The garden of sour oranges or Narangestan as we say in Persian, was created in Qajar dynasty in 19th century. This garden with its state was designed splendidly that your eyes sticks to it. Narangestan is not an old complex compared with other buildings of ancient Iran. Naranjestan building known as “Narenjestan Qavam” is a part of Qavam complex. The building has been occupied by many but the original builder was Mirza Ebrahim Khan who built this amazing complex in 1800s’.With an area of 3500 square meters and 940 square meters infrastructure includes the private bathhouse, public bathhouse, religious ceremonial building and court place, Zinat –ol- molk house and the Professors’ Pope library who was one of the greatest historians ’of Persian arts. It was the domicile of Governor in Shiraz during Qajar period. The complex is a significant representation of Iranian architecture during ‘Qajar” period. The paintings on the low ceilings of the house are inspired by the Victorian era. Every room contains special kinds of architecture including paintings on the ceilings, wall and fire places. The most beautiful of all rooms is mirror porch which is also the focal point of the houses. Today it is converted to the magnificent museum and is opened to public.
|Narangestan-e-ghavam : The Garden of Sour Oranges in Shiraz|