Isfahan Other Historical Sites

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One of the first places and promenades which were built in the beginning of 17th century, was a wonderfully planned boulevard called Chahar Bagh Ave. (The four orchards).
The original Chahar Bagh Ave. was about six kilometers long. A very wide street, with a canal of flowing water in the centre, and two rows of beautiful tall plane trees.
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Naqsh-e Jahan Square (Persian: میدان نقش جهان‎ Maidān-e Naqsh-e Jahān; trans: "Image of the World Square"), known as Imam Square (میدان امام), formerly known as Shah Square (میدان شاه), is a square situated at the center of Isfahan city, Iran. Constructed between 1598 and 1629, it is now an important historical site, and one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. It is 160 meters wide by 508 meters long[1] (an area of 89,600 m2).
Fire temple of Isfahan
The Fire temple of Isfahan (Persian: آتشگاه اصفهان‎ Âtašgâh-e Esfahân, also Romanized as Ātashgāh-e Esfahān) is a Sassanid-era archaeological complex located on a hill of the same name about eight kilometers west of city center of Isfahan, Iran.

Vank Cathedral 

Holy Savior Cathedral also known as Vank Cathedral and The Church of the Saintly Sisters, is the most visited cathedral in Isfahan, Iran. Vank means "cathedral" in the Armenian language. Among the churches built in the Jolfa District of Isfahan, the magnificent and architecturally significant "Vank" Cathedral is the most famous.

 One of the most amazing monuments which are scattered on the suburbs of Isfahan are pigeon towers. There were more than 14000 pigeon towers on the plain of Isfahan, especially on the east and west of the city. Unfortunately a large number of these towers were destroyed, and vanished.
In Iran bazaar is not only a shopping centre, but also since long times ago bazaar had certain specifications, which can not be seen in other parts of the world. The grand Bazaar of Isfahan is a complete covered town. The old Isfahan society was concentrated around the Bazaar.
During Safavid period Bid Abad was as important and prestigious section of Isfahan. One of European travelers who visited Isfahan in the 17th century was called Chardin. He was a French citizen who enjoyed the hospitality of people and the royal court, but he was one of moslems’ enemies and was not an honest guest.
Contemporary Arts Museum Isfahan
The Contemporary arts museum Isfahan is located in a building from the Safavid era. A lot of changes has been done to the building during the Qajar era.
 Natural Museum
This palatial construction, presently used as a museum, is a masterpiece of Timurid  architecture in Isfahan. Its building comprises two large handsome halls, several chambers and a tall arch. Its stucco carving and stalactites are superb.



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