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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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  • Visit the music room where the stucco stalagtights are hollow to allow better accoustics for musicians. Some big steps but you get a view over the square.  more »
  • What i delightful Palace it must have been to have lived in all those years ago. Like having an entire shopping mall at your front door. Great experience walking up the circular staircase to the top a...  more »
  • You need to climb up some fairly steep steps to get to the viewing platform but the view across the square is worth it. you can then climb to the upper rooms where you will see amazing fret work. Agai...  more »
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  • My lord this palace is majestic. Absolutely one of a kind. A six-flour miracle.
  • A really nice place to visit. Don't miss the last floor. It's amazing.
  • Amazing! The architecture and the historical technology displayed here for the music rooms is fricking mind blowing
  • Nice place but doesn't have good management on it.
  • Amazing view over the biggest plaza of Iran; the music hall is really a wonderful place to stay a bit and admire the work of the artesans that made that vision reality