10 June 2019 - 15:59
Safavid masterpiece in Chaharbagh

The Hasht Behesht Palace in the central Iranian city of Isfahan is a historical building in a large garden which has been turned into a public park. The palace used to be recognized as the most beautiful palace in the world during the Safavid dynasty.

Iran (IMNA) - Hasht Behesht (literally means Eight Paradises) is one of the Safavid palaces that was built in the Charbagh region of Isfahan; Experts believe that the structure was built during the reign of Suleiman of Persia, the eighth Safavid shah (king) of Iran, in 1669.

Hasht Behesht is an octagonal building with many rooms and highly spectacular decorations. The main feature of the historical building is that it is surrounded by several halls. The special connection between various spaces of the site has turned its architecture into a unique one.

With its numerous separated spaces, Hasht Behesht serves as a remarkable feat of architecture with eye-catching decorations. The explorers who visited the palace during Safavid dynasty described it as a “heaven on earth” and cited it as the most beautiful palace in the world compared with its counterparts in Europe.

The palace underwent excessive changes at the hands of the Qajar dynasty, and that’s the reason why most explorers have wrongly described it as a contemporary structure.

If you visit the palace today, you can no longer see the wooden fence and frames as well as the colourful glasses that once characterized Hasht Behesht. The deep changes include large parts of the building’s exterior as well. But despite all these, the palace remains among the most breathtaking historical buildings in Iran.

Source: IFP

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