Isfahan tourism

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  • 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.

  • Sialk hill; ancient treasure in Kashan

    Sialk hill; ancient treasure in Kashan

    The ancient treasure, Sialk hill, is widely known as the birth place of the world's first civilization

  • Abbasi house architectural masterpiece in Kashan

    Abbasi house architectural masterpiece in Kashan

    Abbasi house is a large historical house located in the central district of Kashan, Isfahan. This traditional house dates back to the late 18th century. It is belonged to a wealthy glass merchant, who built it for his family. Now, this house has changed to a beautiful museum; the Iran's Cultural Heritage Organization is responsible to protect it.

  • Iconic German cars on parade in Isfahan
  • Vank cathedral in Isfahan

    Vank cathedral in Isfahan

    Vank cathedral is located in the new Jolfa neighborhood of Isfahan; Vank literally means "monastery" or "convent" in the Armenian language. The church was built in 1606, during the reign of Shah Abbas II. Several years after its construction, it was rebuilt, and this time the construction process lasted for nine years.

  • St. Mary Church

    St. Mary Church

    The St. Mary church which is located in West Nazar Street, Jolfa neighborhood of Isfahan, dates back to Safavid era. This building is registered in the list of national monument of Iran on March 8, 2003, with the registration number of 7647.

  • Jarchi Mosque

    Jarchi Mosque

    Jarchi Mosque was built in 1019 AH by Malek Sultan Jarchi Bashi, near the Grand Bazaar of Isfahan. It has no courtyard, and is actually like a shabestan.

  • Aran-Bidgol salt lake

    Aran-Bidgol salt lake

    The salt lake is located in the central desert region of Iran. This lake is known as Aran va Bidgol salt lake. Choosing this name is due to the high salinity of the lake, in such a way that salt particles float on the lake in the summer.

  • Hotel Jahan; historical negligence

    Hotel Jahan; historical negligence

    Isfahan (IMNA) - "Amrik", "Ferdosi", and "Jahan" are three old names of a hotel in Chaharbagh Abbasi Avenue. This palace with a neoclassical architecture and pediment roof is one of the first modern hotels in Isfahan; its eastern side has three floors and 32 rooms, and the western side has 2 floors and about 12 rooms. This historical building was the theater center of Isfahan for 20 years, however it turned to boys dormitory in 1980s. Hotel Jahan, like other historical and magnificent buildings of Isfahan, was being forgotten, and now it is nearly collapsing. It is reminded as the "Historical negligence", but this year, the urban management has tried to revive this 90-years old building to regain its prosperity by removing the obstacles.

  • Ta'Ziyeh Khani ritual in Dehaghan

    Ta'Ziyeh Khani ritual in Dehaghan

    Ta'Ziyeh Khani ritual is being held in Dehaghan county with the participation of Ta'Ziyeh Khans (Ta'Ziyeh singers or readers) of Isfahan province.

  • Economic recession taken life of Persian enamel art

    Economic recession taken life of Persian enamel art

    ”The price of the colors used in the Persian enamel has been raised  following the increase in the value of exchange rate since the colors are imported from abroad. Consequently, the products prices increase and subsequently tourists’ purchasing powers decrease,” a handicraft artist said.

  • Tiran; the county of stone doors

    Tiran; the county of stone doors

    The ancient stone doors in Tiran and Karvan county date back to before the time of Aryan migration into Iran.