A Travel Guide to a City of Safavid Era (Qazvin)
- Duration1 hr(s) and 30 min(s)
- Best TimeSPRING | AUTUMN
Watching one of the survived historical gates of Qazvin in the north of the city;
Visiting the magnificent house built by an affluent merchant of Qazvin, Haj Mohammad Reza Amini, in 1859;
Visiting the historical gate of Tehran in the south-east of Qazvin. It is a Qajarid structure.
Explore The Route
Qazvin, the City Welcomes Its Visitors
The city of Qazvin used to be surrounded by a fortress which gave access to the city via nine gates. Unfortunately, only two of these gates have remained to this day. Visit Darbe Kushk Gate in the north of Qazvin. It is finely decorated with elaborate tilework welcoming those coming to the town. After here, visit the Hussainiyeh Aminiha, a house which was also used for religious purposes. The final point of this route is the Tehran Gate located in the south-east of Qazvin, which used to protect the city against the attacks of the neighboring cities.
Duration : 15 mins
Point Type: STARTING
Darb-e Kushk Gate
Darb-e- Kushk is a Qajarid gate, on the north of Qazvin, opening to the road leading to Alamut and Rudbar. There used to be eight Qajarid gates surrounding the city of Qazvin, of which only two have survived. One of these two gates is Darb-e Kushk, the outermost gate of Qazvin. Commissioned by Azed al-Dowlah Qajar, the ruler of Qazvin, it was built on the north-eastern wing of the city in 1879.
The architectural plan of the building consists of an open arch flanked by two minarets. Then, it ex...
Duration : 1 hr(s)
Point Type: STOP OVER
This 19th-century mansion is one of the most visited attractions of Qazvin. Built originally in 1859, the house belonged to an affluent merchant, Hāj Mohammad Reza Amini. A part of this magnificent mansion was dedicated to a Hussainiyeh (a building used for the commemoration rituals of Imam Hossain, the third Imam of Shias) in 1886. Ever since, the mansion has been known as Hussainiyeh Aminiha.
Residing in a larger house, the current building is in two storeys and consists of four courtyards. The house itself has two entrance doors, on the northern and eastern sides. The ...
Duration : 15 mins
Point Type: ENDING
Tehran Gate of Qazvin
Historically speaking, city gates were entry points to the urban spaces and were integrated into the walls built around the cities to fulfill defensive and communicative roles. Thus, the cities were protected against enemies, disease or other insecurities by the gates as a controlling point.
The historical city of Qazvin was surrounded by nine gates in the past. Rasht Gate (on the west), Darb-e Kushk and Sheikh Abad Gates (on the north-east), Tehran, Savalan, and Rah-e Rey Gates (on the south-east),
- Darvazeh Darb-e Kushk free
- Hossainiyeh Aminiha 1 €
- Darvazeh Tehran free
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