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Address: Imam Square, Esfahan 81464, Iran

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The reason why you should go here is to make photo's of the square, the palace itself doesnt have a lot to offer though accept te paintings on the roof of ceiling

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The reason why you should go here is to make photo's of the square, the palace itself doesnt have a lot to offer though accept te paintings on the roof of ceiling

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Ali Qapu Palace is the one site you do not want to miss when in Isfahan. It's interior is uniquely beautiful and you get the best view of Naqsh-e Jahan Square.

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Thank Oscar Z
Paris, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the palace in the hot afternoon, there is a good view of the Naqshe Jahan square, although looks like there is some renovation going on when we were there. The must visit is the Music hall in the highest floor. (involved walking up the spiral staircase)

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Thank Sirijit
Tehran, Iran
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Music hall could be more amazing and fantastic if there was live music performed by classic traditional instruments to show how the design and material of very beautiful acoustic plan works well.

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Thank Alireza B
Bordeaux, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This building belongs to the Nashe Japan Square. It is even its official entrance. The building has been modified multiple times, but the result is beautiful. Not only the beautiful terrace which dominates the square proividing a beautiful view. The ceiling of the terrace is really a piece of art. The master piece is nevertheless the music hall on the... More 

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Thank Eric P
Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This palace while itself is impressive for its wood craft work and full of history we think its location is probably makes its most rewarding places to visit and worth its fee. If visit go around 5pm or after to linger on and spend time to see one of the most stunning imam square but then by sunset when the... More 

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Thank Suwatss
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the main square provides a magnificent vista. The main hall has beautiful roof and wall decorations. The highlight for us was the unique design of the upper music rooms with its multicoloured tin tapestry. Thanks for the vote if you found this review.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The building has high significant value in terms of beauty and uniqueness. There were decorative spiral stairs that leads to spaces with beautiful wall and ceiling murals and artwork. As you climb higher, it gets more beautiful. Do go to the highest floor. I gawked at the beauty and uniqueness of the ceiling decor and wall paintings.

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Ludhiana, India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This palace, though not overly large, has several levels each with unique appeal e.g. detailed wall paintings, a viewing terrace overlooking the main square, and 'the music room' on the top level which presents an eye-catching display of acoustically-minded design.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Visited the palace yesterday whilst exploring Esfahan. Unfortunately the major attraction of the palace, the music hall on the top floor, is currently closed for renovation. The rest of the palace isn't that exciting although the view from the balcony out over the square below is impressive.

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