Isfahan

Isfahan Isfahan is located at the intersection of the two principal north-south and east-west routes in central Iran and south of Tehran.

The city’s rich culture and unique architecture and are in such perfect harmony that one seems to be a reflection of the other. it is an ultimate expression of the Iranian-Islamic Culture.

 

Isfahan History

 

Naqshe Jahan Square

Naqshe Jahan Square

The historical monuments of Isfahan is a collection of the finest examples of the various styles of Persian architecture developed throughout a thousand years and even more.

The quality and quantity of its artworks are great and they are masterpieces of the post-Islamic Iranian architecture.

 

Imam Square, known as the Naqsh-e Jahan (meaning portrait of the world) Square, is one of the largest city squares in the world.  Around this square sit a number of world-famous marvels of Islamic architecture which is designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

 

Persians call it “Nesf-e-Jahan”, meaning “Half of the World” and it shows the important role of this city in Iran history.

 

 

Sheikh Lotfollah mosque

Sheikh Lotfollah mosque

In terms of population, it is Iran’s third-largest city after Tehran and Mashhad.

A river called Zayandeh Rood (life-giving River) runs through the city and its residents more life!

 

Isfahan is a city with regular seasonal changes. Spring begins in late March and summer in late June.

The city greets fall color in late September with the leaves falling off the trees and also winter starts in late December. Among all the seasons and months, Isfahan is perfect in May.

 

Isfahan is the most touristic city and center of the Iranian Islamic art in Iran which tourists should definitely visit and according to the French author, Andre Malraux, only Florence is comparable to this city.

Esfahan City Sightseeing Tours

Isfahan Attractions

Naqsh-e Jahan (Emam, Shah) Square

 

Emam (Shah) Mosque

 

Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque

 

Ali Qapu

 

Jame Atiq Mosque

 

Chehel Sotun (Forty Columns) Palace

 

Si-o-Se Pol (Bridge)

 

Khaju Bridge (Shahi Bridge)

 

Vank Cathedral

 

Qaisarieh Bazaar

 

Hasht Behesht Palace

 

Chahar Bagh School

 

Manar Jonban (the swinging minaret)

 

Atashgah (Fire Temple)

 

Takht-e Foulad

Isfahan Handicrafts

Carpet Weaving

 

Enamel Work (Mina)

 

Painted Matters (Ghalamkar)

 

Engraving

 

Miniature paintings

 

Calligraphy

 

Tile & Mosaic Work

 

Brocade

 

Moarragh

 

Calico work

 

Inlaid Work (Khatam)

 

Metal Work

 

Papier Mache

 

Embroidery

Isfaha Traditional Foods

Biryani

 

Fesenjan

 

Gaz

 

Pulaki

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