Hasht Behesht

Hasht Behesht historical structure

Hasht Behesht, meaning “Eight Paradises”, built in 1669, is a Safavid era palace in Isfahan. Of more than forty mansions which existed in Isfahan during the rule of Safavids, this is the only one left today.It has fine murals and spectacular roofs while retaining a domestic simplicity. Its name and style of construction probably derive from a much older palace built in Tabriz by Ouzun Hassan.It consists of an almost octagonal base on which four Ivans and four smaller sets of chambers are raised, while the center is surmounted by a spectacular ceiling. The exterior tile work is notable for its naturalistic style, depicting peacocks and angels alongside trees in a less stylized way than previous buildings; while inside there are charming murals on the walls and a further variety of spectacular ceilings.

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