Khayyam Street central business center
Duration Of Visit
1 To 3 Hours
Best Seasons To Visit
Khayyam Street, Qazvin, Qazvin Province, Iran.
Time To Read: 5 Minutes
Also known as
- Khayam (or Kayyam) Avenue
Geographical location of Khayyam Street
It is located in Qazvin city center, Qazvin Province, and since it’s rather a long street, it’s been divided into a northern, a central, and a southern part. The street somehow connects the old and new texture of the city because its southern part starts from Ayatollah Taleghani Street and its northern part ends in Felestin Street.
History and culture of Khayyam Street
Khayyam street is one of the oldest Streets of Qazvin City but is considered as a central business district since many new shopping malls and stores have been built and other already existing ones have been renovated. So the street and sidewalk are almost always crowded especially in the afternoon but completely shuts down before 10 pm. There are a number of good restaurants, fast foods, and cafés for people to suit themselves and needless of changing their way to eat something after getting exhausted from walking up and down the street continuously. Many people choose this street only for entertainment; they enjoy mere walking in it and if you’re wondering why, you have to see it for yourself to find out!
For the record, the street name was adapted from Omar Khayyam, a Persian mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, and poet.
Tips and ideas
Since Qazvin is an old and traditional city, it has long and twisted alleys almost on every street, especially old ones, but they’re not wide enough for cars. Khayyam Street is one of them and is full of old alleys, so it’s better to park your car in many parking garages nearby, e.g. Adl Square Parking Garage, and explore Khayyam Street on foot!
If you just want to explore and feel the liveliness of the street, try it in the afternoon when the street overflows. But if you are in a hurry and want to buy your things more peacefully try it in the morning after 10 am.
You can also use the map below to easily access nearby monuments. As you can see Ferdowsi Street is on the west side of the map, where you can find audio and video equipment, desks, TV, optometry, and so on. As I mentioned before, Khayyam street southern part leads to Taleghani Street on the west side of which you’ll find Sabzeh Meydan and Chehel Sotun Palace that are the center of Qazvin’s historical texture and is surrounded by many ancient monuments.
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