Narenjestan is a garden with numbers of sour orange trees in it. This garden was built during Qajar era in 19th century in Shiraz province by Mohammad Khan Qavam. The name Narenjestan in Persian means sour orange garden.
history of Narenjestan:
Narenjestan was the residential place for Qavam family, where you can see a Persian royal residential place. This garden is an example of pure Persian architecture which covers 3500 square meters of Shiraz. Narenjestan garden consists of two southern sides and northern sides.
Buildings of Narenjestan:
From the main entrance which is a wooden door you can get to an octagonal corridor in which you can see mirror ceiling and Achaemenid soldiers, lions, tombs, and mythological paintings, here is where you can spend few hours away from this world, absolutely astonishing.
The building is two meters above the ground and it is mainly made of bricks. The ceiling of the building is what you would not take your eye off it, it has been painted with nice paintings in warm colors. Narenjestan is another beautiful garden which has been registered to UNESCO world heritage site.
There are three buildings within Narenjestan. The main building is a two floor building which has been decorated with mirror and painting. Colourful tile work and mirror work are also increased the beauty of the main building.
The doors and windows of the main building made of walnut wood. Small colourful glasses jointed together to form a beautiful rainbow when the sun light goes through the windows and that’s what you will miss when you look back at the pictures that you have taken here. We are now going to introduce you the other two buildings.
This building was built between 1911 to 1923 for Mrs Zinat-ol-molk(the daughter of qavam-ol-molk). if you wanted to see this building of Mre Zinat-ol-molk , we have special offer in our 4 season package around iran. The building consists of a court yard, two gardens and a pool. At Zinat-ol-molk you can see a mix architecture of persian and European architecture by looking at the porch and the wooden ceiling which are decorated with the painting of animals, birds and plants. Mrs Zinat-ol-molk used to keep all the food and other things for poor people here.
On the southern part of the complex Araqi’s house is located which was used as the kitchen for the complex. Ghavam used to have a home school and that was on western and the northern parts of the building. In old Persian gardens normally the yard is in front of the building but, the yard of it is at the back of the house which makes different to all other Persian houses.