Zinat al-Muluk House has a special place in attracting tourists among all the extraordinary attractions, each of which is located in a corner of Shiraz, due to its calm atmosphere and unique art and architecture.
Who is the adornment of kings ? Zinat al-Muluk was one of the daughters of Habibullah Qawam, who was known for his goodness and kindness, and this house was built for him by Ali Muhammad Khan Qawam al-Mulk II for 12 years. This house is another attraction of Shiraz that remains from the Qajar period and a special style and method can be seen in its architecture and you can see its best face in spring and May.
Where is the house of Zinat al-Muluk? The house of Zinat al-Muluk is located on Lotfali Khan Zand Street in Shiraz, on the western side of the Narenjestan Ghavam monument, an alley away from Ghavam House. The two houses are connected by an underground corridor that was an incestuous passageway at the time.
Architecture of the house of Zinat al-Muluk
The entrance of the house is decorated with decorations. It is a mosaic, from the porch you pass is a corridor that enters the courtyard from the northeast corner. In the yard there are two beautiful gardens and a large and small pond. The decoration of the house of Zinat al-Muluk is also spectacular and remarkable.
In the upper part of the building, you can see tiles that are crescent-shaped and are placed in seven different colors. Pictures and motifs can also be seen in the building. For example, there are maps of the sun, two angels, two lions with swords in their hands and verses from the Quran on the walls. The verse that was said is as follows: “My victory is God and victory is near.”
Different parts of Zinat al-Muluk house
The entrance of the art used in the old houses of Iran can be seen from the same point of entry to them and the door, door, wall and ceiling of the porch, and the house of Zinat al-Muluk will not be an exception to this rule.
A beautiful entrance with a great variety of colors and two yellow lions in the middle of which subconsciously attracts your attention. Along with the angels in the design, the entrance of this house has a special color and effect. The Qur’anic verse in it shows the adherence to the religious beliefs of the inhabitants of this house.
Courtyard Like all Iranian houses, many examples of which can be seen in different cities, two turquoise blue pools are the main part of the courtyard of this house, which finds a unique space with geranium pots. Trees, flowers and lush plants in two gardens have given a beautiful effect to this house, which is spectacular next to the brick and lattice stairs. The excitement of the courtyard of the house of Zinat al-Muluk during the days of Muharram mourning can be seen in the distant years of Nowruz and the tourist seasons that tourists from all over the world intend to visit this house in their travel plans.
The rooms go up the courtyard stairs and reach the first floor, which is surrounded by 20 incredibly beautiful rooms with beautiful patterns on the doors and walls. We suggest that when entering any of the rooms of this house, do not pay attention only to the sash windows with stained glass, sheets, paint and glaze on the walls, and raise your head a little to see one of the most amazing ceilings. . All the tourists who visit this house, consider the wooden ceiling full of paintings of the rooms as the most unique part and should not be easily overlooked. It is interesting to know that all 20 rooms of this house are connected from inside and you can easily move between them in such a way that no one notices this movement from inside the yard.
The Royal Hall The main hall or royal residence, as its name suggests, is the most important part of the house, which has been the meeting place and reception of important people and special guests. Just like the old mansions of Tehran, where mirror work is of special importance, in this house, the art of mirror work and a combination of Iranian and European art can be seen on the murals. Take the moment of being in this house seriously and try not to pass any part of it easily, because every corner of it is a beautiful world that you may not find like anywhere else in the world.
The basement of the basement of the house of Zinat al-Muluk is of great importance today for various reasons and hosts many tourists, including the Museum of Fame and the entrance to the Garden of Narenjestan. The residents of this house, who were from Ghavam family, entered the garden of Narenjestan through this door and there was no need to leave the house to go to the garden.
The large basement of this house, with its beautiful brickwork that covers the entire building, has been used in the past as a place to store food and other items. This part of the house has also been used to help the poor and needy and for women.
The Museum of the House of Fame Zinat Al -Muluk Over time and with the coming to power of various governments, the Museum of the House of Zinat Al-Muluk lost its main use and in 1373 was introduced and visited as a museum of celebrities. Provided for everyone. The Museum of Celebrities is located in the basement of this house and the brickwork in it along with the statue of Shiraz celebrities has attracted many people. As soon as you enter the museum, you first see the statue of Zinat al-Muluk, and as you step inside the museum, you subconsciously remember the Madame Tussauds in London. Among the sculptures of this museum, we can mention the sculptures of the daughter of Cyrus, the daughter of Saad bin Abu Bakr bin Saad Zangi, Hafez, Roozbehan Baqan, Barbad (musician of the Sassanid period), Karim Khan Zand, Lotfali Khan Zand. , Hafiz and Saadi. .