ISFAHAN (HALF OF THE WORLD)
Isfahan is a province of turquoise domes, Islamic walls, famous stairs and unique buildings in central Iran. This province is the third most populous province and the sixth largest province in Iran. Its population, in addition to the Persians, consists of Bakhtiari, Georgians, and a small population of Armenians and Jews. A large part of its area is covered by desert and desert, but inside the city is full of green trees, especially along the Zayandeh River.
This city has been the cradle of Iranian and Islamic architecture and one of the greatest manifestations of Iranian civilization in various eras.
In every corner of the city you can find historic buildings with beautiful and amazing architecture, some of which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Isfahan is the capital of the golden age of the Safavid dynasty, which with all its beauty is not unreasonable that it has been called half of the world, that is, seeing it as if we have seen half of the world
WHAT TO SEE
1_ NAQSH _E JAHAN SQUARE
The whole city of Isfahan on one side, Naghsh Jahan Square on the other. A field that has become global and can be said to be called a global field. This historical complex, which is a combination of historical monuments, has a long history. This square and its outskirts, which include the Shah Mosque, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Aali Qapo Palace, Qaisaria Bazaar, and many beautiful old bazaars were built during the Safavid period. This collection, which was made by the order of Shah Abbas I, is the work of Isfahani artists such as Mohammad Reza and Ali Akbar Isfahani. There are all the facilities for recreation and group and family sightseeing in this square, and by stopping in this place, you will spend a long time visiting its historical monuments. It was one of the largest stadiums in the world in the 16th century and could be used for polo and other sports and leisure activities.
2_ VANK CATHEDRAL
Vank Church is located like a shining jewel in the center of Isfahan in the Armenian neighborhood of Julfa. Simple and beautiful architecture, unique paintings and the antiquity of Vank Church, distinguish this historical monument from other churches in Iran. Over the years, Vank Church has evolved and the addition of various sections to the church grounds and buildings have added to its importance. To this day, Vank Cathedral has a strong position among the Armenians of Isfahan and is known throughout the world.
Vank Church is the largest and most famous church in Iran. This church is also known as “Amnaperkich” in the world and is one of the 13 remaining churches in Julfa, Isfahan since the 17th century. During the following years, the first printing press with a printing press in Iran and the Middle East was established in the courtyard of this church.
3_ SI O SE POL OLD BRIDGE
Thirty-three bridges or Allah Verdi Khan Bridge is one of the historical bridges in Isfahan, which includes 33 arches on the Zayandeh River.
Thirty-three bridges were built during the reign of Shah Abbas Safavid and are about four hundred years old, and for a desert city like Isfahan, the Zayandeh River, and this bridge has a very high status.
An interesting point in the history of this bridge has been the holding of various celebrations and ritual ceremonies of kings on this unique building, with which some people are familiar with Isfahan. Allah Verdi Khan was a Georgian general and the famous Shah Abbas Safavid who was able to drive the Portuguese army out of the Persian Gulf islands forever and in his honor the name of this bridge is also called Allah Verdi Khan
4_ CHEHEL SOTON PALACE (PERSIAN GARDEN)
Chehelston Palace, which according to its historical inscription is called one of the happiest buildings in the world, is one of the most beautiful buildings of the Safavid era in modern Isfahan.
Chehel Soton Palace-Garden is one of the examples of royal gardens left over from the Safavid period in Isfahan, which is also known as Chehelston Palace, which means forty columns. In fact, Iranian gardens are inspired by many of the world’s monuments, such as the Homayoun Tomb in Delhi, India, and are one of the most beautiful gardens in the world. Inside the palace we can see 6 magnificent old paintings of the sixteenth century AD about parts of the royal ceremonies of Iran. This historical heritage is one of the most famous and popular sights of Isfahan