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.




Churches and cathedrals

Gardens and parks

Mausoleums and tombs





Palaces and caravanserais

Squares and streets

Ali Qapu

Chehel Sotoun

 Khaju Bridge

Shah Mosque