The archeological city of Hamedan is known as the capital of the history and civilization of Iran. It is over 5100 years old and the first civilized city of the ancient Iran in the west of the country and in Alvand Mountains.
Hamedan was the capital city of the first Iranian government during Maad dynasty. It used to be called Hegmataneh that is one of the six historical and cultural cities in Iran. Hegmataneh had the main role during the Ashourian, Maad, Acaemenians, Ashkanian and Sasanian dynasties that one of the main ways of the Shahi (King) Road and the Silk Road has gone through it. The valuable archeological symbols and excavations have been discovered in the Hegmataneh hill, that some of them can be visited in the Hegmataneh museum.
The art of the crafts in Hamedan have been inherited from the fathers to the children. The culture and national role of people from Hamedan are identified by their over 150 kinds of crafts. The main crafts are ceramic, carpet, Gelim, wood, metal, leather, traditional vardouzi, etc. that most of them can be found in the east of Babataher Sq.
The main tourist attractions of Hamedan are: Hegmataneh historic hill, the museum, Gerigouri-Stephanous church, Ganjnameh inscription and waterfall, Avesina tomb, Babataher tomb, the central square of the city, traditional grand bazaar and the caravansary, the museum of national history, museum of the famous figures, Hammam-Qaleh (the museum of anthropology), Alavian dome, Shir-e-Sangi statue, etc. The main tourist attractions of Hamedan province are: the Alisadr cave, Varkaneh Village, Lalejin, Prophet Hayaquq tomb in Toyserkan, etc.
Hamedan province has other historic, cultural, natural and various crafts as attractions too. It is mild in four seasons and there are good facilities which are considered as one of the main tourist targets in all seasons.