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 by a fabulously wealthy glass merchant, this handsome complex of six buildings is spread over several levels. The numerous...
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 Tabatabei information
Built around 1880, Seyyed Jafar Tabatabei’s house is renowned for its intricate stone reliefs, fine stucco and wonderful mirror and stained-glass work. The house consists of three sections: the andaruni (internal area where family members lived), the biruni (external area used for entertaining and housing guests) and the khadame (servants’ quarters). These are set around four courtyards, the largest of which boasts a fountain pool. From mid-afternoon (depending on the month), sunlight and stained glass combine to bathe some rooms in brilliant colour.
To get here, walk south past the Khan-e Borujerdi towards the blue conical tower of the Imamzadeh-ye Sultan Mir Ahmad and turn right – the entrance is on the left. There’s an excellent handicraft shop off the main courtyard.