Do these fun things in Isfahan
Isfahan is Iran's first top tourist destination and it's easy to understand why. Ancient Islamic architecture, three UNESCO World Heritage Sites and other monuments to their beauty and prestige, along the river with beautiful bridges over it, hospitable and friendly locals and many hidden places to discover. Read on to learn more about this historic city in the center of Iran, majestic architecture, domes, and minarets covered with mosaics and more markets. Isfahan (or Isfahan) is the third-largest city in Iran, and one of the most important cities. As a capital at various times in the history of Iran. At one point, Isfahan was the largest city in the world.
This beautiful city with three UNESCO World Heritage sites, a myriad of food options to explore, some of the largest and most beautiful mosques in the world is the top destination of traveler. It's a city for tourists. Here is a city with all the details to see. In every corner of it, you can find stunning beauties.
1. The large expanse square, Naqsh-e Jahan Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
The largest square of the 15th century. Includes the most beautiful monuments in Isfahan, 2 mosques, one palace, and a great Bazar and finally had been the cradle of Polo in the world. Built to symbolize the importance of Isfahan as the third capital of the Safavid Empire. At this time you can recognize its greats and importance by walking or carriages around the square. You can not avoid this place even if you wish - but it is better to go in the late afternoon or evening when families and couples come to enjoy its splendor and the light is more mauve.
2. Bridges over the historic Zayandeh Rood River
The two parts of Isfahan around the bank of the Zayande Rood river connected by some historic bridges. These bridges are popular gathering places at any time of the day, but especially in the evening and holidays. The Si-o-Seh Pol Bridge is an eternal favorite - and the longest, if though Pol-e Khaju may be the best ones in Iran. Do not miss Pol-e Shahrestan, the oldest of the 12th century, or Pol-e Chubi with its indoor lounges used by the shah and his concubines.
3- Sink yourself in architect and design of old houses
One of the attractions of Isfahan is its architecture. This artistic section of Isfahan is visible in various structures. Mosques - Schools - Squares - Bathes - and Markets But one of the most important elements that exemplify this part of Isfahan art is the old houses. These old houses have various sections that showcase not only Iranian traditional architecture but also Iranian hospitality culture. You can visit old houses located in different parts of the city and enjoy their architectural splendor.
4. Climb to the Isfahan Fire Temple for incredible views
Dating back to the Sassanian era, there are not many bricks left in ruins at Ateshkadeh (Isfahan Fire Temple), but the panoramic view from the top of the Zayandeh River and the Isfahan is worth it. A hill and dangerous trail take 20 minutes to climb, but as long as the weather allows, you can walk among the ancient (or often reconstructed) ruins and admire the horizon and enjoy the sunset. This is not the best example of a Zoroastrian fire temple in Iran, but there is still some supernatural charm here.
5. Isfahan traditional cuisine
To recognize the culture of a country should visit their restaurants. Iran has one of the richest cuisine menus in the world and especially in the Middle East. Esfahan not only with its architecture but also with its variety of foods can arrest the heart of tourists. Here, you should definitely try Biriyani, a chopped lamb served with bread and Faloodeh, a cold dessert of corn vermicelli with rose water syrup.
Dizy One of the most delicious, strongest and Justly Iranian traditional foods should not be missed.
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6. Walk along the bank of the Zayandeh Rood River
The role and importance of the Zayandeh Rood River is like the Nile River for Egypt. The river separates the two parts of Isfahan and gives the city a special beauty.
The bridges over the river not only have aesthetic view- technical and communication function but also have changed to a place for locals' weekend gatherings.
You can enjoy the beautiful sunset and socialize with the locals by strolling along the bank of the river on a pleasant afternoon.
