When you visit an old city like Shiraz you can see historical attractions from different parts of history. In Shiraz, you can see attractions such as the Karim Khan Citadel which belongs to the Zandiyeh era a few minutes away from a historical house from the Qajar era such as the Zinat-ol-Molk House. This house is one of the greatest tourist attractions of Shiraz which has a calm and quiet atmosphere and a great architecture.
A Brief History about Zinat-ol-Molk House
The Zinat-ol-Molk House (which also called Zinat Al-Molk or Zinat Al-Moluk), as its name indicates, belongs to someone called Zinat-ol-Molk. She was the daughter of Habibollah Qavam (the fourth Qavam). The Qavam Family were so popular in Shiraz who was the governor and the sheriff of the city at different times. The house was built for the Qavam Family and it has an underground road to the Narenjestan Qavam which is on the opposite side of the house.
Zinat-ol-Molk was a generous woman who always helps poor people and the door of her house was always open to people. Therefore, very soon she became so popular in the city because of her philanthropist works. Aside from her popularity, the house was one of the nicest houses in the city as it belonged to a rich and royal family. It still has its glamour and splendour.
Different Parts of Zinat-ol-Molk House
At the entrance of the house, you can see a beautiful tiling of the lion and sun which is a famous sign in Iran. The Zinat Al-Molk House has more than 20 rooms which have been decorated with beautiful paintings, different plasters and opulent mirrors. Each room has different decoration, that’s why you should see them one by one.
Aside from the beautiful and glamorous designs of each room, the wooden ceilings might get your attention too. They have the most beautiful paintings of birds and different animals alongside with colourful flowers. That’s one design you might not see anywhere else. You can also see the most opulent room on the west side of the house. The room which has been decorated with mirrors will take your breath away.
Moreover, this is the only house in Shiraz which has the basement which is as big as the house. It was a place where Zinat-ol-Molk kept all the food and other things for poor people. Even the basement has a great and beautiful design. Today, the house is one of the well-known tourist attractions of Shiraz.
Places nearby Zinat-ol-Molk House
The Zinat Al-Molk House is located in Lotfali Khan Zand Street. Therefore, it is close to other attractions such as Narenjestan Qavam and Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque, which is also known as the Pink Mosque. It is just a few steps away from both attractions. The distance of this house to the Vakil Bath, Vakil Mosque and Vakil Bazaar are just 15 minutes which you can easily walk. The nearest hotel to the Zinat-ol-Mosque House is Lotfalikhan Hotel which is just 3 minutes far from this attraction.
How to get to Zinat-ol-Molk House
The Zinat-ol-Molk House is easily accessible by bus. You can take a bus and take off in any stations such as Ahmadi bus stop or Moshir Crossroad. From either of the mentioned bus stops, you can walk Lotfalikhan Street or easily take a taxi.
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