Mosque, Isfahan, Iran


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.


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