Qavam House

By Shirdal Airya Iranian Tour Operator & Travel Agency in Iran

Qavam House (also widely called “Narenjestan e Ghavam”) is a traditional and historical house in Shiraz, Iran. It is at walking distance from the Khan Madrassa.

It was built between 1879 and 1886[1] by Mirza Ibrahim Khan. The Qavam family were merchants originally from Qazvin. But they soon became active in the government during the Zand dynasty, followed by the Qajar, and Pahlavi dynasty as well.

The Qavam “Naranjestan” preserves the elegance and refinement enjoyed by the upper-class families during the 19th century. The paintings on the low ceilings of the house are inspired by Victorian era Europe.

The mirrored porch was a focal point of the house, overlooking a small garden that was designed with fountains, date palms, and flowering plants.

During the second Pahlavi era, the House became the headquarters of Pahlavi University’s “Asia Institute”, directed by Arthur Upham Pope and Richard Nelson Frye. Frye and his family also lived in the house for a while.

The house today is a museum and is opened to the public.

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Today among all destinations, Iran is one of the selected places that it is chosen by many different nations. Therefore, it deserves to see how great the Persia is and our professional team is ready to give you all the best tour and travel services. Naser Pirouzi and Masih Bayramzadeh established the agency in 2012. Both of them had been working as tour guides and tour operators since 2001, Click to continue…