Isfahan is the third populous city in Iran and the capital of Isfahan province. This city is the second most visited city after Mashhad and the second industrial city in Iran after Tehran. In the Safavid period, this city was the capital of Iran, and there are many historical monuments of that period. Isfahan is one of the most beautiful cities in Iran, which is visited annually by millions of tourists. The best time to travel to Isfahan is spring. In this time, the weather of Isfahan is clean. today we want to introduce Naqsh-e-Jahan. It is one of the Isfahan attractions.
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Naqsh-e-Jahan square is the second largest square in the world. it is registered in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Around this area there are handicrafts stores that you can buy souvenir with best quality. Naqsh-e- Jahan square is known as Imam Square. It is interesting to know that this square is rectangular and differs from the other squares of the world. It has a large pond that is attractive for everyone. The entrance to the Isfahan Bazar is also on in this square, which invites you to a historic world. There are many attractions and monuments in this area, here is some of them:
1) Ali Qapu Palace
Ali Qapu palace is one of the most beautiful buildings in Safavid era which has an interesting perspective on the Naqsh-e-Jahan Square. Its miniature is unique. This six floor mansion is one of the most important architectural masterpieces of the early 11th century AH. There is no information from the history of the construction of Ali Qapu. Some historians believe that the Ali Qapu monument is related to the Safavid era. The architecture of this building is so beautiful that attracts all travelers. Ali Qapu has six floors and many sections that we suggest you visit them.
2) Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque is one of the masterpieces of architecture in the eleventh century. This mosque does not have minarets and courtyards. Because Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque was sometimes the temple for king families. The dome of this mosque comes in different colors throughout the day, for example: pink and gray.
Louis A. Kahn, the world's famous architect about Sheikh Lotfollah, said: I can only imagine this monument in my imagination.
3) Imam Mosque
Imam mosque, which is also known as Masjed-e Shah, Soltani Mosque and Jami Mosque, is considered to be the most important historical mosque in Isfahan and is one of the most important buildings of Islamic architecture in Iran. It was built in 1020 AH by of Shah, in the twenty-fourth year of his reign.
4) Qeisariye Bazar, a part of Isfahan Bazar
Isfahan Bazar is one of the largest markets in Iran. A part of this Bazar is known as the Qaiseriye Bazar
By walking in this market you can touch the history, and in addition to seeing the architectural and historical effects, you can buy crafts and souvenir.
You can use public transport, such as a bus, metro or taxi to go to the Naqsh-e-Jahan.
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