Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Iranian-Islamic Architecture

Iran’s Architecture in Photos: House of Mohammad Moein

Mohammad Moein was a prominent Iranian researcher and professor whose house in Tehran has turned into a museum.

Iran in Photos: 70-Mullah Cemetery of Zahedan

The 70-Mullah Cemetery is an 800-year-old graveyard whose architecture is inspired by the tomb of Cyrus the Great.

Iran’s History in Photos: House of General Amini

The historical house of Brigadier General Amini Sedehi is located in Foroushan neighborhood of Khomeini-Shahr, Isfahan province, central Iran.

Iran’s Architecture in Photos: House of Mostofi-ol Mamalek

The mansion of Mostofi-ol Mamalek is a 125-year-old Qajar building which somehow represents the contemporary history of Iran.

Nefar; A Symbol of Vernacular Architecture in Northern Iran

Nefar or Nepar are small wooden structures built in the paddy fields of Mazandaran villages in northern Iran.

Fresco Art Key Contributor to Traditional Persian Architecture

Fresco and mural painting has a long history in Iran, has been of great significance and has contributed to the Persian architecture in different ways.

Tehran’s History in Photos: House of Malek

The historical house of Malek is located in Bein ol-Haramein Bazaar in the heart of the Iranian capital.

Persian Architecture in Photos: Tughrul Tower

The Tughrul Tower is a remnant of Seljuk period located in Rey, southern Tehran.

Persian Architecture in Photos: Hakim Mosque

The historical mosque of Hakim is located in an old neighbourhood of Isfahan, a city in central Iran.

Door Knocker; A Less-Known Part of Persian Architecture

Door knockers are among the symbols of Iranian culture that have remained on the doors of old houses in various parts of the country, particularly the Persian Gulf port city of Bushehr.

Persian Architecture in Photos: Grand Mosque of Qom

With an area of 12,000 square metres, the Grand Mosque of Qom is one of the largest religious, historical buildings in Iran.

Colourful Windows; An Inseparable Part of Persian Architecture

Colourful windows have always been a prominent and integrable part of Persian architecture since ancient times.

Shafe’i Mosque; A Gem of Architecture in Kermanshah

The Shafe’i grand mosque in Iran’s western city of Kermanshah highlights an elegant example of Islamic mosques inspired by the Ottoman architecture.

Iran Cultural Heritage in Photos: Dome of Soltaniyeh

Soltaniyeh Dome, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in northwestern Iran, in photos.

Persian Architecture in Photos: House of Imam Jomeh

Dating back to the 19th century, the House of "Imam Jomeh" – the Imam of Friday prayers – is a gem in the heart of Tehran.

Iran Architecture in Photos: Fin Garden in Kashan

Located in central Iran, Fin Garden is well-known not only for its beautiful architecture, but also an important historical event.

Persian Architecture in Photos: Niavaran Palace

The Palace of Niavaran in Shemiranat, northern Tehran, is an important example of Persian architecture in the 20th century.

Persian Architecture in Photos: Atigh Grand Mosque of Shiraz

The Atigh Grand Mosque of Shiraz is one of the city’s oldest mosques, registered in the Iranian national heritage list in 1932.

Persian Architecture in Photos: Hamadan Grand Mosque

The Grand Mosque of Hamadan in western Iran is one of the country’s oldest mosques.

Arak; A Tourist Hub in Central Iran with Picturesque Sites

The city of Arak in central Iran is home to numerous tourist attractions which draw large numbers of visitors every year.

Persian Architecture in Photos: Shafi’abad Caravanserai

The Shafi’abad Caravanserai is located in a village with the same name in Kerman province, southern Iran.

Jabalieh Dome; An Ancient Stone Building Made with Camel Milk

Jabalieh Dome is a spectacular octagonal stone building in Kerman province, southeast of Iran, built in the second century BCE.

Matlab Khan; Largest Open-Air Mosque in Iran

Located in the city of Khoy in West Azerbaijan Province, Matlab Khan mosque is known as the largest open-air mosque across Iran with unique architectural features.

Shapoori House in Shiraz; Stunning Site for Visitors

The Shapoori House in Iran’s southern city of Shiraz has been built more than 80 years ago in the early years of the Pahlavi dynasty.

Mollabashi House; Most Beautiful Mansion of Isfahan

The Mollabashi House is a beautiful mansion in the central Iranian city of Isfahan, dating back to the eighteenth century.

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