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Esfahan - piece of Europe in Iran

A September 1999 trip to Esfahan by walkman

Cafes in the Grand Bazaar Photo, Esfahan, Iran More Photos
Quote: Esfahan is one of the greatest cities of old Persia. It was city of kings and today it is one of the most famous places where you can spend your time in Iran.

Esfahan - piece of Europe in Iran

Overview

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Bazaar, 7 bridges, Emam Khomeini Square

Quick Tips:

Best Way To Get Around:

walking, walking and walking

Amir Kabir

Hotel

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Most famous budget travellers' hotel in Esfahan. You'll find here and in hotels around it many foreigners and travellers. Price was 15.000 IRR in the summer 1999. It's less than 2 USD. It has a nice terrace where you can read all the guest books and find useful information there.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 27, 2000

Amir Kabir
Avenue from the north to the east of Esfahan
Esfahan, Iran

Teahouses

Restaurant | "Teahouses under bridges of Esfahan"

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Even if you are staying in Esfahan only one day, you cannot miss the famous teahouses under the Esfahani bridges. Here you can drink some tea, smoke a waterpipe and speak to locals and tourists. Still, be careful of speaking with women here. Police are all around ;)

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 27, 2000

Teahouses
Under Bridges of Esfahan
Esfahan, Iran

Cafes in the Grand Bazaar

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Restaurant | "Cafes in the depths of the grand bazaar"

Cafes in the Grand Bazaar Photo, Esfahan, Iran
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Around the Emmam Khomeini Square in Esfahan there are few tiny, but lovely cafes. It's quite hard to find them, but locals know them so you need only to ask about them. I found one I especially liked (see photos). It was full of knives, swords, cans and pictures hanging all around and the owner of it had a nice collection of old bank notes from Iran and other countries. And smoking the waterpipe there is real joy.
BTW, they serve there also few types of meals. The soups are especially great there!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 27, 2000

Cafes in the Grand Bazaar
Around the Emmam Khomeini Square
Esfahan, Iran

Bridges of Esfahan

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Attraction

Bridges of Esfahan Photo, Esfahan, Iran
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It's wonder that there's a river in Esfahan. It's source is a few miles before Esfahan and it disappears a few miles after Esfahan. All around Esfahan there's a desert. And then there's a river. And the Iranians built 7 bridges through this river. These bridges are worth seeing. Each is unique, each is nice in some way and under two of them there are nice teahouses. Under the central bridge there are people driving water bikes and in the parks along the river you can find many families sitting on the grass and having picnics.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 27, 2000

Bridges of Esfahan
On the Esfahani River
Esfahan, Iran

Emmam Khomeini Square Photo, Esfahan, Iran
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Emmam Khomeini square (as its name says - Emmam Khomeini gave a name to everything important in Iran) is the main square in Esfahan. All around it there are nice mosques and in the northern part of it, there's gate to the grand bazaar of Esfahan. On EK square you are never alone. When you are walking around every few minutes someone stops you and wants to speak with you. In Esfahan you are never alone. Young people want to speak with you about anything. Usually you end up with politics or sex. They love these talks.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 27, 2000

Emmam Khomeini Square

Esfahan, Iran

Mosques of Esfahan

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Attraction

Mosques of Esfahan Photo, Esfahan, Iran
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Mosques are mosques. They are not like anything else. They are mosques. Some like them, some do not. I like them. Especially those Esfahani mosques. In all the Islamic world I've found different mosques. Usually they are made of naked stone. In Iran there are mosques covered by ceramic bricks. Especially in Esfahan, they have nice blue bricks on their mosques. Really worth seeing...

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 27, 2000

Mosques of Esfahan
Throughout Esfahan
Esfahan, Iran

About the Writer

walkman

walkman
Bratislava, Slovakia

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