April 8, 2019, 8:04 a.m.
Ali Qapu; another Iranian architecture masterpiece Ali Qapu is a terrific royal residence in Isfahan, Iran. It is situated on the western side of the Naqsh e Jahan Square, across from Sheik Lotfollah Mosque, and had been initially planned as a tremendous entryway. It is forty-eight meters high and there...
April 8, 2019, 7:18 a.m.
Khaju Bridge (Pol-e Khaju) is one of the historic bridges of Isfahan on Zayandeh Rood. Walking on this bridge, especially at night can be one of the most memorable moments of your life. The night life on and around the bridge is also exciting. There are many bridges crossing...
Jan. 1, 2019, 8:25 a.m.
Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse Also known as the Qasemi Bathhouse, Sultan Amir Ahmad bathhouse (Hammam-e Sultan Amir Ahmad) is a traditional public bathhouse constructed in the 16th century, during the Safavid era. In an area of around 1000 square meters, this bathhouse consists of two main parts: the sarbineh (dressing
Jan. 1, 2019, 8:07 a.m.
Bazar is located in the center of Kashan with its famous and fantastic mudbrick architecture, especially at its Timche-ye Amin od-Dowleh with the structure of a caravanserai in which a grand light well was built in the 19th century, dates back to the Seljuk era with renovations during the Safavid period. In the bazaar's complex, there are several mosques, tombs, caravanserais, arcades, baths, and water reservoirs beside the main bazaar.
Jan. 1, 2019, 6:42 a.m.
The Meydan Mosque Meydan is another historical mosque in Kashan, Iran. It is located in the southern side of the Sang-e Ghadimi square and beside the Bazaar of Kashan. It is one of the oldest structures in Kashan. The primary structure belonged possibly to the seljuq era,. A quotation for...
Jan. 1, 2019, 6:09 a.m.
This mosque is the oldest historical structure in Kashan. Its only brick minaret is located in its southeastern corner. On the bottom part of the minaret, there is a kufic inscription made by embossed brick. On the inscription, it is mentioned the construction date of the minaret, which is 1074 AD. The minaret is the third oldest minaret in Iran, which has an inscription.
Jan. 1, 2019, 5:50 a.m.
Agha Bozorg mosque (Masjed-e Āghā Bozorg) is a historical mosque built in the late 18th century in the center of Kashan. Agha Bozorg (great lord), was the title given to Molla Mahdi Naraqi II also known as Mulla Mohammad Naraqi by the king. He used the mosque for preaching and teaching theological courses. Its symmetrical design has made it one of the best Islamic complexes in Kashan. The mosque has been described as "the finest Islamic complex in Kashan and one of the best of the mid-19th ...
Jan. 1, 2019, 5:06 a.m.
Situated in a land of 2.3 hectares, the garden consists of a main yard surrounded by ramparts with four circular towers. It was completed in 1590 to be one of the largest Iranain gardens. The cypress trees inside the garden are watered through a spring on a hillside behind the garden. It also contains Kashan's Fin Bath, in which Amir Kabir, the Qajarid chancellor, was murdered by an assassin sent by King Nasereddin Shah in 1852.
Dec. 31, 2018, 10:17 a.m.
Sialk Hills or Tappeh Sialk is a large ancient archeological site located in a distance of 4 Km from the west of Kashan and close to Fin Garden. Archeologically, it is divided to northern and southern mounds (hills). The former is older and dates back to the end of the seventh millennium BC and the latter corresponds to the fifth millennium and the beginning of the fourth millennium BC. The Sialk ziggurat was built around the 3000 BC and the archeological research verify that the settlements ...
Sept. 4, 2018, 3:36 p.m.
The cathedral –Kelisa-ye Vank in Persian- was built between 1648 and 1655 in the Armenian neighborhood of Jolfa, dedicated to the hundreds of thousands of Armenian deportees that were resettled by Shah Abbas.
Sept. 4, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Chehel Sotoon (Forty Columns); one of the Safavid architectural Masterpiece was built as a pleasure pavilion and reception hall, using the Achaemenid-inspired talar (columnar porch) style, this beautifully proportioned palace is entered via an elegant terrace that perfectly bridges the transition between the Persian love of gardens and interior splendour.
July 19, 2018, 3:22 p.m.
The Symbol of Isfahan’s Unique Architecture: Siosepol