Naqsh-E Jahan Square: A Must-See for Any Traveler

I don’t think I can say enough about Naqsh-E Jahan Square, but I’ll try. It is one of the largest public squares in the world, and it is one of the best examples of Islamic architecture.

The square was built in the early 17th century, when the Safavid Dynasty ruled Iran, and it was meant to be a showcase of the wealth and power of the Safavid Empire.

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The square is home to a number of important buildings, including the Imam Mosque, the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, the Ali Qapu Palace, and the Grand Bazaar.

The Imam Mosque is one of the most beautiful mosques I have ever seen. It is covered in intricate tile work, and it has two massive iwans (vaulted halls) that face each other.

The Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque is another beautiful mosque, and it is notable for its lack of a minaret. It was built for the private use of the Safavid rulers, and it was not open to the public.

The Ali Qapu Palace was the residence of the Safavid rulers, and it is a massive building with an impressive iwan on the second floor.

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The Grand Bazaar is a large covered market, and it is a great place to buy souvenirs and local handicrafts.

Naqsh-E Jahan Square is a must-see for any traveler to Iran. It is one of the most impressive public squares in the world, and it is a great place to learn about Iranian culture and history.

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