Naqshe Jahan Square - Isfahan

Isfahan

Isfahan

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.

Isfahan in details

Esfahan - Naqshe Jahan

Naqshe Jahan Square

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.

Sheikh Lotfollah mosque - Esfahan - Travel to Iran by Letsvisitpersia

Sheikh Lotfollah mosque

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.

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

Traditional Foods and Sweets

Biryani

 

Fesenjan

 

Gaz

 

Pulaki

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

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