Kantur Church


The 20th-century Kantur Church has a blue-brick belfry dome and sits in a tiny Russian graveyard.

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1. Amineh Khatun Shrine

0.21 MILES

Dedicated to the daughter of the sixth Shia Imam, Ja'far al-Sadiq, this colourfully domed 14th-century shrine has a fine blue conical spire and Kufic…

2. Qazvin Museum

0.31 MILES

This spacious modern museum predominantly features 19th-century decorative arts, but the bottom floor has some 3000-year-old bronzes and ceramics from the…

3. Chehel Sotun

0.35 MILES

When Qazvin took its turn as Iran’s capital, this attractive, colonnaded cube was Shah Tahmasp’s royal palace. Built in 1510, it was greatly remodelled in…

4. Ali Qapu

0.43 MILES

The 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…

5. Sa'd-al Saltaneh Caravanserai

0.54 MILES

This huge, beautifully restored Qajar-era caravanserai is now the design centre of Qazvin. The long, vaulted passages house independent artists showcasing…

6. Anthroplogy Museum

0.56 MILES

In a beautifully restored, multichambered subterranean bathhouse dating from the Sassanian period, lifelike mannequins document the different cultural…

7. Nabi Mosque

0.62 MILES

This Qajar-era mosque has a distinctive long, narrow courtyard that acts as the demarcation line between the old bazaar and the renovated Sa'd-al Saltaneh…

8. Covered Bazaar


Now that the Sa'd-al Saltaneh caravanserai has been transformed into a modern arts-and-crafts precinct, the remains of Qazvin's original covered bazaar…