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General

Abbasi Hotel
The glorious architecture of Iran, like a piece of gem, has been constantly glittering among other architectural monuments of the world and has occupied a worthy place in the world of art. It was in the reign of the Safavids, that the city of Isfahan reached such a renown and elegance which was called ” half of the world”.
Among what has remained from the age of the Safavids, there still exists a complex of a school, bazaar and caravansaraycomplex which sparkles like a piece of jewelry at the side of Chahar Bagh street.
This complex was built at the time of king Sultan Hossein of Safavids about 300 years ago. King Sultan Hossein attributed this magnificent complex of building to his mother. That is why; it is called “the school and caravansaray of Madar-shah” (which means king’s mother).
Along with economical prosperity in the Safavids age, the construction of utilitarian monuments such as bazaar, bridges, dams, pigeon towers, water supplies, inns, mosques and schools was the vogue of time. The caravansaries did not just provide lodging for the passengers and passers-by or were not centers of loading or landing of the caravans. The urban caravansaries were appropriate places for storing goods and commercial exchanges.
In reconstruction of the caravansaries, the main attempt has been to preserve the general shape. Madar-Shah caravansaray likewise owns a square courtyard in the middle, each side of which amounts to eighty meters. In reconstruction of this caravansaray, this dusty courtyard has changed into a garden imbued with plants and colorful flowers. A stream flows through this courtyard, which is called Farshadi stream. At each side of this courtyard is located a verandah at the two sides of which are aligned two-storey chambers.
Simplicity and strength of this building with its open pleasant area is reminiscent of the glory and grace of Naghsh-e-Jahan square which is the precious treasure left from the Persia of the Safavids periods.
At this time, according to the suggestion of Andre Goddard who was then the counselor of Archeology Bureau, Iran Insurance Company came to save the monument. The company consented to the alteration of the caravansary to a hotel and approved of the plan of the hotel building which was later called King Abbas hotel (1336 A.H). In this way, not only was a valuable historical monument saved but also the memory of its first use as the lodging of the passengers and tourists was preserved in the new form it assumed. Besides, a scenic and elegant space was provided for the tourists in such a celebrated city as Isfahan. Now, the gurgling of water and the color of Persian gardens, images from the grandeur of Islamic architecture, the eloquent artistic designs carved on the forehead of the lofty walls and verandas, the landscape of the picturesque turquoise dome of Chaharbagh Madresseh are images which are printed on the minds of the guests as such that these images can hardly ever be consigned to oblivion.
The company finally started the construction of the hotel in the summer of 1337 and finished it at the end of 1345. In reconstructing the caravansary, they were committed to two objectives: The preservation of the originality of the outward facade and the renovation of the caravansary’s chambers and remodeling them into the hotel rooms.
In 1351, Iran Insurance Company decided to expand the hotel. The expansion was possible only at the eastern side. Thus, by purchasing 11500 square meters of land at this side, the annex or adjacent section of the hotel was built which can be considered an independent and well-furnished hotel by itself. By passing more than 30 years from hotel servicing, most sections of the hotel had been ruined and needed reconstructions. After inspections of engineers, the reconstruction of the hotel in many phases started at first months of 1374 and ended at first months of 1379. The above actions include the reconstruction of rooms, halls, kitchens, and engine houses, electrical and mechanical installations of hotel.

Check-in time

14:00

Check-out time

12:00

Children and extra beds

All children under 2 years stay free of charge for children’s cots/cribs.

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American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Diners Club.

Facilities

  • Air Condition
  • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Beauty salon
  • Car hire
  • Catering service
  • Desk
  • Hairdresser
  • Heating
  • Laundry
  • Lounge
  • Minibar
  • Private bathroom
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • Seating area
  • Shops
  • SPA
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • Valet parking
  • Wake up service
  • Washer
  • WiFi

Activities

Shopping, Sight-seeing, organized tours

Internet

WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.

