Hasht Behesht Palace, Esfahan

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Part of the national heritage, Hasht Behesht Palace represents the city's only surviving palace from the Safavid era. Surrounded by a lush flower garden--which doubles as a public park--the octagonal mansion dates from around 1080 and served as a residence of one of the last Safavid princesses. Enter to see the interior: though in dire condition, it still features elaborate stucco work, as well as ceiling and wall paintings. Notice the marble pool, called the "pearl pond," under the central dome, which retains fragments of its original mosaic. Add Hasht Behesht Palace and other attractions to your Esfahan trip itinerary using our Esfahan tour itinerary builder app .
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  • It is small Palace from the Safiwiden period, is in the middle of a garden one can see that the 17th century - with the nickname "Nightingale Garden" - as four cation on the walls - even though much of it is destroyed you can imagine the splendor - incredibly beautiful!
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  • Immersed as it is in a large garden on the right hand side. (having its back to the river) of the Central Abbasi street is easy, in fact, bump, headed to the Imam square, this impressive mansion of Safavid age. As is typical of many Persian architecture clearly prevail on solids and voids the Palace can be easily observed, even in its original internal structures stopping and walking in the adjacent garden
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  • Eight heavy Heaven is not open, looked from outside, it is said that there is no special scenery. Around the city park, there are a lot of locals in picnics, chatting, and playing football, is a good place to rest.
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  • Beautiful palace with very nice ornamentation, fantastic paintings, amazing frescoes, magnificent fountain! The king's concubines were so lucky to live in this palace. It is located in a nice park that it had been the garden around palace. First floor of the palace is opened for visitors and second floor is under restoration. During the time of Safavid dynasty in 17th. century just the king and servants were allowed to get to this palace!
  • Very nice palace which is the only one left of the 40 palaces from the Safavid dynasty. IT is worth visiting if you are interested into history. The building in itself is not the most complicated but it has splendid ceilings (as usual in palaces in Iran) and garden.
  • Some pictures of "Chehel sotun palace" and "Hasht behesht palace" in Iran-Isfahan. Both of these palaces are belong to The Safavid Kingdom. You can see traditional art and amazing architecture of Iran in there.
  • Hasht behesht (translation : 8 paradises) palace is a wonderful example of Persian palaces built as part of a larger complex with gardens and fountains. The palace is unique as many rooms and spaces have octagonal shapes or decorations. There is a beautiful and newly restored room on the second floor with amazing mirror work, and the main hall on the first level has a breath taking dome. While in the palace, don't forget to look up and enjoy intricate ceiling details in every room!
  • May be in the past, it was beautiful palace but right now, it didn't able to impress me. As, it is inside a garden so, nevertheless, garden is beautiful but here, I just want to stick with my comments about Hasht Behest Palace which faced looting and deterioration in the past. Now, only parts of its paintings and stuccos remain, which give you a little hint of it's past beauty.

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