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Siosepol or Siose Bridge (which means 33 Bridge or the Bridge of 33 Arches), also called the Allah-Verdi Khan Bridge, is one of the eleven bridges of Isfahan, Iran. This is probably the most famous of Isfahan's bridges.The bridge connects central Chahar Bagh to the lower part of Chahar Bagh Avenue. It is made up of a series of 33 arches and Commissioned in 1602 by Shah Abbas I from his chancellor Allahverdi Khan Undiladze, an Iranian ethnic Georgian, it consists of two rows of 33 arches.The name - Si-o-Seh Pol is derived from the Farsi for 33 (Si-o-Seh). There is a larger base plank at the start of the bridge where the Zayandeh River flows under it, supporting a tea house. It is highly ranked as being one of the most famous examples of Safavid bridge design. The bridge is built on a series of pontoons of great width and there is a famous tea-house amongst them which is accessible from the southern bank. The bridge was originally known as the Bridge of Allahverdi Khan who was the general responsible for its construction. The lower level of 33 arches is surmounted by a second layer, with one arch above each of the pontoons and two arches above the lower single arch, giving it its

name and rhythmic appearance. The road along the top is sandwiched between high walls which give some shelter from the wind as well as protection for travellers who can walk along the footpaths on either side to avoid the crush of the traffic. Originally there were frescoes on the walls which Sir William Ousely, who saw them in 1823, felt to be dangerous for the morals of passers by! The bridge itself is 295m long and 13.75m wide. The thirty four piers on which it is constructed are 3.49m thick and the arches are 5.57m wide. The southern side of the bridge, where the waters of the Zayandeh run more swiftly has supplementary arches, and it is this that makles them suitable as a tea house. The bridge acted as a springboard for the development of the Khajou Bridge some 50 years later. Allah Verdi Khan’s life is very interesting. He was born as a Christian in Georgia and he was sold as a Christian slave. He was sent to Iran. His life was painful and miserable. He was lucky enough to be sold as a slave to Shah Tahmasb Safavid court. He was a competent man who promoted fast. At the time of Shah Abbas the great he was appointed as the governor of Fars district which covered most of southern provinces Shah Abbas the great fully trusted him and was highly promoted as commander in chief. Therefore this important bridge was named after Allah Verdi Khan. He was given a Moslem Turkish name Allah “God” Verdi “given”. The builder of this strong fantastic bridge was Ostad Hossein Banna. Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siosepol http://www.isfahan.org.uk/pol33/33pol.html http://isfahan.ir/ShowPage.aspx?page_=form&order=show&lang=3&sub=70%20%20&PageId=4593&codeV=1&tempname=iadim

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Isfahan's Tourist attractions

Ali Qapu

Ali Qapu

At the west of Maidane Immam (Naghsh-e Jahan), just in front of the Sheikh Lotfollah mosque one, of the most magnificent palaces of 17th century is located. The Ali Qapu palace is well-known palace all over Iran. The first part of palace was built in 1597. It was used as a residential p...

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Hasht Behesht (Eight heavens)

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In a dry city which is located at the edge of desert, with long hot summer, Gardens and streams of waters, beautiful roses, shades of trees, sound of birds and nightingales play a great role in our lives. In great part of Iranian literature, especially poems, gardens are beautiful parts...

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Chehel Sotun (fourty poles)

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Several palaces were built in Isfahan, during Safavid era few of them have survived. Even those which have survived were severely damaged. The palace of Chehel Sotun (palace of 40 pillars) is located in a vast beautiful garden. The original garden was larger than now. The present garden...

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Naghsh-E- Jahan  (IMAM SQUARE)

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Nagsh means "pattern" and Jahan means "world". This square is the most beautiful and magnificent sight of Isfahan. Several descriptions have been written about this square (Maidan). The square is 510 meters long and 163 meters wide and the arena of it is about 80000 square meters. The ...

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Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque

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A masterpiece of world's architecture was built during the reign of Shah Abbas the great. Sheikh Lotfollah was one of Shiite prominent, preachers and clergies who came from Jabal Amel in Lebanon to Isfahan. The Shah Abbas supported him and the Sheikh took up residence in Isfahan and the...

