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Naqsh-e Jahan Square
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Naqsh-e Jahan Square

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Iran
Best of: Architecture, Square
Description:
Built by Shah Abbas I the Great at the beginning of the 17th century, and bordered on all sides by monumental buildings linked by a series of two-storeyed arcades, the site is known for the Royal Mosque, the Mosque of Sheykh Lotfollah, the magnificent Portico of Qaysariyyeh and the 15th-century Timurid palace. They are an impressive testimony to the level of social and cultural life in Persia during the Safavid era.
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