Imam Khomeini Square in Hamedan renaissance attraction in Iran!
Duration Of Visit
1 To 2 Hours
Best Seasons To Visit
Center of Hamedan, Hamedan Province, Iran.
Time To Read: 5 Minutes
Also known as
- Hamedan Central Square
- Imam Khomeini Square
- Meydan-e Markazi Hamedan
- Meydan Imam Khomeini Hamedan
- Imam square in Hamedan
Geographical location of Imam Khomeini Square in Hamedan
It is located in the central point of Hamedan City at which six streets intersect, including Ekbatan Street and Baba Taher Street. Hamedan City is the capital of Hamedan Province, west-central Iran.
History and culture of Imam Khomeini Square in Hamedan
Central Square in Hamedan is one of the oldest and biggest squares in Iran. Since this square intersects with six main Streets of the city, you can access the whole city from this point. This square was added to the National Heritage List on July 12, 2000, with registration number 2712, under the title of radial cities with concentric circles which is unique in terms of urban planning in the whole country. Despite being a century old, the square has still kept its connection to the other streets. In 2017 during the reorganization, reconstruction, and restoration program approved by the Islamic Council of the city, the square has been turned into a sidewalk, along with Bu Ali and Ekbatan streets. The traditional bazaars in this area are among the covered bazaars from the Islamic and Qajar periods.
Architecture of Imam Khomeini Square in Hamedan
The initial plan of this square was prepared by Karl Frisch (not sure about the spelling), a German architect in 1928 and was built from 1930 to 1933 with 12 domes around it. The square is of 80 meters dimension and all six streets are 30 meters wide at an angle of 60 degrees to each other. Simple geometric patterned brickwork, window sills with human and animal motifs, and wooden windows are some of the stunning artworks around the square. The architecture and design of this square are very similar to the architecture of European squares in the Renaissance.
Tips and ideas
Imam Khomeini Square is located in the center of the historical texture of Hamadan City, and for this reason, with a little walk around, you can easily find the nearby historical attractions. Definitely this square per se is one of the most beautiful attractions of Hamedan where you can take astounding and memorable photos. If you are more of a shop-lover type, you can visit the shops around this street as well as the Traditional Bazaar of Hamedan. One of the branches of this square is Ekbatan Street, in which Hegmataneh hill, the first capital of Iran, and Stephen Gregory Church are located. Another branch of this square is Baba Taher Street, which leads to Imamzadeh Abdullah, one of the religious destinations of Hamedan. Baba Taher Tomb is also near this square. To see other monuments near Imam Khomeini Square in Hamadan, use the map below.
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