On this tour, we will check out Isfahan’s Armenian Quarter. This part of Isfahan is filled with amazing buildings that date back to the Safavid dynasty (1501-1736). Buildings such as the Vank Cathedral which bears a grand architecture and mesmerizing paintings. We will stroll through “sangtarash ha” which used to be a Zoroastrian neighborhood. Then we will also visit some other churches along the way.
We will walk by the once filled with water river of Zayandeh Rud. On our way, we will visit three of the most iconic bridges from the Safavid Dynasty. Si-o-se pol, Juei and Khaju bridge. The people of Isfahan are so fond of these heritages that they tend to spend their free time by these bridges. There is even a famous phrase in the local dialect praising “By the Khaju Bridge” moments.
The fact that these bridges provide acoustic environments has created an opportunity for music enthusiasts to perform traditional music and be heard by the people. During this incredible tour, there is a huge chance that you run into these street performers. Walk, learn and enjoy, this is Isfahan at its best.
Note: We won’t visit inside of the churches because they will be closed after 6 pm.