Madraseh-ye Chahar Bagh
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Madraseh-ye Chahar Bagh information
Built between 1704 and 1714 as part of an expansive complex that included a caravanserai (now the Abbasi Hotel) and the Bazar-e Honar, this madraseh is one of the most architecturally important buildings in Esfahan but is unfortunately closed to the public for most of the year (except during No Ruz). Entry for its students is through an imposing wood-and-silver door off Chahar Bagh Abbasi St and inside there’s a tree-filled courtyard surrounded by two-storey porches leading to the students’ rooms, a prayer hall with a superb mihrab, two of the finest Safavid-era minarets in Esfahan, some exquisite mosaics and an attractive dome.