Isfahan 1st part; Inside the ​Naqsh-e Jahan Square

7 Days Solo Backpacking Winter Iran via Persian Gulf
November 08 to November 14, 2015


Naqsh-e Jahan Square, “Image of the World Square", is a square situated at the center of Isfahan city. Constructed between 1598 and 1629, is one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. The square is surrounded by buildings from the Safavid era. Imam Mosque, or Jaame Abbasi Mosque, standing in the southern side of the Square was built by Shah Abbas I. It is regarded as one of the masterpieces of Persian architecture and an excellent example of Islamic era architecture of Iran. Its construction began in 1611, and its splendor mainly due to the beauty of its seven-color mosaic titles and calligraphic inscriptions. Ali Qapu is a grand palace located on the western side. It is forty-eight meters high and there are seven floors. On the 6th floor, there is a music room which deep circular niches are found in the walls, having only aesthetic but also acoustic value. Sheikh Lutfollah Mosque standing on the eastern side, is one of the architectural masterpieces of Safavid Iranian architecture. Construction began in 1603 and done by 1619. 

How to Go to Naqsh-e Jahan Square;
Naqsh-e Jahan Square is around 500m away only from my stayed hostel, Amir Kabir. Entrance fee in the Square is free but 150,000 Rial for ($4.3) for each of the three mentioned above. Photography and video taking is allowed, use of tripod is prohibited.
Isfahan 1st part; Inside the ​Naqsh-e Jahan Square (Imam Mosque)

Isfahan 1st part; Inside the ​Naqsh-e Jahan Square (Imam Mosque)

Isfahan 1st part; Inside the ​Naqsh-e Jahan Square (Imam Mosque)

Isfahan 1st part; Inside the ​Naqsh-e Jahan Square (Imam Mosque)

Isfahan 1st part; Inside the ​Naqsh-e Jahan Square (Imam Mosque)

Isfahan 1st part; Inside the ​Naqsh-e Jahan Square (Ālī Qāpū)

Isfahan 1st part; Inside the ​Naqsh-e Jahan Square (Ālī Qāpū)

Isfahan 1st part; Inside the ​Naqsh-e Jahan Square (Ālī Qāpū)

Isfahan 1st part; Inside the ​Naqsh-e Jahan Square (Ālī Qāpū)

Isfahan 1st part; Inside the ​Naqsh-e Jahan Square (Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque)

Isfahan 1st part; Inside the ​Naqsh-e Jahan Square (Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque)

Isfahan 1st part; Inside the ​Naqsh-e Jahan Square (Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque)

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