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Maragheh, also Romanized as Marāgheh; also known as Marāgha), is an ancient city in and the capital of Maragheh County, East Azerbaijan Province, Iran. At the 2012 census, its population was 163,859, in 47,982 families.Maragheh is on the bank of the river Sufi Chay. The population consists mostly of Iranian Azerbaijanis who speak the Azerbaijani language. It is 130km from Tabriz, the largest city in Iranian Azerbaijan.HistoryMaragheh is an ancient city encompassed by a high wall ruined in many places, and has four gates. Two stone bridges in good condition are said to have been constructed during the reign of Hulaku Khan (1217-1265), who made Maragheh the capital of the Ilkhanate. Shortly thereafter it became the seat of the Church of the East Patriarch Mar Yaballaha III.One of the famous burial towers, the Gonbad-e-Kabud (Blue Tower, 1197), is decorated with decorative patterns resembling Penrose tiles.Its marble, which is known throughout Iran as Maragha marble, is a travertine obtained at the village ofPlan your vacation with our Iran trip maker website and discover the best things to do in Maragheh.
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