The much more massive Ali Qapu was originally a 16th-century gateway to the royal precinct, a kind of forbidden inner city. Today it’s...
Safa Hammam is the best known of Qazvin’s traditional subterranean bathhouses to remain active. The domed central rest area is...
Inside the royal palace Chehel Sotun is a new calligraphy museum .
This wonderfully unpretentious, cheap and down-market all-male teahouse has chess and nard to play. Easily missed, the entrance is on...
Prices are high and despite the odd fake stone frieze there isn’t much atmosphere. Nonetheless it’s popular with travellers for its...
Lonely Planet review
This is a fairly large, comparatively low-stress bazaar eatery that serves stews (including qimeh nasar ), which you can choose by pointing at the relevant kitchen cauldron.