Isfahan, also called Ispahan, Sepahan and Esfahan, is the capital of the iranian province of Isfahan and is located about 340 km south of Teheran. The province was the second most populated one n Iran in 2011 and it contains the metropolitan city of Ifahan.
This city is one of the biggest one of Iran and its largest square, the Nanghsh-e Jahan square is considered a World Heritage by UNESCO. Isfahan city contains a lot of monuments and historical sites. The 5th largest shopping maill in the world is also located in this marvellous city, the Isfahan city Centre.
The city history saw its peak from 1050 to 1722, particularly in the 16th and 17th centuries under the Savafids, when it became the persian capital for the second time.
Isfahan It is famous for its Persian–Islamic architecture, with many beautiful bridges, monumts, religious buildings, palaces and streets. A lot of famous minarets grace the whole city with their magnificent altituted and architecture. The appearance of the city lead to a famous persian proverb “Esfahān nesf-e- jahān ast“, which translates to “Isfahan is half of the world“.
The origin of the city can be traced back to the Palaeolithic period, since many artifacts from that age have been found in the underground of many inhabited areas.