Isfahan tourism

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  • Afus snow sculpture festival ready to be nationalized

    Afus snow sculpture festival ready to be nationalized

    Beautiful handmade snow structures displayed in Afus Snow Festival.

  • Arrival of 7 million foreign tourists to Iran

    Arrival of 7 million foreign tourists to Iran

    Saying that more than 6 million foreign tourists have traveled to Iran during the first 9 months of this year," the head of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Organization said, "We predict that the statistics of foreign tourists' arrival will reach to 7 million by the end of this year."

  • Iran in Isfahan!

    Iran in Isfahan!

    Iran (IMNA) - The Zayanderud River alone is an amazing reason to go to Isfahan. As you walk along the beautiful and extraordinary river, you can see the magnificent history of Isfahan by looking at the bridges across the river dating back to Safavid era. The river has been dried up due to the influence of natural and human factors; however, the river has come back home after a period of long-term absence. Not only Isfahani people but also the whole Iran is delighted to have the Zayanderud back. So, our compatriot are now traveling to Isfahan to seize the opportunity of visiting the river of life.

  • Rig-e Jenn desert

    Rig-e Jenn desert

    Rig-e Jenn is one of the most amazing, mysterious, and scary areas in Iran as many weird and bizarre events have been reported in this place.

  • Barzok; hidden jewel of Kashan

    Barzok; hidden jewel of Kashan

    There is a hidden paradise situated in the heart of mountains and southwest of Kashan city in the vicinity of Karkas slopes. 

  • Holding tourism festival of Iranian aboriginal tribes in Ghadir garden

    Holding tourism festival of Iranian aboriginal tribes in Ghadir garden

    "On the eve of 40th anniversary of the glorious victory of the Islamic Revolution, tourism festival of Iranian tribes is being held in Ghadir garden of Isfahan till 6th February, 2019" the director of the 4th municipal district said.

  • Ali Qapu; Largest Palace Ever Built in Any Capital

    Ali Qapu; Largest Palace Ever Built in Any Capital

    Ali Qapu, a wonderful palace at the heart of Isfahan's historical zone, was built at the end of 16th century as a residence for Shah Abbas I during the Safavid era.

  • Historical Moshir al molk Ansari house shining in Isfahan

    Historical Moshir al molk Ansari house shining in Isfahan

    The historical house of Moshir al molk Ansari, the competent Qajar minister, is one of the valuable architectural masterpieces in Iran. This mansion excels its Qajar counterparts in terms of unique and royal architectural designs. The jewels of the house are the spring room and the alcove in which the Iran's largest sash window was built inside. This historical house has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.

  • Enjoy taste of tea houses in Isfahan

    Enjoy taste of tea houses in Isfahan

    Teahouses in Iran are realized as brilliant tourist attractions. Most of them are constructed during the Safavid period and considered as the reminiscent of cultural and historical events took place hundreds of years ago.

  • Kolah Ghazi National Park

    Kolah Ghazi National Park

    Kolah Ghazi National Park is a protected area dedicated to wildlife conservation. With the area of 47,142 hectares, the refuge is located in southeastern Isfahan along the road to Shahreza.

  • Jolf quarter combination of old and modern architecture

    Jolf quarter combination of old and modern architecture

    The New Julfa quarter in which Vank Cathedral and other Armenian churches are situated is very different from any other place in Isfahan; it is established in 1606 by Shah Abbas I and worth being visited.

  • Gheysariyeh Bazaar

    Gheysariyeh Bazaar

    Isfahan hosts the quintessential Bazaar right in the central Naghsh-e Jahan square. With the scent of spices, the beautiful sounds of hammering of coppersmiths in trays, the shiny gold markets, the turquoise handmade tiles, leatherworks and elaborated carpets, Grand Bazaar or what is known as the Qeysarriyeh Bazaar has been thrilling tourists since Safavid era.

  • Magical sounds of hammering copper unique to Isfahan

    Magical sounds of hammering copper unique to Isfahan

    Naghsh-e Jahan square is a unique, beautiful and peaceful place to escape the city and have a moment of quiet.

  • Fin garden

    Fin garden

    The Fin Garden is a walled traditional Persian yard with old cypress trees and orchards located southwest of Kahsan, Isfahan. It is registered in the list of national monument of Iran in 1935, with the registration number of 238, it was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 2012.

  • Maranjab caravanserai

    Maranjab caravanserai

    If you are looking for a quiet, faraway desert, Maranjab in the heart of kashan would be the best choice.