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Isfahan

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Isfahan, quite well known among tourists, is located in central Iran and is one of the most beautiful cities of this country. The city’s history goes back to pre-Islamic era perhaps to Achaemenians but enjoyed its flourishing days during the Safavids era (1598-1722). At the time, besides being the capital of Iran, it was a major crossroad for international trading. Most of the beautiful architecture belongs to this period. Isfahan is also famous for its handicraft especially silver filigree and metal work. Isfahan has been a major tourist destination because of its plenty of historical monuments, magnificent mosques, beautiful gardens and amazing bridges on its unique river. It is called Life-giving River or “Zayande Rood” as the people believe much of the life, fertility, and beauty of the city comes from this vitalizing river. Since the river moves through the center of the city, a number of beautiful bridges such as the world famous “Si o se pol”, “Pol e Khajoo” have been build over it. Shah Abbas I chose Isfahan as the capital in 1598 and unified the whole country under Safavid dynasty. Isfahan in its heyday reached the peak of fame because of the elegant buildings, mosques, libraries, and gardens which astonished the European visitors at that time. Isfahan fame goes as far as being called Nef e Jahan (half the world) meaning that seeing it would equal visiting half of the world in 17th century.

The city has rapidly developed at the time of Pahlavi and in recent years after the Islamic revolution. Having so many highlights and beautiful places to see, Isfahan has changed to a major touristy attraction and actually of the two most important cities to visit along with Shiraz.
Highlights
Meydan Naqsh-e-Jahan (Imam square)
Naghsh e Jahan square, formerly known as Shah square, was the heart of Esfahan at the time of Safavids in 17th century which was used for assembling troops, playing polo, celebrations and for public executions. Before Shah Abbas I added these monuments, an11th century garden existed in the vicinity of Imam square which was called Naghsh e Jahan (image of the world). The square is exceptionally significant because of its unique combination of architectural elements including arcades, floral ornaments, vast courtyard and flowering trees. Without prejudice, it can be called the most impressive square in Iran as it is bordered by magnificent historical buildings of Safavids dynasty.

