Isfahan is the capital of Isfahan Province. It is located 406 kilometers (252 miles) south of Tehran,
Isfahan has a population of approximately 1.6 million. It is the third largest city in Iran after Tehran and Mashhad.
Isfahan is an important city as it is located at the intersection of the two principal north–south and east–west routes that traverse Iran. Isfahan flourished particularly between 16th and 17th centuries under the Safavid dynasty when it became the capital of Persia for the second time in its history under Shah Abbas the Great.
The city is located in the lush plain of the Zayanderud River at the foothills of the Zagros mountain range. The nearest mountain is Mount Soffeh, just south of the city. Isfahan remains hot during the summer, with maxima typically around 35 °C (95 °F). However, with low humidity and moderate temperatures at night, the climate is quite pleasant. During the winter, days are mild while nights can be very cold. Snow has occurred at least once every winter.
Isfahan sightseeing’s and museum are various and they are wonderful in addition some of them registered in UNESCO site.
- Shahi Bazaar– 17th century
- Qeysarie Bazaar– 17th century
- The oldest bridge is the Shahrestan bridge
- The Khaju bridge
- The Choobi bridge
- The Si-o-Se pol bridge
- The Marnan Bridge.
Churches and cathedrals
- Vank Cathedral– 1664
Gardens and parks
Mausoleums and tombs
- Al-Rashid Mausoleum– 12th century
- Baba Ghassem Mausoleum– 14th century
- Mausoleum of Safavid Princes
- Nizam al-Mulk Tomb– 11th century
- Saeb Mausoleum
- Shahshahan mausoleum– 15th century
- Soltan Bakht Agha Mausoleum– 14th century
- Menar Jonban– 14th century
- Jameh Mosque
- Shah Mosque– 1629
- Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque– 1618
Palaces and caravanserais
- Ali Qapu– early 17th century
- Chehel Sotoun– 1647
- Hasht-Behesht – 1669
Squares and streets
- Chaharbagh Boulevard– 1596
- Chaharbagh-e-khajou Boulevard
- Meydan Kohne(Old Square)
- Naqsh-e Jahan Squarealso known as “Shah Square” or “Imam Square” – 1602