Ali Qapu

Another historical building of Isfahan on the side of Naqshe Jahan Square from the Safavid period; that was built by Shah Abbas and was used as a palace. The name consists of two parts, “Ali” and “Qapu” which together mean “long portal”. It is said that the king used to bring his guests over to the balcony in order to show them the view of Naqshe Jahan square. Inside the building, you can see a couple of Persian paintings from the famous painter Reza Abbasi on the walls that have added to its beauty. The stucco of the last floor of the palace which is called “Music Hall” or “Music Room” is fascinating and makes the site unique though it is not always open to the public. Vank Cathedral