The surrounding monumental buildings are Imam Mosque to the south, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque to the east, Palace of Ali Qapu to the west and Qeysariyeh Bazaar to the north. Naghsh e Jahan Square was enlisted as world heritage site by UNESCO in 1979.
Ali Qapu (The Royal Palace)
The royal palace, although originally a small Timurid palace built in15th century, was enlarged and decorated by the Kings of Safavids and changed to a magnificent six-story imperial palace. It was used for the reception of ambassadors and envoys from other countries at time of Safavids. The wide front porch whose refined roofing is carried by 18 thin wooden columns was used for watching ceremonies and games. Each floor can be easily accessed by an interesting spiral stairway. The painting and plasterwork of the palace are absolutely impressive especially in the reception hall and music room. In the music room, a fretwork of niches and shapes are cut into wood which served for the acoustics of the room besides their decorative function. The walls of the upper floors are decorated with plaster membrane covered with beautiful paintings of flowers and vessels.
Imam Mosque
Imam Mosque with its 48 meters minarets and half dome has picturesque tile work and amazing decorations both outside and in the interior. The mosaics, colors, columns and ornamental works are so admirable that it can be called one of the best examples of the Islamic art from Safavids era. While the azure color of ceramic ornaments is the most inspiring part, the rectangle of arcades and the courtyard surrounded by buildings are totally impressive as one enters through the gateway.
Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque
Still, the finest example of architecture and tile work of Iran in the 17th century can be found on the eastern side of Meydan Imam ie Seikh Lutfallah mosque. Being exclusively used by the King, his family and his close companions is probably the justification for its enchanting beauty and strange structure. The first peculiarity of this mosque is that it has neither courtyard nor minaret. Yet another point of difference is using yellow color both inside and outside the dome. Although turquoise, blue and pink are used in the motifs on the façade as the common color composition of the era, yellow dominates the dome. Decorative calligraphy in Sols alphabet along with realistic miniature-style motifs such as flower-bowls, peacocks, cypresses are widespread on the walls. The elegantly decorated cupola with the surrounding windows and a unique picture of a peacock in the center can be seen on your entry through the gateway.
Qeysariyeh Bazaar
The bazaar and caravansary which are located behind the famous Qeysariyeh Gate are among the other attractions. The bazaar is a real labyrinth of domed streets and the entrance is through a majestic gateway in keeping with the dimensions of the square. The entrance portal is perhaps the most beautiful part which is covered with great miniatures drawn by Reza Abbasi, the great painter of the time. According to Char Dan, the gate was modeled on a Turkish building in old city of Qaisarieh and thus named after it. As one of most lively bazaars in the Middle East, it cajoles visitors to take a long walk through its paths.
Masjed Jame’
Jame Mosque is the oldest mosque in Isfahan, dating back to Al Buye duynasty in 10th century. Currently is used as a museum of Islamic architecture where you can see different styles of art from the 11th century to the 18th century, from the stylish simplicity of the Seljuq period (1051-1220), through the Mongol period (1220-1380) and on to the more baroque, Safavid period.
Chehel Sotoun (The Palace of forty columns)
Built by Shah Abbas II in 1647, Chehel Sotoun is situated in the middle of a park at the far end of a long pool. The palace was used for the Shah’s entertainment and receptions of foreign guests. The name, “Forty Columns,” was inspired by the reflecting image of its 20 wooden columns in the waters of the fountain. The ceramic paintings contain many aesthetic compositions in the traditional miniature style depicting a number of historical events as well as some romance scenes. The historical scenes show the battle of Taher-Abad in 1510 where Shah Ismail I killed the Uzbek King, the battle of Chalderan against the Ottoman Sultan Selim II in 1514, the welcome extended to the Mughal Emperor, Humayun, who took refuge in Iran in 1544, a banquet in honor of the Emir of Bukhara in 1611, a reception for an Uzbek King in 1646 and the most recent one; Nadir Shah’s victory against the Indian Army in 1739. Unfortunately, some ceramic panels are missing, said to be kept in western museums and some were badly damaged during the afghan invasion.
Si-o-Seh Pol (The Bridge of 33 Arches)
This structure was commissioned by Shah Abbas I in 1602 and was built under the supervision of Allahverdi Khan, his famous chancellor. The bridge was formerly known as Allahverdi Khan Bridge, later became popular as “Si o Se Pol” because its 33 arches. The bridge is built on a series of lower and upper arches of great width. On the southern end of the bridge, there is a wonderful tea house. The footpath on the top is enclosed between high walls and the roof of the arches which give you shelter from the wind and the sun while you are walking through.
Pol-e Khaju (Bridge)
This bridge which was built around 1650 under the reign of Shah Abbas II derives its name from the district of Khajou on the northern bank. The brigde is some 110 metres long and about 20m wide and it is a replica of the older “Si o Sel Pol” Bridge with extended features. On the eastern side of the bridge, there is a basin for collecting irrigation water for the surrounding area, which is drawn off in a series of channels. On the western side there are a series of downward steps separated by the flow of water. People used to gather to talk or perhaps to do their laundry. The spacious second storey with a series of niches for people to sit is built over the 20 lower arches. In the centre of the bridge, you can see an octagonal pavilion which is now used as an art gallery.
Pol e choobi (Joobi Bridge)
One of the oldest bridges in Isfahan with a simple structure is Pol e choobi. The bridge which connected the royal gardens on the two sides of the river was a private pass way for the royal family and important visitors but was not intended for public use. The actual name is Joobi (having a gutter) which refers to the channel along the bridge which carried water to the other side. The current name “choobi” (wooden) is the wrong pronunciation of the name which was popularized by the local people in the past century.
Vank Cathedral – 17th century
Vank Cathedral was constructed by Armenians immigrants who settled in Isfahan after the Ottoman War of 1603-1605. The construction of this church commenced under the supervision of Archbishop David in 1606 and was completed around 1660. Despite the unexciting exterior and entrance, the interior is richly decorated with oil paintings of Jesus Christ and holy Christian characters. The central dome’s blue and gold paintings depict the Biblical story of creation of the world and man’s expulsion from Eden. The ceiling above the entrance is painted with delicate floral motifs in the style of Persian miniature. There are a number of graves around a freestanding belfry. On the other end of the courtyard, there is a library and museum building, the exterior of which is decorated with stone carvings of some biblical scenes.
Manar Jonban (The Swinging Minaret)
The building is basically a mausoleum built in 1316 with two minarets; each 17 meters high and 10 meters far from each other. When one of the minarets starts shaking, the other one starts shaking simultaneously, therefore the vibration can be felt in the whole structure.
Chaharbagh
Chaharbagh Boulevard is a historical boulevard in the city of Isfahan dating from the Safavids era built around 1596. The name Chahar Bagh (four gardens) refers to a popular garden plan consisting of four plots divided by waterways or paths. At its inception, it was 1,650 meters long and was lined by palaces and residences of noblemen. The gardens have since been converted into roadways connecting the south of the part of city to the north with trees lining on the sides.
Hamam e Bahaei (The Bathhouse of Sheikh Bahai)
On the southern part of the old bazaar, there is the bath of Sheikh Bahai who was a great scholar, philosopher, architect, mathematician, astronomer and poet in 16th-century. The bath was largely famous for its heating system. It is widely believed that it was heated by a single candle which never needed renewing. The large candle can still be seen on the entrance and some English researchers are said to be responsible for its destruction.
Atashgah (a Zoroastrian fire temple)
The temple from Sasanid era is situated on a top of a hill on the western outskirts of Isfahan, eight kilometers far from the city. Some of the buildings in the complex have a classic “char taq” (four arch) plan, characteristic of Zoroastrian fire temple of the 3rd century onwards. Here is probably the actual atashgah that housed sacred fires.
Pol-e Shahrestan (The Shahrestan Bridge)
Pol e Maarnaan (Maarnaan Bridge)
Meydan Kohne (Kohne Square)
Shahshahan square
Talar Ashraf (The Palace of Ashraf)
Hasht Behesht (The Palace of Eight Paradises)
Madreseye Sadr
Madreseye Shah (Imam Jafar Sadegh after revolution)
Madreseye Khajoo
Carvanserai Shah
Kelisaye maryam (Mary church)
Buqe’h-ye Ibn-Sina (Avicenna’s Dome)
The Tombs of Nizam al-Mulk & Malek Shah
Jolfa (The Armenian Quarter)
Pigeon Towers

