Isfahan stands 1570 m above the sea level and about 400 km
South of Tehran. It dates back to 2500 years ago and has
been the capital of Iran in three historical periods and
its golden age was in Safavid era (1501-1736).
This world-famous historical city, with various and
beautiful crafts, enjoys ancient monuments with
magnificent architecture and tile-works; some of them are:
This building was built in Safavid era and is located To
the West of Naqsh-Jahan Square. It was used for the
reception of ambassadors and envoys from other countries.
Aali-Qapou is six-storied building with numerous chambers.
Its plasterwork and paintings are extremely impressive.
Chahar Baq School
It was built during the rule of Shah Sultan Hussein for
theology students. Its beautiful dome is architectural
triumph. (Chahar means 4 and Baq means garden.)
It is another building that dating back to Safavid era and
was built amidst vast garden, covering 67,000 Sq. m. The
building has a big veranda with 18 pillars and large pool
in front of it, which reflects the picture of all the
pillars, and this the reason of the name of the building (chehel
means 40).Wall paintings in the interior of the building
are superlative in their kind.
Imam Mosque (Shah
It was built in the reign of Shah Abbas Safavid and is
situated to the South of Naqsh-Jahan Square. Its
architecture, specially its tile work, is amazingly
superb. Its minarets are 48 m high.
Imam Square (Naqsh-Jahan
It was built and developed during the reign of Shah Abbas
Safavid (1588-1629). Sheikh Lotf-o-llah Mosque, bazaar and
Aali-Qapou are built around it. This square was used as
the field of horse games.
Si-o-Se Pol (Bridge
This bridge has 33 arches, through which Zayandeh-roud
river passes. It was built in the reign of Shah Abbas with
unique architecture and construction.
It is the most famous church in Iran, which was built in
the reign of Shah Abbas. It contains numerous paintings
with religious theme.
Hasht-Behesht Palace (hasht
means 8 and Behesht meand paradise, so it means the palace
of eight paradises)
Mausoleum of Khajeh Nizam-ol-Molk
Monar Jonban (moving