“Isfahan is half the world.” An Old Persian proverb that the fame of the city led people to come up with it. Isfahan flourished from 1050 to 1722, particularly during 16th and 17th centuries under the Safavid dynasty when it became the capital of Persia. Shah Abbas the great, moved the Safavid government there as part of his bigger plan to lift the country from the slump into which it had fallen. Even today, the city retains much of its past glory and it is famous for its Persian-Islamic architecture, with beautiful boulevards, bridges, mosques, bazaars and square. “Naqsh-e-Jahan” square is one of the largest city squares in the world. Its city center is also considered as one of the largest shopping malls in the world and combines modern and traditional architecture.
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque is one the perfect architectural and historical phenomena that remnant from Safavid Empire . This famous masterpiece of Iranian architecture, situated on the eastern side of Naqsh-e Jahan Square on opposite side of Royal Palace of Ali Qapu in Isfahan, Iran .
Imam Mosque (Shah Mosque) is considered as one of the most important historical Mosques in Isfahan, which was built during the Safavid era under the rule of Shah Abbas the Safavid King. It is also the most important display of Persian architecture in Islamic era.
Pole Khaju or Kahju Bridge in Isfahan is located in the east of Sio-se-pol and in terms of strength, symmetry and architectural style, it is one of the unique bridges in Iran. This bridge was considered as one of the most beautiful bridges in the world in the Safavid era and is more famous than other Zayandeh Rood bridges due to its architecture and tiled decorations
Isfahan is a historical city in the central of Iran. There are several monuments in the city, some of which are registered as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The city is famous for its beautiful Iranian architecture, covered stairs, mosques and unique minarets. This has caused Isfahan to be called half of the world in popular culture.
Isfahan Fire Temple is one of the 3 surviving and old works in Isfahan province. Isfahan Fire Temple is one of the relics of ancient Iran that has been attributed to the Sassanid era. This magnificent and old building is one of the attractions of domestic and foreign tourists who travel to this province.
Isfahan, the third largest city of Iran and the third most populated city of Iran, is the capital of province with the same name, Isfahan. This city used to be the capital of Iran between 1050 and 1722 AD, especially in the 16th century AD during the Safavid kingdom. There are several monuments in the city, some of which are registered as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
One of amazing architectural and civil engineering works in history of Iran is a bath in Isfahan, built by a scientist named Sheykh Bahai. This bath is a wonderful result of efforts of Iranians in science and engineering. The feature that makes this bath unique is its heating system.
Mirza Muhammad Ali Saeb Tabrizi, (shortly called and famous in Saeb) who was living in Iran about 400 years ago in Safavid era, was a Persian poet, calligrapher, philosopher and literalist. He was born in Tabriz, and immigrated to city Isfahan by order of the king of his time, Shah Abbas.