Esfahan Things to Do

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  • 1. Jameh Mosque

    The complex of this mosque can be considered a museum of islamic architecture though it is considered and used as a house of God. Visiting it it is possible to see how islamic architecture developed...

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  • 2. 33 Bridges Si-o-seh pol

    The Si-o-se Pol (Persian: سی وسه پل, pronounced [siː oˈseh pol],[1] which means 33 Pol, literally 33 Bridge) or the Bridge of 33 Arches, also called...

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  • 3. Naqsh-e jah?n -Imam Square

    Some guides say this is the second largest square of the world, just after Tienammen square in Beijing. According to wikipedia, there are some bigger ones. I don't know who is right and if there are...

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  • 4. Vank Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This cathedral was built betwen 1648 and 1655. This is the heart of the armenian comunity in Iran. Scia Abbas moved the entire christian comunity from the city of Jolfa to this area which he renamed...

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  • 5. Chehel Sotun

    Although the name Chehel Sotoon means 40 Columns, in reality there are only 18 - and 18 more reflected in the pool. That's still only 36, but who's complaining? This palace is a liitle jewel,...

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  • 6. Ali Qapu

    This palace was built at the end of the XVI century as residence of Scia Abbas. This six floors building was a sort of onumental gate to access the kingdom palaces placed on the backyards behind...

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  • 7. Khaju Bridge

    This is probably the most beautiful bridge in Esfahan. We atually ejoyed having a walk through it even if there was no river to cross. It is 110 meters long and it has two series of terraces: the...

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  • 8. Masjed e Imam

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The building works started in 1611 from the big entrance portal (30 meters high) and they needed 4 years just to finish it. Its magnificence is not dued to religious reasons, but more to the fact that...

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  • 9. Bazaar- e- Bozor

    This is one of the oldest and biggest Bazar of all Iran. The corridors are connected by small domes opened at top so that the light can come in. Oldest areas of bazar, the ones near the mosque, are...

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  • 10. Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque

    5 out of 5 stars

    In my birthday I decided to have a one day trip to Esfahan where i have passed my M.Sc. and before anything I went to sheikh-lotfollah mosque in Naghshe-e-Jahan square (a world hheritage site). A...

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  • 11. Gardens -Parks

    Mehr park is a very newly built park in Esfahan very close to ATASHGAH ( famous Zoroastrian temple in Esfahan ) and Menar Jonban ( a very famous mosque in Esfahan for it`s shaking Minarets) . From...

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  • 12. Armenian Quarter

    The famous Si-oh-Seh bridge crosses the Zayandeh River on its 33 arches just south of the historic centre. it leads across the river to the Jolfa (Armenian) Quarter, and especially in the evenings is...

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  • 13. Hasht Behesht

    The palace has a square shape. After a while entering the palace you find yourself in a central area dominated by a central pool and above you a marvelous ceiling richly decorated. The rest of the...

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  • 14. Zayandeh River

    Zayandeh river is at the heart of Esfahan and gives life to agriculture of not just this city but whole Esfahan province . Zayandeh river is so generous that also provides drinking water for desert...

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  • 15. Sharestan Bridge

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Mostly dating from the 12th Century, but built on foundation that date from Sassanian (2ndCentury) times, the Pol-e Sharestan is the oldest bridge in Esfahan. Much plainer that the other bridges, it...

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  • 16. Mausoleum of Harun Vilayat

    The Harun-i Vilayat Shrine is the ornate final resting place of a mystical figure within Islam (that is another story). The mausoleum was built in 1512-13 by Mirza Shah Husain and at the time this...

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  • 17. Shop beneath the Vaults

    Eshafan's Grand Bazaar extends almost 2 km between the ancient Jameh mosque and the city's central Naqsh-e Jahan Square. It is said to be the longest vaulted...

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  • 18. Fire worship

    If you have visited the Shaking Minarets you might like to continue on to the ancient Zoroastrian Fire Temple - the Atashgah (Place of Fire). Little more than a...

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  • 19. EXCHANGE MONEY - COMMISSION FREE

    Bank Melli changes money, at a good rate, commission free. Just go upstairs. This could not be easier. Other exchange places in Esfahan charge fees and/or give...

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  • 20. THE SHAKING MINARETS

    Monar-e-Jonban was built as a simple shrine to a local hermit and holy man, the shaking minarets are famous all across Iran. The whole open plan structure was...

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  • 21. Esfahani rugs and carpets

    Esfahan has long been one of the centers for production of the famous Persian Rug. Weaving in Esfahan flourished in the Safavid era. But when the Afghans...

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  • 22. Madreseye Chahar Bagh

    Madreseye Chahar Bagh is located on Chahar Bagh street, which means “Four Gardens” - but it is also known as Shah school. It was built in the 16-17th century...

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  • 23. THE FIRE TEMPLE

    The Fire Temple is set on a very steep hill overlooking Esfahan and was built during the reign of Xerxes (BC 465-425) by followers of the ancient Zoroastrian...

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  • 24. Mix with locals

    On weekends it’s really amazing to see that a lot of people are coming at the riverbanks having a leisure time and even have a picnic. It can become very...

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  • 25. Timcheh in Grand Bazaar

    Timcheh was originally a smaller scale caravanserai, but nowdays it is a roofed area surrounded by shops. The most magnificent one we saw was the Timche-ye...

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