The Naqshejahan square (also known as Naqsh-e Jahan or Imam square) lies in the centre of Isfahan and is 160 meters wide and 508 meters long for a total area of 90000 m2. It is the second largest square in the world. The square was built during the reign of Shah Abbas I by the most famous architect of the time, Ali Akbar Isfahani. The square is surrounded by Safavid era buildings: the Shah Mosque on its southern side, the Ali Qapu Palace on its western side and the Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque on its eastern side. The Naqshejahan square has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 1979.

01 Iranian flags 02 Fountain 03 Fountain and Shah mosque 04 Young Iranian women 05 Shah mosque
06 Naqshejahan square 07 Naqshejahan square 08 Naqsh-e Jahan square 09 Naqshejahan square
10 Children playing in the pool 11 Iwans 12 Horse carriage 13 Horse carriage 14 Naqsh-e Jahan square
15 Imam square 16 Fountain and Shah mosque 17 Naqshejahan square 18 Naqshejahan square
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