Chehel Sotoun, Esfahan

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#6 of 19 in Historic Sites in Esfahan
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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  • October 2, 2017
    Some of the most exquisite period paintings of Iranian history are within this building. The wooden pillars are extraordinary and the surrounding gardens provide wonderful respite from the sun,  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    In the city of Esfahan is the Palace of Chehel Sotoun, it is a beautiful Palace, set in parkland and surrounded by beautiful gardens and a Lake, is a very quiet and gentle, a refined style and supported around 40 columns in wood inside is another experience, since you can see a series of pictures and murals of scenes from the period, especially battles, as well as the refined art Islamic in the ceilings and Interior domes.
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  • October 1, 2017
    One of three palaces in isfahan in advance of the safavids time and the most beautiful in my opinion. He is in the World Heritage list and is well preserved Palace.
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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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