Zurkhaneh, meaning the home of strength, is a traditional Iranian style gym, where athletes exercise ancient sport or Varzesh-e Bastani inside there. Zurkhaneh was the main place for wrestling until the mid-20th century. Then, it was replaced by international wrestling. After that, the other rituals have been continued by athletes. In Zurkhaneh Tour we try to show you one of the hidden parts of Iranian life.
This sport is a symbol of fairness and seniority. Athletes in Zurkhaneh are accompanied by a live traditional song and music by a person, who seats at an elevated and decorated area, who’s name is Morshed. He plays a drum and chants Persian poetry. This is one of the most attractive and unique parts of this sport.
When you enter Zurkhaneh by a low door, you need to bow in respect while entering. Gowd, a hexagonal sunken area with one-meter depth is located in the middle of the room. The ancient gym is taken place at the Gowd.
Athletes enter the Gowd by the permission of the Morshed.
Persian Walk proudly runs the Zurkhaneh tour on Sunday & Tuesday evening and Friday Morning in Tehran.
So we design a tour not only in a Zurkhaneh but also you can visit the “Qasr museum” which was previously used as the main prison of Tehran. This museum is a kind of prison museum which is beside the Zurkhaneh. The price of this tour is 20 Euros per person and it’s included all expenses such as entrance fees and transportations to the Zurkhaneh.
The meeting point is Shahid Mofatteh Metro station, in front of the ticket booth.
The tour will finish at the Qasr Museum beside the Zurkhaneh.
For more information about Tehran Metro please read this article.
For booking your spot in this tour, please contact us via:
Email: Info@persianwalk.com or WhatsApp or Viber: +98 935 891 46 04
|Day||Meeting Point||Meeting Time||Duration||Price|
|Sunday & Tuesday||
Metro station (Red Line)
|4:00 P.M||3.5 Hours||20 Euros|
|Friday||10:30 A.M||3.5 Hours||20 Euros|
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