Naqsh-e Jahan Square, the second largest square in the world is a masterpiece of Islamic and Iranian architecture, which sits at the heart of Isfahan city in an area of 89,600 square meters and was built in the early 17th century. It is located in east Chaharbagh Park as a feature of the Safavid period. The square is surrounded by Isfahan Bazaar or Qeisarieh in the north, Sheikh Lutfollah Mosque in the east, Imam Mosque in the south and Ali Qapu Palace in the west. The magnificent multi-purpose Naqsh-e Jahan Square, which served as a marketplace, polo field, place for social meetings, concert grounds and a festival park, is depicted on the back of the Iranian banknote.
If you‘re looking for an unparalleled experience into the arts, history or a general appreciation for quality of life, Isfahan is not to be missed. Uppersia warmly welcomes guests from all over the world. Especial thanks to Uppersia’s well-informed tour guide, Ali, who accompanied these two Australian friends during their journey.
|Naghshe jahan Square, Isfahan|