During the Safavid period, Qazvin was the capital of Iran for 57 years, and because of this, there is a lot of things you need to know about Qazvin and see there that you cannot visit all of them on a short trip. If you are planning to travel to this historical city in your Iran tour, come along with us and get acquainted with the most spectacular and historical attractions in the city of Qazvin:
Sa'd al-Saltaneh Caravanserai
This inn is one of the most important sights of Qazvin and even in Iran tourism, which was built during the Qajar era and is the largest indoor caravanserai in cities of Iran. Sada-al-Saltanah Caravanserai has been renovated in recent years and has become one of the most important tourist attractions about Qazvin. The interesting architecture and different atmosphere of the market will take you to the past and is so attractive that you will not be tired of it.
One of the spectacular places that have stories about Qazvin is the Russian Church. This church is one of the smallest Orthodox churches in Iran. This Church was built by the Russians during the Second World War in Qazvin, but today the church is not religious and is kept as a historical monument.
Bolour Bathhouse (Stone Museum)
The Qajar bath is located in the old city's texture and its history dates back to the Safavid era and Qajar era, but no one knows about who the constructor is. The bath was used until the late 70's, but after that decade, it changed to Qazvin Stone Museum. In the rock museum, more than 4,500 pieces of stones and about 800 fossils are kept from different periods of geology.
Jameh Mosque of Qazvin
Jameh Mosque of Qazvin is one of the most beautiful sights of Qazvin and one of the largest and oldest mosques in Iran. From the Iranian architecture style of the various parts of the mosque it seems that every part of it has been built or renovated.
Ali Qapu gate
Ali Qapu gate is the 7th entrance of the Safavid gardens. This is the entrance to the main royal citadel of the Safavids. From the decorations of this room, only its inscriptions and tile works that it is considered as one of the attractions of Qazvin.
One of the attractions that shows many things about Qazvin, which you should not miss on your journey, is Chehel Sotoun building. This mansion is the only building that has been reigned from the time of Safavid king, Shah Tahmasb. Chehel Sotoun of Qazvin is built as an octagonal and has an attractive architecture. These days, the mansion serves as the Qazvin Calligraphy Museum and shows a part of Iranian culture.
Tomb of the Four Prophets
This place according to the tomb narrations, is belong to four Prophets of Israel which have brought the news of birth of Christ to Jerusalem. Except for these four Prophets, the tomb of Imam Zadeh Saleh is also in this place. This is one of the few pre-Islamic buildings in Qazvin, which still stands and is one of the most spectacular places in Qazvin that attracts many tourists.