Isfahan

Naghsh-e-Jahan Isfahan

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In Short, Isfahan is a must-see Iran destination, where you can see all aspects of an ancient city in the Islamic world besides the modernity of a metropolis. So, if you are eager to visit the city of turquoise domes, join us to get all the essential information about Isfahan destination. In the following, you can find useful information about travelling to Isfahan, including Isfahan attractions, accommodations, traditional dishes and the best time to visit. Besides, you can find the information about Isfahan transportation, location, etc. on the Isfahan Travel Guide page

About Isfahan

Isfahan Iran’s third-largest city with all aspects of a metropolis along with Persian traditional architecture is an Iran’s masterpiece. Decorated turquoise mosque domes, arabesque palaces, Persian squares and gardens, and vibrant antique  bazaars are all aspects of a city in the Islamic world and a must-see Iran destination.

In this marvelous city you can discover hidden secrets behind artfully designed monuments’ facade. Moreover, Situated in about 340 kilometers south of Tehran, this city offers a fascinating mix of tradition and modernity.
Fortunately, you can visit historical attractions reflecting the glory of the Safavid era in the form of Isfahan walking tour. It is interesting to know that most of these monuments are the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Strolling in the gorgeous Chaharbagh streets of the Safavid period, you will experience indescribable pleasure.

The beauty of the city is not summed up in the Safavid masterpieces of Islamic architecture. Aditionally, the Zayandehrood seasonal river with its historic bridges such as Sio-Se Pol and Khaju gives the city a picturesque view.

Isfahan Attractions

The main attractions in Isfahan include Naghsh-e Jahan Square (Imam Mosque, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Ali Qapu Palace and Qeysarie Bazaar), Chehel Sotun Palace that are all UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Jame Mosque, and Hasht Behesht Garden. Moreover Vank Cathedral, Jolfa Armenian Quarter, Sio-Se Pol Bridge, Khaju Bridge and Music Museum are the other tourist attractions. You can visit most of these attractions that are in the old quarter in the form of a Isfahan walking tour.

Furthermore, the desert near Isfahan, Varzaneh Desert (Khara Desert) is an excellent place for camping, trekking and stargazing. In addition, you can enjoy the scenery of colossal golden dunes, beautiful Salt Lake, and sandy pyramids.

Accommodation in Isfahan

Besides enjoying the attractions, you can experience a pleasant stay in Nesf-e Jahan (half of the world) city. Accordingly, there are numerous historic houses in Isfahan that have been refurbished and converted into lovely traditional residences. Also, you can enjoy luxury accommodation in top 5-star hotels such as Abbasi Hotel. Still you can choose staying in a cozy budget lodge to save your money. 

Isfahan Traditional Cuisines

Like other cities in Iran, this region has its local cuisine and houses several restaurants that are serving these traditional Iranian dishes. Moreover the most popular Isfahani sweet is  Gaz, which its best brands are Kermani and Boldaji.

Best Time to Visit Isfahan

These days, as Iran has become popular as a wonderful destination, Isfahan city tours have become very popular. In this regard the best time to visit Isfahan is from mid-February till mid-May and from September till November.

On the other hand, Chelgerd Ski Resort, a virgin destination for ski lovers with up-to-date equipment, is located in about a 3-hour drive from this major city. Therefore,  this region could be a desirable destination for the winter holidays as well.