Isfahan the city museum of Iran is the city with the most tourist attractions in Iran. The famous tree-lined boulevards which give the city a special visual appeal unrivaled by other cities in Iran. Artisans still working in the grand bazaars and historical bridges of Si o se pol and Khaju made the city a living museum.
The main attraction of Isfahan is probably the great Naghsh e- Jahan square. A UNESCO world heritage site where you can visit the other well-known attractions like Imam and Sheikh Lotf Allah mosque and Ali qa pu the palace of Safavid kings.
The weather is almost similar to Shiraz but maybe colder during winters due to the mountains around the city.
Our information about early history of Esfahan Is little but the fire temple of Esfahan and Shahrestan bridge which date back to Saassanid period attest to its ancient past. The Buyid period saw an explosion of construction and it became home to many mosques and wealthy homes by the end of 10th century. Esfahan was capital of Seljuks in 1047. During their reign for two centuries they decorated the city with magnificent geometrical style of Seljuks.
Esfahan was almost ruined because of Mongols war. It was until the majestic governance of the Safavids that this city began to flourish again.
Shah Abbas of Safavid had decided to make Esfahan a city worthy of his empire. He built unprecedented Naghsh e Jahan square which is now a UNESCO world heritage site.
Successors of Shah Abbas contributed to the growth of city. But only a century after his death that the dynasty collapsed. After that capital they transferred the capital to Shiraz and then Tehran.
Attractions surrounding Isfahan
To have more interesting experience in your Iran travel there are also many attractions around Isfahan the city museum of Iran. For instance the amazing atmosphere of Varzaneh desert and its various activities like camel riding, 4WD drive and desert hiking.