Kashan Attractions

Kashan Attractions

Kashan Attractions

Kashan, the city of traditional architectural wonders, has maintained its classic appearance and according to its historical nature, the top attractions to visit in Kashan are Historical houses and traditional bathhouses. Additionally, the Dasht-e Kavir in the vicinity of the city is one of the prominent Kashan highlights. Also, along with Kashan tourist attractions, there are lovely villages around the city, including Abyaneh, Niasar, Ghamsar, and Aran va Bidgol. On the other hand, Kashan is famous for rosewater production and its handmade carpet called Kashan rug. After all, as the city is not far from Tehran international airport, it is worth knowing the top places to visit in Kashan. Join us to introduce you to the most significant Kashan attractions and their details, like opening hours and entrance fees.

Kashan Tourist Attractions List

Kashan Bazaar

The Kashan bazaar is one of the most spectacular Kashan attractions dating back to the Al-e Buyeh and Seljuk era. Furthermore, this market houses more than 40 historical monuments including Timiche Amin-o-Dowleh, Mianchal Bazaar, Warehouse, Mosque, School, etc. In terms of architecture, this bazaar was rebuilt and renovated during the time and blossomed in the Safavid period. However, most of what remains today are the remnants of the Qajar era. Therefore, the Kashan bazaar presents seven centuries of Iranian architecture. For instance, the Timiche Amin-o-Dowleh part has unbeatable architecture and decoration. Finally, do not forget to take a look at the high-quality Persian rugs there!

Iran Attractions - Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Every day except Fridays
9:00 to 20:00
in spring and summer
9:00 to 17:00
in the fall and winter

Iran Attractions - Entrance Fee

Entrance Fee

Free

Iran Attractions - Visit Duration

Visit duration

1 to 5 Hours

Tabatabai House

Tabatabai House is a historic house museum and one of the top Kashan attractions which represents the lifestyle of Kashan royal families during the 19th century. In addition, this building, famous as “the Bride of Iran” is a masterpiece of Iranian ancient architecture that follows the culture and climate of the region. Particularly, its luxurious decorations utilize artistic techniques such as plastering and colored glassworks, which makes Tabatabai house a must-see place in Kashan. As for the house plan, the area of the house is  4730 square meters and includes many sections, each is built according to its specific utilization and its inhabitants’ needs. After all, being magnificent and spacious, the houses allowed their wealthy owners to live with their whole family and relatives there.

Iran Attractions - Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Every day
8:00 to 19:00
in spring and summer
8:00 to 17:00
in the fall and winter

Iran Attractions - Entrance Fee

Entrance Fee

4€

Iran Attractions - Visit Duration

Visit duration

1 to 2 Hours

Borujerdi House

Historical Houses are top Kashan attractions due to their unbeatable beauties. For instance, Borujerdi House, the former residence of Haj Agha Hassan Borujerdi, is a historic Qajarid building located in the heart of the Kashan historical context. Besides, in terms of architecture, the building has both interior and exterior segments with fantastic decorations.  Accordingly, the house interior was decorated with valuable paintings and ornaments under the supervision of Kamal ol-Molk, Iran’s great painter and the founder of Iran’s first painting school. On the other hand, the exterior design somehow resembles the buildings designed by Gaudi in Barcelona. Additionally, the building includes different areas such as the central courtyard, main hall, summer hall, a porch, and a 40-meter-tall wind catcher.

Iran Attractions - Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Every day
9:00 to 18:00
in spring and summer
9:00 to 16:30
in the fall and winter

Iran Attractions - Entrance Fee

Entrance Fee

4€

Iran Attractions - Visit Duration

Visit duration

30 min to 1.5 Hours

Abbasi House (Abbasian Historical House)

Abbasi Historical house is an outstanding example of Persian-Islamic architecture and one of the must-see Kashan attractions. The complex was built on an area of over 5000 square meters with an infrastructure of about 7000 square meters and consists of 5 floors and 5 yards. Furthermore, lattice, stucco reliefs, mosaic windows, and carvings are the feature of the house’s decoration. Although it has simpler decorations than other historic houses, the building presents the artistic architectural design. As a result, strolling in its chambers and corridors can entertain you for hours. 

Iran Attractions - Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Every day
8:00 to 18:00

Iran Attractions - Entrance Fee

Entrance Fee

4€

Iran Attractions - Visit Duration

Visit duration

2 to 4 Hours

Agha Bozorg Mosque

Notably, Kashan is a rich city in terms of historical monuments. For instance, one of the most spectacular Kashan attractions is Agha Bozorg Mosque, located in an alley of the same name. Accordingly, the building is a large mosque and school complex used by the student of religious sciences. Furthermore, the complex belongs to the Qajar era in the 19th century.

Besides, delicate plaster-works, eye-catching tile works, and Moqarnas make this mosque a top attraction to visit in Kashan. Above all, Agha Bozorg Mosque is the only five-story mosque in the world.

Iran Attractions - Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Every day
9:00 to about 18:00

Iran Attractions - Entrance Fee

Entrance Fee

Free

Iran Attractions - Visit Duration

Visit duration

1 to 2 Hours

Fin Garden

Fin Garden is a beautiful and spectacular garden in Kashan whose name is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Additionally, this garden with tall trees, fountains, and cobblestone flooring is one of the top Kashan attractions.

