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Aali Qapu Palace

Imam Square, Esfahan 81464, Iran
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Beautiful building with magnificent decorations, but badly organized

It is for sure an architectural masterpiece, and the decorations inside are stunning. There is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Maria D
Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland
Music room on top floor is amazing

You walk up gradually on each floor comfortably until the broad veranda. From there, you need a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Imam Square, Esfahan 81464, Iran
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is for sure an architectural masterpiece, and the decorations inside are stunning. There is sufficient information in English in some of the rooms (but served in a really hard-to-swallow manner) but what hit me the most is how all the gems of the palace...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You walk up gradually on each floor comfortably until the broad veranda. From there, you need a bit of energy to climb up a tower to get to the music room on the top floor. Once arrived, your exhaustion may disappear. This space is covered...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The terrace is surely worth the climb. The music hall on the top floor is amazing. In every room you can read about the palace in english

Thank Valerijus K
Reviewed 1 week ago

It has great views across the square of Esfahan. It is currently being renovated but is still interesting to visit. The music room has some beautiful carved niches. There is some lovely tile work to see.

Thank Traveller1XX
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Visit the music room where the stucco stalagtights are hollow to allow better accoustics for musicians. Some big steps but you get a view over the square.

Thank Janet C
Reviewed 5 June 2017

What i delightful Palace it must have been to have lived in all those years ago. Like having an entire shopping mall at your front door. Great experience walking up the circular staircase to the top and takng in the views and architecture.

Thank Grant M
Reviewed 26 May 2017

You need to climb up some fairly steep steps to get to the viewing platform but the view across the square is worth it. you can then climb to the upper rooms where you will see amazing fret work. Again worth the effort !

Thank rdella
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

This used to be an impressive palace, bit there is not much left of it. The musicroom is beautiful and the view from the balcony also. But the rest is not much.

Thank Marcel K
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

located on main square this former palace is so stunning from outside it s under renovation inside most of the paint and deco were destroyed but the music all has so beautiful stucos the for that it s worth it to visit !

Thank ksarman
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is supposed to be a palace, but there is not much to see. In order to reaht the balcony overlooking the square, you have to climbe some high difficult steps.

Thank amsterdam05
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