Shiraz is known as the city of poetry, literature, and orange blossoms. Among the many of Shiraz attractions, architecturally unique houses are of the most memorable. Zeinat al-Molk House, located west of Narenjastan Ghavam, dates back to Qajar dynasty, which has long been the residence of Mrs. Zeinat al-Molk Ghavami, the daughter of Ghavam al-Molk IV. In 1873, Ali Mohammad Khan Ghavam-ol-Molk II started the construction of this house, which was completed after many years by Mohammad Reza Khan Ghavam-ol-Molk III in 1885.
The design and architecture of this house are exceptionally unique. The front of the building displays a crescent-shaped tile of seven colors. The wooden-ceiling rooms painted with pictures inspired by European art and stained-glass windows that make a beautiful sun reflection during the day creates a delightful atmosphere in the western side of the building, also called Shahneshin Hall. The large basement has spectacular brickwork. Currently, it serves a wax museum where the most famous of the Shirazi people are exhibited in the form of sculptures.
Zinat al-Molk house, with its unique architecture and mirror-work and plastering decorations certainly deserves a spot on your bucket list. Let the integration of cultures begin!
Admission is 200000 Rials.
Taking pictures is allowed.