• 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.

  • Taste of Isfahan

    Taste of Isfahan

    Most people know Isfahan with its historical buildings, mysterious turquoise tiles, old bridges over the Zayandeh-Rood River and the only four-sided shape square called Naghsh-e Jahan square; but Isfahan may be considered as a city with distinctive tastes as well, the city of Beryani, cold porridge, eggplant Halim, and Gosh-e Feel with doogh (Persian yoghurt drink).

  • 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.

  • Reservoir storage behind Zayandeh-Rood River not desirable

    Reservoir storage behind Zayandeh-Rood River not desirable

    "Despite the rainfall during the recent weeks, the inflow discharge of the Zayandeh-Rood dam and the reservoir storage are not desirable," the deputy of Conservation and Exploitation of Isfahan Regional Water Company said.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Why should we honor Isfahan?

    Why should we honor Isfahan?

    "The cosmopolis of Isfahan has been honorable for all people; therefore, our duty is preserving this city," the mayor of Isfahan said.

  • Old urban textures should be preserved

    Old urban textures should be preserved

    "In today's world, by concerning the developed countries' experiences, we arrive to witnesses the fact that the historical textures are protected more carefully in modern cities; also, the historical attractions have been preserved in the central streets of big cities around the world like Paris, London, Rome and Florence," Alireza Salarian, the head of Representative Office of Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Isfahan said

  • Iranian hospitality is gorgeous

    Iranian hospitality is gorgeous

    Saurabh Kumar, Indian ambassador to Iran, has praised the hospitality, history, and rich culture of Iranian people.

  • Isfahan's urban appearance is admirable

    The mayor of Baalbek:

    Isfahan's urban appearance is admirable

    The mayor of Baalbek has considered the cultural and tourism commonalities between Isfahan and Baalbek as the distinguished characteristics.

  • Isfahan and Poland to close more than before

    Isfahan and Poland to close more than before

    "During the Second World War, Polish refugees from the former Soviet Union took refuge in Iran, Isfahan, and they were hosted and welcomed in the Armenian quarter of Isfahan; this positive action has not been forgotten in Poland and we appreciate Isfahani and Iranian people," the Polish charge d'affaires who was present as the representative of Poland said in the joint meeting with Isfahan mayor.

  • Isfahan; civilization example for St. Petersburg

    Isfahan; civilization example for St. Petersburg

    "Isfahan is much older and more civilized than St Petersburg, and we should use the experiences of urban management in Isfahan," the chairman of the Permanent Commission of Establishing the Governance Structure of St Petersburg said.

  • Representatives of sister cities in Isfahan

    On the occasion of Isfahan day;

    Representatives of sister cities in Isfahan

    Representative of 10 Isfahan sister cities were invited to the opening ceremony of Isfahan day. The ceremony was held in a traditional manner; the history of Isfahan was shown through street performances.

  • Filband, land above clouds

    Filband, land above clouds

    Filband village is located in the heart of central Alborz Mountains, about 2,300 meters above the sea level. This village is in the western Bandpey and north of Babol County in Mazandaran province. It is known as the roof of the province.

  • 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.

  • 12th pomegranate festival to be held in Badrud

    12th pomegranate festival to be held in Badrud

    "The opening ceremony of the 12th pomegranate festival of Badrud will be held on November 22, with the presence of the national and provincial officials and authorities," the head of the cultural heritage representation of Badrud said.

  • Isfahan Day to be internationalized

    Isfahan Day to be internationalized

    "We have suggested to the mayor of Isfahan to internationalize Isfahan Day," the head of Representative Office of Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Isfahan said.

  • Absence of women in stadiums not basically related to women

    Athare Nejadi:

    Absence of women in stadiums not basically related to women

    "Although the issue of Iranian women's presence in sports stadiums may not be considered as a big deal for some women in the society, but the vice presidency for women and family affairs has given priorities to addressing the general issues of women and families and attending the special issues of even a minority of women within the framework of law," Athare Nejadi, the deputy for programming and coordination of the department for women and family affairs said.

  • November 22 Isfahan Day

    November 22 Isfahan Day

    "Isfahan Day will soon be registered nationally on November 22," Seyed Ali Saleh Derakhshan, the executive consultant of the director general and the deputy investment officer of the general department of the cultural heritage organization of Isfahan province said.

  • Isfahan Day an opportunity to introduce beauties of Isfahan to world

    Isfahan Day an opportunity to introduce beauties of Isfahan to world

    "We can introduce the culture, art, beauties, and tourism opportunities of Isfahan to the world during the special day of Isfahan," the mayor of Isfahan said.

  • Isfahan Day to be registered nationally

    Isfahan Day to be registered nationally

    Saying that Isfahan Day will be registered on the national Iranian calendar, the head of social affairs and environment commission of the Islamic city council of Isfahan said, "All the organizations and institutions of Isfahan should cooperate to hold Isfahan Day."

  • 35th Tehran International Short Film Festival announces winners

    35th Tehran International Short Film Festival announces winners

    - The 35th Tehran International Short Film Festival (TISFF) announces winners at national and international categories.

  • Urbanism Week in Isfahan

    Urbanism Week in Isfahan

    Iran's academy of urban planning will hold the town planning commemoration week in Isfahan for the first time on the occasion of "World Town Planning Day" and "the special day of Isfahan" with the cooperation of universities and Isfahan urban planning organizations.