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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  • You can take many beautiful pics both inside and out ... the garden around and the palace both are very beautiful  more »
  • Chehelsotoun Palace is a must visit besides Nash-e-Jahan. The palace is well maintained and can't be missed. Visitors need to buy a ticket to enter the palace. We were impressed by the designs of the ...  more »
  • The face is beautiful! This is partly from outside to admire. Visiting the Palace does not add very much!
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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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