A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan

A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
  • ThemeArchitecture/ UNESCO Heritage/ Religious and Epic/ Eastern Bazaar/ Handicraft
  • CodeIRRS45
  • Duration10 hr(s)
  • Best TimeSPRING
    What To Expect

    Exploring the historical Jame mosque in Atiq square;

    Visiting Qeysarieh portal, Sheykh lotf-allah Mosque, Shah Mosque, Ali-Qapu Palace in Naqsh- Jahan square;

    Sipping a cup of tea in traditional teahouses around the square;

    Exploring the royal palace of Chehel sotun in Ostandari Street;

    Walking to Hasht-Behesht Park and visiting Hasht-Behesht Palace in the middle of the Park.      

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    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Jame Mosque of Isfahan
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Jame Mosque of Isfahan
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Jame Mosque of Isfahan
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Jame Mosque of Isfahan
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Jame Mosque of Isfahan
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Jame Mosque of Isfahan
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Jame Mosque of Isfahan
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Jame Mosque of Isfahan
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Jame Mosque of Isfahan
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Jame Abbasi Mosque (Shah Mosque)
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Jame Abbasi Mosque (Shah Mosque)
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Jame Abbasi Mosque (Shah Mosque)
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Jame Abbasi Mosque (Shah Mosque)
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Jame Abbasi Mosque (Shah Mosque)
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Jame Abbasi Mosque (Shah Mosque)
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Jame Abbasi Mosque (Shah Mosque)
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Jame Abbasi Mosque (Shah Mosque)
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Jame Abbasi Mosque (Shah Mosque)
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Jame Abbasi Mosque (Shah Mosque)
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (Lotfollah Mosque)
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (Lotfollah Mosque)
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (Lotfollah Mosque)
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (Lotfollah Mosque)
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (Lotfollah Mosque)
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (Lotfollah Mosque)
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (Lotfollah Mosque)
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (Lotfollah Mosque)
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Ali-Qapu Palace
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Ali-Qapu Palace
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Ali-Qapu Palace
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Ali-Qapu Palace
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Ali-Qapu Palace
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Ali-Qapu Palace
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Ali-Qapu Palace
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Ali-Qapu Palace
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Ali-Qapu Palace
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Ali-Qapu Palace
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Ali-Qapu Palace
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Qeysarie Gate (Portal)
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Qeysarie Gate (Portal)
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Qeysarie Gate (Portal)
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Qeysarie Gate (Portal)
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Qeysarie Gate (Portal)
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Qeysarie Gate (Portal)
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Grand Bazaar of Isfahan (Qeysarieh Bazaar)
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Grand Bazaar of Isfahan (Qeysarieh Bazaar)
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Grand Bazaar of Isfahan (Qeysarieh Bazaar)
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Grand Bazaar of Isfahan (Qeysarieh Bazaar)
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Grand Bazaar of Isfahan (Qeysarieh Bazaar)
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Grand Bazaar of Isfahan (Qeysarieh Bazaar)
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Grand Bazaar of Isfahan (Qeysarieh Bazaar)
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Grand Bazaar of Isfahan (Qeysarieh Bazaar)
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Grand Bazaar of Isfahan (Qeysarieh Bazaar)
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Grand Bazaar of Isfahan (Qeysarieh Bazaar)
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Malek Timcheh (Timcheh Malek)
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Malek Timcheh (Timcheh Malek)
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Malek Timcheh (Timcheh Malek)
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Chehel-Sotoun Palace
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Chehel-Sotoun Palace
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Chehel-Sotoun Palace
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Chehel-Sotoun Palace
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Chehel-Sotoun Palace
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Chehel-Sotoun Palace
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Chehel-Sotoun Palace
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Chehel-Sotoun Palace
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Chehel-Sotoun Palace
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Chehel-Sotoun Palace
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Chehel-Sotoun Palace
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Chehel-Sotoun Palace
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Chehel-Sotoun Palace
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Chehel-Sotoun Palace
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Chehel-Sotoun Palace
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Chehel-Sotoun Palace
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Hasht-Behesht Palace
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Hasht-Behesht Palace
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Hasht-Behesht Palace
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Hasht-Behesht Palace
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Hasht-Behesht Palace
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Hasht-Behesht Palace
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Hasht-Behesht Palace
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Hasht-Behesht Palace
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Hasht-Behesht Palace
    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan
    Hasht-Behesht Palace

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    A Day Trip From The History of Isfahan; From The Seljuk Mosque to The Safavid Palace

    Space and time are two great realities, and also concepts, which leave great impacts on human life. We are nothing more than lost, walking corpses without having a detailed, though unconscious, knowledge of our surrounding environment. Yet, to survive, the necessary knowledge of space is not sufficient. The other necessary element is time, conceived as certain divisions based on which human beings organize their lives. When these two concepts come together, history is born. And, when history is born, human achievements and their manifestations leave their marks on human destiny, as symbols to be remembered and interpreted.

    In this tour, you are going to travel through space and time. First, you will travel to the time of Seljuks and will be familiar with their history, architecture and art. Then, you will take the Bazaar as a tunnel connecting two periods of history. At the end of the tunnel, Safavids and their inheritance are waiting for you to watch their work of art.   


    Highlights

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    A) Jame Mosque of Isfahan
    Duration : 1 hr(s) 30 mins
    Point Type: STARTING

    Isfahan contains a large number of mosques. In the middle of the 17th century, more than 160 mosques existed in Isfahan. Among all these, two of them gained the high status of a congregational mosque: Jame Abbasi mosque and Masjed-e-Jame, dedicated to the principal Islamic practice of Friday prayer and also to the preachments delivered on political and social occasions. Jame mosque has been the spiritual and religious center of Isfahan, as it was built over the 8th-century Zoroastrian temple and has maintained this authentic appeal for 14 centuries. Today, Jame Mosque continues to stand proudly at the ...

