fbpx

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 [...]
Read More

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) […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 [...]
Read More

Sa’d al-Saltaneh Caravanserai

Qazvin was the capital city of the Safavid Dynasty for the first 57 years of its rule, and even after the Safavid era came to an end, the city remained an important hub for trade and culture in Iran. There are numerous historical landmarks throughout the city of Qazvin and The Sa'd al-Saltaneh Caravanserai is [...]
Read More

Darb-e Kushk – Gate of Qazvin

Darb-e Kushk, is one of the 9 known historic gates in the city of Qazvin. The gate was built during the Qajar Dynasty (1785 to 1925) as a gateway to the Alamut region. Nowadays, only 2 of these 9 gates remain, the Tehran Gate and the Darb-e Kushk Gate, the later gate being the oldest. [...]
Read More

Cantor Church

The Cantor Church (also known as The Russian Church), is a Russian Orthodox church which was built in 1905 for the Russian engineers who were hired for road constructions in Qazvin. The church is relatively small in size, but what makes it stand out is its unique architecture and a three-story bellhouse which is roughly […]

Read More

Alamut Fortress, the Castle of the Assassins

The mysterious story of Alamut castle, the Old Man of the Mountains and his assassins is mixed with lots of legends and stories over the centuries. Almost a thousand years ago, during the Seljuq era (1037-1307), a boy was born in in the city of Qom, Persia. His name was Hassan Sabbah. The Seljuqs were [...]
Read More

Learn more about Iran and its people

Download the Ultimate Iran Guide 2019