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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  • One of the must see architectural of Isfahan, for elegance to pure/clean lines of the building and its interiors. The large garden with trees & flowers, drilled a large basin-mirror, invites to linger, the traditional tea house that hides a break, before continuing the dazzling discovery of middle town.
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  • This House is beautiful and the grounds are very beautiful. Stay in the back in the Ali Qapu Palace and Palace is known for the Palace of 40 columns that are actually only 20 because the remaining 20 are only visible in the reflection in the water of the Lake. Set aside at least 1 hour for this visit.
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  • The Palace of the seventeenth to 40 columns (20 in fact and as reflecting in the water). Inside, the main hall decorated with murals is to visit with an audio-guide in french that describes each table.
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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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