Familiarity with the ancient houses of Isfahan
Many foreign tourists know Iran as a destination for historical attractions because in Iran the most important thing we can offer tourists is the history and culture of Iran. Cities such as Isfahan and Shiraz, Kerman, Yazd and Tehran are among the most popular historical capitals of Iran. Undoubtedly, one of the destinations of domestic and foreign tourists to Isfahan is the architecture of ancient houses in Isfahan. Nested houses with many rooms, interiors and exteriors that have seen many anecdotes. Colored lattice windows that make the sun shine a thousand times more beautiful. Rooms with mirrors, houses with a pool inside, beautiful tiled and mirrored ceilings, charcoal samovars, thatched walls, entrances, corridors, porches and thousands of attractions that take people to another world. win. Most of these houses have been slightly renovated, and are used for tourism. Some have been turned into residences and guesthouses, while others have become places for visitors interested in architecture and historical attractions. In this article of Chiyakotravel, we introduce top 5 ancient Isfahan historical houses you should visit during your trip to Iran.
1- Dehdashti House of Isfahan (Hoger Cafe)
As we said at the beginning of this article, some of the historical houses of Isfahan have been turned into cafes by changing their use. Dehdashti House is one of the ancient houses in Isfahan which has remained in this province since Qajar period and sees the largest number of guests in summer days. This house was registered in 2006 as one of the national monuments of Iran. Another name for the historic house is the Hogher Cafe, and today this historic house is used as a café.
The historical complex of Dehdashti House has two outdoor areas and an open space. The outdoor area includes a beautiful and green courtyard and the inner area is dedicated to beautiful and magnificent reception rooms. The spaces of the house are located around the relatively large and rectangular courtyard of the old Dehdashti house, the most important part of which is located in the northern part of the courtyard. At the entrance of the building, you can see a hall that has been built in the middle of interior of the building and is surrounded by two rooms on both sides. Two porches in front of the side rooms and a royal room behind the hall complete Dehdashti house complex.
The interior spaces of Dehdashti house are opened to each other by wooden doors and thus various and unique spaces in this house are placed next to each other. The middle hall of Dehdashti House was composed of beautiful sash facing the courtyard. There is a small pool in front of the middle hall, where the reflection of the colorful sash image of the hall puts a beautiful view in front of the viewer’s eyes.
Working hours: 17 to 22
Address: Isfahan, Government Gate, Bab al-Rahme St., Alley No. 1
2- Mollabashi house
Another historical houses of Isfahan is Mollabashi house which belongs to the period of Zandieh and Qajar, and was bought by Mollabashi, who was the astronomer of Nasser al-Din Shah, during the reign of Zell-e Soltan the eldest son of Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar in Isfahan. This house is a religious and western institution. It has an outer courtyard, work room, independent external entrance, and on the west side of the outer courtyard, an independent space is allocated to the owner’s work room and reception.
Mollabashi was the astronomer of Nasser al-Din Shah who was sent to Isfahan on a mission. Zell-e Soltan was not elected as crown prince because he was born from a non-Qajar mother. This created the entanglements and behaviors that this person did to show his power. One of his tasks was to build an army in the uniform of an Austrian soldier, and he hired teachers from Germany to teach them martial arts.
Zell-e Soltan either completely destroyed all the works of Safavid period or brought them to the brink of extinction, and strangest of all is the damage done to the nature of Iran in Miankaleh area. It completely destroyed many native animals of Iran in Miankaleh such as Maral, Caspian tiger.
Address: Isfahan, Hasht Behesht Gharbi St., Malek St., not far from Malek Angoorestan, on the left side of the street.
Another historical house in Isfahan is the house of Sukias, which is located in the Tabrizi neighborhood of Jolfa and has an infrastructure of 920 square meters. This house has very unique wooden roof decorations, tangles and frescoes on the outside of the pavilion and the atmosphere of the central hall.
Sukias House | Isfahan Julfa historical mansion
Isfahan has been called the cultural capital of the Islamic world. The city is more like a museum with hundreds of attractions. Those who have traveled to Isfahan know that the most famous houses and the most beautiful mansions are located in this province. Magnificent mansions, historical and full of culture, history and stories. One of the most attractive and spectacular historical houses in Isfahan is called Sukias House which is a relic from Safavid era. A historical and beautiful house located in the Armenian region of Isfahan and the splendor of its Islamic-Christian architecture, dazzles the eye.
Address: Jolfa neighborhood, on Hakim Nezami street, Sangtrashha alley.
4-Amin-Al Tojar house
One of the historical houses of Isfahan which is also very famous, is the house of Amin Al-Tojar. The owner of this house was Seyed Habibollah Amin Al-Tojar from Isfahan, who was one of the famous merchants in this province. He has also established relations with Tehran’s political and economic leaders.
Malek al-Tojar lived in Iran about 150 years ago and his other historical monuments are still located in Grand Bazaar of Isfahan, Takht-e-Polad, Malek Street, Bandar Abbas and Timcheh Malek.
This house is one of the historical houses of Isfahan that has been registered and is located in category of Safavid buildings until the end of the first Pahlavi.
5-The historical Keshish house of Isfahan
Keshish house of Isfahan is one of the few remaining houses in Jolfa, in the style of Safavid architecture. This historic house belonged to Gargin Hananian, the venerable priest of Jolfa, who died in September 1940 and was buried next to the bell of Vank Church.
Address: Isfahan, Hakim Nezami St., Sangtarashha Alley No. 24, Zaytoun Dead End No. 10
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Isfahan is a vast province in Iran that has been able to win the title of half the world due to its historical and scenic attractions. Due to its unique attractions and its historical nature, this province is one of the top provinces in the country in terms of attracting tourists; In this city, apart from famous attractions such as 33 pol bridges and Naghsh-e Jahan Square, there are other spectacular buildings that make this city attractive for tourists. Therefore, in this article from Chiyakotravel, we intended to talk about the historical houses of Isfahan. Homes where the scent of the past is still rippling and some of them have become cafes with the change of functioning these days and you can experience the pleasure of drinking a cup of tea in them. Hope you found this article informative to know more about ancient houses in Isfahan.