- Place or Religious Monument
- Place or Historical Monument
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The story of Isfahan begins well before its conquest by the Mongol armies and reaches its peak with the Safavids when it becomes the empire's capital. On the list of things to see in Isfahan feature many historic monuments : the bazaar, the Friday mosque, Imam Square and the monuments which line it, the Chahar Bagh madrasah and Chehel Sotoun Palace, which received European ambassadors in the 17th century.
If you had to make a choice in what to see, I would advise you to give priority to a visit of Ali Qapu Palace, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, and to discovering the unique mural paintings of Chetel Sotoun, the palace of forty columns.
Away from Isfahan's historical centre, I loved going across the Zayande River by way of the magnificent bridges (Khaju or the bridge with 33 arches) to go and see the Armenian area with its magnificent Vank Cathedral.