Alexander’s Prison or Ziyaeieh School
Fahadan District
+98 35 3630 1760
Ziyaeieh School better known as Alexander’s Prison is a monument in Yazd, which is believed to have been built at the time of Alexander’s attack on the Persian Empire. It is said that this structure was used as a prison and that it later was changed to a school. This mud brick structure has a 2-meter deep well in its courtyard which leads to a 5-me...
Amir Chakhmaq Complex
Salman-e-Farsi Blvd
The Amir ChaKhmaq Complex was built by Yazd governor Amir Jalaleddin Chakhmaq and his wife during the Timurid dynasty (15th-16th century CE). The complex consists of a square, a mosque, a public bath, a caravansary, a mausoleum, a Tekyeh (a religious place for mourning), a water well, two Timurid era water reservoirs and a confectionery. The Amir C...
Shahidan Ashraf Blvd
Dakhme is a Zoroastrian Tower of Silence located on top of a mountain of the same name in Yazd. Zoroastrians believe that physical and spiritual corruption go hand in hand and therefore when one draws their last breath, the body falls under the evil influence of decomposition and becomes the center of impurity. The dead body must be destroyed to...
Dowlatabad Garden
Iranshahr Blvd
+98 35 3627 0781
Dowlatabad Garden is one of the famous gardens of Yazd which enshrines a number of structures including a house dating back to the Afsharid (1736–1796) and Zand (1750–1794) eras and the famous Dowlatabad Wind Tower. The garden, which spans an area of 72,000 square kilometers, was originally created by Mohammad Taqi Khan also known as the Great K...
Dowlatabad Wind Tower
Dowlat Abad Garden‌
+98 35 3627 0781
The Dowlatabad Wind Tower (badgir), presumably the world's tallest, is said to be 260 years old and about 33 meters high. It is surrounded by intricately hand-carved wooden lattice panels and stands atop the Dowlatabad Ab-Anbar (cistern). Water reservoirs, or 'Ab Anbars' as they are nationally known, are traditional water supply systems that mak...
Heidarzadeh's Museum of Coin and Anthropology
Fahadan District
+98 35 3621 9111
Arabzadeh House is a Qajar era (1785–1925) residence located in the old texture of Yazd. This mansion is sometimes also referred to as the Fahadan House as it is located in the historical Fahadan Neighborhood, the oldest neighborhood of Yazd city where the affluent once lived. The house is known for its unique arabesque and inscriptive stucco re...
Imamzadeh Jafar
Imamzadeh Jafar Blvd
Imamzadeh Jafar is the mausoleum of one of the descendants of the prophet (PBUH) who lived in the Buyid Era (934–1062). The mausoleum has a tiled dome, four minarets and extensive tile and mirror work on its interior and a lattice Zarih made of gold.
Khan Bath
Mosala St
Khan Bath in Yazd was built in 1798 by the then governor of Yazd Mohammad Taqi Khan Bafqi. The bathhouse includes a changing room (sarbineh), a hot chamber (garm khaneh) and a pool located next to the garm khaneh. There are elevated platforms around the sarbineh and shelves to store shoes and clothes. A beautiful skylight guides daylight into the c...
Lariha House
Imam Khomeini St., Fahadan St.
The Lari House of Yazd is a Qajar era (1785–1925) mansion located in the historical Fahadan Neighborhood. Fahadan is the oldest neighborhood in the city of Yazd where the affluent once lived. Lari House has been built in a 1,700-square-meter area and consists of six separate houses with desert architecture that take up 1,200 square meters. The n...
Sabat is a unique architectural feature of Iranian desert cities and particularly Yazd. With their vaulted ceilings, these passages combine light and shade to create warmth and coolness in the passageways, helped the uniformity of monuments and solidified the city’s old fabric. Often the doors of a few homes open into a Sabat, which is an important...
Shesh Badgir Ab Anbar
Darvazeh Ghasabha
The Shesh Badgir Anbar (Six-wind towered cistern) was built in 1834 during the Qajar era (1781–1925). Water reservoirs, or 'Ab Anbars' as they are nationally known, are traditional water supply systems that make urban settlements possible in the Kavir desert region of Central Iran. Ab Anbars consist of four elements: underground reservoir, platform...
Wind Towers
Wind Towers (Badgir) are important elements in traditional Iranian architecture, providing natural air-conditioning in hot, dry and humid climates for thousands of years. The first historical evidence of wind towers in Iran dates back to the fourth millennium BC and since then wind towers have been an inseparable part of the architecture of central...
Yazd Jame Mosque
Yazd Jame St
+98 35 3663 3896
The Yazd Jame Mosque was originally built in the 12th century. This masterpiece of Iranian and Islamic architecture was built on the ruins of an ancient Sassanid (224–651 BC) fire temple. The current single-iwan mosque is the product of three stages of expansion and additions over a period of 100 years and has the Azeri style of Persian architec...
Zoroastrian Fire Temple
Ayatollah Khashani St.
+98 35 362 441 85
The Yazd Fire Temple is one of the most sacred Zoroastrian places of worship in Iran. The holy fire in this Atash Behram (Fire of Victory) Temple has been burning for 1,500 years. An Atash Behram is the highest grade of Zoroastrian fire gathered from 16 different sources. Each of the 16 fires is subjected to a purification ritual and 32 priests...