News ID: 238881
Published: 1158 GMT February 15, 2019

Tajabad Caravanserai boasts unique structure

Tajabad Caravanserai boasts unique structure

Tajabad Caravanserai, one of the rarest circular caravanserais of Iran, is located in the village of Tajabad in the western province of Hamedan.

The caravanserai was registered in 1997 in the list of Iran’s national heritage, wrote.

Caravanserais have played a significant role throughout Iran’s history. The tradition of building caravanserais was customary in Iran both in the pre- and post-Islamic eras. Many beautiful caravanserais have been built in Iran, especially after the advent of Islam in Iran.

Tajabad Caravanserai is one of the most beautiful structures to be built after Islam during the Safavid Era. The people in this village speak Kurdish.

The caravanserai is located in the central part of the village, near the Hamedan-Kermanshah road, along the route to the Iraqi holy city of Karbala.

The caravanserai is actually a circular Rabat — a type of caravanserai used for livestock — unlike most of the Iranian caravanserais that have a rectangular plan.

This plan is very rare among Iranian caravanserais and is one of the most important caravanserais in the western region.

The eastern entrance has two decorative and modern façades, with two wooden doors. This is the entrance to the stables and lower chambers.

There are 26 chambers in the front of the edifice. The courtyard is covered with stones and two wells can be seen within the building itself.

The main materials used in the construction of Tajabad Caravanserai are red brick and sandstone.

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