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Chehel Sotoon Palace

Chehel Sotoon Palace The Most Brilliant Chandelier at the Hall of the Safavid Architecture Era
In the center of Esfahan and on Ostandari Ave., one enters a heavenly garden with a five-hectare area through the eastern gate that hosts the most brilliant chandelier at the hall of the Safavid Architecture Era. In the middle of the garden Chehel Sotoon (Forty Column Palace) one of the three important existing palaces of the Safavid era, like the two others, faces an easterly direction. The palace was built primarily during the reign of Shah Abbas I, with a 'U-shaped plan, comprised of the Throne Hall and flanking rooms in the north and the southern part of its eastern side.

Ali Qapu Palace

Ali Qapu Palace: The Highest Building in the Cardinal Point of the Safavid Capital and a manifestation of original Iranian art and architecture
In "Naghsh-e-Jahan Square, all around the rectangular lofty wall, it is only Ali Qapu palace with an exceptional recess of 7 meters from its surrounding wall on the west, which dates back to 1597 A.D. According to some references it was built at the site of another Timurid palace (15th century) instead. Etymology. logically, Ali Qapu is a compound word. Ali is an Arabic term that means high and Qapu is a Turkish term that means gate.

Sheikh Lotfollah Royal Mosque

Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque: The Pinnacle Jewel of Iranian Architectural Masterpieces
Across the primary area (recess) at the portal of Sheikh Lotfollah Mose with a dimension of 10 meters by 17meters, one can read the inscribed date 1602 A.D. on the top of the portal and above a latticed window, the Shi'a slogan inscribed on a couple of dark blue tiles can be seen:
The essence of greatness is to be at the service of Emam Ali's (a.s) descendants.

Abbasi Jam-e- Mosque

Abbasi Jame Mosque (Emam) A Vast Origin of the Islamic Architecture Clad by a Turquoise Glaze
On the southern side of 'Naghsh-e-Jahan" Square in Esfahan, the primary space of the portal comprises two complementary parts with an area of 580 square meters. One can stay for a while to look at the existing elements of transition, functioning as a mediator between the secular and the spiritual space of the square and the mosque.

Isfahan Great Bazaar and its labyrinth's historical sites

Isfahan Great Bazaar and its labyrinth's historical sites
The life of Eastern societies has been concentrated around the bazaar since ancient times. The name "bazaar” has its roots in the old Persian language. This Persian word followed the trade routes and was borrowed by many European and Asian languages. In Iran, the earliest reference to the bazaar dates from the 8th millennium B.C. The legend of Jamshid that appears in the Avesta, the Zoroastrian sacred book, tells of the bazaar already in existence.