Tabriz is the second industrial city in Iran, which is the third most populous city in the country. Along with Istanbul Tabriz was one of the 5 largest cities in the world of 16th century. Located in the northwest of Iran on the Silk Road was a special significance to this city during the history. Azerbaijan's most popular city and the city that has been chosen frequently as the capital of Iran. During the Qajar dynasty, Tabriz was used as residence center of Iranian Crown Prince (1794–1925). The city has been ruined several times by terrible earthquakes but again it has been restored. Most of the people in this city are Turks and they speak Azerbaijani Turkish. Lots of architectural monuments of Ilkhaniyan (Mongol Empire) Safavid, and Qajar era has been remained in this city.
The most important attractions of Tabriz are: Blue Mosque, Tabriz Bazaar, Eilgoli Park, Kandovan Village, Arasbaran Forests, Babak Fort, and Tabriz Great Museum.