Square, Plaza sights in Iran
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Known for centuries as Naqsh-e Jahan, or 'pattern of the world', this vast square is home to what is arguably the most majestic collection of buildings in the Islamic world. It's also the second-largest square on earth (after Tiananmen Square).
Begun in 1602 as the centrepiece of Shah Abbas the Great's new capital, the square was designed as home to the finest architectural jewels of the Safavid empire - the Imam Mosque, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque and Ali Qapu Palace.