Designing a Mobile Application for Tourism in the Architectural Heritage of Tehran


  • Yahya Sepehri Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism (RICHT), Tehran, Iran
  • Alireza Gholinejad Pirbazari Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism (RICHT), Tehran, Iran



Architectural Heritage, Mobile Application, Tehran, Tourism


Tehran has many valuable historical buildings as historical and populous capital. However, the increasing growth of the city and the uncontrolled prevalence of construction have endangered the city's architectural heritage in recent years. Introducing architecturally valuable buildings to people, and planning to visit them can reduce the risk of demolition. Recently, mobile applications and social networks have provided new facilities to boost tourism in Tehran following the spread of the Internet and the use of smartphones. The aim of this research is to provide a solution for tourism prosperity in Tehran's architectural heritage. This solution is defined in the form of a smartphone- based application. Users in this app can search the list of Tehran's architectural heritage and start tours to them. The application tries to complete its database of historical buildings and tours in interaction with users and under the supervision of experts. This research includes ideation, preliminary studies, design of the initial model, and proposal of the mechanism and user interface of the above application.


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How to Cite

Sepehri, Y., & Gholinejad Pirbazari, A. (2021). Designing a Mobile Application for Tourism in the Architectural Heritage of Tehran. Tourism and Heritage Journal, 3, 29–38.