Also called “Nesf-e Jahan” meaning Half of the world, is the third-largest city of Iran after Tehran and Mashhad.
Isfahan was always an important city because the main roads of the country that connects North to the South and East to the West are meets there.
Consider Iran as a gold ring and Isfahan is its precious jewelry.
Its eye-catching architecture, delightful weather, and rich culture attract many tourists from all around the world to see these beauties.
Although Isfahan is an ancient city its glorious time was during the Safavid dynasty when many of its amazing structures built and that is why this city is famous as a capital of Iranian Islamic culture.
Zayandeh Rood (life-giving River) is passed through the city and brings life and beauty to its people.
Same as Shiraz, spring starts in mid-March when you can see the blossoms and smell the flowers all around the city and that is the best time to visit Isfahan.
Andre Malraux (French author) and Pietro Della Valle (Italian author) believe only Florence and Constantinople are comparable to Isfahan.
The historical sites of this amazing city are the finest sample of post-Islamic architecture that developed during the thousand years.
Naqsh-e Jahan (the portrait of the world) square, formerly used as a Polo field, is one of the most beautiful and largest squares in the world.
Around this magnificent square, you are able to visit Must-See attractions in Isfahan such as Shah Mosque, Ali Qapu, Sheikh Lotfolah Mosque, and the Grand Bazaar which are all designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage.
Naqsh-e Jahan (Emam, Shah) Square
Emam (Shah) Mosque
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
Jame Atiq Mosque
Chehel Sotun (Forty Columns) Palace
Si-o-Se Pol (Bridge)
Khaju Bridge (Shahi Bridge)
Hasht Behesht Palace
Chahar Bagh School
Manar Jonban (the swinging minaret)
Atashgah (Fire Temple)
Enamel Work (Mina)
Painted Matters (Ghalamkar)
Tile & Mosaic Work
Inlaid Work (Khatam)