Naghsh Jahan in the center of Isfahan is a historical complex that includes Naghsh Jahan Square (with the old names of Shah Square or Imam Square) and historical monuments including Ali Qapu, Shah Mosque (Isfahan), and Qaisaria Gate. In addition to this building, two hundred two-story rooms are located around Naghsh Jahan Square which is generally the supply point of Isfahan handicrafts. There are four valuable historical monuments in different parts of it. In the past, arches were built around the square to protect the building, which over time has become modern rooms. Naghsh Jahan Square, also known as Imam Square, is one of the most beautiful sights in the historical city of Isfahan. Actually, many of the ancient monuments of this city are in Naghsh Jahan Square.
Naghsh Jahan Square, a rectangular square 507 meters long and 158 meters wide in the center of Isfahan, is one of the largest squares in the world. Naghsh Jahan complex is one of the most spectacular and touristic places in the beautiful city of Isfahan, which attracts many domestic and foreign tourists every year. This complex is registered in the list of national monuments of Iran. The original foundation of the current shape of Imam Square was built in 1011 AH and gradually the construction of the square and its buildings was completed by 1025. The work of decorating mosques and buildings began in 1025 AH.
Naghsh Jahan complex It was one of the first Iranian monuments to be inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Naghsh Jahan Square in Isfahan is a prominent historical complex in Iran and the world. This beautiful square hosts many tourists every year who travel to Isfahan with the desire to visit the historical attractions and see the beauties of this square. Naghsh Jahan Square was known as Shah Square before the revolution and after that, its name was changed to Imam Square. Other names of Naghsh Jahan Square throughout history include the Grand Square, the Main Square, the New Square, the Palace Square, and the Royal Square.
Naghsh Jahan Square is still one of the largest squares in the world today. In the past, the square was the site of royal celebrations, polo games, army parades, and numerous performances, and these days it was illuminated throughout. For ordinary people, the space inside Naghsh Jahan Square was the best place to walk and shop. There are also two polo stone gates in this square, which are the oldest polo gates in the world.
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Sights of Naghsh Jahan
In this section, we will introduce the extraordinary historical monuments of Naghsh Jahan.
Isfahan Imam Mosque is the most important historical mosque left from the Safavid period. The construction of this building began in 1641 and its decorations were done during the reign of Shah Suleiman. The architect of this work is a prominent artist, Ali Akbar Isfahani, and the head inscription in that famous calligraphic art of the Safavid era is Alireza Abbasi. Works and inscriptions of other famous artists can be seen in different parts of the mosque. Imam Mosque is one of the most important architectural works of the Safavid period and the shape of the minarets and domes is designed with very beautiful tiles. The reflection of sound under the dome is a feature of the Abbasi Grand Mosque. In the past, this mosque was also known by letters such as Shah Mosque, Kabir Abbasi Mosque and Soltani Mosque.
Ali Qapu mansion
Aali Qapu mansion on the west side of Naghsh Jahan Square has an infrastructure of about 1800 square meters and 6 floors. The salient features of this palace include the beautiful decorations of the floors, the sound reflection at the entrance of the palace, the very beautiful reception hall and the main music hall. The palace has 53 rooms for relaxation, meetings, government and reception of ambassadors and guests. The architecture of this monument is based on wooden foundations. This beautiful building is still being renovated.
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
One of the most beautiful historical mosques in the world is Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque in Isfahan. This mosque was built by order of Shah Abbas for the exclusive use of the Shah. Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque is located in the east of Naghsh Jahan Square. During the Qajar rule, the main building and the decorations of the mosque were severely damaged; The construction of the 32-meter dome of this mosque took 17 years. The tiles of the dome of this mosque were rebuilt in 1315. Also this mosque doesn’t have a courtyard or minaret.