Iwans are rectangular halls opening onto a courtyard. The Jameh Mosque's south iwan is the most elaborate, with Mongol-era stalactite...
Zayandeh River Bridges
There are few better ways to spend an afternoon than strolling along the Zayandeh River, crossing back and forth on the historic...
Kakh-e Hasht Behesht
It was once the most luxuriously decorated secular building in Esfahan, but over the years the interior of this 17th-century palace has...
Si-o-Seh Bridge Teahouse
This teahouse at the north end of Si-o-Seh Bridge is an Esfahani institution (and it’s not touristy) and the last of the bridge...
Opulent Qajar-style wall paintings, stained-glass windows and battalions of black-suited waiters contribute to the Shahrzad’s reputation...
Pol-e Si-o-Seh information
Lonely Planet review
The 298m-long Pol-e Si-o-Seh was built by Allahverdi Khan, a favourite general of Shah Abbas I, between 1599 and 1602. It served as both bridge and dam, and is still used to hold water today. Until recently there were teahouses at either end of the bridge, both accessed through the larger arches underneath, though only the northern one remains.