Sep 29, 2018, 10:18 AM
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Unforgettable Qavam House in Shiraz

Tehran, Sep 29, IRNA - The breathtaking Qavam House — often referred to as Narenjestan-e Qavam and Qavam Garden — is a multi-century-old Persian Garden and luxurious royal mansion that’s constantly frequented by tourists to Shiraz, southern province of Fars.

According to, located in an elite upper-class neighborhood of Shiraz city, this extraordinary Persian garden and house is one of the most beautiful in Iran. No wonder it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

All right folks. Make sure you have your camera batteries fully charged and memory cards emptied as the Qavam House is no place to come unprepared. For those of you keeping it old school and shooting with film, don’t forget to pack a couple extra rolls.


The beautiful Persian garden and house was built during the reign of Nasereddin Shah of the Qajar Dynasty. The project was accomplished upon the order of Ali Mohammad Khan (Qavam-ol-Molk II) and his son, Mohammadreza Khan (Qavam-ol-Molk III).

The precise years of the construction of Qavam House go back to between the years 1879 – 1886. It was designed by Mirza Ibrahim Khan.

Originally, the Qavam family were wealthy merchants from the city of Qazvin. However, they became affiliated to the government during the Zand Dynasty and continued their involvement throughout the Qajar Era, right to the Pahlavi Dynasty.

The house was donated to the University of Shiraz in 1966. It is now an official museum (Narenjestan Museum).
The awe-inspiring Qavam garden, house.

The enormous property encompasses a massive area of 3,500 square meters, while the Qavam House, or better yet mansion, takes 940 of those meters to itself.

All we can say is, just get ready to be ‘wowed’. Entering the Qavam Garden through the main southern entrance, visitors are instantly transported into another dimension. In this new realm, you are about to experience one of the highest levels of beauty you are ever going to see.

The stroll through the lush and extremely tastefully decorated UNESCO garden is a good warm up for what’s in-store at the Qavam House up ahead. Tall symmetrical palm trees, citrus trees and so many flowers that you’ll need a quantum-arithmetic formula to keep count of.

The mesmerizing garden and its refreshing pool lead you through the beautiful landscape towards glorious Persian house.

The entire exterior and interior of the Qavam House is completely adorned in the widest variety of decorations. At the spectacular Qavam House, tourists will be able to find just about every facet of traditional Persian art and architecture.
Gorgeous displays of woodwork, mirrorwork, tilework, stained glass, frescoes, bas-relief carving, plasterwork, brickwork, muqarnas, vaulted ceilings, metalwork, calligraphy and stunning Persian paintings of animals and floral motifs.

Yes — this imperial summer abode not only features these techniques, it’s entirely made of them.

Not even one centimeter of this amazing Persian house has been left unblessed by the hands of the masterful Persian craftsmen. Every single room, wall, ceiling, door and window has meticulously detailed!

Source: Iran Daily

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