The Jews and the Historical Background of their Residence in Esfahan
According to the chronicles of geographers and travelers of the 17th century, there existed initially two residential areas in Esfahan. One was Yahudieh, Jewish Quarter, and the other one was known as Jey or Shahrestaneh, Muslim Quarter. Yahudieh was about two times larger than Jey and its Jewish inhabitants migrated
The Zoroastrians of Esfahan
Zoroastrians are amongst the initial citizens and the local people of old Esfahan, Gabay, Gay, or Jey that lived in the two ancient and historical areas of Sarouyeh and Mehrin, now known as "Tappeh-e-Ashraf and Atashgah, respectively. Regarding this fact, the only surviving ancient Esfahan is the Atashgah which belonged to the Zoroastrians.
Why did Shah Abbas I change the capital from Qazvin to Isfahan?
The initial reason that Shah Abbass I decided to move the location of the capital to Esfahan was that the climate of Qazvin did not suit him. Besides astronomers had predicted that the fortune of Qazvin would change into misfortune soon. On the other hand, during a trip to Esfahan, the idea came to the king that Esfahan would be a new, suitable choice for the capital.
Free two-days tour in Isfahan
Isfahan is the most important and beautiful tourist destination for all travelers. This beautiful historic city with the most beautiful architectural monuments and hospitable people grabs the heart of the tourist. So a trip to Iran without Isfahan would not be complete. The beauty of Isfahan is not limited to its historical monuments. The local culture - artworks - crafts - souvenirs and fine restaurants with traditional and international cuisine will have you stay for many days
One day free tour in Isfahan
Most Isfahan monuments, like other countries, have entrance fees. But some of these places are public and you can visit them free, just pay Taxi rent. Follow us on this free one-day tour. We start the tour with the beautiful Hasht Behesht (Eight Paradise) Palace in the neighborhood of the historic Abbasi Hotel on Sepah Street. This beautiful palace not only is located in a beautiful garden of the Safavid period but also the beauties of this palace are completely visible from outside and you can visit it easily and free.