Golshan Caravansary the oldest caravansary of Hamedan
Duration Of Visit
1 To 2 Houres
Best Seasons To Visit
Ekbatan Street, infront of the Mirza-Kazim Caravansary, Hamedan, Hamedan Province, Iran
Time To Read: 3 Minutes
Also known as
- Golshan Caravanserai
Geographical location of Golshan Caravansary
This caravansary located in the ancient texture of Hamedan Province, Ekbatan Street where so many valuable monuments inside have and located nearby of Hamedan Traditional Bazaar.
History and culture of Golshan Caravansary
This caravansary, where is the oldest caravansary of Hamedan Province is dedicated to the Qajar era, but some part of it remains from the Safavid era. This caravanserai has flourished in the past due to its location next to the Hamedan Traditional Bazaar and it was the business center of nearby provinces such as Zanjan, Kurdistan, and Kermanshah. Nowadays, this caravanserai is used in jobs such as warehousing and marketing carpets, shoes, and paper.
Architecture of Golshan Caravansary
Golshan Caravansary has a central courtyard and the rooms are built on two floors and around the central courtyard. The downstairs rooms belonged to marketing and the upstairs rooms were for the rest of the merchants and travelers.
The caravansary with four iwans (a rectangular hall or space) is located on the east side of Sahhaf Khane. Its area is about 3400 square meters and has 70 rooms. The entrance's porch has wonderful brickworks inside and marvelous basket weave brickwork on the façade.
Tips and ideas
If you like to walk in a crowded bazaar and feel the amazing mood of a traditional area, we suggest you visit Hamedan Traditional Bazaar for sure. Mirza-Kazim Caravansary, Sharifieh Caravansary, Imam Khomeini Square, Imamzadeh Hossein Shrine, and Hamedan's Great Jame Mosque are also nearby and can be your next spots. Take your camera and don't forget to take beautiful pictures to make your day memorable.
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