition throughout its deep history. Most of Tabriz's preserved historical sites belong to Ilkhanid, Safavid and Qajar. Some of Tabriz tourist attractions are the grand Bazaar of Tabriz, Shah Goli Park, Blue Mosque, Azerbaijan Museum and etc. With cold winters and temperate summers, Tabriz is considered a summer resort. It was named World Carpet Weaving City by the World Crafts Council in October 2015 and Exemplary Tourist City of 2018 by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.