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Isfahan Seljuk Palace

The tourism axis of Isfahan Seljuk, from the recently rebuilt house of Seljuk to Atigh square, has lodged numerous works of the Seljuk period and has the ability to become a few hours tourism axis of Seljuk period.

This centre can have an important role in the introduction of Seljuk which was considered the important dynasty in the period of Iran after Islam.

In the following, Isfahanmag give you more information about Isfahan Seljuk Palace

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Isfahan Seljuk House; the tomb of two famous characters

Seljuk tourism palace is the tomb of two famous characters of the Seljuk dynasty, which means Malik Shah Seljuk and his eminent minister, Khaje Nezam al- Molk Tousi.

In addition to Khaje Nezam al-Molk Tousi’s tomb, the powerful Seljuk minister has other tombstones like:

  • the tomb of Malik shah’s wife
  • Torkan Khatoon and their two children
  • Barkiaragh and Mahmoud

Other people are also buried here there isn’t any exact information about them.

Why this palace is called Seljuk House?

At first, it was that this palace was nominated as the house of Buyids and Seljuk; like what is there in Isfahan named Mashroute House (Constitution House) and Islamic Revolution house; but considering that the Saheb Ebn-e Ebad’s tomb, the famous minister of Buyids, is in Isfahan, this building was nominated as “Seljuk Palace”.

Dar- Al Batikh, Dalbeti, and Pa Chenar graveyard

Isfahan Seljuk house was famous to “Dar- Al Batikh” because of its melons; even this palace was famous to “Dalbeti”

because a graveyard named “Dalbeti” is in this place. Isfahan Seljuk House is known as “Pa Chenar Neighborhood”

because in the past, there was a huge plane tree alongside a raceway that after the drying the raceway, the plane tree is also dried up and now, the trunk of this plane tree is in Chehel Sotoun Palace.

The historical heritage of Seljuk in Isfahan

The most important remaining monument from the Seljuk period in Isfahan is the grand mosque of Atigh.

Two beautiful and unique dome of Nezam al- Molk and Taj al-Molk in the northern and southern bedchambers of the mosque shows the peak times of this complex in the Seljuk period.

One of the most obvious Seljuk signs are the remained minarets of this period in Isfahan. The glorious and proud minarets that after 900 years, still standing firm.

Atigh Bazaar of Isfahan is one of the remained monuments of the Seljuk period. An old bazaar that connects to the big bazaar of Naghsh-e Jahan square with the Safavid’s sunrise.

This bazaar has consisted of the complex of Seljuk’s government house in Isfahan, alongside the Atigh square.

The problems of Isfahan Seljuk House

At first, Seljuk house was supposed to work as the research centre, in the field of Isfahanology, with a focus on Seljuk history and in the municipality, it had been decided that by buying surrounding lands of this place, the Khaje Nezam al-Molk’s garden gets revive but now, the surrounding buildings are totally impended on this historical building and this matter has come under criticism of visitors.

Seljuk Dynasty

The Seljuk are the only dynasty after Islam that had a very broad territory and was known as the “empire”.

This dynasty that overruled Iran after the Buyids, were Turkish people that entered Iran from the south of Russia at first.

It occupied the northeastern regions of Iran, like Neyshabour and then, with victory in a battle with Masoud Ghaznavi and with the expansion of its territory, it occupied all the regions of the central plateau of Iran.

Malik Shah Seljuk

Malik Shah Seljuk was the biggest Seljuk king and the conqueror of Anatoly. Malik Shah had assuming the kingdom of one of the biggest empires of Iran’s history.

His most durable heritage of him was adjusting the Jalali Calendar. Malik Shah extended the Seljuk’s empire reign to Syria and Mesopotamia.

He died in the 15th of Sahwwal (tenth Arabic lunar month), 485 lunar, in Baghdad. He was crazy about literature, science and art.

The glorious mosques of Isfahan, the poems of Omar Khayyam and the refining of the Jalali calendar are the things that are reminders of his reign.

In the time of his kingdom, the people had possession of internal peace and religious tolerance.

In the time of Malik Shah, the competent and experienced ministers supervised Iran, like Khaje Nezam al- Molk Tousi and hence, Iran had advanced in the fields like agriculture ad land division.

Khaje Nezam al-Molk Tousi

Khaje Nezam al-Molk Tousi was the powerful minister of two big kings of the Seljuk period, which means Alp Arsalan and Malik Shah in Iran.

Seljuk also reached the climax of power in his time. He was considered the biggest pioneer of cultural development after the Arab attack and also he established many schools, which were named Nezamiyeh “Baghdad Nezamiyeh” was the most important among them.

The movement that Khaje Nezam al-Molk Tousi was created by building numerous Nezamiyeh, was followed with a very high speed in all of the cities of Iran and also many cities of the Islamic countries.

In these schools, the lessons of religious jurisprudence, anecdote, commentary, literary science, mathematics, etc. were taught and every school had a valid library.

“Nezam al- Molk” is a title that people call was called him with and after him, in the different historical periods, many reliable ministers of kings in Iran and India were called this title.


Which famous characters are being buried in Seljuk palace?

Malik Shah Seljuk & Khaje Nezam al- Molk Tousi

Can you name some important works that were done in the reign of Malik Shah?

The glorious mosques of Isfahan, the poems of Omar Khayyam, and the refining of the Jalali calendar are the things that are reminders of his reign. In the time of his kingdom, the people had possession of internal peace and religious tolerance.

What are the other names of Isfahan Seljuk palace?

Dar- Al Batikh, Dalbeti, and Pa Chenar graveyard are the names of Isfahan Seljuk palace in the past.


Isfahan became the centre of Seljuk in the reign of Malik Shah. The kingdom realm of Malik Shah was from Sham to the Seihoun;

it is during this time that the asset of the cities of Seljuk kings was overflowed toward the Isfahan.

Have you ever visited Isfahan Seljuk palace? How about visiting the tombs of Malik shah and Khaje Nezam Al-Molk Tousi? What other things do you know about the Seljuk period? Share your comments with us…

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