Shapouri Mansion or Shapouri Pavilion and Garden is a 20th-century Persian building in Shiraz. It has been registered as a national building in 2000. This unique and innovative house was built in 1930-1935 by Abolghasem Mohandesi. It belongs to the Pahlavi dynasty.
About Shapouri Mansion
The underpinning is 840 square meters in a 4635 square meters garden. This two-storey house is located in Anvari district in the city center. It has been registered as a national building in 2000 with registration number 2781. This unique and innovative house was built in 1930-1935 by Abolghasem Mohandesi. It belongs to the Pahlavi dynasty.
Until the early 90s, the Shapouris lived in the mansion but after a while the house became obsolete and nobody lived there anymore.
In 1998, Fars Province Cultural Heritage Organization bought this house from the Shapouris and registered the mansion as a national building in 2000 with registration number 2781.
Having a porch in Iranian Houses is not a tradition and it is kind of unusual. But this mansion has porches. This is a perfect symmetric mansion although the trees aren’t planted symmetrically.
In front of the mansion, there is a gorgeous pond that makes it scenery and is one of the highlights of Shapouri Mansion. There are different types of trees planted in the garden. Cedar, maple, plane tree, and pomegranate trees with roses and geranium are some to mention.
Shapouri Mansion is a magnificent example of its time. The innovation and creativity of plans and facades perfectly represent the greatness of this Iranian-European-like garden.
Western façade decorations, circular and designed gaseous columns are some of the priceless features of Shapouri Mansion. There is also artistic tiling with Archaemenids designs on the upper porch.
Note that visiting here is free. Remarkably, there is a restaurant, café, and an exhibition center which you can enjoy. The exhibition center is filled with cultural and artworks of Shiraz. The café at Shapouri Mansion is a cozy place to spend some time at. Vakil Bath and Vakil Bazaar are close attractions nearby. Vakil Bath is only 1.4 km away. If you are planning to visit Shiraz it is a must-see.
Where to Eat near Shapouri Mansion
One of the well-suggested cafes to visit is Naqashi Café on Roudaki Street. It is only 900 meters away from Shapouri Mansion and there you can have high-quality food and different kinds of beverages. If you are looking for delicious fast food, we also offer you Komach Fastfood on ZolAnvar Street. It is 1.8 km away from Shapouri Mansion and you can have fabulous burgers, hot dogs, and etc. there. Ferdowsi Café is also a good option for you on Ferdowsi Street. It is a 10-minute walking distance from there. Hedayat Café Restaurant is also another place you can go to.
Where to Stay near Shapouri Mansion
Ariana Hotel and Apadana Hotel are less than 200 meters away. Sasan Hotel is also near and is located on Anvari Street. Kowsar Hotel and Eram Hotel are also other nearby hotels on Karim Khan Zand Boulevard.
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Shapouri Mansion Location
How To Get To Shapouri Mansion
You can find it from Imam Hosein Square. Get on Karim Khan Zand Boulevard. Get on Tohid Street. Take right to Lashkari Street and then Anvari Street. There it is.
From Imam Hosein Square, take the southeastern street, Karim Khan Zand Boulevard, keep up your way for about a kilometer. Then turn right on Anvari Street.
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