The city of Qazvin is located in the northern part of the country, in the province of Qavzin. This is an industrial center with actively developing production of cotton, silk, and leather. Modern Qazvin is not only known for multiple enterprises it’s also an ancient city with historical monuments. The city was founded during the reign of the Sassanid dynasty. From the day of its foundation, the city was the border point of the Caliphate.
The main attraction of the city is Jama Mosque. The mosque stands out with its size and unique wall paintings. Moreover, Jama Mosque is considered a unique architectural value not only in the province but in all Iran. The walls of the mosque are painted with verses and luxurious ornaments.
Another attraction of Qazvin is the mausoleum of Hamadallah Masoufi (an Iranian historian, poet and geographer). The building of the mausoleum has a square shape with a painted facade. One of the most important architectural monuments of Qazvin is the palace of Chehel-Sotun (in translation “Palace of the Forty Columns”). Currently, there is a museum of calligraphy operating in the palace (Qazvin is considered a major center of calligraphy).
In Qazvin, it is also worth visiting the Orthodox Church of Kantur, a historical museum, a city bazaar, the Green Mosque and the An-Nabi mosque in the suburbs.