Yazd Art House | A historical and cultural building with a picturesque view

yazd art house

Yazd Art House | A historical and cultural building with a picturesque view

As Yazd is the world’s first city with adobe brick buildings, it has numerous splendid monuments and its Art House is certainly one of the remarkable attractions of the city.

Located in Fahadan Historical Neighborhood and right across Abu-al-Maali Bath House, this building has been registered as Mehdi Malekzade House of Yazd.

The history of the house

The history of this building dates back to Qajar dynasty and four generations of Malekzade family have lived in this house. After being renovated, the house started its new function as a cultural and touristic complex.

The architecture of Yazd Art House

The house’s entrance is made of adobe and clay. After passing a small Hashti (vestibule), with a stucco ceiling and a narrow corridor, you’ll reach the yard. There are three buildings on the northern, southern and western sides of the yard. In order to be in harmony with the other three buildings, there are vaults on the east side of the Yard.

There is an average-height wind catcher on the southern part of the house and on the northern part; there is a splendid Panjdari (a five-door room) with stucco and mirror work decorations on its ceiling and walls. Also there is a Sedari (a three-door room) on the east part.

There is a small yard on the western side of the main yard and behind the house’s hall. The connection between the main yard and the small yard is made through the corridors built on the sides of the hall. In the architecture of traditional Persian Houses, this small yard is called Narenjestan. In some houses, it was a covered small yard with trees like sour oranges (Narenj) and flowers like Jasmine.

As you enter the house, you find a handicraft shop and an art gallery, with precious displays of Yazd artists, on the first floor. Upstairs, there is a beautiful, cozy, traditional café. Thatched walls, short tables and polish chairs, traditional music and delicious herbal drinks, all together will make your visit a remarkable experience.


The rooftop of this building is called Bam-e-Yazd, meaning Yazd’s rooftop. As you can sit or walk or watch the sunset, the landscape and the magnificent sky of Yazd, you will be certainly mesmerized.

* Written by Arefeh Firouzan.


Official Website: N/A Entrance fee: IRR
Wikipedia: Click here Name(s) in Persian: خانه هنر یزد
UNESCO Website: N/A Public transportation availability: Yes
Province: Yazd Accommodation availability: Yes
Phone: N/A Facilities: Yes
Working days: All days Restaurant & Cafe availability: Yes
Opening hours: 9:30 AM-10:00 PMBest time to visit: All Seasons

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