Chehel Sotoun, Esfahan

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Visit Chehel Sotoun, an intricately decorated 17th-century palace built to entertain foreign delegates. A long pool leads up to the palace, surrounded by rich greenery and reflecting off the distinctive 20 pillars at the entrance, creating a picturesque scene. Inside you’ll find that every inch of the palace walls is covered in murals by unknown artists, depicting historical events or simply celebrating love and life. Amenities include an audio guide and a coffee shop indoors. Make Chehel Sotoun part of your personalized Esfahan itinerary using our Esfahan day trip planning website .
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  • Strategically situated in front of the main square, this Palace of Recepciós is quite interesting, with a nice garden and interesting frescoes on the interior walls. It also has a beautiful entrance portico
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  • Beautiful gardens, beautiful wooden columns that are mirrored to reflect in the water resulting in one greater greatness, quiet place and remarkable architecture.
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  • The palace complex is already gorgeous registrant in a Persian garden, but what makes visiting this unforgettable paintings are essentially savafides (2 quadjars). Human representation is omnipresent away from obscurantism. Thank the guardians to have prevented the destruction during the Islamic revolution. A wonderful example of Persian culture.
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  • The palace, built during the Safavid era, is just adorable! The name of the castle means "Forty Columns" in Persian. But it has only twenty columns. The reason why it got its unusual name is that when the columns are reflected in the pool you're having forty of them. The area surrounding the main palace is just adorable. It has tall trees, dense vegetation. The inside of the palace is great! Many scenes depicting battles, feasts, women adorn the interior of the palace. P.S. Don't miss the sculptures of the naked women in the garden.
  • open air palace with splendid woodwork , esp its 20 wooden columns with reflecting another 20 columns on the front pool, highlighted mural paintings and portraits of persian nobles at the innermost hall. surrounding garden is also lushious and colorful in springtime with flower blossoms.
  • It's a Unesco preserved site, so it's well maintained. 200,000IRR for entrance and 170,000IRR for audio guide. Audio guide is helpful, got to understand more about the stories behind the paintings.
  • A beautiful palace with gorgeous painted walls in the main hall. The pillars provide great opportunities for photos. The legend has it that the name of the palace (40 pillars) comes from the 20 actual pillars of the palace plus their reflections in the water of the pond in front.
  • A great Iranian heritage, Chehel Sotoon (Forty Pillars) is a marvelous structure with actually 20 pillars which with their reflections on the front pond counts up to 40.
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