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Sa’d al-Saltaneh Caravanserai

Sa’d al-Saltaneh Caravanserai is a structure that dates back to the Qajar era. As you might know, most Caravanseraies are located outside the cities. But this one is the biggest Iranian Caravanserai inside a city. Its long vaulted passages are full of different shops. Thus, you can enjoy seeing the galleries and shops full of […]

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Qajar Bathhouse & Anthropology Museum

As an ancient tradition, public bathhouses have been an important part of every city in Persia and there are numerous public bathhouses in cities and villages of Iran. As the technology advanced, most public bathhouses were abandoned. As a result, most of these hammams have turned in to ruins. There are a few remaining hammams [...]
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Jameh Mosque of Qazvin

Known as the oldest Jameh Mosque in Iran, Jameh Mosque of Qazvin was built in 807 AD. Like many other mosques in the country, the mosque was built to replace a Zoroastrian fire temple which dated back to the Sassanian Empire (224–651 AD). The mosque was relatively small in size until the Safavid Dynasty (1501–1736) […]

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Qazvin Chehel Sotun

Qazvin Chehel Sotun is a Safavid Pavilion in the central district of Qazvin. When Shah Tahmasp I (1514 – 1576) moved the capital from Tabriz to Qazvin, he ordered architects from around the country to design and build a royal pavilion and garden for himself. The result was a huge royal complex and the Chehel […]

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Aminiha Hosseiniyeh

Originally built as a personal property, Aminiha Hosseiniyeh is one of the most beautiful well-preserved historical houses of Qazvin. The house was built in 1858 by a wealthy merchant named Haj Mohammad Reza Amini. Most parts of the house were later donated to be used during Muharram ceremonies as an Islamic Waqf. That’s when the [...]
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