Keshish House

Keshish House in Isfahan

A historical building remained from Qajar era in Jolfa district in Isfahan city in isfahan province, known as Keshish House, is one of a few old buildings and houses that remained almost intact. This historical house belongs to a priest named, Gargin Hananian. That is why it is called Keshish house or the Priest House. Keshish in Persian means Priest. In the following, we will introduce the Keshish House nad the history of this house, the address and the location.

Keshish House Hotel

In Jolfa district, which is one of the old districts in Isfahan, you can find an old Qajar accommodation with the Safavid architecture. A Priest was the owner of this house. The architecture of this house is Iranian Safavid. The priest named, Gargin Hananian and was the respected priest of the Vank church.

The entrance gate of the Keshish Hotel

This priest was a respected one between Armenian Community in Isfahan and in fact that is way he’s buried near the bell tower in the vank church. He was born in 1881 in Jolfa district in Isfahan. He educated in Jolfa and for higher education he went abroad. Indeed, Armenian and priests used to travel to India and Lebanon for higher education.

The House of Gargin Hananian

He became a priest in 1910 but after working hard for years. Additionally, the popularity of the Keshish House and this Qajari accommodation, is not only because of the architecture and the design, but also for the personality of this priest and the owner of this historical house. In addition to religious activity, he used to write and translate. In his life time he wrote many articles and books in Armenian, French, English and Persian and all were published in known magazines and journals.

He wrote the book named, Armenian Churches in English and also a Persian-Armenian dictionary. Translated works of him are “Martyr Armenia” English to Armenian and “Armenian nation” from French to English. As a result, the Persian-Armenian dictionary published in 1933 in Tehran.

Architecture of the Keshish House Boutique in Isfahan

This historical house, which now is known as Keshish House Boutique and Keshish House Hotel in Isfahan and in Jolfa district, has a unique design. The main building includes the Shah-Neshin, which means the main hall and the biggest room of the House, a vestibule or an arctic entry, rooms and a nice big terrace. You will see a water fountain in the yard which is an important element of an Iranian architecture. There are four columns in terrace with an impressive design. Arts like, glass and mirror work, Qashani and colorful wooden designs.

The priest House-Keshish House in Isfahan

There is a historical construction remained from the Qajar era on the north part of the Keshish Hotel. Other buildings added recently to this place. But the architect of these buildings used the same Qajar and Safavid architecture, to keep the main and historical style of the House. One of these buildings is a library. A place to keep the old books and antique stuff.

Renovation of the Keshish Hotel or house and boutique

In 2005, this historical house in Jolfa district of Isfahan, was sold to a known Person of Isfahan, Mr. Homayoun Afham. This person was interested in art and culture and bought this place from the priest’s heirs. By his order the renovation was done by some of the best and known architecture of Iran and then they made it an accommodation. The Keshish House Boutique and Hotel. A traditional Qajar accommodation.

Keshish House

Where is the keshish Hotel or House in Isfahan?

There are so many historical places and houses in Isfahan and mostly remained from the Qajar and the Safavid era. One of the best and most beautiful is the House which has become the Keshish hotel in Isfahan. This historical and traditional hotel and accommodation is located in Jolfa district, No.10, Zeytoon, Sang Tarashha Alley, Isfahan, Iran.

Courtyard of the Keshish House

Contact of the Keshish Hotel in Isfahan

For reservation and booking information you can call : +983136255918

The booking price start at: 3150000 IRR

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The photos in this post are by Ms. Elnaz Eftekhari, a photography photographer.

mollabashi house

Isfahan’s Mollabashi Historical House (Motamedi House)

‪This beautiful house, known as Isfahan’s Mollabashi Historical House, is also known as Isfahan’s Motamedi House. This house belongsTo the Zandiye and Qajar era. In recent centuries this house has been observing Isfahan’s history. Recently in the 80’s  Dr. Motamedi bought and renovated it. Some days even the homeowner is at home!

‪One of the unique things about this house is that all rooms are carpeted and give the visitor more sense of being home Because of the Iranian carpet. so-called, the house is Carpeted.

Mollabashi House address

Mollabashi House is located in the urban context of Isfahan. The location and address of Mollabashi House is as follows: Isfahan Province , Isfahan City, Isfahan Paghaleh Neighborhood, Malek Street, Mollabashi Alley, First House on the right. The rest of the alley in the past has been for Mollabashi and the place of stables.

‪Visit Mollabashi House

‪The Mollabashi house is privately owned, meaning it does not have a systematic and cultural heritage and ticket sale, you can go every time, there is Kindly old man that you can pay for (on February 97 we got 15,000 tomans for each but it doesn’t have a fixed rate). So there is no specific time of arrival, but the best time to visit at regular hours such as 9 Am to 7pm for someone to answer.

Motamedi House Contact No.

Motamedi House Phone is below.


