Navab Bath House in Tehran
Tehran’s Largest Bathhouse
The Navab bath house located in central Tehran dates back to the Qajar era. The bathhouse has been registered on the list of Iranian National Works in 2006.
This historical bath is the Tehran Handicraft Center where arts and crafts made by local students and artisans are sold to tourists and visitors to the city. You can find many different items of local works and some unique things not found elsewhere in the city.
The bath has an area of several hundred square meters created by Haj Alireza Qanat supplied the site.
The baths are located in one of the oldest historic districts of Tehran. This Bath is situated in an alley that ends at the Emamzadeh Yahya another great place to visit if you are in Tehran.
Using this place as a location for some scenes of an old film called Qeysar is the main reason for the fame of the Navab Bathhouse. Qeysar was made in 1969, and was considered a landmark in the Iranian cinema; this film gives Iranians a sense of nostalgia.
This bath, like the other baths, comprises different parts: The vestibule is the entrance of the bath; the Sarbineh or changing room; the Garmkhaneh is a place to wash and bath; W.C. to prevent the waste of heat and optimal use of water resources, the Navab Bath house was built below the ground. Chale-Howz is like a small pond with cold water for swimming.
The Chale-Howz of the Navab Bath house was one the biggest ones in Tehran. Due to restoring the bath, the main ornamentation of this bath has ruined during that time.
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