Sports & nature

Sports & natureIsfahan Foods: Isfahan is famous for its Beryouni. This dish is made of baked mutton & lungs that are minced and then cooked in a special small pan over open fire with a pinch of cinnamon. Beryouni is generally eaten with a certain type of bread, taftoon. Although it can also be served with other breads.
Fesenjān – a casserole type dish with a sweet and tart sauce containing the two base ingredients, pomegranate molasses and ground walnuts cooked with chicken, duck, lamb or beef and served with rice.
Gaz – the name given to Persian Nougat using the sap collected from angebin, a plant from the tamarisk family found only on the outskirts of Isfahan. It is mixed with various ingredients including rose water, pistachio and almond kernels and saffron.
"Khoresh-e mast" (yoghurt stew) is a traditional dish in Isfahan.[citation needed] Unlike other stews despite its name, it is not served as a main dish and with rice; Since it is more of a sweet pudding it is usually served as a side dish or dessert. The dish is made with yogurt, lamb/mutton or chicken, saffron, sugar and orange zest. Iranians either put the orange zest in water for one week or longer or boil them for few minutes so the orange peels become sweet and ready for use. People in Iran make a lot of delicate dishes and jam with fruit rinds. This dish often accompanies celebrations and weddings.
Pulaki – the name given to a type of Isfahani candy which is formed to thin circles like coins and served with tea or other warm drinks.

Nightlife info

Nightlife infoDon't imagine firstly. You are in Ýran. That's why there is no any nightclubs or discos. But if you want to spend the time with drinking coffee you can go to the south side of Zayende River.

