Naqsh-e Jahan Square

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Naqsh-e Jahan Square, a World Heritage top attraction in Isfahan, Iran. Officially known as Emam Square, Naqsh-e Jahan Square is also known as Shah Square by locals. Naqsh-e Jahan Square which was built by Shah Abbas I the Great in the early 17th century is widely and shortly known as “Meydan” – Square. A monumental building that hosts the masterpiece of tile work of Abbasi Grand Mosque or Royal Mosque, Mosque of Sheikh Lotfollah, Ali Qapu Palace, and the Bazaar are linked by a series of two-storied arcades.
Naqsh-e Jahan Square; an amazing place where you feel like traveling back in time, is an attraction like no one to miss at all and it is one of the most wanted to visit in Iran for most travelers. Naqsh-e Jahan was built from the beginning to have everyone in just one place from the royal family to Islam scholars and students, from merchants and traders to local people and sportsmen playing polo in the yard square yard.
Watching people’s lives especially the ones who try to speak to you is an experience everyone wants. Naqsh-e Jahan which means “the image of the world” is truly one right image of the handicraftsmen, the traders, and the locals. Meydan Emam is not just a place to visit and go, there you need to dedicate a full day at least, while quite often return there during their nights of stay in Isfahan. Anytime you feel you need to refresh just look for the nearest café around the place, especially the one near Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque. It is the same for the restaurants depend s on what your interest and budget are you can choose from the cheap eats to fine dining. Persian ice cream (BASSANI in Persian) is also served round about the square, try once.

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Isfahan,  Iran


(+98) 31- 32648368

Business Hours

Open 24 Hours

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Other Attractions in Isfahan to Visit

Shah Mosque

Sacred Sites

Aali Qapu Palace


Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque

Sacred Site

Qeysarie Bazaar

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