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Old Schools, Old Bazaars, Fars

khan school, shiraz

Aqa Baba Khan School, Shiraz

Dating back to the Qajar period, it is near the Vakil Bazaar and Jame’ Mosque. The same belongs to the Karim Khan Zand period. The construction of building was begun by haji Mohammad Hussein Khan and finally in 1862, the construction was completed by Aqa Baba Khan Hussein.

Khan School, Shiraz

This historical monument is situated in Shiraz city. This building was constructed by Allah Verdi Khan and his son in the Shah Abbas period. This place, which used to be a theological school, has been restored several times.

Old Bazaars 

Moshir Arcade, Shiraz

Golshan or Moshir Caravansary is located near Vakil Bazaar, which is relic of Mirza Abol Hassan Moshir-ol-Molk. This arcade was repaired in 1970. Its rooms have been used as an exhibition hall for the demonstration of local handicrafts of Fars, thus called "Sarayeh Honar" (Art House).

Qeisariyeh Bazaar, Lar

This bazaar which is located in the old city of Lar, was built during the reign of Shah Abbas Safavid. It has been registered on the list of National Cultural Heritage sites of Iran. The building was once repaired in 1310 A.H. by Fathali Khan Garashi and has been restored recently by National Cultural Heritage Organization.

 Vakil Bazaar, Shiraz 

This bazaar is located in Darb-e-Shahzadeh (Gate of Prince), near the Vakil Mosque. It has five entrances with two rows of shops (Hojreh), situated north-south and east-west direction and perpendicular to each other.

vakil bazaar, shiraz

It displays a beautiful architecture with wide corridors and high ceilings along with openings which allow air circulation and penetration of light.

Other Old Bazaars, Fars

Bazaar-e-Nov of Shiraz is also considered as one of the oldest bazaars of Fars Province, which was constructed in the late Qajar era.

Source: chnpress.com

Other links:

Hafez & Saadi tomb in Shiraz

Introducing of Fars province

Castles and Citadels, Fars

Townships, Fars (Part 1)

Townships, Fars (Part 2)

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