Alexander’s Prison in Yazd’s Fahadan

Located in the old Fahadan Neighborhood, the structure of Alexander’s Prison alongside its clay dome tinted with golden and azure watercolor is a mysterious place. The place is actually a combination of a school and a mosque and has nothing to do with prison or Alexander the Great. However, many believe that the school was named Alexander’s prison for the reference Hafiz has dropped in his poem about this area. There are a number of people who believe that the beautiful room in the underground or perhaps the well to the qanat used to be a dungeon built by Alexander the Great. After all, this place is worth visiting since it depicts a unique architecture and view of the old city.

Mitra Gholami
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