In Abbasi Caravanserai you can rest and visiting a monument. You can go to the caravanserai restaurants and eat in a completely traditional atmosphere. Also in coffee shops, besides the usual things, you can also order herbal and local syrups.
In the Caravanserai cellars there are beautiful crafts as souvenir that you can see and buy. Outdoor with dock and beautiful trees that even enjoy a walk.
Many stories have been told about the history of this place; some believe that Shah Abbas Safavi is dreaming that he will die in 1000 years. He vowed that if this were not happened, he would give free services to people like residential centers and services. Some believe Shah Abbas after improve the business began to build a number of residences to keep traders comfortable. Or the secretary of the king is suggesting to build 999 inns. (Nine thousand), because the word a thousand, more than nine hundred and ninety-nine. And some say that this mansion was built at the time of Shah Soleyan!
Importance of Abbasi Caravanserai
In the Safavid era, Isfahan was the capital and Abbasi Caravanserai’s was the last residence until reaching Isfahan. Ambassadors and foreign guests who wanted to see government officials stayed there to be allowed to visit. This inn is the most beautiful caravanserai on the way.
From outside, we see a huge brick building, which, in the Vision of Maxim Siro , a French architect, it has very precise brickwork.
At the entrance from a short corridor, it reaches the edge where the guardians reside and served services such as grocery and bakery. Caravanserai courtyard has four porches with four corners. Eighteen rooms were built around the courtyard, each with a porch. And porch has feature of the Safavid era architecture.
One of the stalls called elephant sleeping , and another Camel sleeping. It said elephant sleeping are for Indian guests coming from India. (Though it looks far!) These places are now stores and restaurants.
Brickwork decoration is one of the features that was once again typical of the late Safavid era. The decorations used in the caravan shelter are comparable to those of the Riyavadebestan caravanserai. In addition, there were also tiles decorations that had disappeared.
Address: Isfahan, 30th km of Tehran Highway
Visit time: full time until 23:00
Ticket price per car: 5000 Toman