Shiraz Narenjestan Garden of Shiraz

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 Narenjestan Garden of Shiraz

By: A.Fard

Narenjestan or Qavam Garden of Shiraz goes back to Qajar time and is situated on the eastern side of the finish of Lotfali

Narenjestan Garden of Shiraz

Khan Zand Avenue. Because of plenitude of sharp orange trees it is called Narenjestan. Narenjestan building has been a place where normal individuals went for authoritative purposes and open gatherings and gatherings among Qajar dignitaries and nobles were held there.

Development of the building begun by Ali Mohammad Khan Qavam-ol-Molk in 1257-1267 AH and was finished by Mirza Mohammad Reza Khan, grandson of the primary Qavam-ol-Molk and granddad of Qavam in around 1300 AH. The building has been restored once by Ebrahim Qavam and has been improved with mirrors, depictions, tilework, mortar work, and trim. It is a design accomplishment of Qajar period.

The principle passage of the garden opens toward south along the fundamental pivot of the building and into an octagonal hallway. Its façade is adorned with blocks. There is a tablet of marble stone on top of the passage on which Quranic verses have been composed alongside ballads of Asudeh Shirazi about originator of the garden and date of its development. On both sides of the lower some portion of the passageway you can see two Qajar officers holding their rifles. The passageway entryway is made of wood and has been trimmed. Roof of the octagonal hall is finished with blocks and tiles and is formed like stars.

Narenjestan building has been built by craftsmans of Shiraz more than 3,500 square meters of land with aggregate establishment zone of 940 square meters in two northern and southern wings. The southern wing was uncommon to hirelings and included two colonnades with trimmed wooden segments and rooms adorned with delightful mortar work. The northern wing has two stories and incorporates a porch with two stone sections flanked by trimmed entryways and windows and incorporating a wooden rooftop with mirror work alongside artistic creations and is among building deeds of Qajar period. Reflect corridor is in the center and encompassed by rooms on right and left symmetrically. Floor of patios are secured with white and blue tiles in an excellent way and appealing mortar work has secured dividers of the porches.

The building stands two meters over the yard and is primarily made of blocks. Its roof is shrouded with lovely sketches in warm hues and shifted designs. Outside the building you can see bas-reliefs of Achaemenid officers, lions, tombs, and pictures of battling fanciful animals which have been motivated via carvings at Persepolis. A stone pool notwithstanding date and acrid orange trees are confronting the building. Ebrahim Khan Qavam-ol-Molk committed this excellent working to University of Shiraz in 1966. It is presently Narenjestan Museum which is subsidiary to Faculty of Architecture of a similar college.




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0 #1 Peter C 2014-10-29 06:19
Patong, Thailand
“So much culture to see”

This is one of many lovely buildings in Shiraz to see. The best way to see the city is to just wander the streets. We had several people approach us who showed us their city - and then refused offer of payment!

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