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The Historical Sites of  Kerman City

1) Jame' Kabeer or Mozafari Mosque: It is the largest mosque and was built in the 8th century A.H. during the reign of the AI-e-Mozaffar kings and its tiles are unique.

2) Imam Khomeini (Malek) Mosque: It  was built during the reign of the Seljug Touran Shah. It has numerous "shabestans" (verandas), a large courtyard and aqueducts built in the second half of the 5th century A.H. This mosque is the oldest and the Largest mosques of the very city of Kerman . It was built about 900 years ago, but it has been  rebuilt , expanded and redecorated  .Consequently , it is an anthology  of various architectures of successive centuries . Imam mosque has four porticoes . The history of this mosque goes back to the fifth century and the time of Touranshah from Seljuq dynasty. Although it has been damaged and partly ruined in various times , different sections of the building have been repeatedly restored and repaired . The main platform was restored in 1285 and at  the time of Vakil -ul - mulk , of Qagar dynasty; the eastern portico has been restored in the last century.  Whatever left from the main parts , was constructed in Seljuq time and include brick - made minaret on the northwest and three stucco - plastered altars . Due to certain modifications and repair, one of the altars is situated on the roof of the praying hall , known as Imam Hasan praying hall . The mosque has various Mehrabs and chambers , built in different periods . The brick - made tower has once collapsed and today only a portion is left .  

3)Ganj Ali Khan's Bath:  This bath, as a part of a complex including a school, caravansary, market, water reservoir (Ghanat) and square, is located in the southern part of the square and was in use until half a century back. An exquisite blend of art and architecture, this building has a staggered entrance which opens into six spacious apses. True-to-life wax figures bring back the memory of every day scenes from the past. All garments and exhibited objects are period pieces: razors, phials for rose perfumes and long-stemmed pipes to be enjoyed after the bath. Sunlight pours in from the roof overhead, creating superb light effects.  Ganjali Khan was one of the famous rulers during the reign of Shah-Abbas. As the ruler of Kerman province he constructed many monuments and buildings. Ganjali- Khan complex is composed of a school, a square, a caravanseray, a public bath, a water reservoir, a mint house, a mosque and a bazaar. A number of inscriptions laid inside the complex indicate the exact date when these places have been built. Out of Ganj-ali Khan complex, the Khan public bath located in the grand bazaar of Kerman serves as an anthropology museum today and attracts an increasing number of Iranian and foreign tourists. This is a unique work of architecture with beautiful tile works, paintings, stuccos, and arches.

The bath rendered service no later than 60 years ago. In the closet section and main yard of the bath there are many statues which are unbelievably interesting. These statues were designed at Tehran University`s faculty of fine arts in 1973 and then transferred to this museum. This complex has been built during the Safavid era (1499 - 1723 AD) enjoying a modern architectural style of the time. This bath is an association of architecture and application of an array of constructional materials in an appropriate space with totally popular approaches. The architect of the bath and the complex is a master from Yazd city named Mohammad Sultani.

 

4) Ibrahim Khan Zahiruddoleh's Complex: It includes a school, bath and ruler's hall. In fact,In the early 18th century , Ebrahim Khan constructed an attractive ensemble of three buildings inside the Kerman Bazaar , near his two-storey house , which is being renovated and restored , stands a still-active hammam (bath) and a lovely Madrasah (school) built in 1816-17.

5) Jabalieh Dome's fire temple: It  is believed by archaeologists to date back to the Seljukian era. 

6) The Green Dome ("Qobbeh Sabz"): This dome, erected in the 9th century A.H., is the resting place of the Qarakhtanian.

7) Qaleh Dokhtar (Girl's Citadel): It is located on the lofty eastern hills of Kerman city. As an instance of Defenese Building ,it was built during the Sassanid era and is believed to have housed the Anahita Fire Temple.. The buildings of the citadel are divided into two separate parts. The first part sites in south-eastern of the citadel and because of its position is separated from from citadel and in the past it was called "Kuh Citadel". The second part sites on the shorter hill and is called Dokhtar Citadel. Some parts of it is also called Ardeshir Citadel and located on the top of a high hill at a height of 500m . Citadel's walls have been made of thick bricks.

8) Moshtaqiyeh Dome: This dome, built during the Qaajar era, is the resting place of Moshtaq Ali Shah.

9) Kerman's Market (Bazaar) : It is one of the most interesting historical sites of Kerman. It includes the Mesgari Bazaar, the Ganj All Khan Bazaar, the Ekhtiyari bazaar and the Vakil bazaar and starts in Arg square and ends to Moshtaghieh square.   Don't forget to have a visit of Char-Soogh (Four bazaars) to have a look at its roof ;it is a crossing in the very bazaar of Kerman.

10)Takhte Darya Qoli Baig : The site is located in the south-eastern corner of Kerman and the inscription on its gravestone belongs to Safavid era.

11)Tea House, Vakil Bath House, Kerman: The Vakil public bath house dates to the Qajar period, and has been converted into a stunning, if not representative, tea house, The Iranian taste for tea and its attendant social rituals was imported from Russia in the nineteenth century, but rapidly became a central part of daily life. In tea houses across the land, men congregated to hear old stories given new life by their tellers, and swap commercial and agricultural insights. Although it is still possible to find such "traditional" tea houses, mass communications have taken their toll, and they become fewer every year. This rather formal example gives the visitor an opportunity to take refreshment in a cool, beautifully lit chamber.

12) Chehel Sotoon Mosque

13) National Library

14) Mo'ayyedi Yakhdan (Ice-Base)

15) The Zoroastrians' Fire Temple (Atashkadeh)

 

Source:www.kkhec.ac.ir/about Kerman

 

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