Qom is only from a political-religious perspective interesting. This city is home to many Islamic teaching schools and mosques.
The city has almost one million inhabitants. Qom is about 2.5 hours’ drive south of Tehran at a salt desert on the way to Kashan and Esfahan.
As a tourist spot Qom has little to offer. A visit to the Sjiitischemausoleum of Fatima, sister of the eighth Imam Reza, is well worth the effort.