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Isfahan's natural view

Isfahan's natural view
Esfahan province is located in the center of the Iranian plateau. It occupies an area of more than 100,000 sq. km and stretches for about 540 km from east to west and for 400 km from north to south. Its easternmost town is Khur-Biabanak, westernmost, Fereidun-Shahr, northernmost, Aran, and southernmost, Semirom.
Mountains Of two Iranian major mountain chains, Alborz and Zagros, the Zagros rims the Esfahan province in the west and provides it with ruggedly mountainous and spectacular terrain.

Famous Travelers to Esfahan

Famous Travelers to Esfahan
Fortunately for a researcher, Esfahan has always remained a halting point for any traveler. A succession of voyagers, drawn to the country either by commercial interests or by a taste for exploration, has left valuable accounts of Esfahan's glorious past. The first comprehensive picture of the city is given by Naser Khosrow (10041088), the celebrated Persian poet, philosopher, and Ismailite propagandist.

Arts of Esfahan

Arts of Esfahan
The "Esfahan period covers a span of about 125 years from 1598, when Shah Abbas the Great transferred the Iranian capital to Esfahan, to the city's conquest in 1722 by the Afghans. Without a doubt, it is the highest point of Esfahan's long, rich history of art.
Architecture and art developed in Esfahan on three main levels: the refined, the monumental, and the utilitarian. The fine arts, particularly painting and the whole arts of the book, were commissioned primarily for private use and were produced mainly for privileged connoisseurs.

All about Isfahan

Esfahan City
Esfahan is an old city with dozens of historical monuments. It is a living museum where people enjoy a most pleasant climate with joyous spring mornings and refreshing autumns. Esfahan is a city with a history as old as Persia itself. This eternal city with its favorable climate and unique geography has been the focal point for art and culture through the Seljuk (11th and 12th century) and Safavid (16th and 17th century) eras until the present day.