Qazvinis' House

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Qazvinis' House
خانه قزوینی ها
Qazvinis' House is located in Iran
Qazvinis' House
Location within Iran
General information
StatusCultural
Typehouse
LocationShahshahan quarter, Isfahan, Iran
Coordinates32°40′23″N 51°41′03″E / 32.6731°N 51.6841°E / 32.6731; 51.6841Coordinates: 32°40′23″N 51°41′03″E / 32.6731°N 51.6841°E / 32.6731; 51.6841

The Qazvinis' House is a historical house in Isfahan, Iran. It belongs to the age of Naser al-Din Shah Qajar.

Although there are many historical houses in Isfahan, few of them are open for tourists. Qazvinis' house is one of these few houses. The house has a beautiful structure and masterly plan. It has multiple yards, which are surrounded by many rooms. The northern part of each yard is higher and is more important than the other parts. The notable exterior parts of the structure are the following:

  • a dais, decorated by an exquisite muqarnas
  • doors of the dais with painted glasses, which connect the dais to different rooms.
  • a reception hall on the western side, decorated by stucco and cut mirrors.
  • on the eastern side there are a reception hall, some smaller rooms, big verandas and some covered vestibules and service parts.[1]

Interior parts are on the eastern side of the main yard. There are some halls and offices in this part.[1]

Stables and the living places of servants are in the southern parts of the house.[1]

The house is open for visitors every day from 8:30 to 14:15, except on Fridays and public holidays.[1]

At present, the office of Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism Organization is located in this house.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e 'Hosseyn Yaghoubi (2004). Arash Beheshti, ed. Rāhnamā ye Safar be Ostān e Esfāhān(Travel Guide for the Province Isfahan) (in Persian). Rouzane. p. 134. ISBN 964-334-218-2.