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Aali Qapu Palace - Isfahan, Iran عمارت عالی قاپو  Aali Qapu Palace - Isfahan, Iran عمارت عالی قاپو

Aali Qapu Palace

عمارت عالی قاپو


Aali Qapu Palace has been built by order of Shah Abbas I in the early of 17th century. This palace has five floors that each floor has its own decorations. Some parts have been added to the main building in Shah Abbas II era.

Qapu or Qapi means door, doorway and entrance in Turkish language and Aali means glorious, grand and valuable. The exterior decoration applied by bricks and painted ....Read More...

Address: Aali Qapu Palace, western side of Imam Square, Sepah Street, Imam Hussain Square, Isfahan, Isfahan Province, Iran
Address: ایران، استان اصفهان، شهر اصفهان، میدان امام حسین، خیابان سپه، ضلع غربی میدان امام، عمارت عالی قاپو

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Isfahan Sio-Se-Pol - Isfahan, Iran پل سی و سه پل اصفهان  Isfahan Sio-Se-Pol - Isfahan, Iran پل سی و سه پل اصفهان

Isfahan Sio-Se-Pol

پل سی و سه پل اصفهان


Sio-Se-Pol (Pol-e-Allah Verdi Khan ), is a unique construction of Safavi era which is located at the end of the Chahar Bagh-e-Abbasi Street. This beautiful bridge has been built in Shah Abbas-e-Safavi era by stuffs like bricks and mortar above the Zayandeh Rud River in order to connect the north and south of Isfahan. The important characteristics of this bridge are the arches and entrances of Sio-Sepol which has been separated the passageway of mounted from pedestrian. ....Read More...

Address: Sio-Se-Pol, Enghelab Square, Chahar Bagh Street, Kaveh Street, Isfahan, Isfahan Province, Iran
Address: ایران، استان اصفهان، شهر اصفهان، خیابان کاوه، خیابان چهارباغ، میدان انقلاب، سی و سه پل

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Naghsh-e-Jahan Square (Meidan-e-Imam) - Isfahan, Iran میدان نقش جهان ( میدان امام) Naghsh-e-Jahan Square (Meidan-e-Imam) - Isfahan, Iran میدان نقش جهان ( میدان امام)

Naghsh-e-Jahan Square (Meidan-e-Imam)

میدان نقش جهان ( میدان امام)


Naghsh-e-Jahan Square of Isfahan is one of the most beautiful squares in the world. This oblong-shaped square is 507 meters long by 158 meters wide and is located in the centre of Isfahan city. Two hundred two-floored-chambers are connected to form four unique and adjoining historical sites: Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque, Imam Mosque, Gate to Kaiseriyeh Bazaar (market), and Aali Qapou Palace (Kakh-e-Aali Qapou). In the place of this square there was a large garden named “Naghsh-e-Jahan”; This Square is named after the garden. ....Read More...

Address: Imam Square, Sepah Street, Imam Hussein Square, Isfahan, Isfahan Province, Iran
Address: ایران، استان اصفهان، شهر اصفهان، میدان امام حسین، خیابان سپه، میدان امام پل

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Hasht Behesht Palace - Isfahan, Iran کاخ هشت بهشت اصفهان  Hasht Behesht Palace - Isfahan, Iran کاخ هشت بهشت اصفهان

Hasht Behesht Palace

کاخ هشت بهشت اصفهان


This mansion is an example of residential palaces of last Safavid rulers. It has built on the 1080 A.D and its other names are Eight to Eight, Eight to Eden, Night angle garden.

It is an octagonal mansion with four facades which with all similarities no one is like the other. It looks like north facade is the main facade while the existence of pool in the east side of main façade is determiner. ....Read More...

Address: Hasht Behesht Palace, Infront of Sheikhnahaie St, Chaharbagh Abbasi, Isfahan, Isfahan Province, Iran
Address: ایران، استان اصفهان، شهر اصفهان، چهار باغ عباسی، مقابل خیابان شیخ بهایی، کاخ هشت بهشت

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Chehel Souton Garden - Isfahan, Iran باغ چهلستون اصفهان  Chehel Souton Garden - Isfahan, Iran باغ چهلستون اصفهان

Chehel Souton Garden

باغ چهلستون


Chehel Sotoun (Forty Columns) Palace is one of the most important mansions that Isfahan is known for. According to the World View (Jahan Nama), the construction of this palace first started in the Shah Abbas I Period and in the middle of Chehel Sotoun Garden (Jahan-Nama garden) with an area of over 67000 square meters and was completed in Shah Abbass II Period. ....Read More...

Address: Chehel Souton Garden, Ostandari St, Imam Hossein Sq, Isfahan, Isfahan Province, Iran
Address: ایران، استان اصفهان، شهر اصفهان، میدان امام حسین، خیابان استانداری، باغ چهلستون

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Vank Church - Isfahan, Iran  کلیسای وانک اصفهان  Vank Church - Isfahan, Iran  کلیسای وانک اصفهان

Vank Church

کلیسای وانک


Vank Church is also known as Sansur and Amnaperkich . It is the largest church in Julfa. This majestic church was built in 1015 A.H (1605) in the area of Barberry Garden. It has a giant dome, lofty and beautiful walls and roofs which is already vicarage of Indian and Armenian caliphs.

The main chapel of the church is in shape of parallelogram that has two ....Read More...

Address: Vank church, Alfred St, Eeast Nazar St, Hakim Nezami Intersection, Isfahan, Isfahan Province, Iran
Address: ایران، استان اصفهان، شهر اصفهان، چهارراه حکیم نظامی، خیابان نظر شرقی، کوچه آلفرد ،کلیسای وانک

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Sareban Minaret  - Isfahan, Iran  مناره ساربان  اصفهان  Sareban Minaret  - Isfahan, Iran  مناره ساربان  اصفهان

Sareban Minaret

مناره ساربان


This minaret belongs to 6th century and Seljuk Period that is decorated with brick and tile work. This minaret has about 54 meters high and can be observed from the mountains around the city very well.

This minaret was built in three floors and without basement, which is composed of seven ....Read More...

Address: Sareban Minaret, Soroush St, Isfahan, Isfahan Province, Iran
Address: ایران، استان اصفهان، شهر اصفهان، شهر اصفهان، خیابان سروش، مناره ساربان، کلیسای وانک

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Kaboutarkhaneha  - Isfahan, Iran  کبوترخانه ها  اصفهان  Kaboutarkhaneha  - Isfahan, Iran  کبوترخانه ها  اصفهان

Kaboutar-Khaneha

کبوترخانه ها


Kaboutarkhaneha (the house of pigeons), Kaftarkhaneha or Kabotarkhan, are old buildings that usually were built in cylindrical shape. These places were built to collect pigeons and other birds manure for agricultural purposes. Pigeon manure in the past had many uses in the industry, such as the leather tanning industry and making gunpowder.

Kabutakhane like a fortress against the enemies of pigeon which are not low, were ....Read More...

Address: Historical tower of Mardavij pigeon, Mardavij neighborhood, Resalat St, Isfahan, Isfahan Province, Iran
Address: ایران، استان اصفهان، شهر اصفهان، شهر اصفهان، خیابان رسالت، محله مرادویج، برج تاریخی کبوتر مرداویج

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