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Esfahan the Persian Florence

Isfahan is the symbol of Iranian tourism. A specific identity has given Iran a global reputation for tourism. Isfahan is like a gem among the cities of Iran. Esfahan has kept its Glory, Shines, and greatness during historical fluctuations for centuries. The city is so vibrant that it seems as if it has been born today and yet it is so original that it looks as though it has always existed. Isfahan is an ultimate expression of the Iranian-Islamic Culture. The rich history, culture, and beautiful nature are a part of this city's special features.

One day free tour in Isfahan

Isfahanian people live in a museum

A city where people are artists. The old brilliant history and unique historical monuments of Isfahan,  have introduced it as one of the main tourist cities in the world and Iran. Only Florence and Beijing are comparable to Isfahan,  Andrea Malro says. The Isfahan historical monuments are a collection of the best Iranian architecture styles. They completed over a thousand years period. These historical sites which most of them are belong to the Isfahan Islamic period are one of the best architectural masterpieces of Iran. Isfahan is a museum city with many historical sites that Naghsh-e-Jahan sqAlighapo Palace, Imam and Sheikh Lotfolah mosque, Qeisarieh BazarChehel Sotoon & Hasht Behest Palace, Jame mosque, the bridges over Zayande rood and Abbassi Hotel are the most prominent of them.

Isfahan is the most popular  Iran travel destination with all the old and new attractions.

10 Interesting facts about Isfahan:

1- Isfahan is the third-largest city in Iran.
2- The Naghsh-e Jahan Square(length 560m, width160), is one of the largest squares in the world.
3- Isfahan is the second capital of the Safavid dynasty(1006 AH, by Shah Abbas)
4- Isfahan was the supreme city of the Middle East(Shah Abbas II), was even more beautiful than Constantinople.
5- Most Isfahan historical monuments back to the Islamic era.
6-The Zoroastrian fire temple is one of the pre-Islamic buildings.
7- Isfahan's glory and beauty were during the Seljuk and Safavid periods. The most magnificent monuments belong to the same period.
8- sheep and ram are the animal symbol of Isfahan.
9- There are more than 6,000 historical sites in Isfahan and named "half of the world or the museum city".
10- Esfahan has signed twinning pact or sister cities with 16 cities
11- The oldest world hotel is in Isfahan