The Best Walks from the Buyid Architecture to the Qajarid Patterns
- ThemeArchitecture/ Museum/ Religious and Epic
- Duration2 hr(s) and 15 min(s)
- Best TimeSPRING
Visiting the Hakim mosque dating back to 1656;
Visiting the Safavid palace of Chehel-Sotun dating back to 370 years ago;
Visiting the museum which is home to the artworks of contemporary Iranian artists.
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The Best Walks from the Buyid Architecture to the Qajarid Patterns and Contemporary Art
Visitors in Isfahan can put pieces of several episodes of history together to come to a picture of Iranian and Islamic art. Isfahan is most readily identified with the traces left by the Safavids. Take time to appreciate the stability and originality of the Safavid art by visiting the peaceful Safavid Mosque built on the remnants of a mosque from the Buyid era. Continue to embrace more art elaborately displayed in the opulent Chehel-Sotun Palace. Then examine the Safavid and Qajarid architectural gem housing the contemporary works of art.
Duration : 30 mins
Point Type: STARTING
Hakim mosque was built over the ruins of a Deylamid mosque, known as Jorjir, back to the 10th century. The relics of this 1000-year old mosque, commissioned by the Buyid minister, Sahib ibn Abbad, can be seen on the northwestern part of the Hakim mosque. The remaining portal of the ruined mosque was hidden for about 300 years and was accidentally discovered in 1957 when the wall of the Safavid mosque was washed away by rain.
The significance of the portal is due to its intricate brickworks, following the Razi style of architecture. In this style, small pieces of bricks are used to create geometric...
Duration : 1 hr(s)
Point Type: STOP OVER
Persian garden reflects the rich knowledge of architecture, irrigation, and agriculture used by Iranians during long periods of history. It is omnipresent in Persian literature, music, and painting, preserving a special place in Iranians' unconscious. Persian gardens, generally rectangular in shape and enclosed within high walls contain symmetrical trees, water channels, and stone fountains. One of the most rema...
Duration : 45 mins
Point Type: ENDING
Among the many Safavid monuments along the present Ostandari Street, there is a fascinating building that houses Isfahan Museum of Contemporary Art. Known as Jobbeh Khaneh (house of weapons) in the Safavid period, this building was reconstructed in the Qajarid era to become the residence or ruling center of Zell-al-Soltan, the infamous governor of Isfahan. In the Pahlavi period, the place became the seat of Isfahan governor. Much later, in 1996, having been renovated once more, it was inaugurated as the .
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- Hakim Mosquefree
- Chehel-Sotoun Palace4 €
- Isfahan Museum of Contemporary Arts2 €
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