Naghsh-e-Jahan square is a huuuuge impressive central square, with a few beautiful places around dating back to the Safavid era. The Ali Qapu palace has a big terrace from where the king used to watch some sort of polo game that used to take place on the whole length of the square. I couldn’t get enough of the Imam Mosque, with the double dome and its incredible echo and energy (18 meters between the two domes account for that); the Sheikh Lutfallah Mosque, quite unsual because deprived of minarets, is right next door, and everywhere around the tiles, the tiles, the beautiful blue tiles! Nearby is also Chehelsotoon and its forty columns (twenty in front of the palace plus their reflection in the water), I even enjoyed the weird old shabby natural history museum where I landed by chance. By day, by night, this place is really attractive… I sound like a page from a tourist guidebook now, don’t I? But you do get asked a lot for a conversation by very sweet foreigner-hunter teenagers who very politely ask you if they can practice their English by chatting with you. Or it might also be the older bored carpet-sellers who invite you in for a cup of chai, very well knowing that you wont buy their carpet.
For more pictures of Isfahan, this way please!