Church of Bethlehem
The frescoes on the walls and ceilings of the Church of Bethlehem , built in 1628, are arguably of a higher quality. The interior of the...
Church of St Mary
The Church of St Mary is decorated, though with less flair. If the churches are closed, as they often are, and door-knocking doesn’t...
Jolfa: The Armenian Quarter
The Armenian quarter of Esfahan dates from the time of Shah Abbas I, who transported a colony of Christians from the town of Jolfa (now...
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 Allahverdi · interesting places nearby
Pol-e Si-o-Seh information
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.