Chehel Sotoun Palace, Qazvin

Calligraphy Museum

Azadi square (Sabzeh Meydan), at the center of Qazvin city, Qazvin province, Iran
Visiting time:
Ordinary days: 9 to 18, ّFestival days: 9 to 20:30
Annual holidays:
Closed on martyrdom days
Entrance fee(Iranian):
Intrance fee(Foreigners):
About: Chehel Sotoun Palace, Qazvin

Chehel Sotoun Mansion or Pavilion is one of the important monuments of Safavid period in Qazvin located in the center of Qazvin City, south of Sabzeh Meidan (Azadi Sqaure) in a large garden. It is the only kiosk left from the royal palace complexes of Shah Tahmasp period. This monument was refurbished by Mohammad Bagher Sa'ad Al-Saltaneh, the then governor of Qazvin, in Qajar period and named "Chehel Sotoun". 
The murals of the first floor are a good example of Qazvin miniature and enjoy worldwide fame. The style of these murals has been inspired by political changes, in a way that the emergence of Nader Shah and Afsharid dynasty can be seen in Chehel Sotoun. Moreover, Qajar emergence can be seen in the third layer of the palace murals which have faded over time. This walls that are decorated with murals are unique, and the existence of three layers of murals demonstrate the passage of different historical periods. 
Chehel Sotoun Mansion of Qazvin was registered in the list of Iran's historical monuments in 1956 under the registration number of 389. 
This monument is currently being used as museum of calligraphy.

General Specifications
Chehel sotoun Mansion
Safavid era
Qajar era
Shah Tahmasp I
Special features
Frescos of first floor are an example of the art of Qazvini style painting and have global fame.
Important parts to visit
Calligraphy Museum
Similar relics and places
Chehel Sotoun palace of Isfahan
Nearest tourist attractions
Facade of Ali Qapu, Naderi mansion, Qazvin museum, Safavi garden complex
Access route
Azadi square (Sabzeh Meydan), at the center of Qazvin city, Qazvin province, Iran
Access to vehicles
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Chehel Sotoun Palace, Qazvin
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