Naghsh-e Jahan Square
|Naghsh-e Jahan Square
Naghsh-e Jahan Square is one of the largest in the world with 512 meters long and 163 meters wide. It was built in the seventeenth century on the initiative of the ruling family at this time, the Safavid dynasty. It has a rectangular shape on several levels. The balconies of the arch shape is supposed to represent incandescent candles when they are lit at night.
Around a central basin, four buildings face:
- Ali Qapu Palace
- The Shah Mosque
- Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
- The bazaar of Isfahan, Qeisarieh.
Ali Qapu Palace has a great feature. On the one hand we can believe the architecture of its facade the palace is on 3 levels while there has 7. This camouflage was used to hide recreation rooms as rooms reserved for instruments and music. We particularly enjoyed a room with niches shaped trinkets.
Both dressed in blue, the Sheikh Lotfollah two mosques of the Shah and dazzle you with this beauty. The decoration is made of earthenware assembled as mosaics.
In a prayer room of the mosque of the Shah, there is a floor slab. On this panel you type in your hands. The sound will echo 7. This phenomenon is due to the building's architecture.
Please note that this mosque open to the public is restricted to religious practice on Friday and at parties.
Outside the front door, look up to watch the tops of minarets. You will observe a typical element of Iranian mosques. A hand symbolizing hand Fatameh.
Sheikh Lotfollah mosque is unique because it consists of a single room. But its interior has a beauty breathtaking.
For lovers of Persian carpets and crafts, Isfahan offers a wide choice in the bazaar. The entrance to the bazaar is the place. Once past the door engulf you in one of the largest bazaars of Iran.
European bank cards are not yet working in Iran except carpet shops.
If you want a more thorough tour of Isfahan, reasonably priced guides can accompany you for the day.
Obviously to visit Isfahan without seeing Naghsh-e Jahan is impossible because it is the main attraction of the city, even if it has many others. The square is grand and beautiful. We advise you to see the day, night, and also at the end of the day when Ispahanis out of work because it becomes very lively.