Hammam-e Sultan Mir Ahmad
A few metres from the entrance to the Khan-e Borujerdi, this 500-year-old hammam is a superb example of an Iranian bathhouse. A recent...
Legend has it that when Sayyed Jafar Natanzi, a carpet merchant known as Borujerdi, met with fellow carpet merchant Sayyed Jafar...
Built around 1880, Seyyed Jafar Tabatabei’s house is renowned for its intricate stone reliefs, fine stucco and wonderful mirror and...
Nonguests are welcomed into this boutique hotel for tea and biscuits (US$2.50) served by the pool. Alternatively, book ahead for a meal...
off Alavi St · interesting places nearby
Khan-e Abbasian information
Built by a fabulously wealthy glass merchant, this handsome complex of six buildings is spread over several levels. The numerous courtyards are designed to enhance the sense of space by becoming larger as they step up, culminating in an open courtyard on top. The high porticos and reception halls are decorated with the usual plaster reliefs and fine mirror work but also feature exceptionally beautiful and detailed stained-glass windows (as befits their original owner). The house’s khadame has been converted into a restaurant and teahouse.
To find the house, walk down a lane parallel to Alavi St, starting opposite the Hammam Sultan Mir Ahmad.