Sultan Amir Ahmad Bath | Kashan aristocratic bath
The city of Kashan, which is a visualization of the glory of Iranian architecture, has a unique collection of historical baths. Meanwhile, Sultan Amir Ahmad Bath is one of the most beautiful and unique historical baths in Iran. The architecture and decorations which used in Sultan Amir Ahmad Bath make it one of the top ten historical baths in the world and represent the unique Iranian architectural art.This bath is one of the most beautiful historical and protected Iranian baths from the Safavie period until today.
This bath is one of the tourist attractions of this city such as Finn Bath, Boroujerdies’s house, Abbasian’s house and Tabatabai’s house. This beautiful bathroom is decorated with turquoise and gold, as well as skilfully lime cutting and plastering, arched ceilings, coloured glass and exquisite paintings causing great and unique look of it. In addition, the existence of 17 layers of restoration indicates the historical antiquity of this building.
Different parts of the bathroom
Sultan Amir Ahmad Bath consists of two parts, large and small, and has different parts, and the most important and main part of it is locker room (Sarbineh) and warm house (Garmkhaneh), where most of the decorations have been done.
Sarbineh or locker room
Sarbineh is the most important and largest part of the bath, which is octagonal in shape and is not only a place for washing, but also a place for gathering and conversation.
Hot water room or Garmkhane
The second main space in Sultan Amir Ahmad’s bath is called Garm Khaneh, where the body was washed and cleaned.
Goljams are holes on the roofs which are covered with stained glass. Sunlight entered the bathroom through these stained glass windows and provided light, and in some seasons the temperature and humidity of the locker room’s air were regulated by removing the Goljam of this skylight.
Spectacular roof top
Another architectural masterpiece of Sultan Amir Ahmad is its beautiful roof top. There are several domes on the roof, on each dome, a convex lens of colored glass is installed so that there is enough light to reach different parts of the bathroom and there is an obstacle to see inside. The ancients believed that the devil’s eyes looked into the bathroom. This beautiful roof is one of the symbolic places of Kashan and the subject of many photographers for taking great shots.
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*Written by Tannaz Akbari and Translated by Sara jafari .
|Official Website: N/A||Entrance fee: 150.000 IRR|
|Wikipedia: Click here||Name(s) in Persian: حمام سلطان امیر احمد|
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|Province: Kashan|| Accommodation availability: Yes|
|Phone: +98(31) 55220038||Facilities: Yes|
|Working days: All days||Restaurant & Cafe availability: Yes|
|Opening hours: 8:00 AM-8:00 PM||Best time to visit: All Seasons|