0736 GMT November 12, 2019
Springtime is truly the best time to visit the city when you can stroll around the old neighborhoods, enjoying the pleasant air and the enchanting scent of fresh flowers and blossoms, Tasnim News Agency wrote.
The alpine land with its old buildings and finely-preserved structure bring Iran’s past to life before your eyes. Visits to impressively-built houses of Salmasi, Behnam and Ganjei Zade will make a memorable experience. Take a walk through its promenades to view the picturesque scenes of Koocheh Bagh (narrow alleys lined with trees).
An old monument, Heidarzadeh House, is assumed to have been built by the great architect Haj Habib Lak 130 years ago. It is a striking city landmark and a national historic site thanks to its splendid architecture and friendly, vibrant atmosphere. The glamorous mansion has recently undergone a series of restoration.
Situated in an area of 3,000 square meters including the courtyard, the two-story building includes two ‘Andarooni’ (private quarter) and ‘Birooni’ (public reception area) courtyards which are detached through a magnificent hall with inlaid carved-wood windows. Other halls also feature inlaid windows with typically set stained glass. Some believe that the architecture was inspired by Russian structures.
There is a charming Howzkhaneh (literally ‘pond house’) downstairs, decorated with graceful arches and painted brickwork. The wide flight of stairs adds to the beauty of the house and makes it look even larger.
As an elegant work of architecture, Heidarzadeh House surprises and amazes people of all nationalities. In fact, one interesting point about this house is that you feel as if you are visiting a familiar place, and the sense of belonging here won’t let you leave it readily.