Month: October 2017

Bazzar of Isfahan

Engraving(ghalamzani)

Engraving(ghalamzani) The engraved metal handcrafts especially copper dishes are marketed in the form of precious and premium artworks produced by the demanding efforts of engraving craftsmen. It is one of the best-known and traditional industries that is of significance among the Iranian handcrafts. Maestro Mahmud Dehnavi was a great engraver who mingled delicacy and skill […]

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Abbasi Hotel

Abbasi Hotel

Abbasi Hotel Composed of Chahar Bagh or Sultani School and Shah Mother’s inn, the complex was constructed under Sultan Hossein Safavi. It is recognized as the last example of a huge complex constructed in the safavid period. It dates back to 1722-1732 A.D. In 1961, it was turned into Abbasi Hotel, a hotel which dazzles […]

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Mary church

Maryam church

Maryam church Constructed in 1610 A.D, the church was the extension of Hacoup Church as the first Armenian church in Isfahan which was constructed in 1606 A.D. It is currently located in the northwest wing of Mary Church courtyard. Hacoup is deeply revered by the Armenians as it is believed to be the first church […]

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Menar Jonban

Minar Junban (Shaking Minaret)

Minar Junban (Shaking Minaret) Amu Abdullah’s shrine is characterized by a grand marble stone carved with the Qur’anic Sura of “Yasin” in rough Thulth Script and its south wing with “ It suffices when death is the preacher.” It is interesting to note that when one minaret is shaken, the other one shakes too. The […]

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SioSe pol

Si-o-Se- Pol Bridge (Allah Verdi Khan Bridge)

Si-o-Se- Pol Bridge (Allah Verdi Khan Bridge) With 300 meters long and 14 meters wide, the bridge is the longest one over the Zayandeh Rood. The bridge was built during the reign of Shah Abbas I in 1611 A.D. under the supervision of his warlord Allah Verdi Khan. It is one of the architectural masterpieces […]

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Khaju Bridge

Khaju Bridge

Khaju Bridge At the order of Shah Abbas ll, the monument was erected in the original site of the bridge in the Timurid Era in  1666 A.D. Its exteriors are decorated with highly fine plasterworks and ornaments and a special place was built in its central building named “Biglar Beigi” for the sojourn of the […]

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Bazzar of Isfahan

Isfahan Market

Isfahan Market The Isfahan Bazaar is to be taken as a clear-cut example of the urban manifestation in the course history. Originally, it was constructed in the southeast wing of Friday Mosque and Kohneh Square but various arcades and rooms were later added to it. The history of the bazaar dates back to the 11th […]

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Vank Cathedral

Vank Church

Vank Church The Vank Church is the most magnificent church of Julfa district in Isfahan in terms of architecture and ornamentation, which was built on the debris of an old church, built in 1605 A.D. during the reign of Shah Abbasll. The interior and walls are decorated with oil paintings and gold plating in Indian […]

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Hasht Behesht

Hasht Behesht Palace

Hasht Behesht Palace As a small palace, the monument stands in the center of a garden known as Bagh-i-bulbul (Nightingale Garden) which was built in 1686 A.D. during the reign of Shah Suleiman. It occupies a special place among the unique places of the Safavid Era. It is decorated with many marble pieces and tile […]

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Chehel Sotoun

Chihil Sutun Palace

Chihil Sutun Palace In an area of 67000sqm called Chihil Sutun Garden, a building by the same name was erected during the reign of Shah Abbas I. However, the complex was later developed into a palace during the reign of Shah Abbas ll for official reception of Safavid rulers. The Construction of the palace dates […]

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