Isfahan – capital of ancient Persia

Introduction

Among the cities of Iran,  for sure Isfahan is like a piece of jewelry that despite of the historical instability in the area has still retained its luster and glory throughout the centuries.

Isfahan is a city in center of Iran where known for its Persian architecture. In the huge Naqsh-e Jahan Square is the 17th-century Imam (Shah) Mosque, whose dome and minarets are covered with mosaic tiles and calligraphy. Ali Qapu Palace, built for Shah Abbas and completed in the late 16th century, has a music room and a verandah overlooking the square’s fountains. Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque is known for its intricate tiling.

Isfahan map

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