Ancient Walls & Battlements of Yazd
In the narrow and winding alleys, under the golden glow of the sun, among the thatched walls and a space full of the smell of straw-clay plaster perfume, walk freely towards the deep ancient history of Yazd. This is the most exciting part of your tour that will experience in the historic neighborhoods of Yazd, the first and largest brick city in the world.
One of the houses of the Qajar period, which has become Yazd faculty of Architecture due to its artistic and architectural elegance. This house with 1526 m2 is made of a basement, ground floor, and first floor. This house with 1526 m2 is made of a basement, ground floor, and first floor. This Qajar house has two outer and inner sections, each of which has a separate courtyard and entrance. This Qajar house shows the architectural elements in its most beautiful form.
Another valuable historical house in Yazd, which is located in the old neighborhood of Fahadan and next to the Yazd Jame Mosque, is the House of the Arabzadeh.
This historical house, which belongs to the Qajar period, is a museum of Yazdi artists' that show their decorative and architecture, which has now been turned into a coin museum.
One of the most valuable traditional historical houses in Yazd, which has become the Faculty of Yazd Architecture. The Rasoulian House with over 100 years old has been located in the Sahle-ibne-Ali neighborhood. This historic house was donated to the Yazd University of Architecture by the owners of the house as a waqf(Charity) in 1989.
One of the fantastic old houses of Yazd that show the art and talent of Yazdi architect. This exceptional old traditional house was built in one of the important bazaars of Yazd by the order one the famous traders by the name Malek Al Tojar. This 120 years old house belongs to the Qajar era and has the signs of that periods' architect.
A great mud-brick Qajar house at the Yazd by the name Golshan traditional house. The house is located in the vicinity of Golshan Ab- Anbar(water reservoir), butchers gate alley, 10th Farvardin Street, Tal neighborhood. The building dates back to the Qajar dynasty (about 126 years ago). The house belonged to Haj Ali Akbar Mahalli Tali one of the most famous traders of Yazd, then it was devoted to his daughter, Bibi Fatima, and her husband, Haj HosseinGolshan, thus it named to Gulshan house.
Molla Agha Baba Synagogue
Yazd, with its sacred buildings for all three Zoroastrian, Jewish, and Muslim religions in the heart of the old neighborhoods, has prepared the best conditions for the peaceful life of religions. The peaceful life of religions in Yazd is a very important issue not only in Iran but also in the world, which has been emphasized in the world registration of Yazd by UNESCO.
With more than 10.000 years old of urbanization especially in harsh situations like Iran's desert, Iran has one of the treasures through the world's architectural history.
This valuable experience is the result of Iran's climatic diversity - long history and discovering suitable solutions for living in the harsh climatic conditions of Iran. Unfortunately, today many of these old and efficient solutions have lost their effectiveness or are not considered due to the expansion of cities and modern life.
Dakhma or tower of silence
Dakhma or in Avestan: the tower of silence is one of the sacred places for Zoroastrians of Yazd. A tower for the funerary ceremony on a hill close to the Zoroastrian fire Temple in Yazd. Tall towers built of brick or stone, and contain a surface for the corpses. After vultures have picked the bones clean, they fall into a pit below, thereby fulfilling the injunction that a corpse must not suffer contact with either fire or earth.
The most famous Iranian Zoroastrian Fire Temple. This picturesque building with a Sassanid design, located in a lush green garden courtyard. It keeps a holy flame that is said to have been burning since around 470 AD which is visible just through a window from the entrance hall. the oldest monotheistic religions of the world by the name of Zoroastrian followers appreciate it(not worship).
The Mullah Ismael Mosque
Molla Ismail Mosque is one of the biggest Qajar period mosques In the reign of Fath Ali Shah in Yazd Province, built by the late "Molla Mohammad Ismail Aqdai" in 19th century in the south of Khan Bazaar. Mullah Ismail Mosque is made of raw bricks and clay with mud and gypsum mortar. This mosque has 3 naves and a high porch and a dome with a diameter of about 16 meters.
The Dolatabad Garden in Yazd is one of the most famous Iranian gardens, which has been registered by UNESCO as one of the Iranian gardens. This garden, like its other examples across Iran, shows the intelligence and ingenuity of the people of the desert region, who have created such a beautiful garden in the middle of the hot desert. This garden is among Iran's most beloved and iconic landscapes with distinctive properties, picture-postcard views of the stream, and historic Persian pavilions.
Water, as a natural element, plays an extraordinary role in life, especially in desert areas. Water has a unique ability to stimulate the human mind and all human beings have an instinctive interest in water, which is why they have always sought to store water. This storage is more important in desert areas. The city of Yazd, as one of the driest regions of Iran, has always faced water shortage.
Mirror and Lighting Museum
One of the most important features of Yazd is the desert architecture of this region, which has a great effect on the construction of residential houses and the creation of various techniques to survive in harsh desert conditions. The architecture of Yazd houses has different techniques and the decorations and elements of it have distinguished it among other Iranian houses.
This 15th-century domed school is known as Alexander’s Prison because of a reference to this apparently dastardly place in a Hafez poem. Whether the deep well in the middle of its courtyard was in fact built by Alexander the Great and used as a dungeon seems doubtful, no matter what the guide says. The building is worth a look for the small display on the old city of Yazd.