Venetian merchant traveler Marco Polo, who visited Yazd in 1272, described the city as a noble city with a notable silk-weaving industry.
Yazd Jame Mosque
Dowlatabad Wind Tower and Garden
Top foods to try
Shooli Ash – A delicious Persian soup made of spinach, parsley, leek, fenugreek and beetroot seasoned with vinegar or pomegranate paste.
Baklava- Persian baklava is dry and uses a combination of chopped almonds, pistachios or coconut spiced with cardamom.
Pashmak or cotton candy
Amir Chakhmagh complex is one of the most remarkable squares of Iran located in the center of Yazd. It contains bazaar, mosque, Turkish bath
The 12th-century mosque is still in use today. It was first built by Ala’oddoleh Garshasb of the Al-e Bouyeh dynasty. The mosque was largely rebuilt between 1324 and 1365, and is one of the outstanding 14th century buildings of Iran.
Storied 15th-century domed building & former school, Now used as a museum & handicraft exhibitions.
Built in 1747, the walled complex includes the country’s tallest wind catcher, orchard trees & fountains
With its many wind towers and Sabats, this “historical city” is a prime example of the compatibility of human-built architectural designs with the natural environment and the ingenuity of Iranian engineers.
For thousands of years, Yazd’s Qanats, underground water canals, have made farming possible in the desert climate, its Ab Anbars, traditional water supply systems have allowed urban settlements to take shape, and its wind towers, which function as traditional air conditioning systems, have enabled its inhabitants to survive the desert heat.