Top 10 Things to do in Qazvin, Iran

November 18, 2017 Major Galusha

Qazvin (/kæzˈviːn/; Persian: قزوین‎, IPA: [ɢæzˈviːn] ( listen), also Romanized as Qazvīn, Caspin, Qazwin, or Ghazvin) is the largest city and capital of the Province of Qazvin in Iran. Qazvin was an ancient capital in the Safavid dynasty and nowadays is known as the calligraphy capital of Iran. It is famous for its Baghlava, carpet patterns, poets, political newspaper and pahlavi (Middle Persian) influence on its accent. At the 2011 census, its population was 381,598.
Restaurants in Qazvin

1. Caravanserai of Sa'd al-Saltaneh

Imam Khomeini Street, Qazvin, Iran
Excellent
63%
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37%
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4.5 based on 35 reviews

Caravanserai of Sa'd al-Saltaneh

Reviewed By Msharif1188

Great atmosphere! Where history and art join. Historical Carvan Sara with handcrafted art pieces are sold in retail stores. You can enjoy Qazvin's souvenir cookies and sweets in addition to delicious meals in several restaurants and cafes.

2. Tours of Alamut Valley and Castles of the Assassins

Qazvin 99134, Iran
Excellent
82%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
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4.5 based on 49 reviews

Tours of Alamut Valley and Castles of the Assassins

Daily tours to the Valley of the Assassins. Visiting the Castles of Lambesar and Alamut, Ovan Lake and the Canyons of Andaj. The drivers are all professional and experienced drivers giving you the feeling of safety and joy of the all-windy roads of Alborz mountain range.

Reviewed By omar18 - verona

One of the best tour ever done! Alamut valley offers gorgeous landscapes and Hosein is the best of the best as guide. Perfect organization, very friendly atmosphere, great knowledge of the valley. Hosein speaks a perfect English and he's learning italian. One cannot expect a better experience.
We made a two day tour in Alamut Valley and one day tour in the beautiful village of Masuleh. Great experience!

3. Aminiha Hosseiniyeh

Molavi Street | Amin Deadend, Qazvin, Iran
Excellent
67%
Good
26%
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7%
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4.5 based on 26 reviews

Aminiha Hosseiniyeh

Reviewed By Suwatss - Bangkok, Thailand

This house we find much less appealing both historically and architecturally. Its exterior looks dull and plain while its interior is more impressive with delicate decoration typical in Qajar style. But compared with other Qajar old houses in Kashan, Shiraz, Esfahan, or even Tehran, we think this house is much less details and impressive. May not worth a visit unless you will have no chance to visit other cities. Otherwise you can skip this one.

4. Bist Sotoun

sabze Meydoun, Qazvin, Iran +98 28 3323 4935
Excellent
43%
Good
33%
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24%
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4 based on 33 reviews

Bist Sotoun

Reviewed By ellisveen - Hilversum, The Netherlands

Nice place with nice park. Beautiful building. I found Qazvin surprisingly nice with lots of nice architecture.

5. Jameh Mosque of Qazvin

Qazvin, Iran +98 912 281 4150
Excellent
24%
Good
60%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
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4 based on 29 reviews

Jameh Mosque of Qazvin

Reviewed By Archaeobuff - Sydney, Australia

The Qazvin Friday Mosque is one of the oldest in Iran. It was constructed in 807 AD under the Abbasids and is said to be built on the foundations of a Fire (Zoroastrian) Temple. The courtyard was built in 1106 AD under the Seljuks. The mosque is massive but was closed with most of the facade covered in scaffolding as a major renovation appears under way. There was a very basic little archaeology museum there in a corner of the courtyard and the curator was so grateful to see someone in there he offered us all mint tea. At all these regional places we were often the only tourists. There were enamel and gold tiles from the Ilkhani period and figurines from the 2nd millenium BC.

6. Qajar Bathhouse & Anthropology Museum

Obeyd Zakani, Qazvin, Iran
Excellent
30%
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44%
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26%
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4 based on 23 reviews

Qajar Bathhouse & Anthropology Museum

Reviewed By MohammadNejad - Tehran, Iran

there are many beautiful bathhouse in different cities in Iran , Fin Hashan & Kerman Bathhouse are more famous however but others also are interesting to show a part of the culture . bathhouse well prefect has been renovated and is a compete typical Iranian bath . bathhouse has been used also as a Anthropology museum that really was not pleasant for me and i preferred to visit it only as a bathhouse. anyhow visit to visit and i enjoyed visiting .

7. Qazvin Gateway

Qazvin, Iran +98 21 8872 4463
Excellent
13%
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74%
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4 based on 15 reviews

Qazvin Gateway

Reviewed By MohammadNejad - Tehran, Iran

perfect renovated and takes no time to visit and absolutely worth to visit . not too many years before there were different gates to enter the cities , normally called by the orientation or the destination which relevant road ended . this one is called Tehran gateway . similar gateways can be visited in other cities like as Shiraz ,.... i loved it .

8. Ovan Lake

Qazvin, Iran
Excellent
30%
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55%
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15%
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4 based on 13 reviews

Ovan Lake

Reviewed By rdella - Princes Risborough, United Kingdom

The lake is smaller than you think and the area around it has been cleared for people to drive up to the lakeside to ave picnics. Thought there would be more bird life but there were frogs and beautiful reflections of the surrounding Mountains on the lake.
The amount of litter around was disappointing.

9. Cantor Church

Qazvin, Iran
Excellent
44%
Good
25%
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25%
Poor
6%
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4 based on 16 reviews

Cantor Church

Reviewed By cattidudette - Singapore

Small and cute - makes you wonder. However, the interior is currently a shop selling jewelry, nothing much to do with any religion of sort. Not somewhere I would remember for long...

10. A Taste of Iran

Qazvin, Iran
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 7 reviews

A Taste of Iran

Alamut region is famous for Hassan Sabbah Castle and each year many tourists visit the castle, Ovan lake and the spectacular nature, specially during Spring and Summer.

Reviewed By leo11071985 - London, United Kingdom

Amir has been a great guide, a great guy and extremely helpful in any occasion. The landscape around alamut is world class. Gotta go!

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