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There is a half-rhyme from the 16th century saying Esfahan is half the world (Esfahan nesf-e jahan). At this time, the 16th century, the ruler Shah Abbas I mad Esfahan the capital, and a grand city. The most beautiful buildings were built, many of them, like Imam Mosque, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque and Ali Qapu Palace, you can see around Imam Square.

Many tourists, both Iranian and foreign, come to Esfahan to see the mosques covered with blue tile mosaics and the palaces, or to walk along the river between the old bridges or to shop in the covered bazaar. It is a city full of masterpieces when it comes to architecture and art.

  • Last visit to Esfahan: Jul 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • xaver's Profile Photo
    Oct 25, 2014 at 8:00 AM

    Another interesting page of yours. the square and the river path look really amazing.

    • MalenaN's Profile Photo
      Oct 25, 2014 at 10:05 AM

      Imam square and the buildings around is a World Heritage Site, and it is easy to understand why. It is a beautiful place!

  • Regina1965's Profile Photo
    Sep 9, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    Thanks for the virtual tour, the mosques look amazing.

    • MalenaN's Profile Photo
      Sep 9, 2013 at 8:40 PM

      There are lots of beautiful buildings in Esfahan and Imam square is an Unesco World Heritage Site. Thanks for visiting Regina.

  • Nov 3, 2010 at 7:03 PM

    this is a dream... i would love to go to esfahan! you have taken beautiful photos, and great tips!

  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Jul 2, 2007 at 8:07 AM

    On my list of to visit, so this is the next best, until a real trip emanates ;-)))

  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Apr 4, 2007 at 8:21 AM

    Isn't Esfahan something special? Your photos and comments are great. leyle

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2007 at 12:45 PM

    I've been to Esfahan in 1985 and in Iman square I got yelled at by one guy who really worked himself up but it took us such a long time to realize why- my fringe was looking out under my scarf!!!

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Feb 24, 2007 at 12:30 AM

    Detailed and professional page about a very interesting place! Si-o-Seh Bridge and Naqsh-e Jahan Square look quite unusual for our europinean eye... Mosques reminded me Cordoba. Thanks Malena for your great work!

  • Feb 2, 2007 at 4:10 PM

    Yes ! and this is Isfahan My birthday Place !! :) ty Malena

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  • kokoryko's Profile Photo
    Jan 20, 2007 at 8:14 PM

    Lots of history and architecture; you share it well, Malena. This Imam square is impressive!

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