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Siosepol

Siosepol

Siosepol or Siose Bridge (which means 33 Bridge or the Bridge of 33 Arches), also called the Allah-Verdi Khan Bridge, is one of the eleven bridges of Isfahan, Iran. This is probably the most famous of Isfahan's bridges.The bridge connects central Chahar Bagh to the lower part of Chahar...

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Monar Jonban

Monar Jonban

The Monar Jonban (Shaking Minarets), or Menar-e-jomban, is a manument located in Isfahan, in central Iran. Construction began in 14th century to cover the grave of Amu Abdollah Soqla. Its notable feature is that if one of the minarets is shaken, the other minaret will shake as well. Th...

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Isfahan's birds park

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Esfahan Bird Garden is founded in 1996 the garden covers more than 50,000 square meters, most of which is enclosed by a net suspended high off the ground giving the 125 or so species of birds plenty of room to fly around freely whilst making sure that they don’t escape their environs. ...

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Vank Cathedral

Vank Cathedral

Vank Cathedral was one of the first churches to be established in the city's Jolfa district by Armenian deportees settled by Shah Abbas I after the Ottoman War of 1603-1605. The varying fortunes and independence of this suburb across the Zayandeh rood and its eclectic mix of European mi...

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Isfahan Flowers garden

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The Flower garden of Isfahan was one of Iran's great green space projects, which was completed in 1990s in Isfahan. The garden serves multiple purposes. It's a recreational, cultural, educational and research center. The buildings of the garden have Iranian traditional elements. The di...

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Isfahan's Customs

biryani

biryani

During the Safavid dynasty, a dish called Berian Polo (Nastaliq script: بریان پلو) was made with lamb or chicken, marinated overnight – with yogurt, herbs, spices, dried fruits like raisins, prunes or pomegranate seeds – and later cooked in a tannour oven. It was then served with steame...

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Kaleh Joosh ( kale joosh )

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2 Cups Kashk 1 Bunch Mint 1/2 Cup Walnut 1 Small Onion 2 Garlic Cloves 2 Tbsp vegetable Oil Turmeric PREPARATIONS: 1- Dice the onion and the garlic cloves 2- Mince the mint 3- Shred the walnut DIRECTIONS: 1- Fry the Onions and garlic with two tbs vegetable oil in a pot...

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Celebrating and ceremony of making rosewater

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Every year, many people from different parts of the country and abroad visit Kashan, the hub of Mohammadi Rose in Iran. The season for picking rose and preparing rosewater is from early May to mid-June. In May, the scent of rose spreads over different areas of Kashan, such as Qamsar, Jo...

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Khoresht -e mast ( yogurt stew )

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"Khoresht-e mast" (yogurt stew) is a traditional dish in Isfahan. Unlike other stews despite its name, it is not served as a main dish and with rice; Since it is more of a sweet pudding it is usually served as a side dish or dessert. The dish is made with yogurt, lamb/mutton or chicken,...

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Rose Water Distillation Ceremony ( Golab Giri )

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In Ordibehesht, coincident May and June, an annual festival of Rose and Rose Water is being held in Kashan, Iran. This is the time for picking up the Mohammadi roses to obtain rosewater out of them. The season for picking rose and preparing rose water is from 21 april to 21 may. In ea...

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Women's dominion clebration (Harvest festival)

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White bean stew(Abgoosht)

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Sumac Potage(Ash Somagh)

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Isfahan's Goods And Crops

Inlay working ( Khatam Kari)

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Isfahan's Carpet

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Carpets are one of the first artistic handicrafts which have been woven since ancient times in Persia . Iranian Carpets have always been famous all over the world. Almost all international tourists buy even a small Iranian carpet during their trips in Iran. The oldest Persian carpet was...

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Enamel working (Mina Kari)

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Enamel working and decorating metals with colorful and baked coats are one of the distinguished artwork in Isfahan. Although this course is of abundant use industrially for producing metal and hygienic dishes, it has been paid high attention by painters, goldsmiths and metal engravers ...

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Gaz

Gaz

Gaz is a kind of traditional Iranian confectionary that produce from the processing of Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Rose Water, natural Manna, Albumen and different Nuts specially Pistachio. Over 100 years Gaz has been produced as a commercial product and presented as a famous Isfahan souvenir...

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Rosewater and other extracted sap plants

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