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Abyaneh of Isfahan

 

The province of Isfahan, in central Iran has a history stretching back thousands of years. There are lots of world-famous historical sites in every corner, attracting numerous Iranian and foreign tourists year-round. Perhaps one of most famous is Abyane, a very beautiful ancient village near the town of Kashan. It’s registered with UNESCO as one of the four most historic villages of Iran. (The others are Masule, Kandovan and Meimand.) This article is a brief survey of Abyane’s geographical location and the culture and traditions of its people. Much of the information included here is adapted from "Abyane and its People” by Zein-al Abedin Khansari.

Menar Jonban of Isfahan

 

The Menar Jonban or Monar Jonban or the Shaking Minarets is a monument located in Isfahan, Iran. This structure and its system still remains of wonder to architects and engineers around the world. This structure was constructed to cover the grave of Amu Abdollah Soqla in 14th century. What makes this building a wonder is the fact that the minarets on top of this building would shake side to side for up to a 10 inches to each side, and it would also shake the second minaret at the same paste.

Khaju Bridge of isfahan


The Khaju Bridge is very famous bridge in Iran, due to its pleasing construction idea. It is one of the oldest bridge in Isfahan, Iran. After 17th Century, travelers visiting Iran and tourist admiration has increased. Shah Abbas II, built new bridge on foundation of old bridge which was constructed in 1650 or so. The bridge serves as a link between Zoroastrian quarters and north banks, through the river Zayandeh River. The bridge is constructed with multi-purpose, the bridge is not only used for transportation but also as weir. The primary function of this bridge was abode for public meeting or as a tea-house.


 

Sio-se-pol of Isfahan

 

Most of Iranians call it SI-O-SE POL the bridge of 33 arches. The bridge connects central Chahar Bagh to the lower part of Chahar Bagh Avenue. It was built in 1602. Allah Verdi Khan supervised construction of this bridge. The bridge is 300 meters long and 14 meters wide. On the two sides of the bridge low arcade can be seen. A beautiful view of river can be seen from alcoves located on two sides of bridge. The bridge is covered to traffic, only pedestrian pass over it.

 

Holy Savior Cathedral , also known as Vank Cathedral and The Church of the Saintly Sisters, is a cathedral in Isfahan, Iran. Vank means "monastery" or "convent" in the Armenian language.One of the largest and most beautiful churches of Iran, the cathedral was completed in 1664. It includes a bell-tower, built in 1702, a printing press, founded by Bishop Khachatoor, a library established in 1884, and a museum opened in 1905. 

Hasht Behesht Palace of Isfahan

 

The historic building called Hasht Behesht (Eight Paradises) represents residential palaces used in the later period of the Safavid dynasty, and was built during the reign of Shah Suleiman (1669 AD). Already a government property, the palace was originally surrounded by a vast garden and hundreds of similar buildings, also named Hasht Behesht, of which nothing remains except this interesting and beautiful palace.

Chehel Sotoun Palace of Isfahan


Chehel Sotoun is a pavilion in the middle of a park at the far end of a long pool, in Isfahan built by Shah Abbas II to be used for the Shah's entertainment and receptions. In this palace, Shah Abbas II and his successors would receive dignitaries and ambassadors, either on the terrace or in one of the stately reception halls.

Abbasi Hotel in Isfahan

 

 

The Abbasi Hotel (formerly known as the Shah Abbasi Hotel) is a hotel located in Isfahan, Iran.The building of this hotel was actually a Caravanserai built 300 years ago by the mother of the last Safavid King, Sultan Husayn, and gifted to the Chahar Bagh Seminary as source of income for the school. The structure was renovated in the 1950s by André Godard to fight and prevent degradation.The hotel currently has 225 rooms, suites and apartments each with unique and captivating decorations designed to bring to mind the interior of Safavid and Qajar palaces and mansions. The hotel is considered a treasure trove of Persian arts for the finesse of its wall paintings, mirrorwork, moqarnas arches, cutout stucco decorations, colored glass and lattice doors and windows.

Imam Masque Of Isfahan

 

The Masjid-i Shah was built on the south side of Isfahan's maydan, the royal square of Isfahan built under Shah 'Abbas and completed in 1602. Shah 'Abbas moved the capital of the Safavid dynasty to Isfahan in 1597 with the goal of centering political, religious, economic, and cultural activities, in the process shifting Isfahan's center away from the area surrounding the old Friday mosque in the north and relocating it closer to the Zayandeh river. The Masjid-i Shah was Shah 'Abbas's largest architectural monument. 

Ali Qapu Palace Of Isfahan

 

The royal palace of 'Ali Qapu dominates the south eastern side of the central square in Isfahan, formerly called the Meidan-e-Shah. Its name means "The High Gate" and its impressive entranceway was no doubt intended to symbolize the strength and authority of the Safavid monarchs who ruled the country, and, as the posters on the verandah show, this significance is retained even in present times when the square has been renamed Meidan-e-Imam.

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