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Talar-i Tavila

Safavid Gardens
1637 1901
Mahvash Alemi


The earliest mention of Talar-i Tavila is in Khulaṣat al Siyar. On 23 Shawwāl 1046/20 March 1637, Persian New Year was celebrated at a tālār built by the shadow of God (Safi I) in the midst of the stables (ṭavīlah). It is again recorded by Khvajagi Isfahani as the site of ambassadorial and New Year receptions in 1047, 1050, and 1051. This columned porch (tālār), located behind the royal stables and to the side of ‘Ali Qapu, still existed in the Qajar period (1785–1924) and is mentioned in Majmu'a Nasseri as a spacious audience hall (divān khānah). Its tālār was painted with figures and the rooms named Murvarid were gilded and had muqarnas. There were numerous fine rooms on the lower and upper floor and a great basin in front that was attached to the longitudinal lake. Three khalvats were on three sides of the building. According to Jabiri, it was destroyed by Zill al-Sultan in the year 1318 AH/1901.



  • Travel Account, 1684