Isfahan

How A Good Isfahan Tour Package Could Be In Travel To Iran

 

General information about Isfahan

Isfahan tour packages provide you a journey through half of the world. Isfahan (Esfahan) city the main city of Isfahan province is located about 430km south of Tehran in a relatively mountainous area of the Zagros chain. It is cited in the main north-south and east-west intersections of Iran, stretching along Zayandeh Rood river. From 1592 to 1722, Isfahan was the capital of Persia and in the delightful sing-song accents of the natives, you can hear them whisper “Nesf-e-Jahan”, which means “Half of The World”. When exploring this part of Iran you could visit not only monuments but also there are many beautiful deserts in the suburbs which makes it possible to adventure through one of Iran desert trekking tours or desert safari tours in Maranjab or Varzaneh deserts.

Why should you visit Isfahan?

Isfahan is a museum in which the people live. The Naghsh-e Jahan Square in Isfahan city is one of the largest city squares in the world, which UNESCO has designated as a World Heritage Site. Chehel Sotun Palace and Masjed-e Jame are registered in the list as well, which makes Isfahan city a great destination for embracing all beauties of Iran’s history in an unforgettable city tour. If you are interested in Iran cultural tours , art and architecture it is really recommended to visit Isfahan.

5 Reasons You Must Visit Isfahan

  1. Isfahan is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and the middle-east.
  2. Isfahan has many historical buildings, monuments, paintings, and artifacts.
  3. Isfahan is famous for its Perso–Islamic architecture.
  4. There are many covered bridges, palaces, tiled mosques, and minarets.
  5. The hand-made arts are so beautiful so you can buy the best souvenirs on your trip to Iran.

What Are Isfahan Tourist Attractions?

Isfahan tourist attractions are a lot. But we suggest you include at least one of the worthy to visit tourist highlights in your Isfahan tour package.

Si-o-se-Pol and Pol-e Khaju historical bridges

An amazing highlight of Isfahan is that we can call it “the city of bridges”. Si-o-se-Pol (Bridge of 33 Arches) and Pol-e Khaju are the most stunning ones, especially if you happen to have an Isfahan tour when Zayandeh river is full.

Naqsh-e Jahan Square or Meydan-e-Emam Square

Naqsh-e Jahan Square, also known as Meidan Emam, was built by Shah Abbas in the 17th century in an area of about 83500 square meters. This masterpiece square has different characteristics and a unique “language” of architecture, and visitors can spend an entire day here marveling at the architectural feats around. So keep in mind to have this tourist highlight in your Isfahan tour package.

Imam Mosque, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Jame Mosque

Isfahan city is where you can grasp Islamic architecture at its finest. Imam Mosque, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, and Jame Mosque would amaze you how artistic and glorious these religious sites were constructed in those days.

Vank Cathedral

The Vank Cathedral, also known as the Amenaperkich Cathedral, was built in 1606 A.C by Shah Abbas I, dedicated to Armenians. The unique mixture of Islamic architectural elements in this place makes it unprecedented across the globe.

Chehel Sotoun Palace

Chehel Sotoun, literally meaning forty columns, has been graced by royals since the 1600s, which was a site for entertainment and receiving international guests. The name is associated with its 20 wooden columns at the entrance that gets doubled when reflected in the long pool in front of it.

 

Menar-e Jonban

The shaking Minarets, or Menar-e Jonban, is a great highlight of Isfahan that makes you astonish in this city tour. Its construction began in the 14th century, and by shaking one minaret, the other one will resemble the movements as well.

Isfahan Grand Bazaar

The beautiful courtyard alleys of Bazar-e Bozorg (Grand Bazaar) which was constructed in the 11th century, is the highlight of Isfahan for finding great Iranian arts and handicrafts.

What Are The Best Isfahan Foods and Souvenirs?

Iranian foods have become globally famous for their delicious taste. Isfahan local foods like Beryani, Jeweled Rice, Kaleh-Joosh, and Eshkeneh are the ones you shouldn’t forget to try.
The the arts and handicrafts of this city could be found nowhere else. Mina Kari, Qalam Kari, Khatam Kari, Qalam Zani, Firoozeh Koobi, and Qollab Bafi are among on unique souvenirs that travelers can get from the museum-like city of Isfahan.

Which Are The Best Isfahan Restaurants and Cafes?

There are lots of restaurants and cafe’s in Isfahan with different food style and colorful menus. You could find many traditional restaurants besides many modern or international ones. It depends on your taste to choose which one, but here we introduce you to some of the best ones in each category.

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