Qom has for a long time been the main city for religious studies in Iran. This city is one of the largest centers for Shi’a scholarship in the world. Hozeye-Elmiye-Qom is the largest theology school in Iran. Many senior clerics of Shia Islam live in Qom.
Qom is a significant destination of pilgrimage, with around twenty million pilgrims visiting the city every year, the majority being Iranians and also other Shi’a Muslims from all around the world. Qom is also famous for a Persian brittle toffee known as sohan , considered a souvenir of the city and sold by 2,000 to 2,500 “sohan” shops.
Also there is a historical Timche in the old bazaar of Qom which is located in the old texture of Qom City. This historical Timche is a large arcade which belongs to Qajar period located in the bazzar. It was registered in the list of Iran’s National Heritage August 2, 1997 under the registration number of 1902. This arcade is considered as the largest Zarbi Arch in Iran. This monument was designed and built by Master Hasan Qomi, also known as Memarbashi, in 1882 AD.