Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Isfahan, Iran


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 5 sights
Distance 3.6 km
Ascend 29 m
Descend 41 m

Explore Isfahan in Iran with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Isfahan

Sight 1: Chehel Sotoun Palace

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Chehel Sotoun is a Persian pavilion in the middle of a park at the far end of a long pool, in Isfahan, Iran, built by Shah Abbas II to be used for his entertainment and receptions. In this palace, Shah Abbas II and his successors would receive dignitaries and ambassadors, either on the terrace or in one of the stately reception halls.

Wikipedia: Chehel Sotoun (EN)

771 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 2: Ali Qapu Palace

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Ali Qapu is an imperial palace in Isfahan, Iran. It is located on the western side of the Naqsh-e Jahan Square, opposite to Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, and had been originally designed as a vast portal entrance to the grand palace which stretched from the Naqsh-e Jahan Square to the Chahar Baq Boulevard. The palace served as the official residence of Persian Emperors of the Safavid dynasty. UNESCO inscribed the Palace and the Square as a World Heritage Site due to its cultural and historical importance. The palace is forty-eight meters high and there are six floors, each accessible by a difficult spiral staircase. In the sixth floor, Music Hall, deep circular niches are found in the walls, having not only aesthetic value, but also acoustic. Ali Qapu is regarded as the best example of Safavid architecture and a symbol of Iran's Islamic heritage.

Wikipedia: Ali Qapu (EN)

391 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 3: Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque

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Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque is one of the masterpieces of Iranian architecture that was built during the Safavid Empire, standing on the eastern side of Naqsh-i Jahan Square, Esfahan, Iran. Construction of the mosque started in 1603 and was finished in 1619. It was built by the chief architect Mohammadreza Isfahani, during the reign of Shah Abbas I of Persia. On the advice of Arthur Upham Pope, Reza Shah Pahlavi had the mosque rebuilt and repaired in the 1920s.

Wikipedia: Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (EN)

1354 meters / 16 minutes

Sight 4: Hasht Behesht Palace

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The HashtBehesht Palace is a historical palace in the city of Isfahan, built in the Safavid era and in 1080 AH. The building of this palace is built on two floors in the middle of a large garden. The style of the architecture of this building is Esfahani's style.

Wikipedia: هشت‌بهشت (عمارت) (FA)

1130 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 5: Si-o-se-pol Bridge

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The Allahverdi Khan Bridge, popularly known as Si-o-se-pol, is the largest of the eleven historical bridges on the Zayanderud, the largest river of the Iranian Plateau, in Isfahan, Iran.

Wikipedia: Si-o-se-pol (EN)


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