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Ali Qapu Palace

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Naghshe Jahan Sq,Sepah St, Imam Hossein Square, 4 Bagh St, Isfahan, Iran, Isfahan 81464 Iran
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Ali_hich_ wrote a review Nov. 2020
Iran57 contributions1 helpful vote
Ali Qapu palace is where you can be the king! the feeling of being king is given while you are on the porch and can look at the whole square like what king used to do it.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Nili wrote a review Nov. 2020
17 contributions2 helpful votes
Ali Qapo is located on the west side of the Naqshe Jahan square and in front of the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, which was in fact the residence of Shah Abbas Safavid. He invited high-ranking and high- powered guests to this mansion. During the Safavid period, Aali Qapo was known as the "Palace of the State House" and the "Government House of the Holy Role of the World".
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Rod F wrote a review Apr. 2020
Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom2,057 contributions289 helpful votes
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My favourite building of the Islamic era in Iran. Originally a squat Timurid palace, Shah Abbas raised it by 3 floors to act as a lodging, grandstand, audience chamber and state gateway leading to the palace grounds to the west of the Maidan. The ground floor was used by the officers of the guard, the upper by the Shahs. Shah Abbas himself supervised the building of the Maidan complex from here. Sir T Herbert, who saw it in the late C17th says that originally it was painted red, blue, white and gold, and decorated with hunting scenes. Today, the decor is much subtler. It is a whimsical mixture of Iranian and European,and even Chinese-influenced styles. In contrast to the bright blues and yellows of the nearby royal mosques, the walls here are decorated in delicate greys, oranges, pinks and mauves, although much is sadly in very poor condition. There are many paintings, several in lascivious positions, several waving flagons of wine about. The piece-de- resistance is the fabled music room with its fret-saw like shapes of flagons and bottles (tong borie work). Sir T Chardin, who saw it in all its glory in the early C18th says that many of the tong borie niches in the music room were filled with glass, pottery, enamelled work and precious stones. The balcony (talar) was created as a viewing platform for the shah to watch the polo matches, and has a pool fed by hydraulics, but now disused. Altogether, a wonderful creation.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Taffoolie wrote a review Mar. 2020
Paris, France1,451 contribution327 helpful votes
I love this palace, so beautiful, from the entrance all the painting and the colors are amaaazzinnnggg . The music room is a merveille of architecture . Live music was played int the corners and you could hear the music all around the palace . It is a jewel and a must see .
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Date of experience: February 2020
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m.javad.momeni wrote a review Feb. 2020
Shiraz, Iran37 contributions176 helpful votes
Located in isfahan and imam square whit beautiful architecture in old time use for formal visit whit the king and another foreigners person
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Date of experience: March 2020
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