Sadol Saltaneh; A Caravanserai with Market
One of the old buildings dating back to Qajar era is Sadol Saltaneh Caravanserai. one of the special features of the caravanserai is that you can find a market in it. Cafes and restaurants of this historical place would make joyful travel for tourists.
Sadol Saltane is the biggest inland caravanserai of Iran. In the past, this place was for resting passengers, but todays it is considered as a trading point in the Qazvin city. Sadol Saltaneh is an ideal choice for tourists who want to enjoy their travel in restaurants and cafes and visit handicrafts in a classic marketplace.
During the reign of Naser-Ad-Din Qajar a person with the name of Muhammad Baqer Sadol Saltane was the ruler of Qazvin. He was appreciated due to his business relationship with Ottoman Empire, so he decided to build a caravanserai. Construction started in 1892 and finished two years later. During Qajar era, Sadol Saltane was one of the most important trading places of Iran. After invasion of Russians and English soldiers during the world war I, they captured here for themselves. This place was not used as a trading center during the invasion of England and Russia. Some parts of here are now used as the factories of raisin and flour. In addition, wood cutting workshops are established here. This place was nearly forgotten until 1999, but cultural heritage department bought and started to repair it.
In this historical point, there are different attractions like:
- Buying Handicrafts and Souvenirs
- Cafes and Restaurants
- Epic and Hero Museum
If you like Ferdowsi’s poems and epics, you can visit epic and hero museum.
There is a mosque at the end of the Caravanserai with the name of Masjed-Al-Nabi. The religious place is considered to be the biggest mosque of Qazvin.
- Traditional Celebrations
Here is a suitable place for holding traditional celebrations of Qazvin.
The main facilities of here are bathrooms, markets, coffee shops, restaurants and etc. Materials used for building are brick and plaster.
Address: Iran, Qazvin City, Imam Khomeyni Street, Sadol Saltane Caravanserai
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