Isfahan is the jewel of ancient Persia, the climax of art and architecture of 17th century Persia, and the greatest physical legacy of Shah Abbas, a capital which he transformed into one of the most splendid monumental cities in the Islamic world. The main highlights include:

  • Jami‘ Mosque of Isfahan

Jami‘ Mosque of Isfahan the living testimony of the evolution of Iranian architecture in the Islamic period.

  • Naqsh-e Jahan Square

Naqsh-e Jahan Square (World Heritage Site) and the centerpiece to the majestic collection of palaces, public mosque, madrasa, and bazaar of the ambitious city planning of Shah Abbas the Great.

Naqsh-e Jahan Square

  • Shah Abbassi(Imam) Mosque

Shah Abbassi(Imam) Mosque creates a true sense of harmony with its turquoise dome, minarets and ornate portal-cornice.

  • Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque

Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque offers a unique experience of artistic devotion with its superb decorative elements.

  • Ali Qapu Palace

Ali Qapu Palace another masterpiece in the collection of 17th-century monuments boasting a richly ornamented interior decoration.

  • Grand Bazaar of Isfahan

Grand Bazaar of Isfahan adorning the northern side of Naqsh-e Jahan Square, displaying different types of artistically created handicraft items of Isfahan.

  • Chehel Sotun Palace

Chehel Sotun Palace a highly ornate reception palace where the Safavids entertained the foreign dignitaries. Golestan Palace

Chehel Sotun

  • Complex Hasht Behesht Palace

Complex Hasht Behesht Palace an architectural masterpiece which bears witness to the grandeur of Safavid Persia.


  • Sio Se Pol

Sio Se Pol resting majestically over the widest part of Zayandeh Rud, the longest river of central Iran.

Sio Se Pol

  • Khaju Bridge

Khaju Bridge a luxurious bridge, deriving its inspiration from and enhancing many of the features of Sio Se Pol.

  • Shahrestan Bridge

Shahrestan Bridge an architectural masterpiece with secondary channels and additional venting systems.

  • Hammam-e Ali Gholi Agha

Hammam-e Ali Gholi Agha a superb example of a traditional hammam and its overall spirit.

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