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“Aali Qapu”
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Aali Qapu Palace
Ranked #8 of 68 things to do in Esfahan
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

It is a unique small old palace but it's under renovation since 3 years ago. Don't miss the music hall where I think it is the most beautiful part of this place. You can see the panoramic view of Imam Square trough the terrace. I think it will be a bit difficult to climb up.

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

You can see places better than that in Esfahan, but if you go to the mains square you cannot skip, is historically good.

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

It is a ok place to visit, but if you go to the main square in Esfahan, you can visit easily. Historical is good.

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Reviewed 25 May 2014

The Palace is well worth a visit. It was described to me as Iran’s first ever skyscraper … no, not in Tehran – we are still here in Immam Sq, Esfahan - in its day apparently the Ali Qapu Palace was the highest building around.

There was considerable vandalism after the revolution (1979), particularly of the two lower floors … which is rather sad.
The steps are twice the size of our standard rise in Australia but keep going to the third floor to see the 28 m long and 16 m wide verandah – you have the most magnificent view across the square looking over to the Mosque - uyou also have, on the third floor of this 17 C building, a pool made from copper and a fountain – the water being brought up by use of 17th C hydraulics!!!

You also must visit the music room (on the top floor) (note: the musicians’ room – that is where they PLAYED the music is on the ground floor) - learn how the music was transmitted from the ground floor to the top floor so that the Shah could listen to the music in peace and with - what was described as - exceptional sound quality.

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Reviewed 28 April 2014

This is a tiny former palace which is truly overpriced (entrance is 15 000T = 150 000 rials). The building has few rooms, they are all empty... It seems this palace has been a nice place hundreds years ago, but it is not prepared to be a museum at all. You are supposed to see Imam square from the balcony, but the whole balcony is under renovation and not accessible to visitors. Thus, you pay to see only couple rooms with stony walls... Well, only poetry room in the very top is nice, but I am not sure if it is worth to pay ~5EUR to see it.
If you are on budget or have no time, you definitely can skip it, because you won't see nothing inside.

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