Top Things to Do in Esfahan, Iran

Once the seat of civilization.

Chehel Sotoun is a Safavid-era palace and is a famous attraction in the city. The complex has a garden and a pool that reflects the exterior’s façade. Its name translates to ‘Forty Columns’ in English because of the twenty columns at its entrance that double in number when you look at its reflection on the pool. Once you walk inside, you’ll see stunning works of art. The frescoes and paintings depict ancient court life, battles, receptions and other historical scenes.

Entrance Fee: IRR 200,000

Grand Bazaar

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