This garden which is one of the buildings of Qajar era had been constructed during te reign of Naseredin Shah and is located on Lotfalikhan Street in Shiraz. This place has been the residential area of Qavam family and the office for his administration. The magnificent Qavam House is enriched with marvelous tile works and amazing embellishments. Because of the abundance of orange trees inside the garden of this house, it has become known as Naranjestan of Qavam. Entry to the building is done after passing through an octagonal corridor which connects you to the main axis of the building. Bricks have decorated the facade of the monument. Two Qajar soldiers are depicted standing with rifles in hands. You vìcan observe inlaid working on the woods of the entrance door. The octagonal corridor has a ceiling decorated with tiles and bricks and star shaped decorations. The building has an area of more than 3500 square meters with total foundation of 490 square meters. The southern part of the building has two porticos with inlaid wooden columns and wonderful plaster work decorations. The northern part has two floors and a portico with two stone pillars is flanked by inlaid doors and windows and a marvelously decorated ceiling full of mirror works and fabulous paintings. The mirror hall is a real feat of Qajar era as its architecture is symmetrical and portico floors are decorated with blue and white tiles in a gorgeous way and attractive plaster work has decorated the porticos’ walls. The building stands two meters higher than the yard and is mainly made of bricks. Its ceiling is covered with beautiful paintings in warm colors and varied patterns. Outside the building you can see bas-reliefs of Achaemenid soldiers, lions, tombs, and pictures of fighting mythological creatures which have been inspired by carvings at Persepolis. A stone pool in addition to date and sour orange trees are facing the building. Ebrahim Khan Qavam-ol-Molk dedicated this beautiful building to University of Shiraz in 1966. It is now Narenjestan Museum which is affiliated to Faculty of Architecture of the same university. Here is a great luxurious attraction and living place to see the aristocratic life style of 19th century Iranians.An interesting thing for you is that you are given the chance to wear traditional Persian clothes and take photos so that you will be able to take your memories of Iran with yourself to your country and make it more memorable to enjoy the best of your travel to Iran during your Iran tour.
Visiting time from 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Entrance fee: About 6 US$
Address: Shiraz, Lotf Ali Khan Zand St.
Qavam House is located on Lotf Ali Khan-e Zand Street and most of the main attractions of this city are situated close to this historical House. You can walk on your route from Zinatolmolk House, Nasir Al_Molk Mosque, Shah-e Cheragh and Zandiyeh Complex which consists of Karim Khan Citadel, Bathhouse, Mosque and Bazaar and visit the above-mentioned attractions in Shiraz. The closest attraction is Zinotlmoluk House which is located on the alley beside this attraction and there is a beautiful museum full of wax figurines of intellectuals of Iran during the chronological time periods of the history of Iran. Inside Qavam House, you can take pictures as memories and rent Iranian traditional clothes at a low cost. Great Iranian restaurants such as Sharzeh, Kate Mas and Parhami House are located near this attraction where you can test Persian local cuisine such as Kalampolo Shirazi, Kebab, Kashk-o Bademjun and different kinds of stew.
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