Known also as Naghsh-e Jahan,the square is a masterpiece of urban construction situated at the heart of the legendary city of Isfahan. Builit in the 17th century CE by Shah Abbas of the safavid dynasty at the time of
flourishing of Isfahan,the compound consists of bazaars, mosques and government headquarters. Its name,Naqsh-e Jahan means “image of the world” in Persian equivalent to Saint Mark’s in Venice.
Two beautiful mosques of Masjed-e Imam and Masjed-e Sheikh Lotfullah situated at the sides of the square would charm your eyes with their intricate but simple design and decoration. The Naqsh-e Jahan square was registered with
in 1979,together with UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979,together with Chogha Zanbil and Persepolis.