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Isfahan City

A museum as large as a city, housing more than 160 historical monuments, Isfahan is one of the most important historical cities in Iran. In the Sassanian period it was known as Spadana or Spahan. Located on the banks of

Chehel Sotun Palace

Zayandeh-rud River, Isfahan is the third largest city of Iran and for more than 300 years has been the main attraction for travelers.

Isfahan has been the capital during the period of Al-e-Ziar, Al-e-Booyeh, the Siljuks and Safavid dynasties. The most prosperous time for the city was during the reign of King Abbas the great of Safavid who moved his capital from Qazvin to Isfahan. During his time the city expanded rapidly and many castles, bridges, mosques, buildings and palaces were put into construction. Naghshe-Jahan Square which King Abbas planned to be the centre of the city is the second largest square in the world. With beautiful monuments including Royal (Imam) and Sheikh Lotfollah mosques, Ali-Qapu palace, Bazaar and numerous shops is the unique masterpieces of country. Vank Cathedral, Shaking Minarets, the fire temple (Atashghah), Khaju and Sio-She-Pol Bridges, The Chehel Sotoon(forty columns) Palace, are some of the interesting places to visit.

 

 

 

Naqsh -e Jahan Square

Khaju Bridge