Arches of Imam Ali Square can be seen in the background from a shopping centre (bazaar)

Arches of Imam Ali Square can be seen in the background from a shopping centre (bazaar)

Area in front of the square has a small car park and a mini roundabout - dome and minarets of the Imam Mosque is visible to the right

Area in front of the square has a small car park and a mini roundabout - dome and minarets of the Imam Mosque is visible to the right

View of the Imam Ali Square - this square used to be the heartbeat of Isfahan in the past

View of the Imam Ali Square - this square used to be the heartbeat of Isfahan in the past

During the Safavid period, the importance of this area decreased and they moved the main centre of the city to Naqsh-e Jahan Square

During the Safavid period, the importance of this area decreased and they moved the main centre of the city to Naqsh-e Jahan Square

This square goes back to the 11th century, during the Seljuk dynasty it was main hub of the city

This square goes back to the 11th century, during the Seljuk dynasty it was main hub of the city

This square has lots of historical monuments around it, including a bazaar, Imam Mosque, Harun Vilayat, a madrasa and Bagh-e-Ghoushkhane Minaret (Ali Minar)

This square has lots of historical monuments around it, including a bazaar, Imam Mosque, Harun Vilayat, a madrasa and Bagh-e-Ghoushkhane Minaret (Ali Minar)

This sign in the square point to the Bagh-e-Ghoushkhane Minaret - this 14th century minaret is few meters away from the square

This sign in the square point to the Bagh-e-Ghoushkhane Minaret - this 14th century minaret is few meters away from the square

A map of Imam Ali Square in Isfahan

A map of Imam Ali Square in Isfahan

A bazaar goes around the square, when i passed it earlier in the day it was closed

A bazaar goes around the square, when i passed it earlier in the day it was closed

An old and crumbling building beside the Imam Ali Square

An old and crumbling building beside the Imam Ali Square

This part of Isfahan is one of the oldest in the city

This part of Isfahan is one of the oldest in the city

Renovation being carried out at the Sultan Sinjar Mosque and Madrasa

Renovation being carried out at the Sultan Sinjar Mosque and Madrasa

This Mosque is beside the Imam Ali Square and famous Ali Minaret stands in one of it's corners

This Mosque is beside the Imam Ali Square and famous Ali Minaret stands in one of it's corners

A worker loading the wheelbarrow inside the Sultan Sinjar Mosque

A worker loading the wheelbarrow inside the Sultan Sinjar Mosque

This beautilful entrance was located opposite the Sinjar Mosque and Madrasa and it was linked with Imam Baqir

This beautilful entrance was located opposite the Sinjar Mosque and Madrasa and it was linked with Imam Baqir

I tried this black & white photo of the square with the beautiful Bagh-e-Ghoushkhane Minaret in the corner

I tried this black & white photo of the square with the beautiful Bagh-e-Ghoushkhane Minaret in the corner

Imam Ali Square seen through one of the arches of the bazaar

Imam Ali Square seen through one of the arches of the bazaar

Few items on sale outside one of the shops

Few items on sale outside one of the shops

Now, shops in bazaar were open and people were strolling around

Now, shops in bazaar were open and people were strolling around

This bazaar resembles to any other bazaar in Iran - Abdol Razaq Street detached this bazaar from the main centre of Old Bazaar

This bazaar resembles to any other bazaar in Iran - Abdol Razaq Street detached this bazaar from the main centre of Old Bazaar

Inside of a shoe shop in Imam Ali Square

Inside of a shoe shop in Imam Ali Square

This shop was selling dry fruit and some spices

This shop was selling dry fruit and some spices

Neatly arranged spices on sale - to the left side of the photo, a layer of spices and colours can be seen

Neatly arranged spices on sale - to the left side of the photo, a layer of spices and colours can be seen

While walking in this bazaar, Imam Ali Square can be seen through many arches

While walking in this bazaar, Imam Ali Square can be seen through many arches