Tabatabei House, Kashan

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See the hidden life of Iran's aristocracy at Tabatabei House. Designed by renowned architect Ustad Ali Maryam, the house spreads over almost 5,000 sq m (53,819 sq ft) with 40 rooms decorated by furniture with ornamental reliefs. Admire the intricate stained-glass windows and carved doors alongside many paintings that decorate the classical, wealthy Persian home. Stroll through all four courtyards to see the gardens of the early 1880s and try to imagine a life in the house made for the Tabatabaei family. Put Tabatabei House and other Kashan attractions into our Kashan travel itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • August 14, 2017
    very beautiful , most of building is safe and sound , type if architecture is magnificent , colorful, natural air conditions system ,water supply system and ... was amazing .  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Next to a mosque, turn left near the fountain, from outside you won't imagine how big it is. Entrance fee, large garden inside and different side of house, work and living areas. Not that many people ...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    This is I think a topattactie for the whole of Iran. A beautifully restored house, indicating how the richer merchants have lived in luxury. Impressive architecture and by look in how families lived together. Adjacent is a tea house, restaurant.
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  • May 16, 2017
    Beautiful old traditional house showcasing the best of Iranian architecture. Take some time to explore the garden and the rooms and corridors here, it is worth it. Plenty of tourists though, more so than the other traditional houses in Kashan
  • March 22, 2017
    I think it is a good place. you can see the old Iranian architecture. but i think it needs more description in English. so I recommend to study about it more, before go and see.
  • December 11, 2016
    ✍🏻️🇮🇷One of the most beautiful traditional houses of Kashan that was built by a famous carpet businessman of this city about 200 years ago. Beautiful historical building with Iranian architecture and magnificent ornaments that will surely fascinate you.
  • July 10, 2017
    Nice to see the ancient Iranian Architecture.
  • March 24, 2017
    A big and beautiful historical Iranian house with many rooms

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Where to stay in Kashan

As with many of Iran's cities, tourism in Kashan has not yet reached its full potential and its range of accommodations seems surprisingly sparse. The majority of places to stay sit within walking distance of Agha Bozorg Mosque, with a few additional options lining Amir Kabir Street. Most options come in the form of guesthouses or simple hotels, but a handful of traditional-style luxury accommodations offer a more special experience. Due to restrictions on foreign credit cards, you might have difficulties reserving you room ahead of time.
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