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Meidan Emam

Listed under Mosques in Isfahan, Iran.

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The second largest square in the world, Meidan Emam is a stunning open space built in the 17th century, adorned with splendid mosques, fountains and a bazaar. Important historical buildings surround this square including the Shah Mosque, Ali Qapu Palace, Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque and the Isfahan Grand Bazaar. Meidan Emam shows how impressive the social and cultural life was for people living in Iran during the Safavid era.

Written by  Mary Kate Alfieri.

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“Meidan Emam, Esfahan”

'Built by Shah Abbas I the Great at the beginning of the 17th century, and bordered on all sides by monumental buildings linked by a series of two-storeyed arcades, the site is known for the Royal Mosque, the Mosque of Sheykh Lotfollah, the magnificent … Read more...

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