1598 CAPITAL CITY OF THE PERSIAN EMPIRE

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    Shah Mosque :: Isfahan :: Naghsch-e Dschahan
West iwan of the Shah Mosque 1611 by architect Shaykh Bahai
with colourful mosaic tiles and calligraphic inscriptions built
on the south side of the Maidaan-e Naqsh-e Jehaan.

GRAND BAZAAR AND SHAH MOSQUE

Imam Square / Maidaan-e naqsh-e jehaan / Image of the World Square
The 560 m by 160 meter Naqsh-e Jahan Square in Isfahan was
constructed 1615, surrounded by buildings from the Safavid era.
Esfahan was master planned 1598 when Shah Abbas decided to
move the capital of Persia from Qazvin to a more central place.

Grand Bazaar :: Isfahan
Inside of Isfahan's Grand Bazaar.

Grand Bazaar :: Esfahan
Inside of the Imperial Bazaar in Esfahan



Road to Esfahan
The road from Esfahan to Tehran runs through the Karah desert

Zarin Iran Porcelain
Showroom and Office of Zarin Iran Airline Porcelain Industries
are on the way back home and worth a visit






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33-span-bridge in Isfahan
This historic 33-span-bridge Si-o-Seh-Pol was built over the Zayandeh river in 1602 under the king Shah Abbas I. (1587-1629)