Amirchaghmagh/ Amirchakhmaq complex of Yazd is considered as a landmark for
Yazd, located in the center of the old district of Yazd as one of the most
important places when you have a tour to Yazd.
History of Amirchakhmaq
Amirchakhmaq complex is
a monument from the 9th century AH and from the Teimurian era. This square was
built by Amir-Jalalodin-Chaghmagh- Shami and in cooperation with his wife Seti
consists of Takeyeh, square, Public bath, Caravanserai, Monasteries Qanat,
Water reservoir for the development of Yazd city. There is also a mosque that
is called the new Jame mosque.
Old Bazaar of
On the eastern side of
Amirchakhmagh square, there is a bazaar which is called Haji Ghanbar bazaar.
Nowadays, the northern part of the bazaar is economically boomer than other
parts. On the portal of this bazaar, there is a tall building was built in the
common structure of Takeyeh in Yazd.
The oldest Nakhl in the
The building is part of
a Husseiniyeh which was built in the 13th century AH. Another spectacular part
of Amirchakhmagh square is a huge Nakhl. The history of this Nakhl goes back to
450 years ago (Safavid era) and some people believe that it is the oldest Nakhl
in the world.
Nakhl is a coffin-like
wooden room to the mourning grounds that is passed through a huge crowd of
black-dressed people during Muharram.
Amirchakhmaq mosque of
Yazd, New Jame mosque
Amirchakhmaq mosque of
Yazd was completed by Seti Fatimah in the year 841 AH. In Amirchakhmaq mosque
the fine network of mosaic tiles around the dome made clerestory alter of The mosque very beautiful.
On both sides of the
northern corridor, fine networks of mosaic tiles are assembled on the windows.
Part of the clerestory portal is made by mosaic tile and its gaps are filled by
bricks. Its main clerestory alter is made of mosaic tiles and in the middle of
it, there is a very good marble stone.
The Saheb Al-Zaman
The water reservoir of
Seti Fatimeh with five wind catchers is given a beautiful view to the
Amirchakhmagh square. And few steps over there, you can see the tomb of Seti
Fatimeh as well.
In the last decades,
with the conversion of the water reservoir into Zurkhaneh (Iranian traditional
sports club), this building has found a new application and a new name, Saheb
Al-Zaman Zurkhaneh. Tourists can visit the Saheb Al-Zaman Zurkhaneh in the
afternoon. Your guide will check the time for you during your Yazd tour to
be there on time.
Tekeyeh of Amirchakhmaq
Amirchakhmaq Tekeyeh had
no minaret until a few years before the constitution and these enormous
minarets were built and added to the building in the latest decades of Qajar
Buy a souvenir
in Amirchakhmaq mosque
There are shops on both
sides of Amirchakhmaq Square that have become a place to buy Yazd handicrafts.
In addition to various Termeh shops (Termeh is a fabric that is woven from silk
that is used to make tablecloths, clothes, shoes, etc.) at the corner of Amir
Chakhmaq Square, you can see the most famous pastry shops of Yazd, Haj Khalifa
Where to eat near Amir
Sito pizza, Chaghmagh café,
Green moon, Vozare Parsian, Arabi café, Veniz Café, Khane Dohad restaurant
Where to stay near Amir
Hotels: Yazd traditional hotel, Vali hotel, Malek-Altojar
hotel, Mehr hotel, Khane Dohad hotel
Traditional Hostels and
eco-lodges: Backpack hostel, Narenjestan hostel, Royaye
ghadim hostel, Kheshto khatere eco-lodge, Soroush hostel.
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