Esfahan the Persian Florence
Isfahan is a city that different parts of Iranian identity represented by it. An identity that owes its reputation to Iranian cultural and artistic traditions especially the city of Isfahan. Isfahan among the cities of Iran is like a piece of jewelry that has kept its Glory, Shines, and greatness despite its historical fluctuations for centuries.
This city is so vibrant that seems born today and also is so authentic that seems to have been from the first. The rich culture and beautiful nature of the city represent a part of the city's special features. Isfahan is the ultimate expression of Iranian Islamic culture.
Isfahan: A museum where people live there.
The city of Persian handicrafts and traditional arts. The Brilliant history and many historical monuments have introduced Isfahan as one of the tourism cities in the world and Iran. According to the Andrea Malro: Only Florence and Beijing are comparable to Isfahan. Historical monuments of Isfahan are a collection of the best styles of Iranian architecture that completed over a thousand years. The quality and quantity of these great artworks are so numerous that they are as one of the architectural masterpieces of Iran after Islam.
Isfahan is rich in artistic and historical sites that Naghsh-e-Jahan sq, Alighapo Palace, Imam and Sheikh Lotfolah mosque, Qeisarieh Bazar, Chehel Sotoon & HashtBehest palace, Jame mosque, the bridges over zayande rood and Abbassi Hotel are the most prominent of them.
Isfahan with all these old and new attractions is one of the most popular travel destinations.
10 Interesting facts about Isfahan:
- Isfahan considered the third-largest city in Iran after Tehran and Mashhad.
- The Naghsh-e Jahan Square, with a length of 560 meters and a width of 160 meters, is one of the largest squares in the world.
- In 1006 AH, Shah Abbas transferred his capital from Qazvin to Isfahan;
- In the era of Shah Abbas I to the death of Shah Abbas II, Isfahan was the supreme city of the Middle East. In this period, Isfahan was even more beautiful than Constantinople.
- Most of the historical monuments that remained in Isfahan date back to the Islamic era. The Zoroastrian fire temple is one of the pre-Islamic buildings.
- Isfahan's peak of glory and beauty was at Seljuk and Safavid periods. The most magnificent monuments belong to the same period.
- sheeps and ram are the animal symbol of Isfahan.
- There are more than 6,000 historical sites in Isfahan and has renamed the city to half of the world or the museum city.
- Esfahan has signed twinning pact or sister cities with 16 cities