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    The unique blue tiles of Isfahan's Islamic buildings, and the city's majestic bridges, contrast perfectly with the hot, dry Iranian countryside around it, Isfahan is a sight you won't forget. Not only is the architecture superb and the climate pleasant, but there's a fairly relaxed atmosphere here, compared with many other Iranian towns. It's a city for walking, getting lost in the bazaar, walking in beautiful gardens and meeting people.
    The famous half-rhyme Isfahan nesf-e-jahan (Esfahan is half the world) was coined in the 16th century to express the city's grandeur. There's so much to see that you'll probably have to ration your time and concentrate on must-sees such as the Imam Mosque, a magnificent building completely covered in Isfahan's trademark pale blue tiles; This mosque is situated to the south of Naqsh-e-Jahan sq. built in the reign of shah Abbas, tile work and architecture of this Mosque is amazingly superb. Its minarets Are 48 meters high. Naghsh-e-Jahan (world picture) Square, one of the largest town square in the world. The Chehel Sotun Museum & Palace, a marvellous 17th century pavilion and a great place for a picnic; this palace is another building dating back to the Safavid period, built amidst a vast garden covering an area of 67000 sq m. The building has a veranda with 18 pillars and a large pool in front of it. Being mirrored in the still water of the pool, the pillars create a beautiful view. The wall painting in the interior of the building is superlative in their kind.Ali Qapoo Palace Situated to the west of Naghsh-e-Jahan Sq. belongs to the Safavid period. It was used for the reception of the Ambassadors and envoys from other Countries. Ali Qapoo is a six-storied plasterwork and paintings of which are extremely impressive. and the Vank Cathedral, the historic focal point of the Armenian church in Iran. Taking tea in one of the teahouses under the bridges is also an essential part of the Isfahan experience.
    Isfahan is about 400km (250ml) south of Tehran.

    FelipeArte, Laura Klemz, Hussain Isa, and 14 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. AbdulJaleel 108 months ago | reply

      Its amazing to see, that they have made this arabic caligraphy with the tiles...

    2. Laura Klemz 108 months ago | reply

      Here i am, again :)
      I think you know i adore these pattern photos... well, i loved this one too :)
      And when i saw the small version i also thought "how they did the arabic caligraphy with the tiles!?".
      These tiles keep on amazing me.

    3. HORIZON 108 months ago | reply

      Thanks to Jaleel and Laura.

      @Laura- They do it with LOVE!

    4. se_unghee [deleted] 106 months ago | reply


    5. cuauhtemaco 93 months ago | reply

      I have seen nice calligraphy elsewhere, but these are really amazingly beautiful!

    6. Cecilia Gilabert 88 months ago | reply

      Hola, soy el administrador de un grupo llamado Cerámica urbana / urban ceramics y nos encantaría agregar tu foto al grupo.

    7. zandxw [deleted] 76 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Iranian Ornaments, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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