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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.
Hasht Behesht (eight paradise), currently located inside a beautiful park, is a palace left behind from Safavid dynasty in Isfahan.The construction of this palace was finished in 1669, in the third year of Shah Soleiman reign (r. 1666-1694). Shah Soleiman ordered this incredibly fine palace to be built for his eight favorite wives. At the time of construction, the amazing Nightingale Garden housed this matchless masterpiece of the 17th century about whose magnificence and grandeur European visitors have left many favorable comments. This 14 meter high, two-story palace is built on an octagonal platform. The building has four iwans, each architecturally and aesthetically different from the other, with many rooms, each having unique design and decorations. Fine stuccowork and paintings have decorated the rooms in the first floor. The second floor has become more elaborate due to beautiful porches, rooms, arches and windows. The walls are covered with delicate mirror work, and the superb mosaics adorn the ceilings.It is interesting to know that four of the royal ladies used to live in the first floor and the remaining four dwelt in the second floor. Unfortunately, the original splendor and magnificence of the palace has diminished due to human manipulation, looting and physical erosion.

Hasht Behesht Palace of Isfahan

 

Located inside the former Bagh-e Bolbol (Nightingale's Garden) to the north of Bazaarcheh-ye Boland (Bazaar-e Honar) and east of Chahar Bagh A venue, this two-story palace owes its fame, apart from its architectural and decorative merits, to the lavish use of marble slabs, stalactite vault decorations, excellent tile works dotted with scenes of animals (birds, beasts of prey and reptiles) covering the building on the outside. Structurally, it consists of a Shah Neshin (Royal Parlor), a verandah, numerous rooms, and ivans richly decorated with gilded frescoes.
The magnificent Raja'i Park was built by the Isfahan municipality around the palace during the recent years, which has developed into a very popular promenade used bv the Isfahanis.

Hasht Behesht Palace of Isfahan

 

It is an octagonal mansion with four facades which with all similarities no one is like the other. It looks like north facade is the main facade while the existence of pool in the east side of main façade is determiner.This mansion has built two meters above the ground level and has two floors.first floor rooms in the four corners of the mansion has stucco and painting ornaments, in the second floor there are a series of porches and rooms with inlaid doors and windows. In the middle of the hall there is a pond made of marble which is known as pearl pond. The feature of this pond is that the water comes out of its holes like pearls.
 

Hasht Behesht Palace of Isfahan

 

Around of this palace there is a luxurious and beautiful park that is already one of the famous promenade of Isfahan city. All of the travelers and tourists who have visited Isfahan and have managed to enter to the Hasht Behesht palace has called it one of the most beautiful monuments of the world. 
 

Hasht Behesht Palace of Isfahan

 

Hasht Behesht Palace of Isfahan

 

 

Hasht Behesht Palace of Isfahan

 

Hasht Behesht Palace of Isfahan

 

Hasht Behesht Palace of Isfahan

 

Geocoding: 32°39′12″N,51°40′12″E

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