Esfahan is the cultural capital of Iran. The city flourished again when Shah Abbas I, in 1598 established his government. Esfahan This was the 2nd time the center of Persia. Esfahan owes its splendid palaces and the Golden Age mosques . Her nickname is “NESF-e JAHAN or half the world due to its international appeal and the masterpieces of artists from other countries.
Still Esfahan is an important economic and artistic center and almost 3 million inhabitants, the third largest city of Iran. It is central to Iran with an international airport and good bus and rail links to almost all cities.
A stay in Esfahan should not be missed during a trip to Iran. Despite the city size are easy to walk to most sights and monuments. The huge NaqsheJahan square surprised even the most traveled passenger. This central square is surrounded by the arches of the bazaar, the Ali Qapu Palace and the magnificent mosques Lutfollah and Shah.
The bridges over the Zayandehrud river are another major attraction of Esfahan. A bridge walk across the Si-o se pol and Pol-e Khaju is primarily a special experience in the evening. With luck you can hear resound the magical sounds of Tar under the vaulted arches. Other cultural highlights include the Vanck church in the Armenian-Christian Jolfa district, the Fire Temple Mount Ateshgah, the Minarjanban and palaces chehelsotoun and HashtBehesht