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Chehel Sotoun, Isfahan

#6 of 20 in Historic Sites in Isfahan
Castle · Architectural Building
Visit Chehel Sotoun, an intricately decorated 17th-century palace built to entertain foreign delegates. A long pool leads up to the palace, surrounded by rich greenery and reflecting off the distinctive 20 pillars at the entrance, creating a picturesque scene. Inside you’ll find that every inch of the palace walls is covered in murals by unknown artists, depicting historical events or simply celebrating love and life. Amenities include an audio guide and a coffee shop indoors. Make Chehel Sotoun part of your personalized Isfahan itinerary using our Isfahan day trip planning website.
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  • Beautiful garden, breathtaking paintings & wonderful architecture has made this palace one of the nicest one in Isfahan.  more »
  • The 40 columns palace is magnificent. when you enter this palace you will see the building in the middle of a beautiful garden with tall trees. the most famous fact about the palace is the reflection....  more »
  • Nice, but not exceptional. The original palace was burnt and re-built later. The 19th century paintings (medium quality) dominate the main hall. Note the original Persian art below the frescoes - much better. The palace is set in a lovely garden.
  • There are repair works in the complex. Nevertheless the garden is very beautiful. It is worth paying a short visit. Recently emerged (not completely, though) from a long restoration process, the 40-columns-palace is located in a beautiful Persian garden, and hosts huge mural paintings, with historical meaning - in the inner side, and an impressive mirror arcade - in the outer side... Do not count twice, the pavilion has only 20 columns ;-) should visit very beautiful arts

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