I came to Naqsh-e Jahan Square through this arched door located on the Posht Motbakh Street

I came to Naqsh-e Jahan Square through this arched door located on the Posht Motbakh Street

This was the very first sight I was met with in this famous square of Isfahan

This was the very first sight I was met with in this famous square of Isfahan

Locally, this square is known as Maidan-e Naqsh-e Jahan - in the past, it was known as Shah Square

Locally, this square is known as Maidan-e Naqsh-e Jahan - in the past, it was known as Shah Square

This square was built between 1598-1623, now it is added to the UNSECO's World Heritage List

This square was built between 1598-1623, now it is added to the UNSECO's World Heritage List

Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (built 1603-1619) is located to the eastern side of the square

Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (built 1603-1619) is located to the eastern side of the square

Ali Qapu Palace is situated on the western side of Naqsh-e Jahan Square

Ali Qapu Palace is situated on the western side of Naqsh-e Jahan Square

Ali Qapu Palace was the first palace built by the Safvaid king Shah Abbas I at the end of the 16th century (1597)

Ali Qapu Palace was the first palace built by the Safvaid king Shah Abbas I at the end of the 16th century (1597)

This is the one of the many doors of the Isfahan Grand Bazaar which spans around Naqsh-e Jahan Square

This is the one of the many doors of the Isfahan Grand Bazaar which spans around Naqsh-e Jahan Square

A girl sitting in the middle of the squae - Naqsh-e Jahan Square is 160 metres (520 ft) wide by 560 metres (1,840 ft) long

A girl sitting in the middle of the squae - Naqsh-e Jahan Square is 160 metres (520 ft) wide by 560 metres (1,840 ft) long

Here Shah Mosque (Imam Mosque) can be seen at the end of the square

Here Shah Mosque (Imam Mosque) can be seen at the end of the square

Shah Mosque is situated on the southern side of the square

Shah Mosque is situated on the southern side of the square

Fountains in the middle of Naqsh-e Jahan Square portray a beautiful picture of the whole square

Fountains in the middle of Naqsh-e Jahan Square portray a beautiful picture of the whole square

The construction of the Shah Mosque started in 1611 and it was finished in 1629

The construction of the Shah Mosque started in 1611 and it was finished in 1629

Eastern side of Naqsh-e Jahan Square with the splendid dome of the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque

Eastern side of Naqsh-e Jahan Square with the splendid dome of the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque

This photo shows the northern side of the square

This photo shows the northern side of the square

This square is very popular among the locals and the tourists alike

This square is very popular among the locals and the tourists alike

Tourists enjoying themselves in the middle of the square

Tourists enjoying themselves in the middle of the square

View of the Shah Mosque through one of the walkway (also used by the horse driven carriages)

View of the Shah Mosque through one of the walkway (also used by the horse driven carriages)

This photo was taken from the Ali Qapu Palace

This photo was taken from the Ali Qapu Palace

It shows the southern side of the square

It shows the southern side of the square

A blue tiled dome of the Shah Mosque - this is one of the typical domes built during the Safavid dynasty of Iran

A blue tiled dome of the Shah Mosque - this is one of the typical domes built during the Safavid dynasty of Iran

Main entrance of the Shah Mosque seen from the Ali Qapu Palace

Main entrance of the Shah Mosque seen from the Ali Qapu Palace

Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque seen through one of the arches in the Grand Bazaar of Isfahan

Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque seen through one of the arches in the Grand Bazaar of Isfahan

This is the startup point of Sepah Street from Naqsh-e Jahan Square

This is the startup point of Sepah Street from Naqsh-e Jahan Square

The Keisaria Gate is located to the northern side of the square and it open into the Grand Bazaar

The Keisaria Gate is located to the northern side of the square and it open into the Grand Bazaar

Colourful paintings are created on the Keisaria Gate

Colourful paintings are created on the Keisaria Gate

The wall of the gate shows one of the many polo matches played here in the past

The wall of the gate shows one of the many polo matches played here in the past

View of Naqsh-e Jahan Square from the northern side (in front of the Keisaria Gate)

View of Naqsh-e Jahan Square from the northern side (in front of the Keisaria Gate)

Locals come to bazaar and they stroll in this beautiful square

Locals come to bazaar and they stroll in this beautiful square

Going around this square in a horse driven carriage is one of the most delightful things to do in the evening

Going around this square in a horse driven carriage is one of the most delightful things to do in the evening

This horse is wearing a cover in order to protect it from the cold

This horse is wearing a cover in order to protect it from the cold

In the past, Polo was played in this square

In the past, Polo was played in this square

This square has miantained it's original look and the construction from the past

This square has miantained it's original look and the construction from the past

The only modern additions are the fountains, which were added by the Pahlavis

The only modern additions are the fountains, which were added by the Pahlavis

The square is best visited in the late afternoon and early evening when locals turn up in high numbers

The square is best visited in the late afternoon and early evening when locals turn up in high numbers