7. Admire the exterior of Masjed-e Shah Mosque
The Masjed-e Shah Mosque, also known as the Great Abbasi Mosque, is located in the Naghsh e Jahan square. It is elegant and iconic and by far the largest building in the square. The masterpiece tile-work of the front door offers plenty of opportunities for stunning photos. Stroll through different parts of this beautiful mosque and enjoy one by one tiles. Do not disturb those who pray, but you will have an incredible viewpoint to admire the iconic blue tiling and the overwhelming stature of the Masjed-e Shah Mosque.
8. The Armenian Quarter in Isfahan
Jolfa is the Armenian district south of Isfahan.
Dating back to the 16th century, when Shah Abbas I ordered the transport of Armenian, to Isfahan. If you want to get acquainted with the Armenian culture of Iran, you should stroll through the streets of the Julfa area and visit its beautiful churches. stroll through the Julfa area and visit the 13 beautiful churches of it Today, Jolfa is a very fashionable and liberal enclave that meets the needs of the remaining 6,000 Armenian Christians, with many restaurants, cafes, churches and a lively atmosphere around the central Jolfa Square. A curiosity in the heart of Iran that no traveler visiting Isfahan should jump!
9. When the shaky minarets of Monar Jonban really defy physics
Monar Jonban is a 14th century architectural sanctuary covering the tomb of Amou Abdollah Soqla. He became famous for his shaky minarets. Every hour and a half, one of the minarets is shaken and the other minaret must move with the swell. Locals will tell you that science can not explain the miracle of shaking minarets, but that it is actually a simple rotating couple considering the height of the minarets and the width of the roof. The best combined with this place is the fire temple of Isfahan.
10. Enter Vank's stunning cathedral in Isfahan
The beautiful cathedral of Vank, formerly known as the Cathedral of the Holy Savior, stands in the heart of the Armenian Quarter, whose entrance is hidden behind a discreet wooden door. 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. If you have never been inside an Armenian church, Vank Cathedral is the perfect place, if you can acquire it when it is open between baptisms and weddings.
11. Get lost in the labyrinths of the Grand Bazaar of Isfahan
Gheisarieh is one of the most pleasant markets in Iran. From its adventurous and beautiful halls to the marketplace to the market, take you like Alice to the wonderland of Isfahan. The market in addition to a place to buy and sell goods, there has also been a space for the presence of religious minorities. These labyrinths will connect you to the most beautiful mosque in Isfahan, while you are walking there and amaze by beautiful monuments.
It is open from 8 am to 9 pm the best time to visit Isfahan Bazaar is mid-morning if you want to experience the hustle and bustle or the evenings for a more subdued experience. Be sure to admire the beautiful brick arches, stop by a carpet shop to learn more about the ancient history of Persian rugs and take saffron to the spice markets to take it home.
12. Get Happy Snap at the Azadegan Photogenic Tea House
Probably one of the best tea rooms in Isfahan is the Azadegan tea room, take a rest at this nice place and enjoy from a Persian cup of tea.
It is located in a hidden alley of Naqsh-e Jahan Sqaure, this place is incredibly popular with locals.
However, most tourists opt for the ridiculous collection of sights and curiosities covering almost all surfaces and flowing outside in a courtyard as well.
13. Admire the magnificent inner sanctuary of Masjed-e Sheikh Lotfollah
A harmonious complement, almost unobtrusive, in compared at the Masjed-e Shah Mosque - the Masjed-e Sheikh Lotfollah is small but has a lot of punch. A mosque dedicated to the royal family that doubles the beauties of the Naghsh e Jahan square. The magnificent winding tiled corridor and masterpiece dome of this magnificent mosque amaze every viewer. it is certainly worth to visit it. Make sure to take your time and enjoy this masterpiece of design in Isfahan, famed for its sun rays whose domes are projected through the windows of the dome, thus creating a short shoal of light and shade that every photographer will love. Try to get in the middle of the morning for a quiet and almost sacred experience and stay as long as possible to admire the change of light that changes the space.
