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Qazvin Province


Qazvin, known as the capital of calligraphy in Iran, has always been considered as one of the calligraphy centers in the country and even in the world due to its great calligraphers. The ancient land of Qazvin has long been the place of famous calligraphers who have left their lasting works for the promotion of the great culture of Iran. Qazvin sweets, which are among the most famous and most delicious sweets in Iran, can be good souvenirs. The traditional foods and sweets of this province have an unparalleled reputation and popularity not only throughout Iran but also in other countries.


With an area of 15,626 square kilometers in the northern half of Iran, Qazvin occupies less than one percent of the country's area. This province shares borders with Gilan and Mazandaran in the north, Hamedan and Zanjan in the west, Markazi in the south and Tehran and Alborz in the east. According to the latest divisions of the country in 2016, this province has 6 cities and 25 counties.


Kilim weaving, Jajim weaving, Golabatoon embroidery and quilt embroidery are the most important handicrafts of Qazvin province. In the field of clothing, women wore jupon under their shirts in the past. Black pants with open tops and tight slippers were other clothing that they wore. Women also wore shoes called “Giveh” in the summer. In the past, men also wore hats based on their financial situation. They wore simple white shirts with a collar button on the left shoulder. The trousers of the low-income people were made of long and loose blue or black canvas with a strap. Some pants were for nobles.


Brilliant cultural and artistic background, hospitality, variety of tribes and humorous mood of the people living in Qazvin have made this province look different in terms of customs and traditions compared with other provinces in the country. Among the special customs of Qazvin province during Nowruz, we can mention Nowruz Khani, Samanoo Pezan, Panjah Badr and the last Wednesday of the year ceremony, which is also called Kaleh Chahar shanbe. Tirgan celebration on 13th of Tir (June), agricultural harvest celebration, pomegranate celebration, hazelnut celebration, and wrestling are among the other ceremonies and customs of Qazvin province, which are performed at different times of the year.

Tourist Attractions

Qazvin, like other provinces in the country, has attractions for adventurers and tourists. Qazvin Bazaar, Qajar Bathhouse, Contour Church, Alamut Castle, Grand Mosque, Chehel sotoon (forty columns) Palace, Aminiha Hosseiniyah, Hamdollah Mostofi Tomb, Safavid Garden Complex, Saad Al-Saltanah Caravanserai, Al-nabi Mosque, Saad Al-Saltanah Bazaar, Municipality Mansion, Darvaze (the gate), Sardar Reservoir, Traditional Garden, Qala Kurd Cave (spa) are some of historical places. Also, Lake Evan, 75 km from Qazvin, Barajin Forest Park, Nature Village, and Vercher Waterfall are some natural attractions of this province.

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Qazvin Contor Church

Qazvin Contour Church, which is located in the north of Panbeh Riseh neighborhood in Qazvin province, is one of the smallest churches in the world. The church, also known as the Bell Tower and the Russian Church, was built by the Russians during World War II.

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Qazvin Grand Mosque

Qazvin Grand Mosque is one of the largest mosques in Iran in the style of four porches. This eye-catching monument was registered in the national monuments of Iran on December 6, 1961 with the number 121.

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