About Chehel Sotoun Palace

Chehel Sotoun Palace is one of the monuments of Isfahan which is constructed during the reign of Abbas the Great. He built a pavilion in the middle of the park which is the starting point of the palace. The pavilion included the middle hall of Chehel Sotoun Palace and side chambers. The building has been completed during the reign of Abbas II of Persia when overall changes occurred in the central building;  the Mirror Hall, Bist Sotoun (twenty column) Hall, two large north and south chambers of Mirror Hall, side balconies of the king hall and a big pool in front of the hall with painting adornments, and walls and ceilings with mirror work and tiling were added to the building.

Among these works of art, the magnificent paintings of Bist Sotoun Hall’s ceiling, mirror ornament of the ceiling, mirror ornament of Abbas II’s dining room Entrance and huge pillars of 20 Sotoun and mirror Hall, can be mentioned. Stone lions of four corners also can be mentioned. Some other monuments of safavid dynasty such as Entrance of Ghotbieh mosque and entrance of pavilion side door and even some work of art from Darb Joubareh mosque, Pir Pineh Douz mosque and Aghasi mosque which are installed on west and south walls of the garden ,are other attractions of the palace. Four sculptures on the corners of the garden pool are Anahita, the ancient Persian Goddess of Water. In addition to being registered as a national monument in Iran, Chehel Sotoun Palace has been registered in the UNESCO's World Heritage List.





Isfahan is the capital of Isfahan Province. It is Iran's third largest city after Tehran and Mashhad. The city is located in the lush plain of the Zayandeh River, at the foothills of the Zagros mountain range.
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