Ali Qapu Palace in Isfahan

Ali Qapu Palace in Isfahan

If you are on a trip to Isfahan or on an Isfahan tour, visit this place which is one of the best points of interest in Isfahan. Ali Qapu Palace in Isfahan was the most important and the first building that was erected when the capital of Safavid dynasty was moved from Qazvin to Isfahan. This glorious building originally belonged to the Teymuri era. The first floor was reconstructed and five floors were added in the early 11th century. Regarding its decorations, this palace is among the most precious remains of the Safavid era.

Decorations of Ali Qapu Palace in Isfahan

Most decorations of Ali Qapu Palace in Isfahan are masterworks of Ostad Reza Abbasi,the skillful painter of that period. He, along with his students, created unique drawings and figures on the walls of this palace. These decorations are in form of floral figures, birds and other animals on the ceilings and arches of rooms, corridors, and staircases of this building. The palace of Ali Qapu has been a place for attending important matters of the country.

Interior Decorations Music Room of Ali Qapu Palace

The sixth floor of Ali Qapu Palace in Isfahan, which is known as” the sound and music room”, was the part used for royal celebrations where the musicians and singers gathered for composing the musical suites. The biggest halls of the palace are in this floor.

Ali Qapu Palace in Isfahan

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They have hollow stucco works in the ceilings. These stucco shapes are in form of cups and other dishes in the arches and corners of the walls. The main purpose of designers has been to, in addition to the ornamental uses; trap the sound of instruments and singers and preventing the echo of the sound with these hollow stucco works. It causes the sound to remain natural. This room has been called “Sofreh Khaneh”, “Sharab Khaneh”, and “Chini Khaneh”, too.

Ali Qapu Palace in Isfahan

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