Qazvin city is located about 150 km away from Tehran in the northwest of Iran. If you search for Qazvin on google maps, you will find it between Tehran and Zanjan. Qazvin boasts a rich history of social and political significance. This once capital of Persia, presents the visitors with a remarkable array of spectacular tourist spots. The imposing forts of the Assassins high in Alborz mountains, numerous holy sites of Muslims (Jameh Mosque of Qazvin, Holy Shrine of Imamzadeh Hossein and Aminiha Hoesseynieh), Orthodox Christians (The Russian Church of Qazvin) and Jewish people (Peighambariyeh) together with many historical sites (Ancient Bazaar of Qazvin, Qajar Bathhouse of Qazvin, Meimoon Ghal'eh and Chehel-Sotun) all attest to the great potential of Qazvin for turning into one of the main tourist destinations and thus a prosperous city in Iran. Our Qazvin sightseeing tours similar to most of our city day tours take one day and include visits to Chehel Sotoun (a mesmerizing historic pavilion in Qazvin), Qazvin old bazaar, Aminiha Hosseiniyeh and the great Jameh Mosque. As mentioned before Qazvin is an ancient city and the former capital of Iran. Though it has lost its status as the political capital of the country, it is still the calligraphy capital of Iran. This sublime Iranian art has been practiced in Qazvin since antiquity. Many of the shining names of the history of Iranian calligraphy were people born and flourished in Qazvin. These include Mir Emad Hassani (1554-1615) the father of Nasta'liq style, and his equally virtuosic followers such as Emadolketab and Abdolmajid Taleqani. Another great perk of booking a Qazvin sightseeing tour is that you can arrange for an off-road tour of Alamut immediately afterwards, treating yourself to a rare adventure which will undoubtedly become one of the highlights of your trip to Iran.
- Read the itinerary of our one-day Qazvin sightseeing tour
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