Cultural Heritage

Qazvin, Land of Persian Gastronomy Culture

Qazvin, Persia

Qazvin, a city with 9000 years of civilization, where is located on the way of Silk Road, proves its significance to be announced as the capital of the country in different periods. Alamut Castle is the prominent legacy of the city besides Sa’d al-Saltaneh Carevanserai which is the biggest urban Caravanserai in Iran.

Sa'd al-Saltaneh Carevanserai

Qazvin is one of the most important grape centres in Persia as a reason of many grape gardens where locals produce grape sour juice, raisins and grape drinks (sherbat), also the most important products out of those gardens is vinegar that is mostly used in culinary art as an acidic and flavorful ingredient, so we join a local class to learn the costumes and traditions of vinegar production.

vinegar workshop

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Sa’d al-Saltaneh Caravanserai is the largest urban one in its kind. The architecture consists of Iwan, Hojre (Travelers room), Dome and courtyards to provide a relaxing atmosphere for travellers and traders.

Sa'd al-Saltaneh Carevanserai

Chehel Sotun Pavillon is built during the reign of Shah Tahmasp Safavid as a royal palace at the centre of the city when he announced Qazvin as the capital of Iran. The building was reconstructed during the Qajar Dynasty and now is used as Calligraphy museum.

Chehel Sotun Pavillon

How to Get There

By Plain:

There is no international airline flights available close to the city of Qazvin, so you need to take a flight into one of the International Airports, then take a drive to Qazvin.

The best option is:

  • Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA), 189 km To Qazvin.

When to Visit

Qazvin is located alongside of Alborz Mountain Range and close to the Caspian Sea, so the most pleasant time to have a visit of the city is at the beginning of March to the end of June and the beginning of September to the end of November because the climate is marked by the moderate temperature.

How to Visit

Qazvin is a city of distinctive architectural masterpieces and diverse religions as a reason of long history, so take a walking trip at the city centre to explore most of Qazvin glories, also taking an excursion to Alamut Castle to become amazed by the nature and the fascination of the structure would be a highly recommended experience.


Qazvin, Land of Persian Gastronomy Culture

Hours                                     Pricing

Sa’d al-Saltaneh Carevanserai,

09:00 A.M – 09:00 P.M                                             Free of Charge

Chehel Sotun Pavillon,

09:00 A.M – 09:00 P.M                                             200.000 IRR

Note: Due to especial holidays the sites would be closed.

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