Created At: Monday 2020-01-27 13:58:02
Updated At: Tuesday 2021-03-16 23:32:00
Time To Read: 5 Minutes
Duration Of Visit 0/5 to 1 hour
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District 1, Shohada St, Qazvin, Qazvin Province, Iran
Also known as
- Masjid Jame Cistern (masjed or masjid literally means “mosque”)
- Masjed Jameh Water Reservoir
Geographical location of Masjed Jameh Cistern
It is located on the west side of Sepah Street and north of Jameh Mosque front yard, Qazvin province, Iran.
History and culture of Masjed Jameh Cistern
Masjed Jameh Cistern was built sometime between 1622 to 1722 by Mohamad Ali Khan, one of the great Safavid emirs. on the building's epigraph is written the year 1714 in Nasta’liq on marble which is assumed to be the creation date. The cistern is one of the oldest available cisterns in Qazvin and still has the old structure.
Architecture of Masjed Jameh Cistern
It has simple front designing. After a long time, some of its designs have been destroyed and now its gate has no special pattern. Unfortunately, after renovation some of its epigraphs were broken and then were brought together irregularly. There are 37 stairs to the cistern’s tap, which has a vaulted roof and groined vault on each side. Also there is a lattice roof in the middle that works like air conditioning. Its reservoir has a capacity of 1800 m2 and is made of lime concrete, 2.40 m diameter. Also there is a staircase to the reservoir for cleaning and removing sediment and any other contaminants.
Tips and ideas
Masjed Jameh Cistern, as obvious, is near Jameh Mosque of Qazvin. To go there you have to pass through Sepah Street, which is the first modern street in Iran. The cistern is open on the weekends and an exhibition of handicrafts is permanently held there. Also, not far away you can visit the Asom Chob Girih workshop and Farokh Leqah Bolour handicraft.
In front of the Jameh Mosque there is a sign that leads to Hakim Cistern, but before visiting you must get the keeper’s permission.
Sepah Bazaarcheh is, as well, just a few minutes away. There you can find delicious fresh fruit and vegetables, feel the old traditional bazaar each time you hear salesmen shouting the prices and advertising their products. The place is full of people bargaining, carrying goods, and rushing to buy or sell.
Do not forget that Qazvin is a small city and you can access all its monuments by just a five-minute walk through the ancient, beautiful city. The map below will help you get to them fast and easy.
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|Natioal Heritage Date : 1998/08/02||National Heritage Number : 2080|
|Address Of Masjed Jameh Cistern : District 1, Shohada St, Qazvin, Qazvin Province, Iran|
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