Firstly, the garden area is over 33700 square meters and, due to its royal appearance, is also famous as  Shah “Garden”. Secondly, regarding the walls and towers that enclose the central courtyard, Fin Garden is an example of an Iranian castle-garden. It is noteworthy that, choosing this pattern and hiding the garden among the tall walls was because of the safety of its residents. However, the date of the construction of the garden is unknown; it could belong to the Sassanid, Safari or Albuye era.

Above all, Fin Garden is famous for a tragic historical event. In short, Amir Kabir, the powerful and well-known minister of the Qajar era was murdered in the Fin bath.

Iran Attractions - Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Every day
9:00 to 19:00 in spring and summer
9:00 to 16:30 in fall and winter

Iran Attractions - Entrance Fee

Entrance Fee

6€

Iran Attractions - Visit Duration

Visit duration

1 to 2 Hours

Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse

Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse, also called “Qasemi Bathhouse” is one of the most beautiful Kashan attractions, belongs to the Safavid era during the 16th century. This historical Bathhouse is famous for its outstanding architecture and decoration. Therefore, you will love the exquisite tile-work in blue and golden colors and plaster-work in this historical site. So, take your time to explore the entire building and climb to the roof to enjoy the magical view. Where you can take amazing photos of the old quarter of Kashan.

Iran Attractions - Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Every day
8:00 to 19:00

Iran Attractions - Entrance Fee

Entrance Fee

4€

Iran Attractions - Visit Duration

Visit duration

30 Min to 1 Hour

Noushabad Underground City

About 1500 years ago a Sassanid king drank some water from a well on his way. He enjoyed the cool and clean of the water and ordered to build a city in that place. He named the city, “Noushabad” which means “the town of drinkable water”. Nonshabad is an underground city with a complicated ventilation system, several entries and exits, and anticipation of all defense needs. Notably, it is the largest historical underground city in the world. All the mentioned features attract many archaeologists and tourists to Noushabad underground city one of the most valuable Kashan attractions. By the way, along with enjoying the wonders of this historical place, do not miss the traditional Noushabad coffee, “Anooshe” on your visit.

Iran Attractions - Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Every day
9:00 to 19:30

Iran Attractions - Entrance Fee

Entrance Fee

6€

Iran Attractions - Visit Duration

Visit duration

30 Min to 2 Hours

Tappeh Sialk

In the southwest of Kashan, there is a hill called Tappeh Sialk, which is one of the important Kashan attractions. Moreover, this site is originally a historic ziggurat and the most important archaeological site in Iran. Roman Gierschmann, a famous French archaeologist, discovered this site about 90 years ago. According to his investigations, Tappeh Sialk is the oldest ziggurat among the 32 ziggurats in Iran and Iraq. Furthermore, this hill with about 7,000 years old, is one of the oldest prehistoric human settlements in Iran. Among the artefacts discovered in this site are a collection of pottery and metal utensils, as well as human bones.  These artefacts which testify to the thousands of years of civilization in Iran are kept in the National Museum of Iran.

Iran Attractions - Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Every day
9:00 to 18:30 in spring and summer
9:00 to 16:30 in fall and winter

Iran Attractions - Entrance Fee

Entrance Fee

6€

Iran Attractions - Visit Duration

Visit duration

30 Min to 1 Hour

Abyaneh

On the way from Isfahan to Kashan, there is a delightful village called Abyaneh, which is a popular Iran tourist destination. The first thing that impresses you when you enter Abyaneh and are the red houses of the village. In other words, the exterior of the houses is covered with red soil. Due to the color of this soil and the beautiful appearance of these houses, Abyaneh is called “Red Village”. On the other hand, the height of this village reaches 2222 meters above sea level, and therefore it is known as one of the highest residential points in Iran. The length of the historical texture of the Red Village is 900 meters, and its width is about 3 meters.

As the location of Abyaneh is on the slopes of the mountain, it has a semi-stair structure. So when you look at the village from a distance, you can see a multi-story village. In addition to the unique architecture, the traditional clothing of the villagers is one of Abyaneh attractions. Accordingly, women’s clothing includes a colorful dress over Shaliteh (a kind of skirt), floral scarf, long socks, and footwear. On the other hand, men wear long loose black trousers.

According to some evidence, the village belongs to up to 1500 years ago. Hence, Abyaneh is one of the oldest settlements in the region. Accordingly, there are works from the Sassanid, Seljuk, Safavid, and Qajar periods in the village can be a testament to the antiquity of this village.

Iran Attractions - Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Every Day
24 Hours

Iran Attractions - Entrance Fee

Entrance Fee

6€ to 20€ per Vehicle

Iran Attractions - Visit Duration

Visit duration

2 Hours to 1 Day

Niasar

Niasar is a beautiful village located 30 km from Kashan in Isfahan Province. This district houses several historical and natural attractions. Notably, the beauty of nature and the pleasant climate of this region are distinct from the heat and dryness of the surrounding desert.

Niasar waterfall, with 25 meters height, is the most remarkable attraction in the area that formed its lush and unique nature. The source of this waterfall is a spring called Talar (Alexandria) which is located at the top of the waterfall and next to a Sassanid fire temple called Chartaghi. Also, there are 13 ancient water mills along the waterway that one of them has been repaired and is open to the public. Moreover, the waterfall had provided the water for a historic bath dating back to Safavid era.  Besides, the environment around the waterfall is an excellent place to relax and have a picnic.

Iran Attractions - Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Every day

Iran Attractions - Entrance Fee

Entrance Fee

Free

Iran Attractions - Visit Duration

Visit duration

2 to 4 Hours

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