Qazvin has some of Iran’s best-preserved domed cisterns where water was stored underground and cooled by wind towers. Sadly getting in...
Tehran Gate (Darvazeh-e-Qadim-e-Tehran) and Rah Kushk Gate are two dinky little Qajar decorative remnants of Qazvin’s once-vast city...
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...
Helel-e-Ahmar St · interesting places nearby
Ali Qapu information
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 a police post so don’t take photographs.