  • Kalamkari noble art of Isfah

    Kalamkari noble art of Isfah

    Kalamkari (Textile printing) is the ancient art of hand printing on cotton or silk fabric by natural dyes.

  • Jewish holy place in Isfahan

    Jewish holy place in Isfahan

    Pir Bakran is a small city in the center of Iran, thirty kilometers southwest of Isfahan. The name of this city is taken from a mausoleum called "Pir Bakran"; Muhammad ibn Bakra was a Sufi saint and mystic lived in this area.

  • Isfahan Chaharbagh School

    Isfahan Chaharbagh School

    Chaharbagh School, known as Madraseh Soltani, Madraseh Madar-e Shah, and Madraseh Imam Sadegh, was constructed during the reign of Soltan Hossein, in the Safavid era. It was registered in the list of national monuments in 1310 with the registration number of 116. This school has an area of 8500 square meters located in the eastern side of Chaharbagh Street.

  • Shahi Assar Khaneh

    Shahi Assar Khaneh

    Assar Khaneh, which used to be a historical oil-extracting factory, is registered in the UNESCO world heritage list.

  • Jameh mosque; museum of Islamic architecture

    Jameh mosque; museum of Islamic architecture

    Jameh mosque of Isfahan, the oldest and biggest congregational mosque in Iran, is located very close to the Isfahan Grand Bazaar. This mosque has been a UNESCO World heritage Site since 2012.

  • Khajoo Bridge magnificent structure

    Khajoo Bridge magnificent structure

    The Khajoo Bridge is one of the historical bridges over the Zayandeh-Rood River in Isfahan. It was constructed on the foundation of an older bridge, in 1650, during the era of Shah Abbas II. This Bridge was not built only for the purpose of transportation, but also used as weir. It is served as a teahouse and also a shady place to rest, therefore, it was termed as world's multifunctional bridge.

  • Isfahan in pictures

    Isfahan in pictures

    Iran’s top tourist destination is waiting for you to be discovered. Ancient Islamic and pure Persian architecture, gorgeous historical sites, domes and minarets covered with fantastic colorful tiles, traditional Iranian culture, friendly locals and many beautiful hidden locations are among the characteristics that make Isfahan to be the jewel of Iran.

  • How far is Iran's tourism industry away from desired status?

    How far is Iran's tourism industry away from desired status?

    By considering Iran's rich cultural and historical background, if the country tries to be among the 20 most visited tourist destinations in the world, it will be a great step in this regard. Unfortunately, nowadays, travel agencies of the world are more cooperating with countries like Georgia, Russia, Turkey, and Armenia than Iran.

  • All arts in one palace!

    All arts in one palace!

    One of the most visited attractions in Isfahan is Chehel Sotoun Palace. It is a mansion in the middle of a park at the far end of a long pool which was built by Shah Abbas II. This place used to be a residence to receive dignitaries and ambassadors. This building is registered on UNESCO Cultural Heritage List in 2011.

  • Shaking Minaret

    Shaking Minaret

    The Monar Jonban (Shaking Minarets) is a stunning historical building located in the west of Isfahan. This interesting monument has been built 700 years ago during Ilkhanid era. It was constructed over the tomb of Abdollah Soqla.

  • Ab Malakh waterfall

    Ab Malakh waterfall

    Ab Malakh is a beautiful waterfall located in 160 kilometers west of Isfahan, and 60 kilometers distance of Semirom.

  • Discover fiery colors of Semirom in autumn

    Discover fiery colors of Semirom in autumn

    Autumn is the most beautiful season to take photos of nature in Semirom; seeing the trees turn yellow and red will cheer anyone up. Enjoy the last warm days of the year in Semirom with plenty to do from exploring the fiery colors of Semirom forests to collect wild plants.

  • Lost in history

    Lost in history

    Visiting bazaars in Isfahan is definitely sound awesome. They have unique and complicated architectures that display the rich history of Isfahan during Safavid era.  Bazaars are the greatest places to hang out after walking in the city; you can spend hours wandering around, looking for Isfahan specific souvenirs to buy, as well as spices and sweets. However, some parts of the vaulted arcades along the bazaars need urgent repair and restoration.  There are obvious damages in the ceiling, walls and the load-bearing columns that in case of any delay, these historic textures will be destroyed.

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

    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 Museum of Contemporary Art

    Isfahan Museum of Contemporary Art

    Isfahan Museum of Contemporary Art which is situated in Ostandari Street and next to the Museum of Natural History, belongs to the Safavid era.