Afif Abad Garden with an area of approximately 127,000 square meters is one of the most beautiful historical gardens in Shiraz, which was built in 1863. The garden was an important garden and promenade of kings in Safavid period.
Afif Abad Garden is an actual symbol of the Iranian art of planting flowers. It is located in a wealthy area of Shiraz. It contains a royal palace, a museum of old weapons and an Iranian gardens, all providing public visit. It is registered as number 913 on the list of Iranian National Heritage.
The architecture of the building
The building of the manor has two floors where there are nearly 30 chamber halls. There are two carved marble fireplaces in the north and south of the hall. The lower floor is now a military museum and a beautiful fountain has been built there. This floor goes to the second floor with three stairs. The second floor has a long corridor with nested rooms along both sides. There is a magnificent larg hall at the center of this floor. It has a wooden ceiling and is ornamented with pictures of flowers and plants, hunting preserves, and festivity and joy. All around the “Ebrat Museum” (The Lesson Museum) is in this floor.
The architecture of the garden is a mixture of the architectural features of the Achaemenid, Sassanid, and Qajar eras.