    27 MIN(S) BY WALKING
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    B) Jame Abbasi Mosque (Shah Mosque)
    Duration : 1 hr(s)
    Point Type: STOP OVER
    Jame Abbasi Mosque (Shah Mosque)

    Given the importance of the mosque in Iranian culture, the Shah mosque/Jame Abbasi Mosque/ Imam Mosque is a good point to start. This mosque was the first congregational mosque and the biggest mosque in Safavid era and it is the only mosque with three dome chambers in Iran. Several travelers describe the majesty of this mosque such as Pietro Della Valle, Jean Chardin, and Pascal Coste. On the portal, you will see the best tile work of the mosque. This combination of polychromic tiles, faience tiles and inscriptions reflect the prominent example of Safavid decoration. One of the inscriptions is written by Ali-Reza Abbasi, the famo...
    5 MIN(S) BY WALKING
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    C) Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (Lotfollah Mosque)
    Duration : 1 hr(s)
    Point Type: STOP OVER

    Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque  (Lotfollah Mosque)

    Not aligned perpendicularly to the square's eastern wall and put a little way back, you can find the entrance to Sheikh Lotfollah mosque. What captures your attention when you look at the entrance is the lack of minarets and the asymmetry between the dome and the portal. Based on the inscription around the entrance portal, the mosque was completed in 1604. Before you enter, have a look at the exquisite door which is a 400-year monolith plane tree. When you ...

    3 MIN(S) BY WALKING
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    D) Ali-Qapu Palace
    Duration : 1 hr(s)
    Point Type: STOP OVER

     
    The main administrative center of the Safavids, in...

    5 MIN(S) BY WALKING
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    E) Qeysarie Gate (Portal)
    Duration : 30 mins
    Point Type: STOP OVER

    Qeysarie Gate (Portal)

    5 MIN(S) BY WALKING

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    F) Grand Bazaar of Isfahan (Qeysarieh Bazaar)
    Duration : 2 hr(s) 30 mins
    Point Type: STOP OVER

    Grand Bazaar of Isfahan (Qeysarieh Bazaar)

    5 MIN(S) BY WALKING

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    G) Malek Timcheh (Timcheh Malek)
    Duration : 30 mins
    Point Type: STOP OVER

    Malek Timcheh (Timcheh Malek) 

    Timche, a small arcaded courtyard, is a Persian word meaning a roofed, commercial space in Bazaar, dedicated to a single type of business. Timche is of different types, based on its plan and the number of floors. Malek Timche is a two-storied roofed area built by Ibrahim Malek al Tojjar, a well-known Qajarid Merchant in 1904. Ibrahim Malek al Tojjar was a well-known philanthropist and sponsored the construction and restoration of several mosques and historical buildings in his time.

    This construction consists of three main parts: timche, saray and baharband (summer open spaces). You will first enter the main part which is a two-storey struct...

    11 MIN(S) BY WALKING
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    H) Chehel-Sotoun Palace
    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...

    7 MIN(S) BY WALKING
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    I) Hasht-Behesht Palace
    Duration : 1 hr(s)
    Point Type: ENDING


    Hasht Behest Palace is located in the Shahid Rajayi Park. Mohammad-Ali Rajayi was the second president of Iran, assassinated in a terrorist bombing soon after the revolution, and now the park is named after him. Nowadays, Shahid Rajayi Park is full of hustle and bustle: people come and go, retired men sit and talk about their good old days, families gather to have small picnics and their children play and yell, adding to the merry ambiance of the park. But, when Shah Suleiman ordered the construction of in 1669, the world was of a different color: ordinary people didn’t dare to get close to the Bolbol (nightingale) garden, in which the Hasht Behesht palace was going to be buil...

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    Cost Info

    Tickets
    • Jame Mosque of Isfahan
    • Jame Abbasi Mosque (Shah Mosque)3 €
    • Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (Lotfollah Mosque)4 €
    • Ali-Qapu Palace4 €
    • Qeysarie Gate (Portal)free
    • Grand Bazaar of Isfahan (Qeysarieh Bazaar)free
    • Malek Timcheh (Timcheh Malek) free
    • Chehel-Sotoun Palace4 €
    • Hasht-Behesht Palace4 €
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    Additional Info

    • You have the chance to descend the historical bazaar down to the Naqsh-e Jahan square from Jame Mosque. On your way, you can see lots of historical highlights in the bustling marketplace swarming with life and color:

    • - The 18th-century Kāseh-garān theological school in the roofed bazaar near Jame mosque

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    • - The 16th- century shrine of Hārūn Velāyat

    • - The ‘Ālī mosque dating back to 16th century and the flanking ‘Ālī minaret dating to 11th century

    • - The early 18th century Nīmāvar School in the Abdorrazaq Street

    • - The 240- year-old Sarāy-e Golshan (a roofed space surrounded by shops in the bazaar)

    • - The Safavid mosque of Jārchī Bāshī,

      - The Qajarid theological school of Sadr.

    • You can try the delightful taste of Saffron ice cream sold around Naqsh-e Jahan square

    • It is highly recommended to meal at the traditional restaurants in this area. You can find a wide variety of local food, snacks and fast food.

    • Accessing Chehel-sotun Palace involves a 5 min walk (along Sepah Street) from Naqsh-e Jahahn Square.

    • Our recommended path to get to the Hasht Behessht Palace is walking down the leafy and photogenic Ostandari Street and then to Beheshti Nejad street where you can visit a dreamy light tunnel. 

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