Explore The Most Beautiful Houses in Kashan

Explore The Most Beautiful Houses in Kashan
  • ThemeArchitecture/ UNESCO Heritage
  • CodeIRRS56
  • Duration4 hr(s)
  • Best TimeSPRING | AUTUMN
    What To Expect

    Exploring the magnificent house of Abbasi family built in 18th century;

    Visiting the  16th century traditional bathhouse with amazing interior decorations;

    Visiting the house of the wealthy Kashani merchant, Mehdi Borujerdi built in 19th century;

    Browsing the historical house built for the wealthy Tabatabaei family;

    Wandering in the leafy 16th century garden in the suburb of Kashan.

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    Explore The Most Beautiful Houses in Kashan
    Abbasian House
    Explore The Most Beautiful Houses in Kashan
    Abbasian House
    Explore The Most Beautiful Houses in Kashan
    Abbasian House
    Explore The Most Beautiful Houses in Kashan
    Abbasian House
    Explore The Most Beautiful Houses in Kashan
    Abbasian House
    Explore The Most Beautiful Houses in Kashan
    Abbasian House
    Explore The Most Beautiful Houses in Kashan
    Abbasian House
    Explore The Most Beautiful Houses in Kashan
    Abbasian House
    Explore The Most Beautiful Houses in Kashan
    Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse
    Explore The Most Beautiful Houses in Kashan
    Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse
    Explore The Most Beautiful Houses in Kashan
    Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse
    Explore The Most Beautiful Houses in Kashan
    Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse
    Explore The Most Beautiful Houses in Kashan
    Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse
    Explore The Most Beautiful Houses in Kashan
    Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse
    Explore The Most Beautiful Houses in Kashan
    Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse
    Explore The Most Beautiful Houses in Kashan
    Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse
    Explore The Most Beautiful Houses in Kashan
    Borujerdi House
    Explore The Most Beautiful Houses in Kashan
    Borujerdi House
    Explore The Most Beautiful Houses in Kashan
    Borujerdi House
    Explore The Most Beautiful Houses in Kashan
    Borujerdi House
    Explore The Most Beautiful Houses in Kashan
    Borujerdi House
    Explore The Most Beautiful Houses in Kashan
    Borujerdi House
    Explore The Most Beautiful Houses in Kashan
    Borujerdi House
    Explore The Most Beautiful Houses in Kashan
    Borujerdi House
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    Tabatabaei House
    Explore The Most Beautiful Houses in Kashan
    Tabatabaei House
    Explore The Most Beautiful Houses in Kashan
    Tabatabaei House
    Explore The Most Beautiful Houses in Kashan
    Tabatabaei House
    Explore The Most Beautiful Houses in Kashan
    Tabatabaei House
    Explore The Most Beautiful Houses in Kashan
    Tabatabaei House
    Explore The Most Beautiful Houses in Kashan
    Tabatabaei House
    Explore The Most Beautiful Houses in Kashan
    Tabatabaei House
    Explore The Most Beautiful Houses in Kashan
    Tabatabaei House
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    Tabatabaei House
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    Fin Garden
    Explore The Most Beautiful Houses in Kashan
    Fin Garden
    Explore The Most Beautiful Houses in Kashan
    Fin Garden
    Explore The Most Beautiful Houses in Kashan
    Fin Garden
    Explore The Most Beautiful Houses in Kashan
    Fin Garden
    Explore The Most Beautiful Houses in Kashan
    Fin Garden
    Explore The Most Beautiful Houses in Kashan
    Fin Garden
    Explore The Most Beautiful Houses in Kashan
    Fin Garden
    Explore The Most Beautiful Houses in Kashan
    Fin Garden
    Explore The Most Beautiful Houses in Kashan
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    Explore The Most Beautiful Houses in Kashan

    Speaking of Kashan, one cannot help the images of historical neighborhoods, majestic houses, unique traditions and the scents of roses. The houses in Kashan have received a lot of recognition and appreciation because of their unique architectural styles. Most of them were built by prominent merchants, and occasionally bear their names. Step in the Sultan Amir Ahmad neighborhood and start your journey with the Abbasi House, famous for its open spaces, dating from over a century ago. After the Abbasian house, stop at the Sultan Amir Ahmad bath house, and enjoy the intricacy of a Safavid period structure. Then visit the Borujerdiha house, which was built more recently and took about 18 years to be completed. Finally, finish the trip with Tabatabaei House, which in reality comprises of two houses built a century ago. 


