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Chehel Sotoun, Esfahan

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Castle Architectural Building
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. To visit Chehel Sotoun and get the most from your holiday in Esfahan, create itinerary details personal to you using our Esfahan vacation builder.
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  • Set in a beautiful garden with water feature the palace reflects the past. Inside there are murals of historic scenes and wonderful decorations. Great souvenir stalls especially by arts students.  more »
  • The ‘forty column’ palace is actually a reception hall dating from 1647. It is quite close to other major sites and is worth visiting as part of the circuit of Shah Abbas’s architectural achievements,...  more »
  • The palace is beautiful, all the paintings are just gorgeous, to have a walk in the garden under the tree is so nice and even it is so hot the trees gives a bit of a freshness.  more »