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Chahar Bagh Theological School

Chahar Bagh Theological School, the Pinnacle of Elegance in Mosaic Work and Architecture
One of the most famous monuments of the Safavid era, which was constructed as the largest theological school of that age with 12,000 square meters of area, and 121 chambers as an endowment of Shah Sultan Hussein's mother, is situated on the eastern side of Chahar Bagh Boulevard. It was actually a part of a complex with a caravanserai (the present Abbasi Hotel) and Bazaar-e-Honar'.

Chahar Bagh Avenue
Once Esfahan was chosen as the capital, the king ordered the Maadies to be made in the area of Naqsh-e Jahan Square and the neighboring quarters. They played an important role in keeping the climate pleasant. Chahar Bagh Avenue located amongst the royal gardens with fountains and ponds has for centuries been a favorite visitors' excursion.

Isfahan's Armenians

The Armenians of Julfa (Aras) The Instigators for the Freedom of the Northwestern Parts and Economical Blossoming of Iran
After the appointment of Esfahan as the capital by Shah Abbas I, in 1591 A.D., until the capital was relocated from Qazvin to Esfahan, he was always in war with the Uzbeks and Portuguese, on the north and south respectively, and the superpower of the age, the Ottoman Empire on the west. They had occupied some parts of Iran during the reign of Shah Abbas's father, and he was the heir to those struggles.

Zayandeh Rood or Life-Giving River and its Historical Bridges.
The Zenith of the Connection between Art and Nature
This river originates from Zard kooh Bakhtiari; part of the Zagros Mountain Range which passes through Esfahan irrigates the orchards and farmlands with 430 kilometers length on wavy line and 360 kilometers straight length between the origin and end. Since the time of Shah Abbas I. an attempt made to conduct the runoff water in the region towards the Zayandeh Rood.

Minaret, an Earthly Element Facing the Sky
Minarets are actually a kind of different element, in comparison to the other architectural products in Iranian civilization from the viewpoint of design, construction, durability, stability and function. This is why, in this passage, we will have a quick review of them.
Minarets were used as observation posts or watch towers and guided desert caravans towards the cities both in pre-Islamic as well as the post-Islamic periods. Nowadays they stand high and proud in the cities and their outskirts.