Naqsh-e Jahan Square, also known as Imam Square is one of Isfahan’s tourist attraction sites. This square is undoubtedly one of the most extraordinarily splendid and distinguished landmarks of Isfahan. Since this square is consisted of numerous mansions and historical structures, it might take hours to visit each of them.
Naqsh-e Jahan Square is one of the most noteworthy ancient structures of Iran and the world, due to fact that it’s registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site. This vast historical square is located on the northern part of the Isfahan city which is considered to be the heart of the historical attractions of this city. You’ll be able to enjoy spending your time on this exquisite square, since you’ll be able to gaze upon the historical structures and the true beauty of nature during your journey to Isfahan.
Nowadays, Naqsh-e Jahan Square is one of the biggest squares of the world. Many travel writers say that the unique features of this gorgeous square are impossible to be described through words. In the olden days, this place was used to hold royal celebrations and imperial ceremonies, Chovgan sport, military parades, bazaars and fairs and distinctive shows and plays, hence the whole place was illuminated on these days. Even the locals considered the square to be the best place for wandering and shopping.
The most fundamental places to visit on the Naqsh-e Jahan Square:
there are various historical attractions all around this square. One of the most stunning sites is the Imam mosque which is situated on the southern part of the Naqsh-e Jahan Square.
This ancient structure is one of the most essential places for the public gatherings in different vital circumstances.
You can point out to the Sheikh Lotfollah mosque, Aali Qapu palace and Qeysarie gate as other historical sites of the square. The mosque is located on the western side of the square, the most religious center or in other words the Aali Qapu palace is situated on the eastern side of the square and the most govenmental headquarter of the city AKA the Qeysarie gate can be found on the northern side of this square which was also considered as the most economic center of this square.
You can also pay a visit to the historical booths all around the square. Nowadays, these booths are considered to be the most well-known handicraft centers of Isfahan.
The Qeysarie bazaar of the Naqsh-e Jahan Square is one of the best shopping centers of Isfahan. The most common products of this bazaar include souvenirs and handicrafts of Isfahan, carpets, copper dishes and dried fruits.