Iran’s cities: Isfahan
The city-Museum of Isfahan is located on the plateau (height of about 1575 m) at the Eastern slopes of the Ridge Pogro (400 km south of Tehran). According to legends, the city existed in this place in the III of the Millennium BC. NS., In the XI B. He was the capital of the Empire of Seljuk, and in VII-IX centuries. and from 1598 to 1722 – the capital of the whole country. Isfahan – one of the most colorful cities of the country, a large industrial and tourist center. Famous saying "Isfahan – Half of the World", appeared in the XVI century to describe the magnificence of the city, so far quite relevant. Not only is the architecture of the city is simply excellent, but also the local climate is more cool compared to other Iranian cities. Blue tiles of lining of houses and majestic bridges of the city contrast with a multi-taper bazaars and gardens of gardens.
In the city about two hundred mosques, the most beautiful of which is considered the Sheikh-Lotf-Alla Mosque (Sheikh-Lutfall, 1602-1619.), "Friday mosque" Masjid-e Joma (Jumei, XI-XII centuries.), Mosque Masjid-Emami (Masjid-E Jama Abbasi or "Royal Mosque", 1612-1638.) and Meydan Imam Square (Imam Homney Square – one of the largest urban areas in the world), Ali Mosque (XIII in.), Dashty Mosque, Khakim Mosque, Swing Minarets "Menar-E-Junban" (XIV B.), Minaret Sober (1130-1155.), Mosque and Minaret Barsian (1097 g., Rebuilt in 1421 g.) and minarets Domainar-E-Darz-Ziafe (XIV in.). Numerous church schools surround these magnificent works of architecture – Madrasa Char-Tank (1704-1714.), Madrasa Madrasa-E-Emami (XIV in.) – one of the most ancient and very respected in the country, Madrasa Isfahan, Madrasa-E-Mullala Abdulla (1677.) other.
Lovers of history will be interesting to inspect the church of St. Mary and Bethlehem Church, Cathedral of the Armenian Church of WANK (1606-1636., One of the first cathedrals in the Islamic world) and the Church Museum of the Vank Church, Baba Mausoleum (1340 g.), Garun-Velätt or Haruna (1523 g.), Mausoleum Saib-Tabrizi, Mausoleum Shashahan (scene of the burial of Mystic Allauddin Mohammad, 1446.), Mausoleum PI-E-Bakr, the grave of Sheikh Abdulsamad, the temple of the fire of Sassanid-Atashga, Archaeological and Historical Museum Chelot-Sotun and the Park Connected, Museum of Decorative and Applied Arts Rakibkhan, Imamzade (Mausoleum) Ibrahim (Darb E-Imam, 1453 G.), Imamzade Ismail and Imamzade Jafar (1324 g.), as well as the Kashan National Museum, Kavir Museum, Museum of Natural Science, Taimun Hall and Art Gallery of Imam Homney.
Isfahan palaces that have survived to this day look quite modestly, but nevertheless their architecture and finishing cause sincere admiration. The Palace of Chelel Sotun deserve attention ("Forty columns", Although in fact they are 18, 1647.), Palace Ali Kapa or "Imperial palace", Palace Hasht-Behesht (1669 g.) Buck-E Garden Bulb and Pavilion Talar-Ashraf. Also interesting are such monuments of architecture as Portal Kaisarie (1619 g.), "Pigeon Tower", Towers Chell-Dobhtaran and Harun-E-velayat, Arcade Bridge Allahverdi Khan (SIO-CE-floor, "33 bridge", 1602 g.), Bridge Hadju (1650 g., 132 m long) with pavilions Shah-Nechehin, the bridge half of Shaktan (XII in.), Saadat-Abad Bridge, Caravan Sarai Majar, Luxury Hotel in Iran – Five Star "Abbasy Hotel", Markets Caisarie Bazaar ("Royal Bazaar", One of the largest bazaars in the East) and Bazaar-E Honar.
In Isfahan there is a large number of beautiful parks and gardens forming "Green Venets" Cities that attract no less attention to guests than historical monuments. The most beautiful are the parks of the Bureau of the Sadi South-west of Paul-E Felhesi ("Steel Most"), Bundan-E Mellat (between "Steel bridge" and SIO-CE-floor), Bustan-Ein-Khan (between the Hadju and Sio-floor bridges), Bustan-E Sahel (Eastern Bridge Hajju), Bustan-e-ogyanda ore (north-west "Steel Bridge") and Bustan-E Kukak (northeastern "Steel Bridge"). Under the bridges, tea is usually located here"teahouse"), who are also considered full-fledged Isfahan attractions.
Around Isfahan also a lot of interesting places – the ruins of one of the most famous Zoroastrian temples of the era of Sasanidov – Atashga (8 km west of Isfahan), Mosque and Minaret Gas (XVII in.) in the village of the same name (18 km north of Isfahan), Jamme Mosque (Alavian, XIV in.) in the nail, famous for its original animal world of Mavel Gavhuni (167 km southeast Isfahan), Sin Mosque (1131-1134., 24 km north of Isfahan) or Sustorian Jama Mosque (XIV in.) in the village of the same name (30 km south-west of Isfahan).
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