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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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  • Located in the main square provides a magnificent vista. The main hall has beautiful roof and wall decorations. The highlight for us was the unique design of the upper music rooms with its multicolour...  more »
  • The building has high significant value in terms of beauty and uniqueness. There were decorative spiral stairs that leads to spaces with beautiful wall and ceiling murals and artwork. As you climb hig...  more »
  • Not for the view that embraces the whole place with the mountains in the background, this visit would be worth. But this Palace - still in restoration, including the terrace - contains some curiosities, including a room that seemed intended to music with a really ornate ceiling beautiful. It's on the 6th and last floor, but worth the trip. Restorations seem to be particularly neat to come again after the end of the work!
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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.