Aminiha Hosseiniyeh is a public mourning area in Qazvin, which contains marvelous sasha windows.
Aminiha Hosseiniyeh is considered one of the famous attractions of the Qajar era with a gorgeous architectural style. It was built by Mohammad Reza Amini, a well-off merchant of Qazvin. Aminiha Hosseiniyeh is a section of a large house, which today only this part remains. You will see a different style of a Hosseiniyeh with eye-catching details such as colorful glasses, and old niches (an architectural element like a vault). Stay with us to get more information about this historical place.
The architecture of Aminiha Hosseiniyeh
At first, it is better to know that a Hosseiniyeh is a mourning area or a hall for Shia Muslim commemoration ceremonies, especially, Mourning of Muharram. Aminiha Hosseiniyeh dates back to the Qajar era with an area of 2844 square meters. This Hosseiniyeh consists of two courtyards, three halls, and some different areas in the basement, such as Sharbat Khane (A place used to provide materials of catering). The three halls with marvelous Orsi (Sasha window) located parallel, considered as the prominent part of Aminiha Hosseiniyeh. These halls locating between two northern and southern courtyards. The middle hall is larger than two other halls. The southern hall is decorated with nine Orsi or Sasha windows, including colorful glasses. Moreover, there are fabulous ornamentations such as Āina-kāri, Stucco, and wooden Girih tiles in the ceiling that create an eye-catching view.
It is better to know some information about visiting time and the payment of it.
- Visiting the Aminiha Hosseiniyeh for foreign visitors costs 100,000 IRR.
- You can visit the Aminiha Hosseiniyeh every day from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM.
What is the best time to go?
To see the Aminiha Hosseiniyeh in Qazvin Province, you will see the slope of the Alborz region with a snowy winter and a mild summer. The best time to enjoy this journey is from late April until late September.
Aminiha Hosseiniyeh is located in Molavi Street, District 1, Qazvin, Qazvin Province. To reach there, you can use taxi calls with dialing 133, after declaring your position, a taxi will be provided at your place after a few minutes. Moreover, the following map can help you to find the exact location of the Hosseiniyeh: