Lotfolla Sheik-al-Islam Mansion

Museum in Sanandaj

The well-renovated Qajar Lotfolla Sheikh-al-Islam Mansion houses the regional museum, whose orosi (multicoloured windows) – said to have 42,000 pieces of stained glass – were designed for practicality as well as beauty: supposedly they disorient mosquitoes. Exhibits include some extraordinarily old pottery and metalwork treasures, and the odd skeleton.