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Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Naqsh-e Jahan Square is probably the main attraction in Esfahan, and what earns it the nickname nesf-e jahan, ‘half the world’. Built in the 17th century, this massive square was once a royal polo field. The sites on each side are connected by a two-story arcade. Imam Mosque enraptures visitors with its lofty tiled ceilings, while Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque dazzles with its off-center dome. You can walk up the mosaic stairs of Ali Qapu to get some of the best views before strolling through the Imperial Bazaar.