Sa’d-al Saltaneh Caravanserai
This amazingly well-preserved caravanserai was constructed under the order of Sa’d-al Saltaneh, a Qajarid governor of Qazvin. Sa’d-al Saltaneh Caravanserai, covers an area of 6.2 hectares in the center of Qazvin and a bazaar runs through it.
A gorgeous Safavid mansion located in the heart of Qazvin. Shah Tahmasb I ordered the construction of Chehel Sotoun when he moved the capital from Tabriz to Qazvin. The interior of the mansion is decorated with wondrous wall paintings. Qazvin museum of calligraphy is located in the Chehel Sotoun Mansion.
Imamzade Hossein is a mosque belonging to Safavid period and is the rest-place of its namesake, the son of 8th Shiite Imam, Imam Reza. Shah Tahmasb I ordered the construction of Imamzade Hossein and later his daughter expanded the building, adding to its magnificence.
Located in the Alamut area of Qazvin, at the end of a beautiful mountain road, lies the Alamut Castle, the mountain fortress used by Hassan Sabbah, the founder of the Ismaili religion, and his gang of Hashshashins (Assassins). Alamut Castle and the beautiful area surrounding leave the visitors with a strong feeling of awe and admiration.
In the mountainous area of Alamut, Lake Ovan lies serene and peaceful. The beautiful landscape and the calm environment of Ovan Lake make it a perfect destination for those who want to take a break from the noisy crowded city.