Explore the unseen beauty of the 3rd largest city in Iran by top Isfahan tours! Travel to Isfahan, the capital of art called half of the world!
Travel to Isfahan the third-largest city in Iran that called half of the world. Located in the center of Iran, Isfahan was once one of the largest cities in the world!
So, the reason why tourists love to travel to the capital of art and culture is its historical-artistic monuments. For example, the bridges on the river and the fabulous mosques! You should not forget to visit them!
That is to say, the climate of this city is semi-dry temperate and the best time to visit is springtime!
By walking through the old parts behind the Naqsh-e-Jahan square, you will explore such an unseen beauty! In other words, you will travel back to one of the most important periods in history, the Safavid era.
Besides the historical monuments, Isfahan tours have other attractions! The Armenian neighborhood, Chaharbagh street, old parts around Jame mosque for instance! So, you have to walk through them and see their elegance and beauty.
Because of the life-giving river (Zayande rud), Isfahan has agricultural products and unique fruits like pear, and a tasty fruit called apple-pear!
It is noteworthy that Isfahan has 6 items listed as UNESCO world heritage! This magnificent city has been chosen as the cultural capital of the Islamic world in 2006!
In addition, you should try the tasty local foods and sweets on your travel to Isfahan! Biryani, Khoresht Mast, Kebab Hossein, eggplant Halim, Kale joosh, Gooshfil and doogh, and Gaz for instance!
One of the top 5 tourist destinations, Isfahan tours have so many arts and handicrafts to present! Zarkeshi, Poulakdouzi, Zanjirbafi, Khatamkari, Ghalamzani, and miniature for instance.
In conclusion, this city is well known as the capital of Iranian handicrafts! So, they are easy to find in the Grand Bazaar of Isfahan, where you can see the crowd of people who will be glad to help you out!
The second-largest square in the world has been standing for more than 400 years! Grand bazaar surrounds this historical location and also it is one of the oldest and biggest bazaars in the middle east. In addition, Imam Square listed as UNESCO world heritage site.
One of the most attractive Isfahan tours is surely Ali qapu palace! A magnificent mansion of the 17th century. The function of this 6-story mansion was residential! Something that makes this palace unique is its delicate stucco working on the last floor! Including the music hall which is an architectural masterpiece. Its porch that is supporting by 18 columns, had been built for the king to watch playing games in the square.
There is a royal mosque located on the southern side of the square! Its luxuriance is mainly due to the beauty of its seven-color mosaic tiles and calligraphic inscriptions. The dome of this mosque is the largest one in the city! (53m – 174 ft)
This masterpiece of the world’s architecture was the first monument to be built in the square. Despite the fact that this mosque does not have courtyard or minarets, the interior and exterior ornamentations are remarkably eye-catching.
It is the longest of the eleven historical bridges on the “Zāyandé-Rūd” with 33 arches. This masterpiece is the magnificence of Iranian architecture! It was a place where many ceremonies used to be held by the Safavid Royals. Nowadays this bridge and its surroundings are one of the most popular locations to spend time, especially around sunset.
It is a pleasure pavilion and a reception hall in the heart of a garden. The name of it literally means “Forty Columns”. Decorated walls of this palace with gorgeous murals and paintings are marvelously beautiful.
This is the Grand, congregational mosque of the city, attached to the Grand Bazaar. It is one of the oldest mosques still standing in Iran! Also a prototype for later mosque designs throughout Central Asia. In addition, this mosque is the first use of the four iwans architectural style in Islamic architecture.
It is serving as both a bridge and a weir. In the middle of the bridge, there is a mansion where shah abbas used to sit and watch swimming and sailing competitions. So, it has been described as the city’s finest bridge.