Is a historical mosque in Kashan, Iran. The mosque was built in the late 18th century by master-mimar Ustad Haj Sa'ban-ali. The mosque and theological school (madrasah) is located in the center of the city.
Agha Bozorgh Mosque was constructed for prayers, preaching and teaching sessions held by Molla Mahdi Naraghi I known as AGHA BOZORG
The mosque has been described as "the finest Islamic complex in Kashan and one of the best of the 19th century". Noted for its symmetrical design, it consists of two large iwans, one in front of the mihrab and the other by the entrance. The courtyard has a second court in the middle which comprises a garden with trees and a fountain. The iwan in front of mehrab has two minarets with a brick dome. It was here where Ostad Ali Maryam as a pupil started his career as an architect.
The Ameri House
Is a historic house in Kashan.
It was built during the Zand era for Agha Ameri the governor of Kashan, who was responsible for maintaining the security of the route between Tehran and Kerman.
Covering an area of 9,000 square metres, and housing seven courtyards, the Ameri house is one of several large spectacular old houses in the central district of Kashan. Like the other houses around it, it was rebuilt in the 19th century, after the city was ravaged by a series of massive earthquakes in the 18th century.
The house is now a public museum, and is protected by Iran's Cultural Heritage Organization.
The Borujerdi House
Is a historic house in Kashan, Iran.
The house was built in 1857 by architect Ostad Ali Maryam, for the wife of Seyyed Mehdi Borujerdi, a wealthy merchant. The wife came from the affluent Tabatabaei family, which Seyyed Mehdi fall in love with her and built this house for her.
It consists of a rectangular beautiful courtyard, delightful wall paintings by the royal painter Sani ol molk, and three 40 meter tall wind towers which help cool the house to unusually cool temperatures. It has 3 entrances, and all the classic signatures of traditional Persian residential architecture, such as biruni yard (exterior yard) and daruni yard (andarun) (interior yard). The house took eighteen years to build using 150 craftsmen.
The Tabatabaei House
Is a historic house in Kashan, Iran.
It was built in the early 1880s for the affluent Tabatabaei family.
It consists of four courtyards, wall paintings with elegant stained glass windows, and includes other classic features of traditional Persian residential architecture, such as biruni and andaruni.
It was designed by Ostad Ali Maryam, architect of the Borujerdis House and the Timcheh Amin od-Dowleh.
The house is almost 5,000 square meters and has been very well renovated. The interior yards have beautiful gardens.
is a historic house in Kashan, Iran, now in use as a hotel.
Its primary architecture dates back to the Safavid dynasty. Manouchehri House was partly ruined by the 1778 earthquake and was rebuilt in the Qajar era. In 2007, the house was bought and registered as a heritage monument, despite being in a state of disrepair. After major restoration work, the house became the first boutique hotel in Iran. It was awarded a Lonely Planet Top Choice award in 2012
located in Kashan, Iran.
Is a historical Persian garden. It contains Kashan's Fin Bath, where Amir Kabir, the Qajarid chancellor, was murdered by an assassin sent by King Nasereddin Shah in 1852. Completed in 1590, the Fin Garden is the oldest extant garden in Iran.
The origins of the garden may be anterior to the Safavid period; some sources indicate that the garden has been relocated from another place, but no clear picture of it has been found.
The settlements of the garden in its present form was built under the reign of Abbas I of Persia as a traditional bagh near the village of Fin, located a few kilometres southwest of Kashan.
The garden was developed further during the Safavid dynasty, until Abbas II of Persia .It was highly recognized during the reign of Fat′h Ali Shah Qajar and was considerably expanded.
The garden subsequently suffered from neglect and was damaged several times until, in 1935, it was listed as a national property of Iran. On 2007, 8 September, Bagh-e Fin was submitted to the Unesco's Tentative List.
Unesco declared the garden a World Heritage Site on July 18, 2012.
The garden covers 2.3 hectares with a main yard surrounded by ramparts with four circular towers. In keeping with many of the Persian gardens of this era, the Fin Garden employs a great many water features.
These were fed from a spring on a hillside behind the garden, and the water pressure was such that a large number of circulating pools and fountains could be constructed without the need for mechanical pumps.
The garden contains numerous cypress trees and combines architectural features of the Safavid, Zandiyeh and Qajar periods.
Is another "bath museum" that is located in Fin garden and it is the shambles of Amir Kabir.
This bathroom consists of two large and small bathroom. Construction of small bathroom is related to the Safavid era and it has been created with the original building of the garden. By building a large bath in the time of Fath Ali Shah, the large bath was allocated to state dignitaries and VIPs of community and it was known as the Royal Bathroom. In contrast, small bathroom was recognized as crew bathroom and was used by the general population. The remarkable thing is that both bathrooms were complete with all the traditional features and architectural landmarks. Fin Bath in 1314 was registered as national monuments; it has also been registered in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2011.
The Jameh mosque of Kashan
Is the oldest historical structure in Kashan, Iran.
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.
It is said that there had been a fire temple from the pre-Islamic period in this place and after the islamization of Persia the fire temple has been converted to the mosque.
In the book Merat ol-Boldan, it is written about the mosque as follows:
"The mosque, which is known in Kashan as Jameh mosque , has one mihrab with a right qibla and a mihrab with a wrong qibla. The founder of the mosque was Safie Khatun, Malik al-Ashtar's daughter.
The large old mihrab of the mosque like minaret seems to belongs to the Seljuq era. It has an exquisite stucco, on which there are verses from Quran about the virtue of Friday prayer. It seems that this large mihrab has been destroyed intentionally because of its false direction of qibla. Instead of this mihrab a smaller one has been built in the true direction of qibla during the reign of Tahmasp I.
The plan of the mosque is simple. There is a howz in the courtyard in front of the iwan, which leads to the inner space of the dome and also two shabestans at grade of the courtyard and a winter shabestan below the surface of the courtyard
Bazaar of Kashan
Is an old bazaar in the center of the city of Kashan, Iran. It is thought to have been built in the Seljuk era with renovations during the Safavid period.
The bazaar has a famous architecture, especially at its Timche-ye Amin od-Dowleh section, where a grand light well was built in the 19th century. The bazaar is still in use and is a few miles in total length. In the bazaar's complex beside the main bazaars, there are several mosques, tombs, caravanserais, arcades, baths, and water reservoirs that each were constructed in a different period.
There are so many other recently renovated traditional houses in Kashan :
Manoucherhri house :