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.
Boghe Sultan wais is located at the bottom of Sultan Wais mountain. This stone tomb is located 15 kilometers north of Qazvin province over the "El Torah '' mountain behind the village of Alulak.
Qazvin city can be named amongst the first cities of Iran that had several movie theaters and went on screen for the first time in 1928. Unfortunately, all of those old cinemas were somehow destroyed and Mellat Cinema was the only one that survived the many events before and after Iran’s revolution, but now it is deserted and unusable; the only remaining thing of it is the structure and the significant memories of people’s happy moments inside it. So it is the oldest cinema in the Qazvin city which was up and running almost till 2003 and then suddenly abandoned for good.
It was built in the Safavid dynasty at the exact same time when Qazvin had an important role as a trading pathway in the country. Hojaib Caravanserai contains two gardens and cisterns, one bathhouse, and a lovely rivulet which makes it one of the best caravanserais in Iran.
The Qaleh Bath is located in Qaleh (ghashogh tarashan) district is located at Shariati Street, one of the most ancient districts of Hamedan Province, Iran.
The Tomb of Ra'isol Mojahedin is located in Qazvin-Karaj Road in 25 km of Qazvin City in Abeyek District. There is a brick dome on the chamber which is adorned with multicolored tiles set in a geometrical design. Amazing architecture and splendid turquoise ceiling will take your attention.
The park is located in the center of Qazvin city, at the beginning of Martyr Babaei Street, behind the buildings of Maskan Bank.
Aminniha hosseiniye is located in Molavi Street You can arrive to this place from Montazeri street or Ansari street. As you know, many historic houses in Iran have been destroyed and destroyed over time. So we need to know more about the limited number of monuments that exhibit absolute beauty. The special architecture and amazing decorations of the sash windows (Orsi) and the colored glass used in the main hall of this Husseinie, are its special features.
This cozy breakfast restaurant located in Traditional Grand Bazaar of Qazvin, Imam Khomeini Street, Qazvin, Qazvin Province. An archaic place located in the bustling part of the city where you'll find few timeworn tables and chairs to sit and eat a simple breakfast that won't be over a cup of tea and fried egg or tomato omelette beside.
Alamut fort has been one of the most important historical forts in Iran that has played an important role in the history of its era. Alamut's name is tied to Ismailia in Iranian history and Hassan Sabbah as the leader of the Ismaili sect, has used the castle as a base for his government and promoting Ismaili beliefs and he stayed at Alamut Castle for five years and led his followers. Hassan Sabah fort was mentioned as a prison in the Safavid period but archaeological excavations in the castle show that Alamut Castle was not only a prison but the people living there had a certain social order.
Sepahdar Garden Mansion is located in Qazvin city at the end of West Felestin Street. A beautiful building that is now used as an agricultural museum. This beautiful monument was built during the Qajar period for a man named Muhammad Vali Khan Sepahsalar. This fascinating mansion has been listed in the national monuments list of Iran for the last 5 years, which has made it valuable for everyone, especially the people of Qazvin.
Many people believe that the juice leaking out of the tree is human blood, but according to early researches and experiments, chemically this fluid has nothing in common with blood. Just sap flowing through a part of the outer tree truck that unlike other saps it will turn red when getting dry. Some people say that it’s all superstition and there must be a scientific explanation for it while others say it does what it does because of god will and cries over Imam Hossein’s unfair murder.
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Everything in the north of Iran is made of rice, even Traditional Sweets. For food, rice is cooked in the form of “Polo (pilaf)”, “Chelo”, and “Kateh”. In the not-so-distant past, bread was a sign of wealth on the table of the northerners. it was only served at official ceremonies and gatherings while in other parts of Iran, bread was more common; and it’s been only a few decades since rice has found its way into the daily table of the people. One of the main ingredients of northerners’ meals is garlic. The good news is, in the north garlic loses its bad smell quickly after eating due to high humidity and is not annoying at all. In other regions, on the other hand, you have to chew gum or cinnamon to fight its odor.
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.
Southern Iran has many delicious foods in addition to natural and cultural attractions. Traveling south can be a wonderful experience when you have the most hospitable people as your hosts. Due to its proximity to the sea, its cuisine is mostly based on seafood. Living in the scorching weather and humidity of the south requires eating food that can compensate for the weather’s destructive effects, and fish has many benefits in this regard. One of the exceptional features of southern cuisine is strong flavors and spices. The taste of hot and spicy food always reminds every Iranian of the mouth-watering southern dishes.
There is not much left from the Cuisine Culture of the pre-Islamic Iran, and what remains is dedicated to the court of kings and nobles. One of the best remnants is "the Bronze Cup of Arjan" which illustrates the cuisine culture and customs during the different periods. For instance, the book of Altaj is about the life of the kings and the way they ruled the country, but there is a part in a book that belongs to how they had served the food for the court and the culture and customs of celebration in the Sassanid era. The book proves that the culture of Iran remains valuable at least until the fourth and fifth centuries after Islam.
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.
Gheymeh Nesar is one of the most delicious and colorful foods of Iran. It was originated from Qazvin and is mostly served at special occasions such as weddings. It’s the food you should try on your trip to Qazvin to experience a luxe taste. Ask around to find the best restaurant to eat this heavenly food.
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