The Inspiring Tour From the Shaking Minarets to the Isfahan Music Museum
- ThemeArt and Music/ Architecture/ Museum/ Religious and Epic
- Duration4 hr(s)
- Best TimeSPRING
Visiting the mysterious shaking minarets in the west of Isfahan;
Tasting the traditional saffron ice cream in Atashgah Street;
Exploring the Cathedral of Vank in the Jolfa neighborhood;
Visiting the cozy Music Museum in Mehrdad Street. .
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The Inspiring Tour From the Shaking Minarets to the Sound of Music.
Three times chosen as the capital, and always an important city of Iran, Isfahan houses monuments bearing the stamp of different times and histories. In this tour, the first place you are going to visit is a place of wonder and surprise from the 14th century. Then, you are going to pay a visit to the Armenians of Isfahan, familiarizing yourself with their history and their biggest cathedral in Isfahan. The next step, takes you to the world of Iranian music, lodged in a private museum in the vicinity of the Armenian Cathedral. And, as your last destination, you are going to enjoy a mixture of art, architecture and engineering, the Safavid Bridges.
Duration : 1 hr(s)
Point Type: STARTING
Monar-Jonban (Shaking Minarets)
Isfahan's westernmost landmark is the most famous shaking minaret in the world. The only existing date in Monār-Jonbān (Shaking Minarets) is the one inscribed on the gravestone of Amu Abdollah Karladani. As the inscription on the gravestone shows, Amu Abdollah was a Sufi sage, who died in 1315. He used to live near his tomb which was a village called Karladan. The minarets were added to the tomb in the early 18th century (the last days of the Safavid dynasty). After adding the shaking minarets, the tomb of Amu Abdollah Karladani functioned as the porch ( ayvan) of the whole monument.
The architectural style of the monument is known as the M...
Duration : 1 hr(s) 30 mins
Point Type: STOP OVER
Visiting Jolfa quarter never ceases to inspire. During the reign of Shah Abbas the first, a new phase of the war began between the Safavids and the Ottoman Empire. In 1601, the Safavid army was forced to draw back, and to prevent the Ottoman army from crossing the southern part of Aras River, Shah Abbas ordered the evacuation of all the residential neighborhoods in the Ararat plateau and Nakhchivan region. As a result, an obligatory migration was organized and the Armenians were sent to different regions of Iran, including Gilan, Mazandara...
Duration : 1 hr(s) 30 mins
Point Type: ENDING
Located in the Armenian quarter of Jolfa, Isfahan music museum is a gate to Iran’s rich musical heritage. For those with a passion for music, it is worthy to spend a few hours in Isfahan music museum far from the bustle of the city. You can find around 300 regional and national musical instruments in this museum, some of them dating back to 150 years ago. Isfahan music museum is categorized based on the variety of instruments, in such a way that the visitors start from the hall of national instruments, and continue to the hall of regional instruments. It also includes two more sections: the home of Ira...
- Monar-Jonban (Shaking Minarets)3 €
- Vank Cathedral3 €
- Isfahan Music Museum6.5 €
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