Ali Qapu Palace
Ali Qapu Palace
4.5
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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I’m a tourist guide
Shiraz, Iran135 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
This Palace is exactly what you can imagine when the Safavid Kings lived here. A nice place to take beautiful pictures and gives you a nice view of the square
Highly recommended. If you need a tourist guide
I can help ya💁🏻‍♀️
Written 1 December 2023
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Серж
3 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
Open hours are wrong. Tuesday 4-30 pm closed no additional information in English provided at the spot
Written 31 October 2023
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pawel_hbg
Sopot, Poland9,999 contributions
Apr 2023 • Solo
Aali Qapu Palace is a six-story palace with its gorgeous patterned pillars and intricate stucco ceiling inside. It was built in the 16th century as the dwelling for the Safavid king, Shah Abbas I. It is worth to see it especially because its spectacular view on one of the most beautiful squares in the world. Unfortunately now not so much space is open. Ticket costs 2 mln rial, about 4 eur.
Written 30 April 2023
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Ali_hich_
Iran58 contributions
May 2020
Ali Qapu palace is where you can be the king! the feeling of being king is given while you are on the porch and can look at the whole square like what king used to do it.
Written 25 November 2020
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Nili
23 contributions
Dec 2019
Ali Qapo is located on the west side of the Naqshe Jahan square and in front of the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, which was in fact the residence of Shah Abbas Safavid. He invited high-ranking and high- powered guests to this mansion. During the Safavid period, Aali Qapo was known as the "Palace of the State House" and the "Government House of the Holy Role of the World".
Written 5 November 2020
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Rod F
Royal Wootton Bassett, UK2,057 contributions
Sept 2019
My favourite building of the Islamic era in Iran. Originally a squat Timurid palace, Shah Abbas raised it by 3 floors to act as a lodging, grandstand, audience chamber and state gateway leading to the palace grounds to the west of the Maidan. The ground floor was used by the officers of the guard, the upper by the Shahs. Shah Abbas himself supervised the building of the Maidan complex from here. Sir T Herbert, who saw it in the late C17th says that originally it was painted red, blue, white and gold, and decorated with hunting scenes. Today, the decor is much subtler. It is a whimsical mixture of Iranian and European,and even Chinese-influenced styles. In contrast to the bright blues and yellows of the nearby royal mosques, the walls here are decorated in delicate greys, oranges, pinks and mauves, although much is sadly in very poor condition. There are many paintings, several in lascivious positions, several waving flagons of wine about. The piece-de- resistance is the fabled music room with its fret-saw like shapes of flagons and bottles (tong borie work). Sir T Chardin, who saw it in all its glory in the early C18th says that many of the tong borie niches in the music room were filled with glass, pottery, enamelled work and precious stones. The balcony (talar) was created as a viewing platform for the shah to watch the polo matches, and has a pool fed by hydraulics, but now disused. Altogether, a wonderful creation.
Written 29 April 2020
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Taffoolie
Paris, France1,575 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
I love this palace, so beautiful, from the entrance all the painting and the colors are amaaazzinnnggg . The music room is a merveille of architecture . Live music was played int the corners and you could hear the music all around the palace . It is a jewel and a must see .
Written 12 March 2020
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m.javad.momeni
Shiraz, Iran37 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Located in isfahan and imam square whit beautiful architecture in old time use for formal visit whit the king and another foreigners person
Written 29 February 2020
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Travel C
Waterford, Ireland1,439 contributions
Sept 2019
A wonderful collection of great architecture, history and just beautiful things. very photogenic surroundings with commanding views over all of Jahan Square, Imam Mosque and Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque. Extremely popular with tourists (both domestic and foreign) so expect it to be busy and watch out for some of the steps to the upper stories which can be quite steep.
Written 30 December 2019
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David Nevard
Qom, Iran99 contributions
Nov 2019
It was less of a Shah’s palace and more of a fancy government building for hosting in its day, or at least the parts we could see. Lots of waiting rooms, a really cool music room at the top designed for acoustics. But the upper balcony has a view of the whole square that you can just close your eyes for a moment and imagine the king and some dignitaries sitting up there watching a polo match in the courtyard with the city under their gaze, it’s makes the whole square more impressive
Written 29 November 2019
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