Culture and history info

Culture and history infoThe city of Isfahan (capital city of Isfahan province) lies on the verdant plain of Zayandehrood River in the center of Iran. It is bounded to the north by the provincial towns of Ardestan,
Natanz and Kashan, to the south by Shahreza, to the East by Naeen and Yazd province, and to the west by the provincial city of NajafAbad.
Isfahan extends over an area of approximately 15263 square kilometers. Isfahan lies at an altitude of 1570 meters above sea level. It has a population of nearly 1,600,000. The city of Isfahan embodies the districts of Koohpaye, Meimeh, Jarghooyeh and Borkhar.
Khajoo Bridge
Isfahan is situated in an area known as Jolgeh (plains). Vast fields surround these sedimentary plains. Hence, it can be concluded that Isfahan consists of sedimentary plains and fields.
Isfahan has a semiarid and temperate climate, with four seasons occurring regularly during the year. The unique location of Isfahan (i.e. in the central Iranian plateau), its distinctive natural features (e.g. high snow-covered mountains and fertile plains), and its climatic variety have all contributed to Isfahan turning into a center of settlement since ancient periods.
Therefore, Isfahan is thought to have been among the locations where ancient civilizations developed, and Iranian culture and commerce evolved.
Chehel Sotoon Palace
Isfahan is located at the conjunction of roads linking north and south of the country, thus it enjoys an exceptional position.
In the past, the city of Isfahan served as a bridge connecting Asia and Europe. It was part of the commercial route whereby goods were carried to different parts of the world.
The highlands around Isfahan Include Mount Pila (Seyyed Mohammad) northwest of Atashgah (The fire temple), Mount Donbeh west of the city, Mount Kollah Ghazi, Mount shahkooh and Mount Sofeh to the south, and the hills of Abshar and Shahrestan to the east.
Sio-Seh-Pol Bridge
There have been no major earthquakes, floods or fatal lightings in the area, hence contributing to Isfahan turning into a metropolis around which numerous villages have taken shape.
The strategic location of Isfahan, in terms of military defense has also furnished the city with enormous advantage during history.
Cities in the past formed in places, which enjoyed defensive advantage over other areas. Such was the location of Isfahan in ancient times.
Naqshe-Jahan Square
This is affirmed by numerous fortresses built around the city, namely Atashgah (The fire Temple), Tabark and Sarooyeh and remnants of fortifications around the city dating from different periods. According to most historians and researchers, Zayandehrood River, which runs across Isfahan, has contributed hugely to the progress and development of this city. The river is of so much significance that the name of Isfahan has always been accompanied by that of Zayanderood River. This is the most important river flowing in the central Iranian plateau.
Hasht-Behesht Palace
It originates from the highlands of Zardkooh Bakhtiari and a mountain range called Koohrang. Zayanderood River runs from east to west before terminating in the Gavkhooni lagoon.
Most researchers believe Zayanderood River has changed course many times in different geological periods, leaving sediments in Isfahan.
Some ancient writers such as the author of Al Alagh Alnafiseh (10th century A.D.) have referred to this river as 'Zarinrood'.
Sheikh-Lotfollah Mosque
Ebn Hooghal Baghdadi, the author of Sooratolarz and Hamze Isfahani renowned geographer and historian has called the river "Zarnrood'. By referring to different old and new sources, and pondering upon the works of writers, historians and researchers alike, one finds out that Zayanderood has always enjoyed great importance throughout the history of Isfahan. Further studies indicate that many beautiful castles and palaces were built along Zayanderood.
Jame-Abbassi Mosque
The most famous of these palaces are those dating from the Safavid era. Even though many of these palaces do not exist today, one can read about them in different travel accounts and even find drawings of them in different books.
Handicrafts constitute a tradition perpetuated by human hands, because they are partially or wholly, made by hand. A nation's handicrafts are shaped by its philosophy and express its artistic inclinations.
Juyee Bridge
The wheel and the spool are said to be the oldest samples of items crafted by human hands, which is tantamount to saying that the human hand is the founder of all handicrafts.
Handicrafts of every nation mirror the artistic taste of their forefathers and founders, and represent an incarnation of human talent and creativity. Toward the end of the seventh century A.D. Iranians embraced Islam. At this time, Iranians' artistic essence merged with Islamic values, yielding yet richer and more genuine works of art.
Marnan Bridge
Profoundly influenced by the Islamic culture, Iranian arts and crafts, entered a new stage of evolution, and blossomed even further, especially in the field of architecture.
Renowned researchers, like Professor Pope, Girshman, and Schmide have provided detailed and analytical accounts of Iranian handicrafts. Today, Iran enjoys global reputation as one of the major producers and exporters of handmade works of art.
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