Ganj-i 'Ali Khan Complex
Kerman, Iran
The complex was built by Ganj Ali Khan who governed Kerman, Sistan and Kandahar provinces from 1596 to 1621 under Safavid Shah Abbas I. It consists of a madrasa, caravanserai, mosque, baths, mint, cistern and shops.

The complex is centered on a large public square -- ninety-nine meters by fifty-four meter -- which is aligned with Vakil Bazaar running east-west to its south. The square is enveloped by bazaar arcades to the north, south and west and is flanked by the Ganj-i Ali Caravanserai (1598) to the east. The entrance to the Ganj-i Ali Baths is located along a section of Vakil Bazaar south of the square, known as Bazar-i Ganj-i Ali Khan.

Source:

"Ganj-?Ali Khan." Encyclopedia Iranica [Accessed March 20, 2005]

Hillenbrand, Robert. Studies in Medieval Islamic Architecture Vol. II, 497-498, 522, 539, 577-578. London: Pindar Press, 2006.
Location
Kerman, Iran
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Events
1596-1621/1004-1030 AH
Style Periods
1501-1722
Variant Names
Ganj-i 'Ali Khan Complex
Ganj-i Ali Khan Complex
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Majmu'ah-i Ganj-i 'Ali Khan
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Ribat-i Ganj-i 'Ali Khan
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Ganj 'Ali Khan
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Building Usages
hammam
baths
caravanserai
commercial
square
open/public space
madrasa
educational