The Naghsh-e Jahan Square( Imam Sq) Built by Shah Abbas I the Great at the beginning of the 16th century, and bordered on all sides by monumental buildings linked by a series of two-story arcades. The Naghsh-e Jahan Sq is one of the most famous Esfahan Tourist Attractions. The Imam Sq measures 160 meters wide by 508 meters long (an area of 89,600 m2). The Nasghsh-e Jahan square is surrounded by buildings from the Safavid era.
The Shah Mosque is situated on the south side of this square. On the west side is the Ali Qapu Palace. Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque is situated on the eastern side of this square and at the northern side Qeysariye gate opens into the Isfahan Grand Bazaar. The Naghsh-e Jahan Sq, was registered as a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE Site in 1979.
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