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    A) Abbasian House
    Duration : 45 mins
    Point Type: STARTING

    Despite its apparent similarity to the typical design of the houses in Kashan, the Abbasian house is unique in terms of architectural variety and symmetry. Haj Mohammad Ibrahim, a well-known glass merchant, commissioned this house in 1836. It used to comprise an ensemble of five courtyards which were divided into separate houses after the owner’s death. Particularly remarkable are the multiple yards built on various levels of different heights. The gradual increase in the size of courtyards, from the lowest to the upper levels, creates a spacious area in front of the southwest and northeast parts. ...

    2 MIN(S) BY WALKING
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    B) Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse
    Duration : 45 mins
    Point Type: STOP OVER

    Iranians have had bathhouses for more than 2000 years. By the Safavid era (17th century), which was the most prosperous era for architecture, there were 182 bathhouses in Iran. Whether in the post-Islamic or pre-Islamic era, baths have played an important role in people’s social life. These peaceful places, lit by a soft relaxing light, also functioned as public hubs where people could meet and talk to each other, find the right girl for marriage or spread rumors. 

    People also used to practice their traditional rituals and customs in the hammām (bathhouse); for example, the rituals of purity (as purity was considered a requirement of life), as well as pre-wedding rituals...

    1 MIN(S) BY WALKING
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    C) Borujerdi House
    Duration : 30 mins
    Point Type: STOP OVER

    The houses in Kashan exemplify typical Iranian houses, touched by Iranian-Islamic architecture. These houses, normally featuring a yard and a small pool in the middle surrounded by a garden, once served as the stage for a wedding reception, mourning, family reunions and children’s play. All of the mansions in Kashan had spacious courtyards were built for large families, who lived together. 

    Borūjerdīhā House, probably the most remarkable site in Kashan, was built in 1893 as the condition for a marriage. Haj Seyed Jafar Natanzi, a Kashani merchant known as Borujerdi, asked Tabātabāei's daughte...

    2 MIN(S) BY WALKING
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    D) Tabatabaei House
    Duration : 1 hr(s)
    Point Type: STOP OVER

     

    Going past the humble façade of the houses in Kashan promises a contrast as the inside is filled with a vibrant and welcoming space. This introvert architecture insists on privacy, seclusion, and secrecy of the house. One of the great houses resembling this style of architecture is (Tabātabāeī's house) which was a private property of a famous carpet merchant, bearing the same name. T...

    8 MIN(S) BY DRIVING
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    E) Fin Garden
    Duration : 1 hr(s)
    Point Type: ENDING

    (Bagh-e Fin)

    Persian garden, nowadays enjoying a unique, universal status in the world's architecture, has a history of at least 3000 years. It is generally rectangular in shape, enclosed within high walls and containing water channels, alleys, symmetrical trees, and stone fountains, and dates back to the Achaemenid era as its structural model has been traced to the Pasargadae garden, 6th century B.C. A great number of gardens were built during the Sassanid era and the tradition continued to the Islamic era. 

    Nine Persian gardens in Iran are registered as world heritage sites by UNESCO, including Fin garden (bagh-e Fin). These gardens have symbolized different ideas; fro...

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    Cost Info

    Tickets
    • Abbasian House3 €
    • Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse2.5 €
    • Borujerdi House3 €
    • Tabatabaei House3 €
    • Fin Garden3 €
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    • Boasting the historical houses, bathhouses and mausoleums, this old neighborhood has many cozy cafes, craft workshops and traditional guesthouses. In this walking tour you can also visit:

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    • - Taj Historical House which is a 200-year-old house converted to the artists’ house of Kashan

    • - Saraye Ameriha Boutique Hotel, one of the best traditional hotels in Kashan with eye-catching interior decorations

    • - Toy Museum of Kashan which is in a walking distance of Tabatabaei House. This amazing museum showcases a collection of the old Iranian toys and puppets in a beautiful Qajarid house

    • As it takes a full day to visit these landmarks in kashan, it would be better to spend the first half of the day wandering in the historical neighborhood of Kashan and visiting the houses. Then eat the lunch meal in one of the various restaurants nearby and head to the Fin Garden in the suburb of the city.


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