Isfahan

Isfahan

Introduction of Places in Isfahan

 Isfahan could be the first main destination of tourists after reaching Iran and probably after Tehran. Every each and one palace and garden and even religious place in Isfahan has a story to say. Isfahan has hot and dry summer and cold and snowy winter.

Isfahan, The loveliest City in Iran

Isfahan is the biggest city of this province. Isfahan is rich in historical places and palaces remained from the Safavis era.

Travel to Isfahan

Because of many historical buildings is the destination of many domestic and foreign tourists every year. There are two ways to reach this historic city.

The first is the use of a personal car. This is one of the most popular ways to travel Isfahan can be reached by highways and intercity roads.

The second one use of public transport. The method is divided into three categories:  rail, air and bus.

Travel in Isfahan

The city of Isfahan you can easily travel anywhere in the city. Isfahan public transport links are with you on this trip. Taxis, buses and subways travel within the city. It makes the city easier for travelers. Some apps such as Snap is also ready for passengers.

Accommodation

The biggest concern for travelers is accommodation. In the beautiful city of the world you can easily resolve this concern. The city has accommodation facilities, hotels, hotel apartments, rental apartments and hostel.

Tourism places in Isfahan

As we mentioned above, Isfahan is rich in historical places and worthy places to be visited by any tourist. This depends on your travel plan but you need few days to visit almost all important places in Isfahan.

Palaces in Isfahan

Naqsh-e Jahan Square (Imam Square or Shah Square)

Naqsh-e Jahan Square is called Imam Square (Shah Square). It was founded during of Shah Abbas Safavi in the southern part of the city for purpose of urban development and replaced the old city center in Isfahan (Old Square). This is one of the most beautiful squares in the world and include a unique collection of historical monuments and buildings in the beautiful environment of Isfahan.

 

Ali qapu palaces in Isfahan

Like the great osmani door, the great name of Ali qapu means the Great Gate and is located in the city center of Isfahan. Since Shah Abbas installed one of the doors of the holy shrine of Prophet Ali in order to bless the entrance of this palace. In the Safavid period, Aliqapu’s old name was Naghsh-e jahan and Qasrol doleh.

 Chehel sotoon palaces in Isfahan:

Among the 67,000 meter garden, chehel sotoon in Isfahan was built during the reign of Shah Abbas Safavi l. The Chehel sotoon Palace was built during the reign of Shah Abbas II and was a special reception for the Safavi kings.

The chehel soroon palace was in the time of Qajar its central and its rooms were used as government offices I Isfahan.

 

Hasht Behesht palaces in Isfahan:

Hasht Behesht palace was built as a small palace in the middle of a garden called the Bolbol Garden in 1080 AD during the reign of Shah Soleyman. The palace is considered to be one of the most unique palaces in the Safavid period.

The hasht behesht Palace has marble and tile to the species of animals and birds. The Hasht Behesht Palace and garden remained of Qajar period.

Historical Bridge in Isfahan

Si-o-se-pol Bridge in Isfahan (Allah Verdi Khan)

in Isfahan,The Allah Verdi Khan Bridge in Isfahan, or 33 bridges with 300 meters long and 14 meters wide, is the longest bridge on the Zayandeh Rood River. It was built in 1005 AH under Shah Abbas I under the supervisions of Allah Verdi Khan.

The walls of the bridge are sufficient for wind protection, with rooms providing shelter and rest for travelers. Other names of Si-o-se pol was, si-o-se Cheshmeh, Chaharbagh Bridge, Shah Abbasi, Zayandeh Rood or Jolfa Bridge because it connects the Jolfa to the city.

Khaju Bridge in Isfahan

The Khaju Bridge in Isfahan is also one of the tourism places in Isfahan and was built in 1060 AH by the order of Shah Abbas II at the site of the old bridge from the Teymourian period. The outside of the Khaju Bridge has beautiful decorations and a special building, called Bigler Beigi for accommodation of the Safavi kings.

 The Khajou Bridge has 24 springs and behind them there are wooden block the water, which also acts as a dam.

Mosque in Isfahan

Abbasi Jame Mosque in Isfahan (Imam)

One of the most important monuments of the Safavid period by many most magnificent building, and beautiful decoration mosque that built in Iran. This is Located on the south side of Naqsh-e Jahan Square, this mosque has been famous for various historical periods, namely to shah Mosque, the Sultanate Mosque and the Abbasi jame Mosque in Isfahan.

It was built in the 15th month of Safar in 1020 AH (19 April 1916) by Shah Abbas and ended around 1047 AH (1943 AD) during the reign of Shah Safavi.

Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque in Isfahan

The Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque in Isfahan is located on the eastern side of Naqsh-e Jahan Square is one of the uniqueplaceof 11th century AH architecture.

The mosque was built on the old mosque by order of Shah Abbas I of Safavid in 1011 AH and is called Sheikh Lotfullah Maysi Ameli.

 

Menar Jonban

The tomb of the Amo Abdullah in Isfahan is located in a large marble cloth surrounded by Yasin soreh.

One of the surprising of that is the movement of the menareha appear in the other minarets, but the movement is transmitted to all parts of the building that whenever a water is placed on tomb of Amo Abdullah in Isfahan. The movement of the menarehehs on the water’s surface is also noticeable.

Church in Isfahan

Wank Church in Isfahan

A church in the heart of the old neighborhood of Isfahan. The paints inside this church are very eye catching and it also has a museum.

 

Historical Houses in Isfahan

Malabashi House in Isfahan

This Molabashi house in Isfahan belongs to the period of Zandiyeh and Qajar is one of the unique historical houses in Isfahan. In recent centuries this house has been Isfahan’s history. It was recently purchased and renovated by Dr. Motamedi in the 1980s.

One of the unique things about this house is that all the rooms are carpeted and give the visitor more sense of home despite of Iranian carpet.

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