Naghsh-e Jahan Sq.

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  • Imam Mosque: a grand, sparkling jewel of Islamic architecture   2021-02-08 21:06

    Imam Mosque: a grand, sparkling jewel of Islamic architecture  

    TEHRAN – At the southern end of the UNESCO-registered Imam (Naghsh-e Jahan) Square stands the big, grand, and imposing Imam Mosque in the touristic city of Isfahan, central Iran.

  • Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque 2020-10-30 16:23

    Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque to be restored once again 

    TEHRAN – Parts of the creamy dome of the 17th-century Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, a masterpiece of Iranian architecture in Isfahan, are scheduled to be restored once again as the low-quality rehabilitation works last year caused a lot of criticism by experts and authorities.

  • 20 wonderful, must-see cultural sites in Iran 2020-08-12 00:07

    By Afshin Majlesi

    20 wonderful, must-see cultural sites in Iran

    If you ask foreign visitors to Iran about the most characteristic future they discovered during excursions in the ancient land, the most possible answers may be somewhat like these: “It is the friendliest country on Earth with loads of warm-hearted welcome!”; “It is the jewel in Islam’s crown in terms of architecture”; “Being home to fascinating cultural heritage sites”; or “a land where echoes of ancient civilizations still resonate down through the ages!”

  • A globetrotter takes a photo of the 19th-century Agha Bozorg mosque, which stands tall in the oasis city of Kashan, central Iran. 2020-06-10 20:00

    Virtual tours of Iran available for foreign tourists

    TEHRAN – An Iranian travel agency is offering virtual tours of some distinguished historical places across the country for foreign tourists as the country’s tourism, like many other countries, has gone into partial or complete lockdown over the Covid-19 pandemic. 

  • EU designates Naghsh-e Jahan Sq. as World Heritage asset 2020-05-29 21:59

    EU designates Naghsh-e Jahan Sq. as World Heritage asset

    TEHRAN – The Horizon 2020, which is a massive EU research and innovation program, has recently registered the 17th-century Naghsh-e Jahan Square in the city of Isfahan as a World Heritage asset with the goal of making world-firsts more known and lucrative, IRNA reported on Friday.

  • Naghsh-e Jahan Sq. 2020-05-15 16:46

    Isfahan reopens tourist sites as coronavirus restrictions ease

    TEHRAN – Tourist attractions and historical sites in the central Isfahan province have been allowed to reopen their doors to the public as coronavirus lockdown measures are relaxed in the country. 

  • A traveler looks at the main portal of Imam Mosque in Isfahan, central Iran. 2020-03-13 18:46

    Imam Mosque: A grand, impressive jewel of Isfahan 

    TEHRAN – At the southern end of Isfahan’s main square stands the big, grand and impressive Imam Mosque, which is not only impressive because of its sheer size and incredible decorations, but also helps to get a good impression of the needs and challenges of always on-going restoration works.

  • A view of the UNESCO-registered Imam Sq., Isfahan, central Iran, and the Ali Qapu Palace is seen on the right. 2019-09-27 17:41

    UNESCO-tagged Ali Qapu receives over 375,000 visitors in H1

    TEHRAN – The 16th-century Ali Qapu Palace, an element of the UNESCO-registered Imam Square in Isfahan, central Iran, welcomed over 375,000 visitors during the first half of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21).

  • A painting by the French architect Pascal Coste, who visited Isfahan in c. 1840, depicts the main courtyard and two iwans of the Imam Mosque. 2018-09-04 10:10

    Imam Mosque: Elegant, iconic and visually stunning

    With its perfect proportions and iconic blue-tiled mosaics, the Imam Mosque forms an elegant, visually stunning historical monument, which stands tall at the southern side of a massive square of the same name; the UNESCO-registered Imam Square of Isfahan in central Iran.