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Aali Qapu Palace, Esfahan
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Pay a visit to Aali Qapu Palace, a grandiose royal structure that overlooks Isfahan's Imam Square. Built in the late 16th century by Shah Abbas I of the Safavid dynasty, the palace stretches along the entrance of what once represented a vast complex of royal residences. Step inside to admire the intricate decorations on the walls, visit the music hall famed for its acoustics, and climb up to the colonnaded terrace to enjoy the panoramic view of the historic square. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Aali Qapu Palace and many more Esfahan attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Esfahan tourist route planner.
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  • Worth the 200,000 Rials just x the terrace from where you can see the majestic square in all its extension. What a show
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  • The palace is actually more beautiful from the outside than from the inside, especially because it was under maintenance when I went there. Esfahan has hundreds of beauties, this one can be avoided. 
  • Greenery Plaza from the balcony in the Palace that the Queen graciously. But very little was under construction is not hopeless.
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  • Such a wonderful palace! Today, Ali Qapu palace is under renovation. Its terrace has a great view to the square. Be patient and climb up to the sixth floor where you can see beautiful niches on the walls. Don't miss it! (The entry price for foreign tourists is 200,000 IRR)
  • interesting historical places of Naghsh-e Jahan . I strongly suggest every one to visit this nice palace.
  • Worth the climb for the music room alone, a true beauty ! For the rest, some nice paintings remain...
  • Such a great palace, in such a great city! I have heard that there's a tunnel from here to chelsotun, I wonder if this is true!
  • This palace has the interesting balcony, which makes it unique.