Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse, Kashan, Iran. Built in the 16th century, today the bathhouse serves as a tourist attraction, rather than its primal purpose. The objective of the bathhouse was not only to promote cleanliness, but also to be a place for relaxation, discussions and even praying. A prototype of a modern spa center!
As expected in Arabic architecture, the house is decorated with amazing ornamental tiles, some of which are turquoise and gold. The house has two main parts – the octagonal dressing hall called Sarbineh and the hot bathing hall Garmkhaneh.
Although hammams were a very big part of Arabic culture, today they are replaced by the indoor plumbing, installed in every household. Therefore the Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse serves as a museum and is registered as a national heritage site.
A wonderful architecture and décor, historical and cultural significance, one of the most popular sites in the area.
The bathhouse is located on Sultan Amir Ahmad Street.