This 150-year-old building is one of the best-preserved Qajar-era houses in Yazd. The badgirs , traditional doors, stained-glass...
Bogheh-ye Sayyed Roknaddin
The beautiful blue-tiled dome of the tomb of local Islamic notable Sayyed Roknaddin Mohammed Qazi is visible from any elevated point in...
The magnificent Jameh Mosque dominates the old city. Its tiled entrance portal is one of the tallest in Iran, flanked by two...
Fancy a camel burger? This modest little place can knock one up in about three minutes. There’s no English sign, but it’s directly...
Zaiee Sq · interesting places nearby
Alexander’s Prison information
This 15th-century domed school is known as Alexander’s Prison because of a reference to this apparently dastardly place in a Hafez poem. Whether the deep well in the middle of its courtyard was in fact built by Alexander the Great and used as a dungeon seems doubtful, no matter what your guide tells you. The building itself is worth a look for the small display on the old city of Yazd, the clean toilets and the mercifully cool subterranean teahouse.
The early-11th-century brick Tomb of the 12 Imams is almost next door to Alexander’s Prison. The once-fine (but now badly deteriorated) inscriptions inside bear the names of the Shiite Imams, though none are actually buried here.