This day trip is a true discovery of 17th century Iran when Safavids as the third great Persian Empire ruled over the country. We visit Naqsh-e Jahan Square where the best of everything is gathered at the same place. Here, we experience history, art, architecture, everyday life and joyful shopping.
In this day trip we visit the greatest Safavid Era matrimony, Naqsh-e Jahan Square, awaits us to be visited. Naqsh-e Jahan Square is one of the largest and most attractive squares in the world. The two most awe-inspiring mosques in the Islamic world, Abbasi Mosque and Sheikh Lotfolla Mosque, along with Ali Qapu Palace Pavilion on three sides have given the square its allure. These attractions are connected via a row of two-story traditional shops (called Qeysarieh Bazaar) where we can acquire the best authentic handicrafts in Iran. Close to the square, there is a Chehel Sotoun Palace Pavilion located inside a large Persian garden, a world heritage site that we visit. This palace is also a safavid monument with exciting and beautiful frescos depicting the royal and common people lifestyle of that era.
Travel guide for Esfahan
Isfahan (or Es·fa·han (ĕs’fə-hän’, Persian: اصفهان) is a city in central Iran, south of Tehran and is the capital of Esfahan Province. The Persians call it “Nesf-e-Jahan”, meaning “Half The World”. Due to its beautiful hand-painted tiling and magnificent public square, it is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. An ancient town and capital of Persia from 1598 to 1722, it was long noted for its fine carpets and silver filigree. Today, textile and steel mills take their place. Its architecture, tree-lined boulevards and relaxed pace make it one of the highlights of Iran.
It is easy to get around Isfahan by bus. A single journey costs IRR10000 (November 2016); you can pay the driver directly, or buy multi-journey contactless cards at certain bus stop booths. Note that there are separate men (front) and women (rear) sections on each bus.
From Kaveh Bus Terminal, take Bus 91 which runs down Chahar Bagh-e Pa’in St towards the city centre, past Takhti Junction and Imam Hossein Sq.