Located in North West of country and is capital of Azarbaijan province. The people of Azarbaijan speak Azari-Turkish. Tabriz was Mongol capital in the 13th century, and again under the blaksheep dynasty who ruled from Tabriz in the 15th century. Jahan-shah (1436-67A.D.) was an active ruler who enlargened Tabriz, building the blue mask in 1465.
The Blue Mosque is one of the few completely covered mosques in Iran and has exquisite polychrome ornamentation. The flavour of old Tabriz is preserved in the covered bazaar where jewelry and carpets, among the finest in Iran, , are found. Another site to be visited is the Shah-Goli Pavilion build in the middle of an artificial lake.