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Golestan Palace, Tehran

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The lavish Golestan Palace is a masterpiece of the Qajar era, embodying the successful integration of earlier Persian crafts and architecture with Western influences. The walled Palace, one of the oldest groups of buildings in Teheran, became the seat of government of the Qajar family, which came into power in 1779 and made Teheran the […]

Borujerdi House, kashan

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Fin Garden in Kashan is a great sample of Persian gardens and as one of the nine Persian gardens registered on UNESCO world heritage list, it is located in Kashan, Isfahan. The house was built in 1857 by architect Ostad Ali Maryam, for the bride of Haji Mehdi Borujerdi, a wealthy merchant. The bride came […]

Fin garden (Persian Garden, World Heritage site)

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Fin Garden in Kashan is a great sample of Persian gardens. Fin Garden or Bagh-e-Fin is a great Persian garden and as one of the nine Persian gardens registered on UNESCO world heritage list, it is located in Kashan, Isfahan. As a historical garden and one of the most visited tourist attractions in Isfahan province […]

Pasargadae/Pasargad-Shiraz

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Pasargadae was the first dynastic capital of the Achaemenid Empire, founded by Cyrus II the Great, in Pars, homeland of the Persians, in the 6th century BC. Its palaces, gardens and the mausoleum of Cyrus are outstanding examples of the first phase of royal Achaemenid art and architecture and exceptional testimonies of Persian civilization. Particularly […]

Persepolis (Takht-e Jamshid)

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The centre of the great Persian Empire, ceremonial capital of the Achaemenians and the showpiece of Achaemenian art, Persepolis (Capital of Persia in Greek) is a historic site in Fars Province, 60 km to the northeast of Shiraz. Iranians call it Takht-e Jamshid (The throne of Jamshid), Jamshid being the first, probably mythical, ruler of Iran. […]

Eram Garden-Bagh-E Eram

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Eram Garden (in Persian; Bagh-E Eram), one of the nine Persian Gardens inscribed on UNESCO's world heritage sites, is located in Shiraz, Iran. It is a historic and botanical garden and even though a lot of research has been done on the garden it still is not clear when it was exactly built. As the […]

Ali Qapu palace

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The Ali Qapu is located on the west side of Isfahan’s main square, the Maydan-i Shah, also known as Naqsh-i Jahan (“Half the World”) and now called Maydan-i Imam. It is situated directly across the square from the Mosque of Shaykh Lutfallah. The building is at heart a monumental gatehouse, originally conceived as a two-story […]

Emam/Imam mosque, Esfahan

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The Masjid e Imam, formerly known as Masjid e Shah, was built on the south side of Isfahan's maydan, the royal square of Isfahan, that had been built under Shah 'Abbas. 'Abbas moved the capital of the Safavid dynasty to Isfahan in 1597 with the goal of centering political, religious, economic, and cultural activities, in […]

Sheikh Lotfollah mosque

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Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque is one of the masterpieces of Iranian architecture. It was built by the prominent architect Sheikh Bahai in the early 17th century (from 1603 to 1619) under the order of Shah Abbas the Great- the 5th Safavid king. The starting date for the construction is visible on Reza Abbasi’s inscription on the […]

Chehel Sotoun/Chihil Sutun/Chehel Sotoon Palace

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Chehel Sotoun Palace and its royal garden are one of the ancient sites of Isfahan. The construction and establishment of this admirable palace date back to Safavid Era in 1588. However, no sooner than 1647 was it fully completed. The initial plan of this garden and monument was designed when Shah Abbas, the first king […]
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