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. Put Naqshe Jahan Square(Shah Square) and other Esfahan attractions into our Esfahan vacation planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • August 18, 2017
    See this square is already worth the whole trip in Iran. Not so much the size (it is the world's largest square 2 ^ after Tiananmen Square of Beijing), but harmony and phantasmagoric symmetry of the buildings that surround it, the large central pool, craft shops, the people who gather every evening for a picnic in the meadows. I can say that it is without any doubt one of the most beautiful I have ever seen and I assure you that I've seen quite a bit.
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  • August 17, 2017
    This is I think if tourists do not go here. From Sunrise until sunset, see various expressions in the condition of light. There is activity to go around in a horse-drawn carriage. PPI boring shop rip-off souvenir shops abound, but often. Have their shops and that you can see in the atmosphere, but that is to be ignored, and random order I do not speed up product. Never got out when I was watching, in fact, bought a little craft carpet shop in tea, but more advanced products. Craftsman's readily shows the work, but no hard sell at all. I think the place unusual sights, culture and genuinely touching.
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  • August 17, 2017
    They said Esfahan in central of the world and this is central of Esfahan. Very beautiful! P.S. Don't worry if some iranian try to befriend you.  more »

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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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