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


Isfahan - Naqshe Jahan

Naqshe Jahan Square – Isfahan

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.


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Sheikh Lotfollah mosque – Isfahan

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

According to the French author, Andre Malraux, only Florence is comparable to this city.

Must See in Isfahan

Sheikh Lotfollah mosque - Isfahan

Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque


The Mosque was built between 1603 to 1619 and is a masterpiece of Iranian architecture. The mixture of its magnificent shape and rich interior and exterior tiles made the mosque the most recognizable tourist sites of Isfahan. Sheikh Lotfollah mosque was designed to be private, that is why it is small and has neither minarets nor courtyard.

Do not miss its magnificent dome, extraordinary tile works and the magical effects of morning lights.


Nearby Attractions: Naqsh-e Jaha square – Ali Qapu palace – Isfahan grand bazaar – Shah (Imam) mosque – Chehel Sotoun Palace.

Vank Cathedral


The holy Savior cathedral or Church of Saintly Sisters which is widely known as Vank Cathedral is an Armenian church built between 1648 – 1655 in the Armenian neighborhood of Jolfa, Isfahan. The luxurious interior is richly decorated with paintings full of life and color, including martyrdoms and demons. You will be astonished by seeing the detail and depth of color. Due to its magnificent interior design, Vank Cathedral is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Isfahan.

There is also a museum in this complex which shows the Armenian genocide.


Nearby Attractions: Isfahan Music Museum – Saint Mary Church – Saint Bethlehem Church

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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


Carpet Weaving


Enamel Work (Mina)


Painted Matters (Ghalamkar)




Miniature paintings




Tile & Mosaic Work






Calico work


Inlaid Work (Khatam)


Metal Work


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