Cities of Faith
Cities of Faith | Isfahan, Iran
Season 1, Episode 19 • 27m
Isfahan is a city located in central Iran that has played an important role in Islamic history. In the 16th century, it became the capital of the Safavid dynasty that ruled Iran for over two centuries. During this time, Isfahan became a center of Islamic learning, art, and culture, with impressive mosques, palaces, and public squares built throughout the city.
One of the most famous landmarks in Isfahan is the Masjid-i Shah (Shah Mosque), which was constructed in the early 17th century during the reign of Shah Abbas I. The mosque is renowned for its intricate tilework, calligraphy, and architecture, and it remains one of the most important examples of Islamic art in the world.
Overall, Isfahan's rich history and cultural heritage have made it an important city in the Islamic world, and it continues to be a major center of Islamic scholarship and cultural activity today.
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