Esfahan

Esfahan

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Esfahan is Iran’s top tourist destination for good reason. Its profusion of tree-lined boulevards, Persian gardens and important Islamic buildings gives it a visual appeal unmatched by any other Iranian city, and the many artisans working here underpin its reputation as a living museum of traditional culture. Walking through the historic bazaar, over the picturesque bridges and across the Unesco-listed central square are sure to be highlights of a holiday.

Esfahan is an important city as it is located at the intersection of the two principle north–south and east–west routes that traverse Iran. It was once one of the largest cities in the world. It flourished from 1050 to 1722, particularly in the 16th and 17th centuries under the Safavid dynasty when it became the capital of Persia for the second time in its history. Even today the city retains much of its past glory. It is famous for its Persian–Islamic architecture, having many beautiful boulevards, covered bridges, palaces, mosques, and minarets, and the city also has many historical buildings, monuments, paintings and artefacts. The fame of Isfahan led to the Persian proverb “Esfahān nesf-e- jahān ast”: Esfahan is half of the world.

The Naghsh-e Jahan Square in Isfahan is one of the largest city squares in the world. UNESCO has designated it a World Heritage Site.

Country Iran
Javaheri House

Javaheri House

Buin Miandasht, Esfahan
 Javaheri House Javaheri house is a local guesthouse in Buin va Miandasht. Its architecture dates b More info
RagRug Hostel

RagRug Hostel

Esfahan City, Esfahan
Ragrug is a modern hostel in Esfahan, Iran. Rag Rug features 4 private rooms and 5 co-ed 8-people &a More info
Beryan

Beryan

Beryan is a popular and tasty lunch dish in Isfahan. Many visitors wrongly call it “Beryani More info
Bonab Kebab

Bonab Kebab

Bonab kebab is a type of kebab that is made of ground beef, onion, and spices. It is named after the More info
Dizi

Dizi

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Dizi Abgoosht literally “meat juice” is an Iranian stew. It is also called Dizi which re More info
Ghormeh Sabzi

Ghormeh Sabzi

Ghormeh Sabzi – Persian Herb Stew is one of the most delicious stews in Persian cuisine. A mixture o More info
Kashk-e Bademjan

Kashk-e Bademjan

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If you are an eggplant lover, Persian cuisine can be a paradise for you. There are plenty of eggplan More info