isfahan, The most beautiful city in the world.
For everyone going to Iran, Esfahan is a certain stop, and it’s one of the places that you will remember for a long time. Forget Paris, Esfahan is the most beautiful city in the world.
The Persians called it “Nesf-e-Jahan”, meaning “Half World”. From 1592 to 1722, Esfahan was the Capital of Persia. Esfahan got so much to offer so you can easily spend a week if not more there.
The city covered with beautiful hand-painted tiling and the magnificent public square.
Isfahan is one of the world’s most beautiful cities, an unforgettable international tourism destination popular all of over the world, an encyclopedia of Iranian and Islamic civilization, locally famous as half of the world. Isfahan presents the real Persian character, the most glorious in historical and architectural wealth. Monuments in Isfahan are great examples of our art and architecture.
The City of Isfahan briefly
Esfahan Nesf-e-Jahan, ‘Isfahan is half the world’
This well-known saying was originally coined to describe Isfahan in Safavid times, when the city was at the height of its glory Even today, Isfahan remains one of Iran's most beautiful cities and its monuments can be ranked among the most splendid of the Islamic world The atmosphere in town is a relaxed one: this is a place to wander in, to get to know slowly, with its gardens, its river side, and its shopping streets.
THE SAFAVID ROYAL CITY
The central of Isfahan city during the Seljuq period was the Friday Mosque and the Meidan-e Kuhneh, to the north of the present Royal Square. In 1598, Shah Abbas decided to shift this center-according to some, in order to annoy a rich merchant who was reluctant to part with his property-and turned to the Naqsh-e Jahan ...
Travelers to Esfahan
Fortunately for a researcher, Esfahan has always remained a halting point for any traveler. A Succession of voyagers, drawn to the country either by commercial interests or by a taste for exploration, has left valuable ac-counts of Esfahan's glorious past.
The first comprehensive picture of the city is given by Naser Khosrow (1004-1088), the celebrated Persian poet, philosopher, and Ismailite propagandist. After his visit to Esfahan in 1052, he wrote in Snfar-Nal11eh ("Travelogue") Naghsh-e-jahan Sq
Travel to Iran without Isfahan is not complete
According to tourists who visited Iran and Isfahan, it is one of the most beautiful and most visited cities in Iran. It seems that there’s something in Isfahan that makes the city so likable.As it’s got some of the highlights of a trip to Iran, the absolute majority of tour operators plan the itineraries in a way that Esfehan is the first or the last stop before leaving Iran.
Esfahan the Persian Florence
Isfahan is a city that different parts of Iranian identity represented by it.
An identity that owes its reputation to Iranian cultural and artistic traditions especially the city of Isfahan.Isfahan among the cities of Iran is like a piece of jewelry that has kept its Glory, Shines, and greatness despite its historical fluctuations for centuries.
ON THE SOUTH BANK
Julfa,the Armenian and Christian quarter of Isfahan, was established in 1603 on the south bank of the Zayandeh and was linked to the Muslim town by Si-o-Se pol, As all the caravans that arrived from Shiraz and the south of the country passed through jolfa on their way to the Royal Square, it rapidly became a flourishing trading quarter. Shah Abbas had been counting on this prosperity when, despite strong opposition on their part, he imported entire Armenian families from the town of Jolfa on the Araxes River in Azerbaijan.
Climate of Isfahan
The city is located in the lush plain of the Zayandeh River, at the foothills of the Zagros mountain range. No geological obstacles exist within 90 kilometers (56 miles) north of Isfahan, allowing cool northern winds to blow from this direction. Situated at 1,590 meters (5,217 ft) above sea level on the eastern side of the Zagros Mountains, Isfahan has an arid climate.
GEOGRAPHY of ISFAHAN
The province consists of 52 hydrological units belonging to 9 basins and 27 sub-basins. Rivers are small and temporary, with the exception of the Zāyandarud, which totals 405 km in length, with an average annual discharge of 1,053 mcm, average annual precipitation of 450 mm, and a basin area of 27,100 km.2.
Get In / Around Isfahan
Isfahan is served by the Isfahan International Airport.
Isfahan Metro is under construction and will include 2 lines with 43 km (27 mi) length.
Isfahan is connected to three major rail lines.
Isfahan's internal highway network is currently under heavy expansion which began during the last decade
Excursions around Isfahan
On Azdegan Avenue, which forms part of the ring road around the south of the city (just before Basij-e Mostazafin Square, is the tomb of Baba Rokn od-Din. This mausoleum, with its rather original ten-sided conical roof and drum, was built in 1629 by Shah Abbas to commemorate a theologian who died in the l4th century Unfortunately a large part of the tilework, both inside and outside, has now disappeared.
Cities of aIsfahan
The most important cities of Isfahan province are as follow:
Abyaneh, Ardestan, Golpayegan, Kashan, Khomeini-Shahr, Lanjan, Najaf-Abad, Natanz, Semirom, Shahreza,
Handicrafts in Isfahan
Isfahan as on of the old historical cities of Iran is the center of different kind of arts as follow:
Carpet weaving, Enamel Work (Mina), Inlaid Work (Khatam), Painted Matters (Ghalamkar)
Tile & Tile Mosaic Work, Calligraphy, Miniature Paintings, Metal Work, Embroidery,
Brocade, Papier Mache.
One thing for sure, Iran and to be a little more specific, Esfahan, has some of the world`s most delicious foods.
You should test and eat the famous eating of Isfahan like Biryani, Fesenjan, Gaz, and Pulaki