Naghsh-e Jahan square; historical jewel in heart of Isfahan

Naghsh-e Jahan square which literally means "image of the world", known as Imam square or Shah square; This beautiful historical site is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions of Isfahan that is situated at the center of Isfahan.

Isfahan (IMNA) - This place is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites that was constructed between 1598 and 1629 by Shah Abbas I. Many buildings from the Safavid era surround this square which is 160-meters wide and 560-meters long. As you can see in the pictures, Shah mosque or Imam mosque is on the south side of the square, Ali Qapu stands on the opposite side of this mosque, Sheikh Lotfollah mosque located on the eastern side of this mosque, and Qeisarieh portal on the northern side that opens into the Grand Bazaar of Isfahan.

The design of this wonderful monument is unique. All of the architectural elements of the square such as the arcades of the shops are remarkable as they are adorned with lots of paintings and ceramic tiles.  There are also some horses and carriages inside the square; you can go horseback riding and watch the beauties around the square.

The amazing bazaar all around the square is somewhere you can spend hours and hours and buy beautiful souvenirs. Surely, you will enjoy the handicrafts displayed in the bazaar. When you walk through the Bazaar you will notice the tapping sounds that could be heard from the craftsmen and craftswomen shaping and moulding the handicrafts made from silver. These sounds echo through the corridors that are full of tourists. Let’s see some lost beauty of Isfahan in Naghsh-e Jahan Square.

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