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Mosque, Isfahan, Iran

Isfahan

Isfahan is a jewel and a must see highlight of Iran.

Considered to be one of the finest Islamic cities, it’s architectural structures of exquisite decorative blue mosaic tiles and magnificent bridges are masterpieces in their own right.

Isfahan Shah Mosque, Iran
Isfahan Shah Mosque, Iran

Why visit Isfahan

Isfahan is famed for its waterways with a number of impressive bridges including the See-o Se Pol Bridge with 33 arches and an Armenian church. A fairer city would be hard to find. Strolling around here in the evening sunshine is a delight with its huge central square, formerly a polo field, surrounded by elegant mosques and palaces. At one end is the souq or bazaar where several miles of tunnels link carpet dealers, silversmiths, spice sellers and pottery traders – a wonderful place to get lost in. From the vibrant bazaars and souqs to the stunning blue tiled buildings, this bustling city is a must see for travellers to Iran.

Experiences

A selection of experiences you could consider including in your holiday to Iran.

Isfahan

Isfahan’s central square is an architectural wonder, follow it with a stroll through the nearby sprawling bazaar.

Persepolis

Built by Darius the Great and then sacked by Alexander the Great, Persepolis is an impressive site.

Yazd

Visit the oasis town of Yazd renowned for its Zoroastrianism community and unique architecture.

Persian Carpets

Explore the traditional centre of the carpet trade in Hamedan.

Tabriz Churches

Hidden away close to the Turkish border, visit the remote Armenian churches near Tabriz.

Shiraz

Visit Shiraz, the city of poets, and birthplace of Hafez and Sa’di.

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Paul Craven

Being from a family with Army connections I can from an early age remember travelling. From camping in Europe and then later being sent to boarding school when we lived in Germany at the age of eight, complete with shorts, long socks, a cap and my suitcase. In appearance not too dissimilar to the children evacuated to the countryside during the blitz. Later, my father’s postings took us to Nepal where we had to transit Delhi and Kathmandu where we were sometimes stranded for days and Hong Kong from where I travelled in 1983 through China for two months.
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Deborah Brock-Doyle

My first journey for Steppes was in 1999 when I set off to explore Thailand to gather those little details that constitute Steppes Travel’s trademark knowledge. I have since been lucky enough to travel extensively in Southeast Asia, China, the Middle East and India. A few special memories include being joined at dinner by an otter in Laos, proudly being shown an illicit picture of the Dalai Lama in Tibet and diving with manta rays on Christmas day in Indonesia. I’m pretty sure I always leave a country wishing I had done more, seen more, learned more ….. but I also always hope to return …
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