Ali Gholi Agha hammam


Isfahan Province, Esfahan, Kian St

Ali Qoli Aqa Bath was built by a Safavid courtier of the same name. The structure has a changing room (sarbineh) and a hot chamber (garm khaneh). Ther...

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Ali Qapu (Imperial Gate) Palace


Naqsh-e Jahan Sq.

Ali Qapu (Imperial Gate) Palace is a six-story monument on the western side of Naqsh-e Jahan Square where the Safavid Shah Abbas I (1571-1629) spent m...

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Beyt Lahm or Bethlehem Church


Middle Nazar St

Beyt Lahm or Bethlehem Church is a 17th century church built by an Armenian merchant named Khaje Petros in the Jolfa quarter of Isfahan. This church h...

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Chahar Bagh Boulevard


Chahar Bagh e Abbasi St

Chahar Bagh (Four Gardens) is an avenue connecting the southern and northern part of Isfahan city. Legend has it that the Safavid ruler Shah Abbas I (...

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Chahar Bagh School


Isfahan Province, Esfahan, Chahar Bagh e Abbasi St

Chahar Bagh School is a seminary built by the last Safavid King, Sultan Hossein (1668-1726), along the Chahar Bagh Boulevard. To finance the school, a...

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Chehelsotoon Palace


Isfahan Province, Isfahan, Imam Hossein Square

Chehel Sotoun (40 columns) Pavilion in Isfahan was built by Safavid monarch Shah Abbas I (1571-1629) inside a large garden in a 67,000-square-meter ar...

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Choobi Bridge


Isfahan Province, Esfahan, Joui Bridge

Located between Khaju and Si-o Se Pol bridges, Choobi Bridge is a 147 meters long bridge with 21 arches, which was built upon the order of Shah Abbas...

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Hakim Mosque


Isfahan Province, Esfahan, Hakim St

Hakim Mosque is situated at the end of Bazaar-e-Rang Razan (Painter and Dyer's Market) in Isfahan's Bazaar. This glorious mosque, which was built on t...

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Hasht Behesht Palace


Chahar Bagh e Abbasi St

Hasht Behesht Palace or Eight Paradises is the only remaining structure built in the gardens along the historic Chahar Bagh avenue. With its beautiful...

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Imamzadeh Haroun-e-Velayat


Harounieh St

Imamzadeh Haroun-e-Velayat is a 16th century shrine which was built during the reign of Shah Esmail I (1487-1524) and later expanded by his successors...

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Imamzadeh Shah Zeyd


Isfahan Province, Esfahan, East Hasht Behesht St

Imamzadeh Shah Zeyd is an early Safavid era mausoleum built in memory of one of the sons of the second Shia Imam, Hassan ibn Ali (625-670). Shah Zeyd...

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International and Historical Abbasi Hotel


Isfahan Province, Esfahan, Amadegah St

Abbasi Hotel is a famous hotel in Isfahan located in the old texture of the city. The building of this hotel was actually a caravanserai built 300 yea...

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Isfahan Bazaar


Naqsh-e Jahan Sq.

Bazaars are one of the most important and central elements in every Iranian city. After mosques, these markets were considered the heart of each neigh...

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Isfahan Fire Temple


Atashgah St

The Isfahan Fire Temple also known as Atashgah is a Sassanid-era structure, which stands on a mound of the same name along with the remains of several...

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Jame Mosque of Isfahan


Sabz-e Meydan

One of the oldest and most important religious structures of Iran, the Jame Mosque of Isfahan is magnificent example of the evolution of mosque archit...

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Khaju Bridge


Khaju Bridge, Esfahan

One of the finest bridges in Isfahan, the Khaju Bridge is noted for its beautiful architecture and tilework. Built upon the order of the Safavid king...

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Menar Jonban


Isfahan, Isfahan Province, Atashgah St

Menar Jonban or the Swinging Minarets are each nine meters wide and 17 meters high. These minarets were added to the mausoleum of 14th century mystic...

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Naghsh-e Jahan Mosque


Naqsh-e Jahan Sq.

On the south side of Naqsh-e Jahan Square sits the 17th century Imam (Shah) Mosque, which was built during the reign of Safavid ruler Shah Abbas I (15...

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Naqsh-e Jahan Square


Naqsh-e Jahan Square

Naqsh-e Jahan Square, the second largest square in the world after Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, is a masterpiece of Islamic and Iranian archite...

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Saint George Armenian Church


Isfahan Province, Esfahan, Marnan, Hakim Nezami St

Saint George Church or Gevork's church in Jolfa was built in the Safavid era. The foundation stones of this church, which was constructed in 1611, wer...

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Sheikh Lutfollah Mosque


Naqsh-e Jahan Sq.

The first of the four monuments dominating Naqsh-e Jahan Square, Sheikh Lutfollah Mosque was built between 1601 and 1619 for the private use of the ro...

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Si-o-se Pol


Isfahan Province, Esfahan, Enghelab Sq, Chahar Bagh e Abbasi St

Si-o-se Pol or “Bridge of 33 Arches,” is the most famous among the 11 bridges of Isfahan. Built on the order of Shah Abbas I (1571-1629), it is a prim...

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St. Mary and Hakop Church Complex


Julfa quarter

St. Mary Church is the second oldest church in Isfahan located directly across from Bethlehem Church. This church has been built around Hakop Church,...

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Takht-e Foulad


Takht-e Foulad

Takht-e Foulad is an 800-year-old historical cemetery in Isfahan. During the Safavid era only prominent figures and authorities were buried there but...

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Vank Cathedral


Isfahan Province, Esfahan, Jolfa, Vank Church Alley

The biggest of the churches of Isfahan, Vank Cathedral (Holy Savior Cathedral) was built by Armenians, who fled the Ottoman massacre of the early 1600...

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