Ali Qapu

Ali Qapu

Ali Qapu is located on the western side of the Naqsh-e Jahan Square and in front of the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque. It is 48 meters high and there are 6 floors, which can be reached with spiral staircases. The Miniatures of the famous Safavid artist “Reza Abbasi”, and the top floor stucco of the Ali Qapu Palace, which is also called the “Music Room” or the “Sound Room”, made Ali Qapu as a magnificent work of the Safavid era.Ali Qapu

The exterior decoration with bricks in lachacks (crescent parts at the top of the entrance) is decorated with the seven colors tiles and a slalom line the arabesque. And interior space was decorated with the beautiful floral motifs and the hunting ground, animals and birds, on Plaster decorations or Iranian miniatures (in the style of Reza Abbasi) and foreign (by European painters who attended the Safavid court at the time of Suleiman I, with the European-style painting by famous painters such as Angel Volokar).

The palace now has three stairs, which includes two symmetry spiral staircases in the western part of the building, and one staircase with step (in the form of multi-steps staircases and zigzag-shaped rooms), known as the Royal Stairs designed for ceremonial purposes.

The Ali Qapu Palace with a height of about 48 meters to the floor of the market has been the tallest multi-story palace in the city of Isfahan for decades. The architecture of this building has a different view, due to the additions and extensions, this building from the Naqsh-e Jahan Square is 2-story building, from behind the 5-story building, from the sides it is the 3-story building. It is the 6-story building includes the ground floor as the first floor.

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