The Armenians of Isfahan, as well as Armenian merchants and immigrants from Russia, built Stephanos church, the oldest church in Hamedan, in 1676 AD at the time of Shah Suleiman of Persia. The background story is that during World War I, thousands of Armenians from Western Armenia took refuge in western Iranian cities such as Kermanshah and Hamedan. After settling down, they decided to make the place more like home; so the first essential place that they needed was a church, a place to keep their religion.
Shal Bafan Mosque built in the Qajar era and is located 45 kilometers of Ecbatana, Shal Bafan District, Hamedan, Hamedan Province, Iran.
Professor Jafar Mohammad Alizadeh built this museum and all the specimens have been collected by him and some interested students. During its 28-year of activity, the Hamedan Museum of Natural History has discovered some specimens for the first time in the country, but proving that they are also unique around the world requires further research. For example, the discovery of five new species of Persian Gulf fish and several specimens of fossils was first reported by the museum. Currently, in addition to tourists and researchers, many groups of students visit this museum every year.
Ibn Sina was born in 359 AH in Bukhara and died in 416 in Hamedan. He is a physician, poet, philosopher and great scientist of Iran.
Ghorban Tower is one of the historical monuments of the 7th or 8th centuries AH, which is located in Zandiyeh neighborhood of Hamadan, between Chaharbagh Shahid Madani and Taleghani Street, next to Ibn Sina High School.
Morad Beyg Valley is one of the three important valleys in the southern part of Hamadan with pristine and beautiful nature. The settlement of people around this valley has formed a village of the same name in 4 km of Hamedan city. With the expansion of the city from the south, Morad Beyg valley was also included in the urban area and in the decree of 1988, it was considered as an urban service area.
Ganjnameh waterfall with a height of 12 meters is located on the way of the heights of Alvand mountain and five kilometers southwest of Hamedan.
The construction of the dam begin in 1959 and was completed in 1963, to supply both agricultural and drinking water of the region from the Abshineh River. The height of the dam was 54 meters at first, which due to the population growth and lack of water, a plan to increase the height of the dam seemed necessary, so it was increased by 25 meters. Ekbatan Dam is a place for migratory birds. Birds such as Common Pochard, Grebe, Bitterns, Cormorants, and Storks are among the birds that are seen in the lake of Ekbatan Dam in late winter and early autumn. The dam has the ability to create a number of water sports such as boating and water skiing.
Abshineh Bridge is built on Abshineh River. Abshineh river originates from Ekbatan dam in Hamedan province and after irrigation and passing through the gardens of Abshineh village, it passes vertically through Malayer road to Hamedan. At this point the historic Abshineh Bridge is located. This bridge is located next to the path and at the very end of the village, where the view behind it consists of mountains and forests and below it flows a river full of water.
The stone lion statue is located in the south of Hamedan city, at the end of 12-meters (Sang-e shir) street and in the middle of a square with the same name next to the old road from Hamedan to Malayer.
Central Square in Hamedan is one of the oldest and biggest squares in Iran. Since this square intersects with six main Streets of the city, you can access the whole city from this point. Despite being a century old, the square has still kept its connection to the other streets. In 2017 during the reorganization, reconstruction, and restoration program approved by the Islamic Council of the city, the square has been turned into a sidewalk, along with Bu Ali and Ekbatan streets. The traditional bazaars in this area are among the covered bazaars from the Islamic and Qajar periods.
Aref Qazvini lived a complicated life and, nevertheless, excelled in art and creating revolutionary thinking among the youth of his time. Getting to know his life and what he’s been through is an essential part of getting familiar with Iran’s revolutionary history. Abolqasem Qazvini was Molla Hadi’s son and was born in 1882, in Qazvin city. He studied Persian and Arabic grammar in Qazvin. He learned music from Sadegh Kharazi and Noha Khani (Shia lamentation) from Mirza Hossein Vaez, and his own father. His father insisted on wearing a “turban” as Aref was young, but after he died Aref took off his turban and stopped Noha Khani.
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