January 11, 2021
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.