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Minaret, an Earthly Element Facing the Sky
Minarets are actually a kind of different element, in comparison to the other architectural products in Iranian civilization from the viewpoint of design, construction, durability, stability, and function. This is why, in this passage, we will have a quick review of them. Minarets were used as observation posts or watchtowers and guided desert caravans towards the cities both in pre-Islamic as well as post-Islamic periods. Nowadays they stand high and proud in the cities and their outskirts.

Local Mosque and Schools

The Local Isfahan Mosques and Schools that not everyone might know
The 3 important and famous mosques of Isfahan, which are known among all tourists and are introduced as the most important tourist destinations of Isfahan, are Abbasi Jame Mosque, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, and Jame Atiq Mosque - Old Square. There are a number of other historical mosques in Isfahan city, which have some special characteristics such as ancient history, special architecture, and unique decorations, which are unknown to many tourists.

Historical Houses of Esfahan

Historical Houses of Esfahan A Quick Survey of the Existing Elements
In Esfahan and nearly all over Iran, house building based on some fundamentals which were in accordance with all functional and cultural aspects typified by using the smallest unit of residential community space in the Islamic cities. The old cities in this region were usually supported by a rampart to secure safety and formed by a number of quarters connected to each other by the labyrinthine narrow ways.

The Old Bathhouses of Esfahan

The Old Bathhouses of Esfahan Delightful Centers of the Past for Preserving Sanitary and Public Health
In Islamic urban planning, a special role for the public Bath (hammam) was considered due to the importance attached to cleanliness in Islam. According to a Hadith (Islamic narration), 'Cleanliness is a sign of faith'. This is why during the different eras many public baths were built in Esfahan, but most of them are not in use today.

Atash Gah, Old Fire Temple of Esfahan

Atash Gah, Old Fire Temple of Esfahan
On a western road of Esfahan, about eight kilometers from the city (on Esfahan-Najaf Abad Road), on the right there is a single stratified hill of sedimentary stone, which is about 105 meters higher than the access road level. (The level of the road is 1610 meters above sea level, which is about 50 meters higher than the center of Esfahan).