Imamzadeh-ye Hossein

Islamic Shrine in Qazvin

This large, well-proportioned shrine has a Qajar facade, a 16th-century blue dome and plenty of mirror tiling. Set in a big, fountained courtyard surrounded by coloured-brick alcoves, it commemorates Hossein, son of Imam Reza. Behind are a martyrs’ graveyard and an aged fighter plane on a pole.