One of the significant constructions of the Safavid era and the sole surviving pavilion of Shah Tahmasb’s royal residences from the middle of the 10th century AH is the Qazvin Chehel Sotun house, also known as Kolah Farangi. The wall paintings of this structure, which is around 500 square meters in size and has two […]
Another gorgeous sight in the Alamut region is Hir village which is 65 kilometers away from Qazvin city. The village of Cornelian Cherries.
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 […]
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 […]
Get ready to join us on a trip to visit one of the amazing lakes of Iran. Together we step on the path leading Ovan Lake and get to know this natural attraction of Qazvin. We will tell you about the facilities of Ovan Lake and review the opportunities for having fun along this […]
Rice is the most common item in Iranian cuisine. They love rice and use it in almost every dish. They cook rice, mixed with lots of things: lentils, mung beans, tomatoes, cherries, saffron and dried or fresh vegetables. But the most luxurious Iranian rice dish is the famous traditional food of Qazin, Gheymeh Nesar.
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) […]
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 […]