Howzak House

Nested in the oldest section of the historic city, Howzak is where you can experience Isfahan to the fullest. Take a 20 minutes’ walk in the historic bazaar and you will magically find yourself in the Naqsh-e Jahan square, the most famous attraction of Iran.

Nested in the oldest section of the historic city, Howzak is where you can experience Isfahan to the fullest. Take a 20 minutes’ walk in the historic bazaar and you will magically find yourself in the Naqsh-e Jahan square, the most famous attraction of Iran.


The House

After entering the front door and passing through a narrow corridor, you will find yourself in a small yard, with a small blue pond in the middle, and white washed walls and colorful windows surrounding you. Kids love to jump in the small shallow pond and water play. Grownups take the refreshing welcome drink and sit in the shade, absorbing the calmness and energy of the place or starting a chat with people of the house. Here is Howzak, a small 90 years house which was restored and turned into a guest house. Wake up in the Se-Dari room to the beautiful rays of the sun, passing through colored glasses of the windows, have a tea and cigarette on the rooftop while watching the dome and minarets of Jame mosque of Isfahan in the orange light of sunset.

A Cultural Journey

Howzak House is far more than just a comfortable bed in a folk setting. Take a cultural journey with us, through the history and art of Isfahan. Once flourishing as the capital of great Persia, Isfahan has many sides to be discovered and enjoyed. From visiting three UNESCO World Heritage sites, charming castles and peaceful historical gardens, to hidden layers of the culture, you will need at least four days to grasp the feel of the vibrant city.

Be an artisan for a day

Isfahan has earned the status of UNESCO Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art, therefore no visit to it could be complete without experiencing the art first hand. While Qeysarieh Bazaar is a permanent exhibition of various handicrafts and artworks, we can bring the opportunity to experience the workshops. Some masters of Iranian art who have reputation for their work, collaborate with us, show their work and even let you to sit in their spot and create something for yourselves. At the Qalamkar workshop, the master will teach you to make your hand printed textile. Set free your creative self and choose a pattern, while having tea and chat with the master. You can also try the delicate drawing and engraving art called Minakari, or visit blacksmith workshop run by a father and his two sons, all masters in elaborating small artefacts and ingenious locks.

A different music set

Isfahan has a reputation in traditional music of Iran and a distinct form is named after it. There is an extensive museum for musical instruments which is very detailed. You can meet the founders of the museum who also play traditional music at the auditorium. You can ask for a tour of the museum and a museum assistant or sometimes one of the founders explain the instruments, showing you how they are played and demonstrate the sample sound. We also have a tour of musical instruments workshop, where Tar and Setar, the backbones of traditional music of Iran are made. This tour will end at a traditional sport’s club, where you can learn more about the significance of music in everyday life of Iranians.

Travel Info

  • Best time to visit: Early Spring, late Summer and early till mid Fall
  • Distance from Tehran: 450 km (4 hours 45 minutes driving)
  • Distance from Yazd: 320 km (3 hours 45 minutes driving)
  • Number of rooms: 5 Private
  • Number of Bathrooms: 0 Ensuite , 2 Shared bathroom 2 shared shower
  • WiFi,Linen & towel included
  • Breakfast included, vegetarian lunch and dinner available upon order
  • Recommended time to visit: 4 days 3 nights
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