Sheikh Lotfollah MosqueEsfahan
is one of the oldest cities of Iran with the 1,001,000
population located 414 km south of Tehran
and 481 km north of Shiraz.
This 2500 years old city served as Persia's capital from 1598
Isfahan was a crossroad of international trade
and diplomacy, and therefore was a kaleidoscope of resident
languages, religions, and customs. The city is known for its
silver filigree and metal work.
This city is renowned
not only for the abundance of great historical monuments, but
also for its Life-Giving River, The Zayandeh-Rood, which has
given the city an original beauty and a fertile land. Isfahan
is filled with old gardens and some of the best sights in
In the Arsacides (Parthians) era, Isfahan was the center and capital city of a wide
province, which was administered by Arsacide governors.