Sepah Street the first designed Iranian street
Duration Of Visit
0/5 to 2 hour
Best Seasons To Visit
Sepah Street, Qazvin, Qazvin Province, Iran
Time To Read: 5 Minutes
Also known as
- Dolati Street
- Shohada Street
Geographical location of Sepah Street
Sepah Street is located in front of Ali Qupo entrance and leads to Sepah intersection. Jumeh mosque, Sheikh al-Islam School Mosque, Sepah Bazaar and Abutorabi’s historical house, are around it.
History and culture of Sepah Street
Sepah Street of Qazvin is the first designed Iranian street that was built during the reign of Shah Tahmasb Safavi. Sepah Street in qazvin, also called Ali Qapu or Government Street, But today it is known as Shohada Street. From the north side it leads to Chehelston Palace and Ali Qapu, and from the south side leads to the Old Town Mosque and from beyond leads to Salamgah Street. The east side of the street is also filled with old style brick shops. The street is apparently derived from the name of a neighborhood called Herat Street where King Tahmaseb have lived there, in the Crown Prince.
Architecture of Sepah Street
There are a row of trees and streams of water in each side of Sepah avenue.The floor of sepah street was desined with pavement. In the Qajar period, a large guesthouse was built at the end of the street and in front of the Jameh Mosque, and destroyed during the Pahlavi period to build a square.
Sepah Street is located near Sepah Market and there is nothing in terms of amenities. Of course, as it is often crowded at midday and sunset, it is best not to get in the car.
Tips and ideas
Sepah Street is considered the oldest modern street in Iran. It is a pavement from the top to the bottom and as far as we know it has not retreated or enlarged since construction. That means the individual trees and shops you see on this street have historical value. To the north of Sepah Street is the Safavid Government Complex. To the right of the government building is Helalahmar Street which houses the mansion of Sardar Mofakham, which has been transformed into the museum of Dr. Ali Akbar Salehi. To the right of Sepah Bazaar is Sepeh Street and Qazvin Jame Mosque in the middle of the same street.
At the end of Sepah Street, there is Sepah Market. Whenever you are tired, you can stop by the cafés on this street and have a delicious brew of tea and take some rest. Don't forget that with a 15 minute walk you can see all the places around Sepah Street as shown in the map below and Qazvin. Stay with Iranwatching.
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