Chehel Sotoon palace

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The Chethel Soton Garden of Isfahan is an example of a royal garden dating from the Safavid era, which is now called the Chehelsotun Palace or the Cathedral Museum of Chehel Sotun. Chehelsotun Palace is located in Imam Hossein Square, Isfahan Governor General Street, covering an area of ​​67,000 square meters and 1057 Hijri, the period of Shah Abbas I Safavid, was established during the reign of Shah Abbas II Safavid. The building was completed and the central building was given general changes. The hall of mirrors, the hall of 18 columns, the two large rooms, the north and the south, the mirror hall, the porches The sides of the King's Hall and the Great Basin in front of the Hall with all the decorations of the painting and mirror and the tiling of the walls and ceilings Added.

One of the plans of Shah Abbas I and after selecting the city of Isfahan as the capital in 1007 AH, the construction of a beautiful and long street had four gardens and numerous gardens around it, which was planted by the Baha'i Sheikh. The choice of vast space in a collection called the state government, and the studies that were conducted for the future, all reflect the talent and creativity of the late Safavid scholar Sheikh Baha'i. The complex of palaces that began (the Qapu supermarket) continued to the main square of Chabagh Abbasi continued in this large enclosure, where several royal palaces were also located such as Ashraf Hall, motel, backyard, courtyard, courtyard, palace Eight Paradise, Monotheism and other buildings were built. The Chehel Sotun Palace was registered on October 15, 2010 at No. 108 in the National Iranian Book List.

Chehel Soton Palace Exposition:
The main porch is based on twenty pillars. Many scholars consider the palace to reflect the twenty pillars on a beautiful and large pond. Of course, the role of the number 40 in Persian literature (this number is a sign of plurality) may also be another reason for calling a mansion to be forty hundred.

Chehel Soton Palace building:
Chehelsoton Palace is one of the first buildings in which extensive decoration, work mirror, large wall paintings and wooden columns were used with the headquarters of Mogharnas. All the walls were decorated with glass mirrors and colorful paintings, and all the doors and windows were embroidered and decorated. The skills and proficiency of Iranians in the design of this palace are well observed in which the space outside the mansion with its interior is so coherent and relevant that it can not be determined where one ends and the other begins. The main and impressive porch of the palace with numerous columns, which are the features of the building.

The architecture of this palace is a combination of the art of Chinese, Iranian, and Iranian architecture. The fourteenth style consists of a large porch of 3 meters in length, 17 meters in width, and 14 meters in height eastward. The octagonal porches of The genus is plantain and pine wood.

The front of the mansion, 110 meters long and 16 meters wide, now gives the palace a particular refinement and beauty. In the past, the water jump in the middle pillar of the hall gave a special emphasis to the mansion, from the mouths of the valleys on the four corners of the dock, and the stone fountains pointing to the point in the small atmosphere around the mansion. Pool proportions in front of the palace are designed to see the image of the palace in the water and the darkness of the floor of the pool in order to illustrate it deeply.

The ivory palace of Chehelsoton consists of two parts: a section that is based on 18 wooden columns and lifts. The four middle pillars are located on 4 stone lions and their carvings are in such a way that two lions are shown to one human head. From the mouth of these four faucets, he erupted into a marble dock. The other part, which is slightly higher, forms the front entrance of the hall. And in some resorts it is called the Hall of Mirrors. This section is located on two columns and is adorned with a vast and prolific mirror, in which fine and beautiful mirrors are used as mosaics alongside the glow and glare mirrors. The ceiling of the hall consists of wooden frames and shapes. Different geometric shapes are made. The image of the marble hollow in the middle of the porch is visible in the ceiling decoration. This mirroring is very similar to the great porch.

The palace's central hall, dedicated to foreign guests and personalities from other countries, contains paintings that present the historical events of different periods. This magnificent hall, which is based on a dome, is characterized by colorful butterflies and golden and transparent designs of the artistic masterpieces of that epoch.

Isfahan column ignorance palace paintings:
One of the most important features of Chehelsoton's Palace is the presence of beautiful paintings by the artist of the Safavid era, Reza Abbasi, who decorated the walls of the palace walls in Iranian miniature style. Each of these paintings represents a period of historical events during the Safavid period and Afshariyah, which includes Shah Tahmasb's reception hall of the King of India, the Chaldoran battle between Shah Isma'il and the Ottoman emperor Sultan Selim Khan, Shah Abbas's House of Reception First, the governor of Turkistan, Wali Mohammad Khan, the Shah Abbas II reception room from the Turkestan ruler Nader Mohammad Khan, the Karnal war between Nadir Shah Afshar and King Mohammad Shah Gurkani of India and the battle of Shah Isma'il I with Uzbek Shibak Khan. It is worth noting that two images of the Chaldoran and Karnal wars are from the decorations of this building after the Safavid era, which is depicted in accordance with the evidence provided by "Aqa Sadegh Nahash" in the Qajar era. Also, in the part of the palace some paintings belonging to Angela and Lugar, two Dutch painters who came to Iran and Isfahan during Shah Abbas II, were seen. In the lower part of the walls of the main hall, drawings of imaginative characters for decorating are depicted.

Particular view of Chehel Soton Palace Esfahan:
Hall of 18 columns
Hall of Mirror
Stone tiles

The four corners of the central pond are gorgeous ornaments and royal paintings of the king's image of Shah Abbas I with a crown of special effects such as the courtyard of the mosque of Qotbay and the courtyards of the door of the palace and works of the mosque of Javabra and the mosque of Aghasi, which is installed on the walls of the western and southern sides of the garden. The king of Chehelsotun in 1327, with the support of the officials, took the time and effort of the culture of the friends of Isfahan to the Museum (Garden of the Museum), the central hall of which is the site of displaying some artworks of different periods of Iran. Visited by foreign tourists and domestic guests.


Isfahan, Imam Hussein Square, Governor's Ave.

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