Qazvin is the capital of Qazvin province and the largest city too. In the 16th century under the Safavid it was the capital of Iran. Shah Tahmasb made Qazvin the capital of the Safavid empire between the years 1548-1598, although the origin of this city dates back to Sassanid era. Qazvin is the capital of calligraphy in Iran.

Jame Mosque of Qazvin

    This mosque is one of the largest and oldest mosques in Iran, which was built on a fire temple of the Sassanid era. The mosque is four – Ivan style. It has built by the order of Harun al-Rashid.

Alamut Castle

    Alamut means the nest of eagle. It was a fortress located in a mountain. The castle has been leadership center or headquarter of Hasan Sabbah.

The Shrine of Imamzadeh Hossein

    Imamzadeh is the son of the eighth Imam, has a blue cupola preceded by a portal with six small minarets, in the best baroque style.


    This place is considered to be the tomb of four biblical prophets called; Sauwli, Salam, Al-Qia and Selum. Among the people they also are known as the four prophets. They promised the advent of Jesus.

Chehel Sotun

    It is a Safavid Pavilion located in Azadi square in Qazvin. It stands in the middle of a large garden, it is the only monument left of royal places from Shah Tahmasb time.

Cantor Church

    It is a Russian church was built in 1905. Like other churches it consists of a cruciform plan with an alter towards east.

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