Naqshe Jahan Square(Shah Square), Esfahan

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Dating back to construction at the turn of the 17th century, Naqshe Jahan Square(Shah Square) represents a sprawling piazza that now holds World Heritage Site status. The square sits between two large mosques, the historic bazaar, and a palace. Edged by these monumental architectural feats and containing a reflective fountain at its center, the square is an open public space that invites local and visiting families and groups of friends out into its expanse. Shop for souvenirs at the bazaar, whose stalls sell traditional pottery and other handicraft items. To visit Naqshe Jahan Square(Shah Square) and other attractions in Esfahan, use our Esfahan online trip itinerary builder .
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  • This place is just unbelievable! The skill of the artisan is everywhere.I think I said wow 7 times here and thats just amazing. Everything here will just blow you away. My favourite place in Iran.  more »
  • install you for a few hours at the edge of the square and watch walk visitors; Let take you by the atmosphere especially at night, contacts with the unforgettable Iranians, do not forget to take postcards of your city that you deliver them; Unforgettable moments;
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  • We arrived on this place, 2 hours after we arrived in Isfahan... And we were wowed by the show... Magical! But be careful, the flow of water channels... As the gutters, in Iran, they are very broad and deep! And not always visible, night! That aside, a lot of buildings to visit, the time to spend on the lawns with Iranian families and shops, want you here and a bazaar that matches up with other things to see... Monuments (mosques), another Bazaar...
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Where to stay in Esfahan

Esfahan includes a smattering of accommodations that provide variety, if not depth of choice. Along the main Chahar Bagh drag and the streets that lead off it, you'll find a few fairly basic hotels, providing decent rooms in the city center, close to the main attractions and services. Hostels can be found, with dormitory rooms providing particularly good options for budget-conscious travelers who want to be right in the thick of things close to the main square and the bazaar. The most luxurious hotels in town lie further to the south, set in historic buildings overlooking the river.
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