Archeological diggings around Sabzevar indicate a human civilization in this part of Iran going back to third millennium before Christ. At that time Sabzevar was a cultural center affecting places in Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, India and Iraq. The city was sacked by Mongols in 1220 AD and in the 14th century by the Timurid Empire.
There is an small domestic airport, with flights from Tehran a few times per week.
- 1 Sabzevar Airport (فرودگاه سبزوار).
- 2 Sabzevar railway station (48 km northeast of city centre along road 875, near town of Soltanabad).
Mil-e Khosrow Gerd (meaning "The brick tower of king Khosrau) is the highest brick tower in the city. Mosques include the Masjed Jameh of Friday mosque, with its two tall minarets. They were both built during the Islamic age of Sabzevar.
- 1 Sabzevar Anthropological Museum. Located in the historic Faramarz Khan Caravansary.
- 2 Tomb of Hadi Sabzevari. Burial site of Hadi Sabzavari, famous Iranian philosopher, mystic theologian and poet.
- 3 Khosrogerd Minaret (10 kilometres west of the city). Only remaining structure of the town of Khosrogerd, which was destroyed by Mongols in 1220 AD.