Isfahan Travel Guide

Welcome to Isfahan

Isfahan is famous as “half the world” which shows how exciting and attractive this city is considering the number of highlights and historical monuments. Having a worldwide reputation for its unique buildings and architectural masterpieces, Isfahan is home to some  UNESCO World Heritage monuments. Isfahan located in the center of Iran is the third largest city in the country with a population of about 2 million people. In different dynasties, Isfahan was the capital of a politically and economically important city throughout history, so it is full of beautiful historical monuments that can be very enjoyable to visit. Isfahan was introduced as the cultural capital of the Islamic world in 2006 and for this reason, many travelers from all over the world travel to visit this city each year. To experience an unforgettable trip to Isfahan, read “Isfahan Travel Guide” and proceed with the complete information.

What to do in Isfahan?

A collection of unbeatable activities and experiences in Isfahan

Where to stay in Isfahan?

A range of hotels, hostels, traditional and boutique hotels in Isfahan

What to see in Isfahan?

A collection of unbeatable places to visit in Isfahan in numerous categories
  • To Tehran: 448 km
  • Travel on surface: 4h45
  • Travel by air: 45min
  • Travel by train: 7h
  • By air: Isfahan Airport is located half an hour away from the city.
  • By bus: Isfahan has 4 bus stations: Kaveh terminal in the north of Isfahan is the main bus station from where there are departures to numerous destinations in Iran. Sofeh bus station in the south of Isfahan, at the beginning of Isfahan-Shiraz road. There are two other bus stations called Jey and Zayanderood.
  • By train: One of the most convenient and carefree types of travel is train travel. Especially if you want to travel as a group. Isfahan Railway is located in Azadi Square, Hezar Jarib Street, 5 km from Shiraz Road, in front of Sepahan Shahr.

Isfahan is geographically located in the semi-desert region of Iran so it has dry climate. The difference of temperature between day and night is high. Winters are cold and generally cold winds blow. Summers are relatively hot and dry. The temperature in Isfahan reaches 39 Celsius degree in summer and goes down to -18 degrees in winter. The whole Isfahan province has a desert climate in its north and east, when you go further to south or west, the weather is cooler.

Since Isfahan is a desert city, its winters and summers have dry weather which adds to the coldness and heat of the weather. The best time to visit Isfahan is September to November and April-May. In the case you prefer low season for cheap prices January to March is suggested.

The royal square (Naqsh-e Jahan) is the most famous tourist attraction of Isfahan. Aliqapoo Mansion, Qaisaria Bazaar, Shah Mosque, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque and the souvenir shops around the square will keep you busy for a full day in the square.

Chehel Sotoon (40 Pillars) and the Hasht Behesht (8 Heavens), Vank church, the historical bridges such as Siose Pol (33 Bridges), Monar Jonban and Jame Mosque are the must-sees to visit in Isfahan.

Isfahan located in the center of Iran is the third largest city in the country with a population of about 2 million people.

Isfahan is one of the most touristy cities in Iran. So, you can find different type of accommodation there suitable for every taste or budget. If you have saved good money and you are interested in first class, 5-star and 4-star hotels such as Shah Abbas Hotel, Keshish House and Qasr-e Monshi Hotel are great options.

But if you are looking for quality but cheap hotels, you will find several clean one in the city.


The delicious food and snacks of Isfahan tempt everyone to try them at least once. The average price for fast food starts from 1,000,000 IRR and 20,000,000 for a complete meal at a well-known restaurant. 

Yoghurt Stew and Biryani are two mouth-watering Isfahani dishes. 

Royal Square is the best place for buying souvenirs. It is not possible to resist buying those colorful handicrafts and delicious food.

Public transportation in Isfahan is almost convenient. Other than the normal taxies, you can use the digital taxies such as Snap and Tapsi.

If your travel budget is limited, the bus will be a cheaper option for you. All you have to do is buy an Isfahan card or transportation card and take a regular bus or a BRT to get to the sights.

Other than that Isfahan metro can be the best option to escape the traffic. The last suggestion is walking, when you take a stroll around the city, you will feel the atmosphere even better.


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