Isfahan
Isfahan city

Isfahan is the capital of Isfahan Province, located about 340 km. (211 miles) south of Tehran. It has a population of 1,756,126. The Greater Isfahan region has a population of 3,793,104, the third most populous metropolitan area in Iran after Tehran and Mashhad. Isfahan is situated on the north bank of the Zayandeh Roud ( It is a name of a river) at an elevation of about 5,200 feet (1,600 meters). It was first thrived under the Seljuq Turks (11th–12th century) and then under the Persian Safavid dynasty (16th–18th century). It is famous for its Persian–Islamic architecture, with many beautiful boulevards, covered bridges, palaces, mosques, and minarets. This led to the Persian proverb “Isfahan nesf-e- jahanast” (Isfahan is half of the world). The Naghsh-e Jahan Square in Isfahan is one of the largest city squares in the world and an outstanding example of Iranian and Islamic architecture. It has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

popular attractions in Isfahan:

Hasht Behesht

One of the remaining monuments of Safavid Era is Hasht Behesht Palace… read more

Ali Qapu

Ali Qapu (Turko-Persian word for Imperial Gate) is a grand palace in Isfahan, Iran… read more 

Chehel Sotoun

Chehel Sotoun (fourty colomns) Garden is a masterpiece architectural of garden has emerged… read more

Imam Mosque

Imam Mosque (known as Shah Mosque before 1979 revolution) was built during the Safavi… read more

Jame mosque

The Jameh complex is a veritable museum of Islamic architecture… read more 

Khaju bridge 

Safavid King Shah Abbas II, built new bridge on foundation of old bridge which was … read more 

Imam Square or Naghshe Jahan Square

Imam Square or Naghshe Jahan Square is the most famous attraction of Isfahan cit… read more

Pigeon tower

During the 16th and 17th century, particularly around the time of the Safavid reign… read more

Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque

Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque is a famous masterpiece of Iranian architecture… read more

Vank Cathedral

Vank Cathedral is situated in Kelisa Alley-Nazar-e Sharqi Street… read more

Si-o-se Pol Bridge

Si-o-se Pol Bridge (which in Persian means “33 Bridge” or “Bridge of 33 Arches”) or Allah-Verdi…read more

 

 

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