About Saraye Moshir

Saraye Moshir or Saraye Golshan is among the old bazaars of Shiraz which is built in Qajar Period by Mirza Abulhassan Khan Moshir ol-Molk. According to the inscription on top of its main entrance, Saraye Moshir is dedicated to Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (PBUH) by Mirza Abulhassan Khan Moshir ol-Molk. This bazaar has a vestibule which is called four gates, since there are two-story chambers on four sides of this vestibule and other four sides of it are passages for passengers and visitors. Of special beauties of Saraye Moshir is a grand courtyard in the center. This courtyard has added a certain effect to the whole construction by its beautiful and stout bitter orange trees as well as a big pool in the middle. All ceilings in this building are constructed as overarching without using timber.

Saraye Moshir is one of the major arts-and-crafts supply centers in Shiraz. In addition to selling arts and crafts, some units also produce handicrafts in this hall; for instance, mosaic work, mu'arragh, copper and brass carving and etching, engraving and cutting precious stones, Gabbeh weaving and making traditional handmade silver and gold jewelry. It is worth noting that currently, the spring house of Saraye Moshir which is unique in terms of tile work and muqarnas is being used as a tea house and its chambers are used to exhibit arts and crafts. Therefore, it is currently known as Art Hall (Saraye Honar). Saraye Moshir has been registered as a national monument of Iran.




Shiraz is the fifth most populous city of Iran and the capital of Fars Province. It has a moderate climate and is regarded as one of the oldest cities of ancient Persia.
See Shiraz