Isfahan is one of the main tourist cities of Iran with a large number of beautiful attractions. It is the third largest and most populated cities city of Iran and also one of the world’s oldest cities. Due to its good geographical and historical situation, it was highly regarded during different eras but Shah Abbas I, the ruler of the Safavid dynasty, liked Isfahan so much because of its beautiful nature and selected it as his capital after the astronomers informed him that if he stayed in Qazvin (his first capital), he would be killed and so the Isfahan Golden age started. There is an abundance of historical monuments, mosques, bridges and beautiful tree-lined boulevards and it is the reason Isfahan is known as “Nesf-e-Jahan” means half of the world.
So, Isfahan is ‘a -must” city because has much more to offer:
• It has been nominated as the cultural capital of the Islamic world in 2006 and there are several amazing examples of Islamic architecture.
• In 2015, Isfahan joined The UNESCO Creative Cities Network for its crafts and Folk Art. It is the first city in Iran that is included in this list.
• Due to having a good level of humidity, fertile grasslands and vast forests, Isfahan province is one of the main provinces for visiting nomads.
551 km2 (213 sq mi)
Center of Iran
1,574 m (5,217 ft)
Cold desert (BWk)
Avg Annual Temperature
28.2 °C (July , Warmest)
2.2 °C. ( January , Coldest )
A big enough Square which is one of the largest squares in the world with two-storied arcades on four sides and again another series of shops behind them. In fact, there is nothing that you can’t find here. Silver and copper works, carpet, spices, sweets, etc. It is also a nice place to walk, relax especially in pleasant spring weather or If you like, ride around in horse-drawn coaches.
Sheikh Lotfollah, Sadr or Fatholah Mosque is one of the most visited sites in Iran. A truly unique mosque that without doubt is a masterpiece of Islamic architecture. There are lots of beautiful and dazzling calligraphies, tiles, elegant Muqarnas and Moaragh that will astonish every visitor. Apart from its breathtaking tiles and intense colors, another interesting point about this mosque is that …
Isfahan is the city of the beautiful cyan dome. This mosque, too, was built in the Safavid era and is considered as one of the most important structures of Islamic architecture. Some say all mosques are the same, but we believe each one has its own beauty and is worth to a visit. The beautiful entrance with Moaragh and seven-colour adobe tiles, the entrance door covered with silver decorations and Persian poet calligraphies are its stunning characteristics.
Si-o-se pol was built on Zayandeh rood (river), the largest river of the Iranian central plateau that has had an important role in fertility, beauty and also the agriculture of Isfahan – during Shah Abbas and it is considered as the largest construction on the water in Iran with a magnificent architecture. It is a double decked arch bridge with 33 spans on either side. If you like to meet locals and enjoy its nice architecture, spend a time to stroll across.
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