14. Find magic Fun on Friday night under Khaju Bridge
Khaju Bridge the most beautiful and famous bridge over Zayande Rood river. Built to highlight the natural beauty of a river that is the cause of Isfahan's life and beauty.
On Fridays' night, young lovers and friends gather under one of its arches for a picnic and a kind of singing off where the songs opera in Persian resonate under the arches and for everyone. It would be one of the best experiences that you would have, so bring a blanket after sunset and get settled who said you needed alcohol to have fun!
15. Get the best view of Naghsh E Jahan sq at Kakh-e Ali Qapu
While this six-storey palace has a long history dating back to the 16th century, it is perhaps best known today for its view of Isfahan Square and its mountains.
In "Naghsh-e-Jahan Square, all around the rectangular lofty wall, it is only Ali Qapu palace with an exceptional recess of 7 meters from its surrounding wall on the west, which dates back to 1597 A.D. This beautiful palace will fascinate you with its different fantastic rooms and music venues.
Go up the narrow corridors and enjoy the most beautiful view of the square from its beautiful veranda.
16. Hunt Out The Burgeoning Isfahan Coffee Scene
While tea is traditionally a daily beverage in Iran, a sub-culture of young caffeine-addicted Iranians is popping up and Isfahan is no exception to this trend. While your hotel in Isfahan is likely to have only tea and normal coffee on offer, we recommend you the best coffee shops in Isfahan: Radio Cafe for it’s warm vibes, WiFi and local atmosphere, Mustache Cafe for it’s take-away coffee and central location and Grumri Cafe for its beautiful interior, Instagrammable coffee and warm Armenian hospitality.
trust us, with all of these top things to do in Isfahan your going to need a double-shot espresso just to keep up!
17.Chehel Sotun Palace one of the best Persian garden examples
This unique Safavid Palace which is recorded as UNESCO World Heritage Site and also is admired by all travelers illustrate the design and evolution of Persian gardens since the 6th century BCE. Always divided into four sections - following the Zoroastrian principles of earth, heaven, water, and planet together to produce Eden. The Chehel Sotun Palace is a perfect representation of its beautifully preserved palace, a long reflecting pool, and peaceful side gardens. Feel the peace among the tranquil - and perfectly symmetrical - gardens and the elegant palace terrace.
A marvel of the world not to be missed among all the activities to do in Isfahan.
18. Take it easy and make friends with locals
The Iranian people and especially Isfahanian people use every reason for showing off their world-class hospitality. Travelers who have experienced other parts of the world might be wary of an ultimate agenda - but with the exception of the small shopkeeper in the bazaar, everyone here is really worried and hopes you'll have a good time. So take the time to chat, accept their generous offers to join dinner, tea or a night of visits and see where it will go.
19. Don't Miss Isfahan carpets
Isfahan is renowned for its achievements in the fields of craftsmanship and art. Today, its most important export product - the Isfahan carpet - is still renowned worldwide for its quality and style. You can see artisans working on these rugs all over the city, and even if the price of a Persian rug is staggering, it's not hard to understand why when it takes up to four months to produce a square meter. Place your head in any store and the seller will be happy to show you all the different styles and construction techniques, as well as a free museum tour.
You are not obliged to buy anything, but be honest if that is the case and he will proudly show you these beautiful works of art.
20. Return to the Jameh Mosque of Isfahan, the largest mosque in Iran
Esfahan Atiq (antique) Jam-e- Mosque The Encyclopedia on the most Comprehensive patterns of Islamic Architecture in Iran. The fact is that the Atigh Great Mosque, the oldest mosque in Isfahan, is certainly well-known as one of the Particular historical monuments for either Islamic history or the beginning of civilization. However, it almost backdates to 1300 years ago (reigning time of Abbasian caliphs), and it can be noticed as a sensible and spiritual structure in many aspects that include the architectural, artistic, scientific and influential efforts in religious cultural, political and social fluctuations due to the different eras.
Without a doubt one of the best things to do in Isfahan and Iran.