This bathhouse was built by Haj Mir Hasan himself in, Qajar period, the late 1700s. according to available documents Haj Mir Hasan Bathhouse is the oldest Qajar bathhouse that has survived from street expansion and construction in the Pahlavi dynasty. Before the construction Molavi Street was an extensive riverbed. This complex contains bathrooms, waterhouse, caravanserais, and mansions which had a vital role in the neighborhood development. It was rebuilt and registered as a national heritage on August 2, 2005. Since then it has been used as a historical museum.
This is the tallest monument for anonymous martyrs in the country which located in Qazvin's Fadak Park. Simple elements are used in this building and with get inspired of Iranian architecture and metaphoric of classical element (typically refer to the concepts of earth, water, air, fire, and (later) aether) and chahartaq (literally meaning "having four arches" in Persian language, is an architectural unit consisted of four barrel vaults and a dome) and also due to the extraversion and introversion, have paid attention to concept of growth, eloquence, freedom and defense.
This building is located 10 km from the south of Takestan county in the center of the Khorramabad Village right next to a mosque. Khorramabad is a Rural District in Esfarvarin District, Takestan County, Qazvin Province in Iran. You're going to find a rare tilted tower here, that will amaze you.
Historians believe that Halime Khatun is Musa ibn Ja'far al-Kadhim (also spelled and al-Kazim) daughter which has brought great attention to the religious people of Qazvin. Based on their belief she is Imam Reza’s sister, eighth Shia Imam, the only one who died while traveling through Iran and was buried in Mashhad. Her shrine was built of adobe in the Qajar era which ruined some decades ago and was rebuilt in 1998 to the current magnificent structure.
This historic home is located on Molavi Street in Qazvin, at the end of the Yakhchal alley.
In the past, there were more than 133 public water reservoirs in Qazvin's city. In addition, most households in Qazvin have had domestic water supply due to water scarcity. There was also a public water reservoir established in each neighborhood to supply the water needed for the population and to store the water consumed. The Haj Kazem water reservoir, built by Haj Kazem Koozegar along with his assistant Ismail in 1256, is one of the most beautiful and intact reservoirs in Qazvin province.
Velayat Medical Center is affiliated to Qazvin University of Medical Sciences and was constructed in an area of 55000 square meters and a built-up area of 24000 square meters. The construction was approved by the Supreme Leader of Iran in 2003 when he traveling to Qazvin, but it didn’t take place until 2005 and operated in February 2012. It currently has 250 active beds. This place is built in eight floors consisting of 11 specialty clinics, emergency departments, 7 operating rooms, ICU, CCU, chemical therapy departments, medical imaging center, laboratory, pharmacy, dialysis subspecialty clinics, etc.
Abbas Abad Caves which has 180 meters long, decorated with a large hall. The cave leads to numerous cliffs, wells andnarrow halls. According to evidence, these two caves have long been considered safe havens for human beings in the distant past and have been lived human in it before.
Ovan Waterfall is one of the popular places in Qazvin where can attract lots of tourists. This waterfall located at the northern half of the Alamut Village, the southwest of the Ovan Lake, and 75 km outside of the Qazvin.
Geologically the dolomitic rocks (dolostone) of the west side of Kūh-e Dārangūl (Angoul Mountain) moving along fault lines during earthquakes opened the space that created the cave. It dates back to The Triassic (the first and shortest period of the Mesozoic Era) which is almost 251.902 (+/- 0.024) million years ago. One of its spectacular features is the freezing weather inside which is caused by the always existing ice and icicles on the walls that is the reason it is named ice cave.
Ovan lake is located in Alamut region of Qazvin province (North East of Qazvin). After passing about 80 km from Qazvin city, you will reach the lake. Ovan lake as told in history, has been created by landslides about five handred years ago. There are no rivers flow into this lake and its water is supplied by water effervescency of the lake's base and rainfall.
Sa’d al-Saltaneh is located in city center and it is surrounded by traditional Baazar, Al Nabi Mosque, and Safavid Government Complex .The entrance is from imam street and electricity alley. Sa’d al-Saltaneh is the largest urban caravanserai in Iran, with around 400 rooms and shops.
In every society, food or drink offering is a sign of love and affection and accepting that offer is a positive response to their friendship. Thus, sometimes rejecting a food offering may indicate hostility. In Iran, entertaining friends and family members with a variety of food and snacks has been an important aspect of people’s culture. Guests have always been treated with honor and respect in Persian culture. Their hospitality is limitless. kind eye contacts, genuine smiles, small friendly talks, and invitation for tea or dinner are parts of every Iranian behavior.
If I want to open up a story about tea values in my country, you should spend hours to read it, so I'll keep it simple. One of the first countries that accepted the tea in its culture was Iran. At the beginning, tea was only a beverage for a certain time but over times we put it in our lifestyle.
In Iran, food is believed to be a blessing from God, and disrespecting the food is equivalent to disrespecting the Creator. The dining table is revered as a place where family members spend three times a day interacting with each other. Food and tablecloths (in the old times people used to sit around tablecloth placed on the ground. Some still do) are highly valued in Iranian food culture, and eating alone is a form of disrespect to family members and a sign of poor family relationships.
Traditional foods are those foods that have been consumed in a country for a long time and have been passed down from generation to generation. The concept of food culture is much more complicated than what you see on a plate. Food operates as an expression of cultural identity. Immigrants bring the food of their countries with them wherever they go and cooking traditional food is a way of preserving their culture when they move to new places. Food is an inseparable part of their cultural heritage.
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