Bolour Bathhouse historical stone museum
Duration Of Visit
0.5 to 1 hour
Best Seasons To Visit
Akhound District, Tabriz Street, Qazvin, Qazvin Province, Iran
Time To Read: 4 Minutes
Also known as
- Boloor Bathhouse
- Garmabeh Bolour
- Hamam Bolour
Geographical location of Bolour Bathhouse
It is located in a historical district named Akhound near Tabriz Street, in Qazvin Province, Iran.
History and culture of Bolour Bathhouse
Bolour Bathhouse’s building form, designs, and especially paintings date back to the Safavid dynasty, but there is no evidence of who build it or exactly when it was created. All we know is that flower and nature paintings are from the Safavid era and paintings of humans are from the Qajar era when the bathhouse was renovated. It's currently a stone museum but there is no further information.
Architecture of Bolour Bathhouse
The Bolour Bathhouse has approximately 1200 m2 floor space, and a 6-meter underground. However, it’s not dark at all duo to the roof holes that provide light during the day. From the entrance to Sarbineh (changing room), you have to go down 13 staircases, other places of the bathhouse are, as well, based downstairs. Sarbineh is the coolest and Garmkhaneh (hothouse) is the hottest place in the bathhouse and they are separated by a corridor from each for controlling body temperature to prevent any sicknesses. Garmkhaneh consists of Khazaneh (hot tub), cold tub, cleaning room, fireplace, and restroom. Octagon plan of Sarbine, rhombus-shaped stone garden pond and other designings show Qajar artwork. Water supply was also generated from Akhound and Shah subsurface water.
Tips and ideas
Dou to its location in Tabriz Street, a street full of historical monuments, you can visit many other monuments with just a little walk. It is next to Ahmadieh mosque, Shahidi house, and Soltan Seyed Mohammad Shrine and is accessible from Navvab-e Safavi Street and Mohammad Boulevard. Sardar School-Mosque and Sardar Kochak Cistern are also in Tabriz Street, so they are easily accessible by a five-minute walk. On the other hand, at the end of Navvab-e Safavi Street turn right to Molla Ali Street, on your right side there’s the most wonderful house you’ll ever see and that’s the Mostashar House of Qazvin. As you can see Qazvin is a small city so you don’t need any vehicle to go around. The map below shows you other nearby monuments that can be reached effortlessly.
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