Vakil Bath Museum
January 11, 2021
Shekoufeh Ahmadi
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Vakil Bath Museum is located in Shiraz’s Vakil Bath. It’s among the many structures built during the rule of Karim Khan Zand. One of the interesting parts of this bath is a part called Shahneshin, that was a special place for the king to take a bath.

This large bath has the most advanced architectural principles of its time. For example, the entrance door to the bathroom is small and it reaches the entrance porch, which is below ground level, with a gentle slope. The entrance to the locker room is angled and all these considerations have been made to prevent the cold from entering and the heat from leaving the place.

Vakil Bath, which was taken out of its previous form due to a change in the condition of public baths, was restored by the Archaeological Department in 1936. After a long period of ups and downs and turning into a restaurant, a showroom for handmade carpets during the past years and the damage done to it by the private sector, Vakil Bath finally became a museum.

In a Nutshell

Vakil Bath Museum, located in Shiraz, next to Vakil Mosque, is one of the historical buildings from Zandieh dynasty. In this museum, 30 wax sculptures have been placed in different positions in the upper part of the bath to display the culture and the interaction of that time in the place.

Quick Facts

Time: 9:00 A.M to 8:00 P.M.

Admission: IR300000