ISFAHAN Historical Buildings
Isfahan is mostly known for Kingly architecture of it. Isfahan Historical buildings are like gems of city. The blue color plays an important roll in buildings. Architecture of this city is truly magnificent an amazing.
Isfahan historical buildings are mostly built in Sfavid density. Qashani and colors will amaze you.
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Ali Qapu is a Turkish word, means “imperial gate”. This huge construction is more like a mansion. It has 144 feet high and has located in west side of Naqsh-e jahan Square. Ali Qapo originally had one floor but kings of Sfavid density added five other floors to it which are connected tougher with spiral staircase.
Ali Qapu includes six stages. There is something different about sixth floor. Top floor was a place for feasts and performing music. Because of the especial way they carved cornices, the voice reflects beautifully and loudly.
Famous painter Reza abbasi and his apprentices has done the paintings of mansion. You can see subjects like hunting ground, animals, birds, flowers and Persian-European style on walls.
Ali Qapu mansion was a legendary piece of work in its own time, even still! A kingly entrance way is waiting to surprise you!
Jameh Mosque Of Isfahan
Shah mosque or Jameh mosque of Isfahan is the most popular mosque of Isfahan and it holds an especial place among Isfahan historical buildings.
Professor Arthur Upham Pope says: When I first entered the Jameh mosque of Isfahan, I felt I was being overwhelmed by the dome and mosque…
The blue of the mosque seems alive and makes you stare at it for hours. Minaret, Bedchamber and Sanctuary are masterpieces of tats an skill . History of Jameh mosque of Isfahan goes back to Sasani Emperor. It has been repaired over Buyid dynasty and Safavid dynasty. The architecture style of it calls “Razi”. This mosque is one of the symbols of Isfahan city.
A Magnificent Persian garden. A marvelous pavilion. Chehel Sotoun palace.
Chehel Souton is located behind the Ali Qapu mansion. Present of flowers, trees and a long pool… freshness of the atmosphere will cheer you up!
The word Chehel Sotoun literally means “Forty Columns”. But for real, there is only twenty columns. Thanks to the reflection in the huge pool, they count them double!
Chehel Sotoun was built in Safavid density by the order of King Abbas the first. (Around 1647) They used the palace for feasts and welcoming ambassadors. Design and architecture of palace is extraordinary. Panting of ceramics and wall painting shall play with your eyes… embellishments of columns and Tiling are amazing. Basically whatever you expect from glory, you can find it in Chehel Sotoun.
Khaju Bridge is mostly known as the finest bridge of Isfahan. History of building this bridge goes back to around 1650. By the order of King Abbas, Khaju Bridge was built in order to make going to Shiraz easier.
There is a construction called “Bigler Beygi”. This mansion like building was an especial place for king and his family. Tiling and architecture of Khaju bridge is what makes it distinct from other bridges of Isfahan.
Khaju Bridge has a lovely sight, especially at night… many of Isfahan poets have admired this bridge in their poems. Zayandehrud voice will be like a lullaby.
Have you ever seen a moving building?
It is logical to expect from a building to be hold still. But Monar Jonban shall reject all your thoughts.
Monar Jonban is a mosque. It is located in Nasr Abad neighborhood in Isfahan. The lexical meaning of it is Minarets that shakes.
This mosque was built in the honor of a theosophist called Amu Abdollah Soqla.
Monar Jonban was built in fourteen century by the order of Mohammad Khodabanda Oljaito. Amu Abdollah Soqla grave is in the inside. This mosque is among many other shaking minarets but there is something different about it. If you shake one of the minarets, the whole building starts shaking! No one knows the reason building these kind of construction but all of them belongs to Ilkhanate density.