Kashan

About Kashan County

Kashan is one of the most important cities of Isfahan city. With a 7000 year history, this city is considered as one of the most important archeological centers. Most of the historians and travelers that have visited this city have named the gateway of global civilization.

Kashan has 1700 identified historical monuments and 313 nationally registered ones. Tourist attractions of the Isfahan province have caused many tourists to visit the historical monuments, sights and handicrafts of Kashan. Kashan is sister with the cities of Umea in Sweden, Kazanlak in Bulgaria and Sabzevar in Iran.

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Most Popular Tourist Attractions Of Kashan County

Fin Garden, Kashan

Fin Garden of Kashan is an Iranian garden in which there is also Fin Bathroom. The bathroom is the place where Amir Kabir, the chief minister, was murdered in 1852 AD at the instigation of Naser al-Din Shah Qajar. Fin Garden is one of the most important Iranian garden which is still lively and full of life. Among important historical events happened in this garden are the official coronation of Safavid Shah Ismail and Amir kabir’s murder. National Museum of Kashan is aslo located in Fin Garden. Alongside Naghsh-e Jahan Square and Chehel Sotoun Palace, Fin Garden has the most visitors and tourists in Isfahan Province. Fin garden was registered in Iran’s National Heritage on December 7, 1935 under the registration number of 238. It has been some years that it is registered in UNESCO World Heritage.
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Historical Bazaar of Kashan

One of the most important historical and visitable monuments in Kashan is the historical bazaar of Kashan that has included more than 40 historical buildings in itselfand its south entrance is Kamal al-Molk Square and its north entrance is the beginning of Darvazeh Dowlat Square. The historical bazaar in Kashan includes orders (the main path of bazaar), categories (different classes), corridors, Khan house (a merchant house that had the general role of sales), Khanbar or Kalanbar (a place for collecting and storing goods and manipulating them), Timcheh (the center of several houses or merchant houses), Kaisarieh (a place with a separate door to do art and delicate works like goldsmithing and needle works) and stores.
Kashan historical bazar
Ameri House

800-year-old Kashan’s Ameri House with an area of 9000 square meters building site and 12000 square meters standing property, houses 85 rooms and 7 courtyards. It is the largest historical house in Iran. This house has the highest wind catcher among other wind catchers of Kashan’s houses. Ameri House has been bequeathed to the private sector and it is currently used as the biggest traditional house-hotel in Iran. It is noteworthy that Ameri House-Hotel, Manuchehri House, and Iranian House are among the top 25 places of residence in the Middle-East.
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Borujerdis House

Borujerdis House is a historical monument in Kashan. It lies in Sultan Mir Ahmad neighborhood and was built in second half of century 13 AH (Century 18 AD). Haj Seyed Hasan Natanzi, a Natanzi merchant in Kashan, was the founder of the house, and Master Ali Maryam Kashani was the architect. Borujerdis House is currently Kashan’s Cultural Heritage Office. With its beautiful symmetric crescent-shaped wind catchers and pavilion on top, this house is one of the most beautiful architectural masterpieces of Iran. In the whole, Borujerdis House is an exquisite historical monument in Iran in terms of design, architecture, age, ornaments, and stucco. Precious paintings and stucco of this house were done under the supervision of Kamal-ol-Molk. The house has been registered under the registration number of 1083. Borujerdis historical house of Kashan was announced by UNESCO as “the best choice” in terms of popularity in 2015.
Kashan borujerdi house
Agha Bozorg Mosque, Kashan

This mosque is one of the most glorious Islamic buildings in Kashan which is considered the most interesting historical building in Kashan at the moment, considering its great brick dome and tiled minaret. Agha Bozorg Mosque in Kashan was built in 1258 hijri year. The complex is an example of Iranian-traditional architecture and proportionate with desert climate and one of the most beautiful Islamic buildings. The mosque was built by attempts of Mohammad Taghi Khanban to respect his brother-in-law, late Mullah Mohammad Mahdi Naraghi (son of Mullah Mahdi Naraghi and brother of Mullah Ahmad Naraghi) known as Agha Bozorg. This glorious building that was the last great building built at the time of decline of Iranian art and architecture was constructed by Master Shabanali Posht Mashhadi. On the gate of the building, there is an inscription (probably) from Mohammad Shah Qajar in which he gave discounts to people of Kashan for their taxes. Tiling, molding, inscription, mogharnas works and painting are some parts of this great building. Calligraphy inscriptions of this mosque were written by prominent masters in calligraphy of Kashan such as Mohammad Ibrahim (Moarefi ancestor), Mohammad Hussein (Adib ancestor) and Baslamehs of Toghra by Seyyed Sadegh Kashani. The building of the mosque and Agha Bozorg School were registered in the list of Iran’s national monuments on eleventh of Azar 1330 solar Hijri year.
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Tabatabaei House

Tabatabaei House is the architecture masterpiece of Kashan. It is one of the most beautiful and elegant historical monuments of Kashan, which is located in Sultan Amir Ahmad Neighborhood. This house was built by Seyed Jafar Tabatabei, one of the well-known merchants of that time, in 1250 AH. It was designed by Ali Maryam Kashani, the famous architect of 19th century in Iran.
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