Esfahan Atiq (antique) Jam-e- Mosque The Encyclopedia on the most Comprehensive patterns of Islamic Architecture in Iran
On Allameh Majlesi street on the left, after climbing two flights of stairways (5+7 steps) as wide as the pathway, one can find a considerable elevation between the level of the asphalted road and the entrance (one of the eleven) to the mosque. This sudden transition in the two levels is as high as twelve steps. Keep this disparity in mind for future reference.
This cathedral is called; Kelisa (Church) as a congregational church of Esfahan. It was built initially as a small Church called; Amena Pergaige in 1606 A.D., and then expanded to its present size later in 1655 A.D., with a gorgeous nave topped by a 38- meter lofty double-layer dome. The nave adorned all over by mural paintings, including three genres of Iranian miniature, Armenian, and Byzantine either individually or synthetically.
Hasht Behesht Palace, a Labyrinth at the Gate Of the Eighth Storey of Paradise
During the reign of the Safavid Kings, the name Hasht Behesht (Eight Heavens) was a general title used for some of the palaces, which were specifically built for having fun or pleasure. Besides Esfahan. in some other cities such as Tabriz and Qazvin, the same buildings existed, too. Another denomination of the palace in Esfahan was also Bolbol (nightingale) because of its location in the middle of a garden of the same name.
Hakim Jam-e-Mosque', the Incentive of the most Sincere Mystical Feelings
In the beginning, it is preferred to introduce this mosque with two lines of Farsi poetry that exist on the tilework of its northern porch:
In the nice mosque of Hakim Davoud, On the porch over, that Muezzin stood,
Anybody says sincerely and truly prayer, Undoubtedly, is accepted no later.
Chehel Sotoon Palace The Most Brilliant Chandelier at the Hall of the Safavid Architecture Era
In the center of Esfahan and on Ostandari Ave., one enters a heavenly garden with five hectares area through the eastern gate. In the middle of the garden Chehel Sotoon (Forty Column Palace) as one of the three important existing palaces of the Safavid era, like the two others, faces an easterly direction. The palace was built primarily during the reign of Shah Abbas I, with a 'U-shaped plan, comprised of the Throne Hall and flanking rooms in the north and the southern part of its eastern side.