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Iran Tourism in Isfahan (part 2)

Historical Bazaar of Isfahan

Historical Bazaar of Isfahan

Iran Tourism, Isfahan is unbeatable regarding the number of Glorious bazaars due to its old history and its importance in the course of history, especially after Islam. Present bazaars of Isfahan which are dating from Dylamite, Seljuk, and especially Safavid eras have a challenging historical like other buildings of this city.

There had been many baths, seminaries, and beautiful crossroads in bazaars. The most importance bazaar is Qeusariyeh Bazaar which connects Imam Square to Atiq (old) Square and a district of Isfahan dating from Seljuk era. It was built in 1029 AH.

Friday Mosque of Isfahan

Friday Mosque of Isfahan

This mosque is a collection of Islamic art and architecture of Iran. The development of Islamic architecture of Iran during 14 centuries is clearly visible there. Four porticos show one of attractive techniques of Iranian architecture through stalactite-works and intersected vaults decorations. The interior of the mosque and its tile decorations belong to the ninth century AH.

An equal expression in relief bricks is written on turquoise tiles in simple Kufic script under the stalactite-works of the minarets. The outer surfaces of the minarets are decorated by turquoise spiral relief tiles. The southern portico and its lateral minarets are damaged a lot. They were repaired and supported by metal bindings. The 70 by 60 meters’ courtyard has four porticos on the four sides, as well as porches and tow-floor chambers round the yard.

There are two, one square and one polygonal, pools in the courtyard. The building of the Friday Mosque of building of the Friday Mosque of Isfahan consists of different parts such as: the prayer hall of the mosque with beautiful stucco-works dating from Dailamit era and the dome in the southern portico and its Chehel-Sutuns (Forty-Columns) round it. They were erected from 465 to 485 AH.

The dome was built in the reign of Malekshah and the ministration of Khajeh Nezam-ol Mulk. There is a small prayer hall on the north of the portico which is called Masjid-e Oljayto. This hall embraces the most beautiful stucco-worked prayer niche of the mosque. The pulpit beside this niche is a fretwork masterpiece.

Chehel sutun (40-Column) Palace

Chehel sutun (40-Column) Palace

The Chehel Sutun Garden covers more than 67000 square meters and Isfahan. The construction began by order of King Abbas I and was completed in the time of King Abbas II. The central building was changed completely and Talar-e Ayeneh (Mirror Hall), Talar-e Hejdah Sutun (18-Column Hall), two big northern and southern rooms of the Mirror Hall, the porticos on the sides of the royal hall, and the big pool in front of the hall as well as all details of paintings, mirror-works and tile decorations of walls and ceilings were added.

Many researchers attribute the name of the palace to the reflection of 20 columns of the building in the pool. Some others believe that the number “40” is a sign of a large number of columns (the number 40 in Persian literature may show large numbers regardless of exact number).

Friday Mosque of Naeen

Friday Mosque of Naeen

According to professor Arthur Pope, the original building of the Friday Mosque of Naeen, which is among the oldest mosques of Iran, dates back to 350 AH. However, it belongs to the Dylamite era according to Ander Goddard. The mosque is situated in the old district of the city near the Pirniya House and Narin Qal-e.

This area dates from the pre-Islamic, maybe Arsacid or Sassanid, periods. The marvelous stucco-works on the prayer niche consist of very beautiful floral and geometric figures as well as Kufic as well as Kufic inscriptions. They decorate the niche and the space above it as well as three columns opposite to the prayer niche. The door and the pulpit are unbeatable inlay masterpieces.

They are made by techniques of groove and tongue that shows the talent and creativity of Iranian artists in previous centuries. There is a Naskh inscription bearing the date 711 AH on the pulpit which probably shows the construction date of the pulpit. Floral and geometric figures from a background for the inscription.

The pulpit has no inscription but figures on the pulpit relate it to a period with few remains. The architecture of the underground prayer hall or the columned cellar of the mosque is very interesting. The use of transparent marbles to let the light in, the warmth of the space in cold seasons, and the coolness of the hall in warm seasons are some unique features of the mosque.

Friday Mosque of Ardestan

Friday Mosque of Ardestan

The Friday Mosque of Ardestan in the Mahal Neighborhood hood of the city is one of the oldest mosques in Iran. According to the researches, the original building belongs to the early Islamic centuries. The building was reconstructed in Seljuk era and some parts were added in following periods.

Present four-portico building sits beside other old buildings such as Husseiniyeh, water reservoir, religious seminary, caravanserai, and bazarcheh. It consists of a portal, a courtyard, four porticos, a dome room, several prayer halls, a porch, underground parts, historical inscriptions and exquisite decorations. The mosque has originally had six entrances connected to the main courtyard through corridors. The façade has beautiful arches.

Iran Tourism has been affected by many political, social and economic factors in the recent decades. But what is important is that Iran Tourism is growing these days.

Iran Tour Guides, By the development of the media, Iran is now well known in western countries and lots of tourists Tourism in Iran annually. However, Tourism in Iran has the potential to have much more visitors.

Iran Travel Agency is very extensive; the magnificent touristic sights and attractions can be found in every corner of the country. You can choose to hike and ski in the Alborz mountains or see the nomadic life in Zagros mountain chain.

A beach trip in south by the Persian Gulf and or in the north by the Caspian Sea could be another choice. But among all major tourist attractions, they are eager to have a deep journey in the pure and rich history and culture of Iran.

Iran Private Tours, Mostly central and western part of Iran are where you can find magnificent monuments that reflects the history of different eras and dynasties.

You can ask us to design an itinerary for you based on your time, interest and budget or you can design and customize your favorite tour to Iran. Whether as a solo traveler or as a couple or in the company of your family and friends, PERSIAPSSENGER can provide you the best Tours to Iran from Australia.

Iran tour packages, Iran is known as a culturally rich country with hundreds of historical monuments that reflect the history and culture of the era they are built in

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