Naqsh-e Jahan (Imam) Square

Naqsh-e Jahan Square

Naghsh-e Jahan Square which means (Design of the world) known as Imam Square, is situated in the heart of Isfahan city. There are also several important sites around the square. Imam Mosque is located right on the south side and on the west side you see Ali Qapu Palace. It is mostly known for its fascinating music hall which can reflect sounds. Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque, a true glory of Islamic architecture is situated on the eastern side of this square. This mosque was built for Shah Abbas, it is considered as a private mosque. It doesn’t have any courtyards. It was damaged in Qajar era but renovated in the time of pahlavi This mosque is majestic in its own scale and size in the world. The northern part is Qeysarie, where you can enter the Grand Bazar of Isfahan. It had 3 floors in the past but now it only has 2 floors. The third floor was used for playing musical instruments and announcing time in the day. There are two rows of shops around the square in which you can find Iranian carpets and handicrafts in high quality. There is a blue pool in the middle of square with beautiful waterspouts that has made an eye-catching view.  Naqsh-e Jahan Square is impressive testimony to the level of social and cultural life in Persia.

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