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Abbāsi House

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Abbassian House
General information
Architectural styleIranian
LocationKashan, Iran
Coordinates33°58′34″N 51°26′26″E / 33.9762°N 51.4405°E / 33.9762; 51.4405

The Abbassian House is a large historic house museum in Kashan, Iran. It was built during the late 18th century and belonged to a wealthy glass merchant.[1][2] It is partly converted into a teahouse, a traditional restaurant, and a small shop.[2][3] Other such houses, including the Borujerdi House and the Tabātabāei House, are located nearby.

Structure

The Abbassian House consists of several courtyards and multistorey buildings, and is decorated with plaster reliefs, mirror-work, and stained glass.[2] One of the chambers has a ceiling designed with mirror pieces so as to give the impression of a starry sky under the nocturnal glitter of candlelight. Secret passageways were also built into the house.[citation needed]

A panoramic view of the Abbāsi House.

Gallery

  • An exterior view of the Abbāsi House and its central courtyard.
    An exterior view of the Abbāsi House and its central courtyard.
  • A view from within an iwan (balcony) inside the Abbāsi House.
    A view from within an iwan (balcony) inside the Abbāsi House.
  • Gardens and a pool in the central yard of the Abbāsi House.
    Gardens and a pool in the central yard of the Abbāsi House.
  • An exterior view of the upper floor of the Abbāsi House.
    An exterior view of the upper floor of the Abbāsi House.
  • An exterior view of lower-floor hallways inside the Abbāsi House.
    An exterior view of lower-floor hallways inside the Abbāsi House.
  • A view from within an upper-floor room inside the Abbāsi House.
    A view from within an upper-floor room inside the Abbāsi House.
  • Upper-floor rooms inside the Abbāsi House.
    Upper-floor rooms inside the Abbāsi House.
  • A view from within an upper-floor room inside the Abbāsi House.
    A view from within an upper-floor room inside the Abbāsi House.
  • A ceiling inside the Abbāsi House.
    A ceiling inside the Abbāsi House.
  • Carvings on the exterior walls of the Abbāsi House.
    Carvings on the exterior walls of the Abbāsi House.
  • The central courtyard of the Abbāsi House.
    The central courtyard of the Abbāsi House.
  • Stained glass work inside the Abbāsi House.
    Stained glass work inside the Abbāsi House.

References

  1. ^ "Iran's Beauties in Photos: Abbasi House". Tasnim News Agency. 22 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Khan-e Abbasian". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Abbasi Teahouse & Traditional Restaurant". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
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