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Chehel Souton Garden - Isfahan, Iran باغ چهلستون اصفهان  Chehel Souton Garden - Isfahan, Iran باغ چهلستون اصفهان

Chehel Souton Garden

باغ چهلستون


Chehel Sotoun (Forty Columns) Palace is one of the most important mansions that Isfahan is known for. According to the World View (Jahan Nama), the construction of this palace first started in the Shah Abbas I Period and in the middle of Chehel Sotoun Garden (Jahan-Nama garden) with an area of over 67000 square meters and was completed in Shah Abbass II Period.

According to an inscription inside of the palace, it was built in about 1057 A.D. In this palace there are many beautiful and interesting features including huge columns, eighteen column halls, mirror hall, stone lions placed in four corners of central hall pond and imprint marble plinth which are around showing carving industry in Safavid period, excellent decorative gold work of king hall, side rooms of mirror hall and big painting boards of kingdom hall (including images of Safavid kings), an image Shah Abbas I with special crown and other miniatures in treasure room. On the porch roof and walls of small and big halls there are beautiful paintings which are drawn in subtle woody frames of various geometric shapes and mostly show attending of ambassadors of foreign countries at the Safavid court, some scenes of Iranians army combat and Ottoman troops and show feasts of Safavid courtiers. Mirrors decoration, stalactite, Stucco and stale with black lines on a background of flowers and plants should be added to the artwork collection of this palace.

At the moment the Chehel Sotoun Mansion and its garden museum which displays artworks of different periods of Iran is a popular destination for foreign and domestic tourists.

Address: Chehel Souton Garden, Ostandari St, Imam Hossein Sq, Isfahan, Isfahan Province, Iran
Address: ایران، استان اصفهان، شهر اصفهان، میدان امام حسین، خیابان استانداری، باغ چهلستون


Chehel Souton Garden - Isfahan, Iran باغ چهلستون اصفهان

Chehel Souton Garden - Isfahan, Iran باغ چهلستون اصفهان

Chehel Souton Garden - Isfahan, Iran باغ چهلستون اصفهان

Chehel Souton Garden - Isfahan, Iran باغ چهلستون اصفهان

Chehel Souton Garden - Isfahan, Iran باغ چهلستون اصفهان

Chehel Souton Garden - Isfahan, Iran باغ چهلستون اصفهان

Chehel Souton Garden - Isfahan, Iran باغ چهلستون اصفهان

Chehel Souton Garden - Isfahan, Iran باغ چهلستون اصفهان

Chehel Souton Garden - Isfahan, Iran باغ چهلستون اصفهان

Chehel Souton Garden - Isfahan, Iran باغ چهلستون اصفهان

Chehel Souton Garden - Isfahan, Iran باغ چهلستون اصفهان

Chehel Souton Garden - Isfahan, Iran باغ چهلستون اصفهان

Chehel Souton Garden - Isfahan, Iran باغ چهلستون اصفهان

Chehel Souton Garden - Isfahan, Iran باغ چهلستون اصفهان

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