Isfahan Coordinates: 32°38′N 51°39′E. Elevation: 1575 m. Isfahan is located on the eastern side of Zagros mountain range, 414 km south of Tehran, 481 km north of Shiraz, and 361 km west of Yazd. It enjoys half-dry to temperate climate.

Isfahan History

Isfahan is one of the world’s most beautiful cities, an unforgettable international tourism destination popular all of over the world, an encyclopedia of Iranian and Islamic civilization, locally famous as half of the world. Isfahan presents the real Persian character, the most glorious in historical and architectural wealth. Monuments in Isfahan are great examples of our art and architecture.

About Isfahan

"Isfahan Nesf-e-Jahan" Isfahan is half the world

This well-known saying was originally coined to describe Isfahan in Safavid times, when the city was at the height of its glory Even today, Isfahan remains one of Iran's most beautiful cities and its monuments can be ranked among the most splendid of the Islamic world The atmosphere in town is a relaxed one:  this is a place to wander in, to get to know slowly, with its gardens, its river side, and its shopping streets

THE SAFAVID ROYAL CITY  

The central of Isfahan city during the Seljuk period was the Friday Mosque and the Meidan-e Kuhneh, to the north of the present Royal Square. In 1598, Shah Abbas decided to shift this center-according to some, in order to annoy a rich merchant who was reluctant to part with his property-and turned to the Naqsh-e Jahan 

Travelers to Esfahan

Fortunately for a researcher, Isfahan has always remained a halting point for any traveler. A Succession of voyagers, drawn to the country either by commercial interests or by a taste for exploration, has left valuable ac-counts of Esfahan's glorious past.The first comprehensive picture of the city is given by Naser Khosrow (1004-1088), the celebrated Persian poet, philosopher, and Ismailite propagandist. After his visit to Esfahan in 1052, he wrote in Snfar-Nal11eh ("Travelogue") Naghsh-e-jahan Sq

Travel to Iran without Isfahan is not complete

According to tourists who visited Iran and Isfahan, it is one of the most beautiful and most visited cities in Iran. It seems that there’s something in Isfahan that makes the city so likable.As it’s got some of the highlights of a trip to Iran, the absolute majority of tour operators plan the itineraries in a way that Isfahan is the first or the last stop before leaving Iran

Isfahan the Persian Florence   

Isfahan is a city that different parts of Iranian identity represented by it

An identity that owes its reputation to Iranian cultural and artistic traditions especially the city of Isfahan.Isfahan among the cities of Iran is like a piece of jewelry that has kept its Glory, Shines, and greatness despite its historical fluctuations for centuries

Isfahan was declared in 2015 by UNESCO as one of world's "Creative Cities"

The city is so animated as if started life just recently and so genuine as if has existed for centuries. According to the French author Andre Malraux "only Florence and Peking are comparable to Isfahan"

Main Tourist Attractions

Naqsh-e Jahan Square, Vank Cathedral, Ali Qapu Palace, Si-o-se-pol Bridge, The Monar Jonban (Shaking Minarets), Flower Garden, Birds Garden, Hasht Behasht Palace (Eight Paradises), Zayandeh-Rood River. Fire Temple, Khaju Bridge, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Qeysarie bazaar, Chahar Bagh,…

 

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