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Iran's UNESCO World Heritages

  • Date of Submission: 1979
  • State, Region or Province: Esfahan Province
  • Category: Cultural 
  • Ref: 115

Meidan Emam

Naqsh-e Jahan Square, known as Imam Square, is a square located at the center of Modern Isfahan city, Iran. The Naqsh-e-Jahan was constructed In 1598, when Shah Abbas, decided to move the capital from Qazvin to Isfahan and became the ain place  where the Shah and the people met.

The Naqsh-e-Jahan Square with 89,600 m2 is surrounded by historical buildings from the Safavid era. The Ali Qapu Palace is located on the west side, while the Shah Mosque is situated on the south side of this square.  On the east side is the Sheikh Lotf Allad Mosque and the northern side opens into the Isfahan Historical Complex Bazzar. Among all the four monuments, the Lotfollah Mosque, opposite the palace, was the first to be built. Ali Qapu has a large and massive structure, with 48 m high in six floors, fronted with a wide terrace whose ceiling is inlaid and supported by wooden columns. The Isfahan Bazzar complex which can be traced back to thousand years ago to Seljuq dynasty but it is mainly from the Safavid period. it  is a historical market and one of the oldest and largest bazzars of the Middle East. It is a vaulted, two kilometer street linking the old city with the new.

The Masjed Shah can be intended as the Crown Jewel of Naqsh-e-Jahan square and it would replace the much older 
Jameh Mosque in conducting the Friday prayers.

UNESCO World Heritage List 

Tentative List

   

  • Jame' (Congregational) Mosque of Esfahan 
  • Historic ensemble of Qasr-e Shirin 
  • Firuzabad Ensemble 
  • Shush
  • Nasqsh-e Rostam and Naqsh-e Rajab
  • Tape Sialk
  • Susa
  • The Ensemble of Historical Sassanian Cities in Fars Province (Bishabpur, Firouzabad, Sarvestan)
  • Taq-e Bostan
  • The Complex of Handmade Settlements in Iran (Maymand Village) 
  • Kuh-e Khuaja
  • Shahr-e Sukhteh 
  • Persepolis and other relevant buildings
  • The Historical–Cultural Axis of Fin, Sialk, Kashan

  • Historic Monument of Kangavar
  • The Historical Structure of Yazd
  • The Historical City of Maybod
  • The Historical Port of Siraf
  • Bazaar of Qaisariye in Laar
  • The Historical Village of Abyaneh 
  • Bastam and Kharghan
  • The Historical Texture of Damghan
  • The Cultural-Natural Landscape of Ramsar
  • Kaboud Mosque
  • Tous Cultural Landscape
  • The Historical City of Masouleh
  • The Complex of Izadkhast
  • Cultural Landscape of Alamout
  • Qanats of Gonabad
  • Zozan
  • Khorramabad Valley
  • Jiroft 
  • Historical Ensemble of Qasr-e Shirin

  • Ghaznavi- Seljukian Axis in Khorasan
  • The Cultural Landscape of Uramanat 
  • Hyrcanian Forest (Caspian Forest) 
  • Qeshm Island
  • Lut Desert (the vicinity of Shahdad)
  • Arasbaran Protected Area
  • Sabalan
  • Khabr National Park and Ruchun Wildlife Refuge
  • Alisadr Cave 
  • Silk Route (Also as Silk Road)
  • The Natural-Historical Landscape of Izeh
  • The Zandiyeh Ensemble of Fars Province
  • Kerman Historical-Cultural Structure
  • Hegmataneh
  • The Collection of Historical Bridges
  • Touran Biosphere Reserve
  • Hamoun Lake 
  • Harra Protected Area
  • Damavand  
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