‪Beautiful New tourist attraction

‪Isfahan is full of attractions Places that gives you a good sense of new experience in Isfahan, Mollabashi home made up of different parts, if I you want to go there and take a photo, it might spend your time  between 1 and 2 hours. This home, with its various rooms, beautiful courtyard, colored glass and old furniture gives you a feeling of home and peace. You can even take a photo of the bride and groom in this location.

‪Isfahan’s Mollabashi House (Isfahan Motamedi House)

The Mollabashi House (Isfahan Motamedi House) this beautiful historical home is comprised of various interiors and exterior areas, courtyards and corridors. The beautiful rooms inside the house that also have a childbirth house! Rooms with colored ** give a sense of art and beauty to the human.

‪First we go to the main part of the house that symbolizes this house. Interior rooms with its large and colorful ** and Iranian carpets and old backpacks, it makes you cringe to sit here and immerse yourself in the thought and just enjoy the everyday fun. If you reach these **  and If you put away the curtains of the house by the attendant,

‪the colorful lights will be scattered throughout the room and be a dreamly for the art of photography and fantasy…

inside mollabashi hause

Visit Mollabashi House

‪After that, you would reach a room full of beds and backpacks. It takes you a moment to remember your past and your grandparents’ home. You might even want to hide in the old bed like and go upstairs… Then you get to the bedroom and you are fascinated.

Bedrooms of Mollabashi

‪There is a beautiful small basin which has some unique paintings upside on the roof of this place.

Mollabashi Isfahan House


‪Even in the backyard you can see beautiful paintings and contemporary tiles. The presence of these jars may make you thirsty or hungry.

There is a beautiful small basin which has some unique paintings upside on the roof of this place.

‪Beautiful contemporary paintings and tiles could be seen in the yard too.

Isfahan Mollabashi House Yard

The roof of Mollabashi house in Isfahan

‪colored glasses‫…

‪Colorful glasses and windows…. After visiting the main and big hall and rooms of Mollabashi house, you should visit other small but colorful rooms at the other side. …

Maternity Room of mollabashi House

‪Next to this Place was a Childbirth room, formerly used for the birth of infants, where they welcomed a newborn baby.

Guest Room Mollabashi

‪Which also has another part of the guest room in the space opposite the top photo…

The roof of Mollabashi’s house

‪From the different sections you visit, be sure to go up to the top of roof. You can see the house from another perspective and visit the rooms and other parts of the house.

The roof of Mollabashi’s house

‪Again we come to a room with attractive elements that you like Sitting on interesting chair

Mollabashi House Room

‪The roof and home view of this room…

Another view of Isfahan’s Mollabashi House

‪The Orsi and the colored glass in their room fascinate the eyes.

Colored windows of Mollabashi house

‪View of the upper room with various paintings on the ceiling that symbolize and the different months of the year and the glass and carpet of the Iranians are visible from above.

Alcove of Mollabashi House

Alongside the beautiful, artistic and original Iranian architecture of this house, old appliances also play a role in making it more special.

Old furniture of Mollabashi house in Isfahan

beautiful corridor

The rooms of this house overlook the courtyard. One of the paths is connected by this beautiful corridor.

beautiful corridor motamedi hause

The rooms of this house overlook the courtyard. One of the paths is connected by this beautiful corridor.

A beautiful hallway which lighting and paintings do not allow you to just cross that and like to sit in the hallway and take a photo. The bottom of this hallway is also decorated with these beautiful glass. Here, the surroundings of this beautiful house remind us again, that we must enjoy the whole path even the hallway and just going to  an unknown purpose.

The exact location of Mollabashi House in Isfahan

With the help of the map and location of Motamedi House in Isfahan, you can route to this beautiful house with the help of your mobile phone.

Ghasr Monshi

Ghasr monshi of Isfahan is one of the masterpieces of Isfahanian architects in Safavie era. Qasr Manshi Hotel is one of the recommended accommodations in Isfahan province.

ghasr monshi Isfahan

Ghasr Monshi Palace

In ancient place of Ghasr Monshi that nowadays is called Hassan Abad, this masterpiece from lately Safavie era and early of Ghajar era attracts tourists. A monument with many floors which was one of the Fathali Shah accommodations. During ages, numerous important political and religious people lived there, for instance minister of Ghajarie era.

Hotel and Restuarant

Ghasr Monshi of Isfahan

 This palace is registered as a national monument in 2005. After repairs, people are using it as a caravansary that includes hotel and restaurants. You need to walk up a lot of stairs to reach restaurants.

Hotel in isfahan

Hotel of Ghasr Monshi

The location of Ghasre monshi is near other famous attractions of Isfahan, In GhasrMonshi alley and Hassan Abad era. You are eligible to reach famous places such as Isfahan Constitutional House, Naghshe Jahan square, Alighapou, traditional bazaar and predominantly Khaju bridge and si-o-se-pol bridge easily .


The location of Ghasre Monshi

For your convenience, we have provided following location that helps you to reach this monument easily.

ghasre monshi


The images of this post are by Fateme Ghaderi.

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