Also known as Naghsh-i Jahan (World Portrait)
Square, situated at the center of Isfahan city, is
one of the largest city squares in the world.
It is an important historical site and one of
UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. The square is
surrounded by important historical buildings from
the Safavid era. The Imam Mosque is situated on the
south side of this square. On the west side you can
find Ali Qapu Palace. Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque is
situated on the eastern side of this square and you
can get into Isfahan Grand Bazaar at the northern
side. Today, Isfahan Friday Prayer is held in this
square in front of the Shah Mosque.
The square covers an area of 82,500 sq. meters and
was used for parades, military reviews, polo games
and festivals during Safavid era.
There are dozens of shops arranges in the inner
perimeter of the square and in the galleries
situated behind the facades on 4 sides of the