Two-day trip to Qazvin
Embark on a captivating journey that blends the allure of Alamut Castle’s historical significance and natural beauty with Qazvin’s cultural richness and architectural wonders, creating an unforgettable experience.
Alamut Castle Qazvin
Tehran to Qazvin is about 150 kilometers away, and you will be on the road for about two hours from the Tehran-Qazvin highway. It is better to leave Tehran very early in the morning and spend the first day sightseeing in the beautiful area of “Almut,” visiting “Hasan Sabah Castle” and walking by the magical lake “Avan.” The entrance to Alamut Road is after the Qazvin toll road, and after crossing the toll road, you will see the Alamut area sign. This road is winding and mountainous, so drive at an appropriate speed so that you don’t risk an accident and enjoy the beauty of this pristine area to the fullest. It is about 100 km from the beginning of the road to the Alamut area, and after crossing this road, you will reach the gorgeous Avan Lake. Like a miracle, a magnificent lake on top of the mountain remains beautiful and extraordinary. The water of this lake is supplied from springs on the bottom of the lake, and the lake and its surroundings are home to many different fish and animals, so hunting is prohibited in this area.
After seeing the lake and eating a short breakfast (which is better to take) in pristine and beautiful nature, go to Alamut Castle or Hassan Sabah Castle. It takes less than a quarter of an hour to reach this mysterious castle, a historical castle amid towering mountains and on top of a rock with a height of more than two thousand meters above sea level. The castle is built at a strategic point that reaches the precipice from all sides, and there is only one way to get it, which is a way with many stairs, which, of course, were created later for the convenience of tourists.
This castle is attributed to Hasan Sabah, the founder of the Ismailiun or Hashashin sect, A group whose activities are still shrouded in mystery. Although a large part of the castle is now destroyed and only its remains remain, it is not without pleasure to go to this beautiful mountain and enjoy the fantastic history of this area.
Bringing lunch with you is better because you are tired and hungry after exploring this area and have a long way to go before reaching the first restaurant.
After returning to Qazvin, it is almost time to visit all the historical places, so you can go to your accommodation, which can be one of the hotels or inns of the city. After getting tired, go to Khayyam Street in the city center after reaching Qazvin. It is a busy street with shops open until late so that you can enjoy the nightlife of this area. For dinner, you can also go to the restaurants of this city and eat traditional Qazvin food such as Qeema Nisar (this dish is prepared with rice and mutton and decorated with pistachio slices, almonds, orange peel and saffron), sweet rice and Koko shirin.
It is better to wake up early on Friday morning so that you don’t miss the chance to taste Qazvin Halim; this Halim has a special and unique taste and aroma that you must taste to complete your trip to Qazvin.
Obeid Zakani neighborhood is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Qazvin, which has narrow and dark alleys and ancient houses, and one of the most important and famous historical places in Qazvin, “Qajar Bath,” is located in this neighborhood. This bath, built in the Safavid period, is one of the most oversized baths in Iran, which has now become the Qazvin Anthropology Museum.
After visiting the bath, it is better to go to “Hosseinah Aminiha,” an aristocratic and colossal house that has now been dedicated to Hosseiniyeh. This house has stunning architecture and three parallel halls, all separated by beautiful sashes with colored glass. The home also has a large basement, which was the summer residence of the house residents. One of the most exciting points about this house is the existence of a hallway with a low ceiling in the basement, which allows the servants to move in and out of the house without disturbing the residents. Take care of household affairs.
Your next destination can be “Chehelston Mansion,” a Safavid mansion on which Chehelston Isfahan was built many years later. It has two floors, is decorated with beautiful paintings, and has become a Qazvin calligraphy museum. By visiting this museum, you can discover why Qazvin is the capital of Iran’s calligraphy and why many of the country’s calligraphy artists have come from this authentic city.
Visiting “Cantor Church,” the smallest Orthodox church in Iran, will not take long; you can see “Sardar Bezark Reservoir,” A reservoir that once supplied water to a part of this historical city.
Your next destination can be “Sepe Street.” The street is the first designed street in Iran. Shah Tahmasab Safavid built it and took its name, “street,” from a neighborhood in Herat where he once lived. This beautiful street is now paved, and by going to this street, you can visit the Jame Mosque or Old Mosque, which is a magnificent building built on the remains of a Sasanian fire temple. This beautiful mosque has fantastic architecture and very charming tiles and bricks.
You are probably tired and hungry now; you can have lunch and go to the market afterward. Of course, the market is half-closed on Fridays. But don’t miss visiting the bazaar, seeing the big and small rooms, and visiting places like the carpet market, “Hindu caravanserai,” and “Saad al-Sultaneh mansions.”
Qazvin still has several other historical places that it seems like it would be boring to see them all in one trip, so it is better to use them as an excuse for returning to this historical and beautiful city, and if you have time to stay in this beautiful city, be sure to visit Barajin Forest Park, 2 km north of Qazvin city. Barajin has different parts such as a robotics park, summer cinema, grass field, cycling path, amusement park, tourist pavilions, children’s playground, coffee house, restaurant and sledding, and nature village, where you can easily spend an enjoyable day. Experience. Barajin region has several villages that extend from the beginning of the Qazvin-Zanjan freeway to the slopes of Western Alborz.
Don’t return from Qazvin empty-handed; prepare different Qazvin sweets such as page baklava, thin bread, chai bread, chachi bread, sugar bread, lozenge baklava, and rice bread. These sweets will make your trip more memorable.
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