Category: Hamedan

Baba Taher Mausoleum

Baba Taher Mausoleum: This Tomb was built from 1967-70 in honor of Baba Taher Oryan. "The Naked" is a noted poet who likely lived in the 11th century, though his exact dates of birth and death are unknown. The tomb shown here was built by the National Monuments Association of Iran. The interior of the eight-pillared tomb features 24 pieces of marble inscribed with verses from the poems of Baba…

Alavian Dome

Alavian Dome : The square building of the Gonbad-e Alavian dates back to the Seljuk period. It was originally built as a mosque by the Alavian family, completed with minarets and a green dome, though it was later transformed into a family mausoleum by adding a crypt to it. The interior decoration includes exquisite carved stucco and brick panels. The exterior decoration features inscriptions in Kufic script that were added…

Hamedan Stone lion

Hamedan Stone lion: The stone lion, one part of the 'Lions Gate', sits on a hill where a Parthian era cemetery is said to have been located. When first built, this statue had a twin counterpart for which they both constituted the old gate of the city. The gates were demolished in 931 CE as the Deylamids took over the city. Mardavij unsuccessfully tried transporting one of the lions to…

Alisadr Cave

Alisadr Cave located among the low hills of Kabudar Ahang, 75 km to the north-west of Hamadan is one of the strangest natural sights and probably the only water cave in Iran. In fact, it is an endless network of caves full of clear water. Historically, the Alisadr Cave and two other nearby caves were used by Safavid army as secure refuges. The Alisadr Cave was discovered in the first…

Avicenna Mausoleum

In Hamedan the best attraction palce is the tomb of famous Persian philosophers and scholars in the middle age. His name was Ibn-e Sina called Avicenna by the Western world. He memories the Qur'an at age ten and knew the literature and geometry of mathematics and Arabic syntax. He was interested in nature, plants and animals, and sought out leisure experiences in the plain and the desert. Thus, since childhood,…