Zurkhaneh, meaninig the home of strength, is typical Iranian style gym, where athletes exercise ancient sport or Varzesh-e Bastani inside there. Zurkhaneh was the main place for wrestling until the mid of 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 at the middle of the room. The anicient gym is taken place at the Gowd.
Athletes enter the Gowd by the permission of the Morshed.
Persian Walk proudly runs Zurkhaneh tour on Sunday & Tuesday evening and Friday Morning in Tehran.
So we design tour not only in a Zurkhaneh but also you can visit one the newest museum of Tehran, where was prevouisly used as the main prison of Terhan. The price of this tour is 20 Euros per person and it’s included all expenses such as entrance fees and transportaions to the Zurkhaneh.
Meeting point is Shahid Mofatteh Metro station, in front of the ticket booth.
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 WhatssApp or Viber: +98 935 891 46 04
|Day||Meeting Point||Meeting Time||Price|
|Sunday & Tuesday||
Metro station (Red Line)
|4:30 P.M||20 Euros|
|Friday||10:30 A.M||20 Euros|
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