Ali Qapu Palace

Ali Qapu Palace, Isfahan: Hours, Address, Ali Qapu Palace Reviews: 4.5/5

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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Ali_hich_
Iran57 contributions
Be the king!
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 November 25, 2020
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Nili
17 contributions
Gem of Naqshe Jahan Square
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 November 5, 2020
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Rod F
Royal Wootton Bassett, UK2,057 contributions
An extraordinary secular building with diverse room decorations
Sep 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 April 29, 2020
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Taffoolie
Paris, France1,452 contributions
Beautiful architecture and amazing music room
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 March 12, 2020
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m.javad.momeni
Shiraz, Iran37 contributions
Perfect
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 February 29, 2020
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DominicDeBurca
Dunmore East, Ireland1,393 contributions
Stunning architecture — particularly the music room!
Sep 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 December 30, 2019
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David Nevard
Qom, Iran99 contributions
It’s all about the view
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 November 29, 2019
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michael c
Ahus, Sweden1,005 contributions
top visit
Nov 2019
one of the best places to visit while in Isfahan. Lovely view from the balcony overlooking the enormous square.
Written November 12, 2019
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T M
Tehran, Iran4 contributions
Ali qapu
Nov 2019 • Couples
Beautiful and historical place. I enjoyed it.
I will visit it again if I go back to Isfahan half ohlf world
Written November 9, 2019
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Isfahan tourguide.Eli
Isfahan, Iran234 contributions
Always amazing
Oct 2019 • Friends
As a tour guide i often go there and each time its great architect, wondrful painting , unique music chamber and great view of Naghsh e jahana square is stille breathtaking and surprise my visitors.
Written October 17, 2019
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  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Sun - Sat 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM