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Kerman City Tour | BCT 18

Places to Visit: 

Ganjali Complex including Bazaar, Bath and Coin Museum, Kerman Grand Mosque, Mahan City to visit Prince Garden & Shah Nematollah Vali Mausoleum  

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Ganjali Khan Bazaar

The Ganjali Khan Complex is a Safavid-era building complex, located in the old center of city of Kerman, Iran. The complex is composed of a school, a square, a caravanserai, a bathhouse, an Ab Anbar (water reservoir), a mint, a mosque and a bazaar.The Ganjali Khan Complex was built by Ganjali Khan who governed Kerman, Sistan and Kandahar provinces from 1596 to 1621 under Safavid Shah Abbas I. A number of inscriptions laid inside the complex indicate the exact date when these places have been built. The architect of the complex was Mohammad Soltani from Yazd.The complex covers an area of 11000 square meters and is centered on a large public square—ninety-nine meters by fifty-four meter—which is aligned with Vakil Bazaar running east-west to its south. The square is enveloped by bazaar arcades to the north, south and west and is flanked by the Ganjali Caravanserai to the east. The entrance to the Ganjali bathhouse is located along a section of Vakil Bazaar south of the square, known as Ganjali Khan Bazaar. The complex was built in Isfahani style of architecture.

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Ganjalikhan Bathhouse

Built in 1631, the Ganjali bathhouse is located on the southern side of Ganjali Square, off a section of Vakil Bazaar known as Ganjali Bazaar. The entrance of the building are painted with ornaments of the Safavid era. An interesting feature of its architectural finish is that the sculptured stones of the ceiling coincide with that of the flooring. It is composed of a disrobing room, cold room and hot room, all covered with domes carried on squinches. The Ganjali Baths are unique works of architecture decorated with exquisite tile works, paintings, stuccos, and arches. The bathhouse were converted into an anthropological museum in 1971. In the closet section and main yard of the bath there are many lifelike statues. These statues were designed at Tehran University's faculty of fine arts in 1973 and then transferred to this museum.

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Coin Museum

This museum is located to the north of the Ganj Ali Khan square of Kerman, located in Vakil bazaar. The ceilingsand porches of this structure, (built in 16th century) are adorned with beautiful plaster works. In the past thepremises was a mint and a government treasury. Internally, the structure is octagonal and comprises of a chamber, four cubicles in four corners. Presently ancient coins are on display here.

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Kerman Grand Mosque

Ja’ameh Mosque of the city of Kerman is one of the tourist attraction sites of this city, which is considered as an integral part of Iran’s culture and civilization. In this sacred site, the art of architecture coupled with faith in God has led to development of a valuable monument, which is the sign of grandeur of thoughts and creativity of the artists of this region. This mosque was constructed by Amir Mobarez Ed-Din Mohammad Mozaffar in 750 AH. Based on historical evidences, this mosque was initially located outside the city of Kerman. However, gradually with the expansion of this city, it was located within city of Kerman’s boundaries. This mosque has four balconies; a magnificent gateway; and a historical inscription. It is also decorated with tile work and is considered as one of the valuable buildings in the city of Kerman. The ayahs of Holy Qoran have been engraved on the marble stones of the altar of this mosque. This mosque has been renovated in different historical periods of time.

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Prince Garden 

Shazdeh Garden meaning Prince’s Garden is a historical Persian garden located near (6 km away from) Mahan in Kerman.
The garden is 5.5 hectares with a rectangular shape and a wall around it. It consists of an entrance structure and gate at the lower end and a two-floor residential structure at the upper end. The distance between these two is ornamented with water fountains that are engined by the natural incline of the land. The garden is a fine example of Persian gardens that take advantage of suitable natural climate.
The garden was built originally for Mohammad Hasan Khan Qajar Sardari Iravani ca.1850 and was extended ca.1870 by Abdolhamid Mirza Naserodollehand during the eleven years of his governorship in the Qajar dynasty. The construction was left unfinished, due to the death of Abdolhamid Mirza in the early 1890s.

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Shah Nematollah Vali Mausoleum

The Shah Nematollah Vali Shrine is a historical complex, located in Mahan, Iran, which contains the mausoleum of Shah Nematollah Vali, the renowned Iranian mystic and poet. Shah Nematollah Vali died in 1431 aged over 100. In 1436 a shrine was erected in his honor and became a pilgrimage site; with the attention of successive rulers contributing various additions over the centuries. The shrine complex comprises four courtyards, a reflecting pool, a mosque and twin minarets covered with turquoise tiles from the bottom up to the cupola. The earliest construction is attributed to the Bahmanid ruler Ahmed I Vali who erected the sanctuary chamber in 1436. Shah Abbas I undertook extensions and renovations in 1601, including reconstruction of the tiled blue dome, described as “one of the most magnificent architectural masterpieces in old Persia”. During the Qajar period the site was particularly popular, necessitating the construction of additional courtyards to accommodate increased numbers of pilgrims. The minarets also date from this period. The small room where Nematollah Vali prayed and meditated contains plasterwork and tile decorations. The complex is also famous for its tilework and seven ancient wooden doors.

 Included Services

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Professional Guide
  • Transport with non-smoking air conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fee (based on itinerary)
  • Refreshments ( tea, cafe, Nescafe, mineral water or ...)
  • Children under 4 years ol are free of charge

Cancellation rules

  • Up to one week before the day of the tour no cancellation fee
  • 7 to 3 days before the day of the tour 10 % cancellation fee
  • 3 to 1 day(s) before the day of the tour 30 % cancellation fee
  • 24 hours or no attendance in the tour 50 % cancellation fee
tour-duration 9 AM - 5 PM

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2 – 3  persons

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9 – 12 persons

 

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