Iran Naqsh-e Jahan Square

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Ilya Melnik

About this spot
Naqsh-e Jahan Square, also known as Imam Square, is an expansive and historically significant public square situated in the heart of Isfahan, Iran. Constructed between 1598 and 1629 during the reign of Safavid Shah Abbas I, it stands as one of the largest and most remarkable squares in the world, spanning 160,000 square meters. Surrounded by magnificent architectural masterpieces, the square is framed by the Imam Mosque, the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Ali Qapu Palace, and the entrance to the Grand Bazaar. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Naqsh-e Jahan Square reflects the pinnacle of Persian and Islamic architecture, urban planning, and artistry, attracting visitors from around the globe who come to admire its breathtaking beauty and immerse themselves in its rich cultural heritage.

The square is depicted on the reverse of the Iranian 20,000 rials banknote. Stores are owned by trust of Ostandari Isfahan.

This is one of the most beautiful places in Iran.

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