Isfahan the city which has been for centuries the precious jewel for the crown of Persia is located about 340 kilometres (211 miles) south of Tehran. The Greater Isfahan Region has a population of 3,793,104 in the 2011 Census, the second most populous metropolitan area in Iran after Tehran and The counties of Isfahan, Borkhar, Najafabad, Khomeynishahr, Shahinshahr, Mobarakeh, Falavarjan, Tiran o Karvan, Lenjan and Jay all constitute the metropolitan city of Isfahan. Isfahan is located on the main north–south and east–west routes crossing Iran, and was once one of the largest cities in the world so Arabian always have describe Isfahan as Half of the world which means that if you see Isfahan you have seen half of the world.Isfahan has been flourished from 1050 to 1722, particularly in the 16th and 17th centuries under the Safavid dynasty, when it became the capital of Persia for the second time in its history. Even today, the city retains much of its past glory.
Isfahan is an incredible city rich with art, history, architecture and beauty. The fact that it’s not a commonly traveled tourist destination but it is Magical . However, it really saddens me that many people will never see what this city has to offer Isfahan has been defined as the most important Islamic cities in the world. It is famous for its Persian–Islamic architecture, with many beautiful boulevards, covered bridges, palaces, mosques, and minarets. The biggest square in the middle of the city is one of the most impressive fits of Islamic architecture that could define Isfahan as the most important Islamic cities in the world.
The Naghsh-e Jahan Square in Isfahan is one of the largest city squares in the world. It has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. All of Persian important interconnected components which tree of these symbols are here in this architecture. The city also has a wide variety of historic monuments and is known for the paintings, history and architecture.
Esfahan is Iran’s top tourist destination for good reason. Its profusion of tree-lined boulevards, Persian gardens and important Islamic buildings gives it a visual appeal unmatched by any other Iranian city, and the many artisans working here underpin its reputation as a living museum of traditional culture. Walking through the historic bazaar, over the picturesque bridges and across the Unesco-listed central square are sure to be highlights of a holiday.
As the country’s third-largest city, Esfahan is home to some heavy industry, including steel factories and a much-discussed nuclear facility in the outskirts of town. Inevitably, then, traffic jams are a regular occurrence. Despite these modern realities, the inner core of the city remains a priceless gem.
Here are some recommended to Isfahan cultural and historical places:
“See o se Pol of Esfahan” : This bridge, which in its kind is an impressive masterpiece of the monarchy of Shah Abbas I, is based on the cost and supervision of the famous commander, Allah Wardi Khan. The bridge is about 300 meters long and 14 meters wide and is the longest Zayandehrud Bridge built in 1005 AH. During the Safavid period, the ceremony was held at the Abrazan or Armenian waterfalls along the bridge. The Armenians of Julfa also held the “Khajuan” ceremony along the same bridge. The bridge is one of the architectural and bridge masterpieces of Iran and the world.
Naghsh E Hahan square : One of the most beautiful squares in the world is about 512 meters in length and 160 meters in width, with rooms in two floors of one size and shape. There are four unique monuments around the square. The magnificent mansion of Qapu, the mosque of the mosque of Sheikh Lotfollah and the head of the door of the Qaiserieh market, was in the middle of the main square, the ground and two gates of polygon. Today’s Imam Square is one of the centers for the purchase of handicrafts and also the venue for holding many national and religious ceremonies. Friday prayers will be held every week in this field.
Gheysarie Bazar In Isfahan: Sardasht Qaiserie was built in the north of Imam Square .This cemetery represents one of the most beautiful paintings of the Safavid era. From this scarlet, we enter one of the most beautiful markets in the world. This market has been a center for selling expensive goods during the Safavid period, and representatives of foreign companies have had chambers in this place. Isfahan market is one of the largest markets in Iran, which has different parts and sells items in every part of the world. For example, handicrafts, gold and silver, carpets, shoes, and so on. It takes hours to visit all parts of the market.
The Eight Paradise Palace of Isfahan: The Eight Paradise Palace was built among the Nightingale Gardens inside the Safavid state-owned complex during the reign of King Solomon (in the second half of the 11th century AH). The privileged position of the garden and mansion of the eight paradises was such that the entrance of the garden was done from all sides. In the south of the Garden of Eight Paradise during the reign of King Soltan Hussein, a collection of school, caravans and bazaar was constructed.
Khaju Bridge in Isfahan, on the eastern side of the Zayandeh-e Rud River and Khaju Bridge, has been constructed from the works of the Safavid period in 1060 AH, coinciding with the life of Shah Abbas II. Khaju Bridge has been designed for several purposes in the old design. The upper part was for fast movement and passing of pedestrians and cattle, while the lower part was mainly for slow motion and stopping and thinking of pedestrians. The bottom part is made entirely of rock and mortar, and the openings of water are shaped like a wagon with wooden boards. By closing the openings, the surface of the water on the western side of the bridge rises and creates a small lake. On the eastern side, the stone steps lead to humans to the point of contact with water down. Meanwhile, these stairs are the place to sit and enjoy the natural scenery. In the central part of the bridge, the Beagle Mansion on the upper floor and on both sides of the aisle of the bridge is made for formal reception and formal furnish, with its rooms decorated in different periods with golden designs.