Jalali Fortress or Qal'e-ye Jalali
The construction of Kashan's fortifications is attributed to Zobeida, Caliph Harun al-Rashid's wife, who also provided financial assistance for many similar structures in other cities of the Islamic world. Malek Shah Seljuk reinforced Kashan's ramparts and also built the Jalali Fortress in the western part of | the town. Some old chronicles indicate that there also used to be a moat in front of the ramparts, but the precise evidence of its existence belongs to a much later date.
Kashan's Traditional Houses
Hiding behind high mud-brick walls are hundreds of large traditional houses built by wealthy merchants, monuments to the importance of Kashan as a Qajar-era commercial hub. Dating from the 19th century, most have long since been divided into smaller homes and many are literally turning to dust. A few, however, have been restored and are open to the public as museums or as Kashan's most desirable places to stay.
Another architectural masterpiece of Kashan is the Abbasid house in the vicinity of other historic houses. The unique structure and architecture with twisted rooms, high-quality plasterwork, glazed glass windows, and a garden pit all together display the special Iranian architecture. In addition, this House witnessed the confluence of Iranian arts from painted plaster to carved stone fences and… You’ll be. All these unique features have made this structure nominated for the most beautiful architecture in Iran.
Tabatabaei Mansion or Khan-e Tabatabaei
The bride of Iranian houses
A masterpiece Iranian house built in 1880 by the order of Seyyed Jafar Tabatabai. This house is one of the most famous Iranian traditional houses due to its intricate stone reliefs, including finely carved cypress trees, delicate plasterwork, and striking mirror and glasswork. The high social status of the owner is illustrated by the great architect of the house, the decoration of the windows, and finally seven elaborate windows of the main courtyard (most houses sport only three or five).
A true gem of Iranian vernacular architecture and perhaps the most spectacular sight in Kashan, the Brujerdiha house was built during the second half of the 19th century by a famous merchant of Kashan, Hajj Seyed Jafar Natanzi. This man is better known as Brujerdi because he exported goods from Brujerd to Kashan. He was a son-in-law of Tabatabai, another merchant and the owner of the Tabatabai House.