Being constructed during the Qajar dynasty, this construction used to be a caravanserai and the entrance gate of Mashhad city and it had been used for the same purpose for a long time. in 1979, before the Islamic revolution and during the Pahlavi dynasty, this complex was converted into an alcoholic beverage factory. However, after the Islamic revolution and with the establishment of prohibition rule overproduction and consumption of alcoholic beverages, Baba Ghodrat caravanserai turned into an abandoned place. In 2001, The Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Organization of Iran registered this complex as a national heritage causing the complex to be in limelight again. The reconstruction started in 2005.
Nowadays Baba Ghodrat Tourist Complex is one of the most classic and high-quality places in Mashhad for visiting. The whole area of the complex is 8000 m. 3000 m of the area is dedicated to a restaurant with traditional qualifications which is very well-known for high-quality food. However, despite the traditional atmosphere, non-traditional food is also served in this restaurant. Besides, The tea house of Baba Ghodrat Tourist Complex with an area of 1000 is one of the greatest places for relaxing after a tour around the traditional mall in the complex.
The traditional mall of Baba Ghodrat Tourist Complex contains 22 shops in which famous artists present and sell their handmade handicrafts. The decoration and atmosphere of the whole complex are designed and reconstructed in a completely traditional manner and it evokes the sense of going back in time and traveling to the old Iran for the visitors.
Baba Ghodrat Tourist Complex is located southeast of Mashhad and accessing this location is pretty easy. The closest subway station to this complex is 17 Shahrivar station. This complex is also close to the Reza bazaar and touristic places of Musalla which is located on the southern side of the street and it is possible to visit all three places in a day.