Where is Qazvin?
Located in northwest Tehran, traveling to Qazvin province is not hard at all. Just a passionate traveler with a map is needed. Hop in the car and head to the northwest side of tis cute cat! The capital of Safavid dynasty is just 130km away.
Why to visit Qazvin?
The home of Mir Emad Qazvini, the most famous calligrapher of the city, Qazvin was once selected as the capital of the Persian empire by Shah Tahmasb. Since then, the city has been developed and every king and authority left his footprint on the history of the city. Historic buildings, cisterns and gates along with a rich culture and a variety of cuisines are all incredible emblems of the life of Qazvin city.
Top Sights in Qazvin
- Sepah Street
It is said that the street is the first street constructed in Iran. Walk on this historical street, listen to its stories of old times, and meet friendly locals. Watching people busy in their daily lives and eating traditional, delicious food in one of the best ways to get familiar with other city’s culture.
- Chehel Sotun
Wait a minute, are we in Isfahan? This may be your question too. But this is just a correspondence. There is a Chehel Sotun palace in Qazvin just as there is one in Isfahan. The two may have similar names but differ in characteristics. The Chehel Sotun in Qazvin was Shah Tahmasb’s royal palace. The palace was then reconstructed in Qajar era and now serves as a calligraphy museum.
- Tehran Gate
Located in the southeast of Qazvin, the gate was built in Qajar era. This brick-made structure with exquisite tile works was once the gateway of the city. The Tehran gate is a nationally-recognized historic site of Iran.
- Masjed-e Jameh
The mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Iran. It is said that the building was constructed on an ancient fire temple. The huge three-walled halls of the mosque and its marble Mihrab are spectacular.
- Aminiha Hosseiniyeh
With its colored-glass windows, incredible mirror works and glorious interior, the mansion was built by a wealthy merchant in the 18th century. Walk in the pleasant garden, wander in the vaulted basement and get lost in the exquisite decorations in every corner. The mansion also has a really fascinating history. So not miss it.
- When to go to Qazvin
Every season is a good time for traveling to this destination. During the first half of the year, when the weather is still cool, you will enjoy an agreeable climate. The autumn is another choice to record a memorable trip here.
- Traveling Tips
Remember to bring your camera, for every moment of this journey worth taking. No matter you want to wander in the city of experience an adventurous journey in the nature, do not forget your trekking shoes. Tasting the delicious, traditional food of Qazvin is a must.
As Always, take care of natural and historical treasures. Just leave our footprints and take beautiful memories.