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Aali Qapu Palace

Imam Square, Esfahan 81464, Iran
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this palace inside square and in old time king can see all of the square and because in old time... read more

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Mehdi P
Tehran, Iran
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I was told it has been under construction for a very very long time. Didn't manage to go up but... read more

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“music hall” (35 reviews)
“music room” (56 reviews)
“top floor” (19 reviews)
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Imam Square, Esfahan 81464, Iran
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Reviewed yesterday

this palace inside square and in old time king can see all of the square and because in old time play polo inside square king see play

Thank Mehdi P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was told it has been under construction for a very very long time. Didn't manage to go up but nonetheless the parade square is pretty enough

Thank snbs96
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Undoubtedly it is a wonderful place as an old palace for official affairs and international meetings of that age. When you stand on the palace balcony you will have a wonderful sight view to Naqsh-e-Jahan square. The architecture of the music room at the top...More

Thank soheilsari
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Built by order of Shah Abbas I in the early seventeenth century, it was here that the great monarch used to entertain noble visitors, and foreign ambassadors. Shah Abbas, here for the first time, celebrated the Nowruz (Iranian New Year) of 1006 AH / 1597...More

Thank Isabel M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is for sure an architectural masterpiece, and the decorations inside are stunning. There is sufficient information in English in some of the rooms (but served in a really hard-to-swallow manner) but what hit me the most is how all the gems of the palace...More

Thank Maria D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You walk up gradually on each floor comfortably until the broad veranda. From there, you need a bit of energy to climb up a tower to get to the music room on the top floor. Once arrived, your exhaustion may disappear. This space is covered...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

The terrace is surely worth the climb. The music hall on the top floor is amazing. In every room you can read about the palace in english

Thank Valerijus K
Reviewed 12 July 2017

It has great views across the square of Esfahan. It is currently being renovated but is still interesting to visit. The music room has some beautiful carved niches. There is some lovely tile work to see.

Thank Traveller1XX
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Visit the music room where the stucco stalagtights are hollow to allow better accoustics for musicians. Some big steps but you get a view over the square.

Thank Janet C
Reviewed 5 June 2017

What i delightful Palace it must have been to have lived in all those years ago. Like having an entire shopping mall at your front door. Great experience walking up the circular staircase to the top and takng in the views and architecture.

Thank Grant M
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