Esfahan – Hotel Abbasi
The hotel Abbasi is one of the oldest hotels in Esfahan and perhaps among the most beautiful traditional hotels in Iran. A former Caravan-serai artfully preserved from the Safavid era, the hotel bears the name of the greatest of Safavid monarchs, Shah Abbas.
Main Square of Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square (translated "Image of the World Square") is one of the most impressive architectural sites in Iran, situated at the centre of Esfahan city. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the square is surrounded by buildings from the Safavid era, including the Shah Mosque, Ali Qapu Palace, Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque as well as the opening to the Esfahan Grand Bazaar.
Further Walk In the City
Chehel Sotoun and Ali Gholi Agha Bath
Vank, meaning 'cathedral' in the Armenian language, is a 17th century church in the Armenian district of Jolfa in Isfahan, and perhaps one of the most strikingly beautiful and uncommon churches I have visited. It's a fusion of Persian mosques and Orthodox Western churches. In contrast to its plain and relatively modern brick exterior, it has an elaborately decorated interior and much artwork.
Khaju and si-o-se-pol Bridges
Si-O-Se Pol, meaning '33 Bridge' or 'The Bridge of 33 arches'; and Khaju Bridge are two of Isfahan's eleven bridges constructed mostly in the Safavid era over the Zayande river. These days mainly due to large-scale dam projects the river is nearly dried out most of the year.
See also: Bazaar in Esfahan