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. To visit Aali Qapu Palace and get the most from your holiday in Esfahan, create itinerary details personal to you using our Esfahan road trip site .
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  • October 4, 2017
    From the outside this place looks huge, but the part that you are able to visit is only a small part of the palace. Beautiful design and stunning architecture, especially when you enter the music room...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    An impressive experience this Ali Kapu Palace - worth watching - well, to have a tour guide to explain to himself.
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  • October 1, 2017
    This beautiful Palace is located in one of the sides of the main square in Esfahan and magnet against the Lotf Allah, built in the 17TH century mosque, consists of 4 floors, from where you can see beautiful views of the great magnet also you can see very well preserved paintings of the era, it is a place to visit when you come to the square of the magnet
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  • June 8, 2017
    My lord this palace is majestic. Absolutely one of a kind. A six-flour miracle.
  • April 22, 2017
    A really nice place to visit. Don't miss the last floor. It's amazing.
  • April 15, 2017
    Amazing! The architecture and the historical technology displayed here for the music rooms is fricking mind blowing
  • July 4, 2017
    Search about the architectural form of interior space that cause voice move on diameters of the quadrangular.
  • March 14, 2017
    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

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Where to stay in Esfahan

Esfahan includes a smattering of accommodations that provide variety, if not depth of choice. Along the main Chahar Bagh drag and the streets that lead off it, you'll find a few fairly basic hotels, providing decent rooms in the city center, close to the main attractions and services. Hostels can be found, with dormitory rooms providing particularly good options for budget-conscious travelers who want to be right in the thick of things close to the main square and the bazaar. The most luxurious hotels in town lie further to the south, set in historic buildings overlooking the river.
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