Khaju Bridge
Photo by: Hamed Saber, Creative Commons

Isfahan, Iran is an architectural mecca. Here you can find many great and inspiring ancient architectural works. This is what Isfahan is known for. Sites here are real echoes of the past, as most of them were built between the 11th and 19th century. What is most amazing is that amidst their age, these structures still stand firmly and are still being used today.
Of all the monuments in this great province, there is one that is considered as one of the greatest Islamic architectural works of art. Naqsh-e Jahan Square, also known as Imam or Shah Square, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is a large complex that houses many religious and cultural Islamic structures. All of these are made with the utmost style and thought. The square is a must-see for both Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

Isfahan is situated right at the heart of the Iranian map. The weather here is moderate, as it is found at the foot of the Zagros Mountain Range. The area is kept cold by the nearby Zayandeh River. Days are generally warm in the Isfahan province, but it can be cold here at night.

Other things worth seeing in Isfahan would be their Grand Bazaar. Not only is this a place and event where you can find great item to score, but you can also be part of a great Iranian tradition. This is because the bazaar has been ongoing since the 11th Century. Isfahan is a real must-see.

3 responses to “Isfahan”

  1. david says:


  2. Yes, esphahan is a beautiful city. Spent 15 days on official visit to the steel plant there.beautiful mosques, huge shopping bazaar. Good toads, nice beautiful people.

  3. zohre says:

    Yeah….its much beautiful city and I proud much that I live in esfahan…but these days the zayandeh river is dry…this river is like vessel of my city but unfortunate its dry…

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