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Historical churches 3/4 – Tourism attractions of Isfahan, Iran

Iran has a city in its middle known as Nesfe Jahan (half of the world). Every corner you go is full of different constructions every which has been a part of this city and has hidden a story at its heart. Every historical period has a print of specific architecture on the city based on its special characteristics.

Meanwhile religion has played a role in forming the construction of this city and exquisite constructions have been built in any quarter based on residents’ beliefs. Isfahan is a city in which people lived with diverse religions during the history and had a building in the city. In some quarters the mosques show the presence of the Muslims and in some places holy shrines of minorities have been formed.

In Shah Abbas (safavid) era Armenian citizens have been transplanted to Isfahan in order to prevent depredation and incursion of Ottoman Turks.

The Armenian resided in Julfa and as soon as entered Isfahan they built some churches in the city by the permission of Shah Abbas. These churches were inspired by Iranian architecture and art and had differences with Armenian churches in appearance external embellishments.

Churches are places for Christians to pray and are of high sacredness for them. Then historic churches in addition to religious value are historically valuable for people. Today we go to historic churches of Isfahan and introduce them to you, but it is better to see travel guide to Isfahan. For more information.

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Then historic churches in Isfahan Iran addition to religious value are historically valuable for people.

           8. Saint Nerses Church

 Saint Nerses church which is also known as Surp Nerses has been constructed in Safavid era in 17th century by Otic Dilanian. Based on inscriptions in the church, the exact date of building this construction is 1661-1666. During centuries the church was renovated and mended many times and now has this present form. First it was named after its constructor but gifts brought there by the name of Narses it was called Narses later.

Unlike the other churches its internal walls have no paintings and the internal space is very simple and unembellished. Thanks to this simplicity the church seems so artless.

It was registered in Iranian national heritage list in 2002 No. 9080.

Address: Sangtarashha quarter, Julfa

 Historical churches 3/4 - Tourism attractions of Isfahan, Iran

Historical churches 3/4 - Tourism attractions of Isfahan, Iran

            9. Saint Menas Church

Saint Menas church has been built in 1655-1659 by the Armenians whom brought to Shams Abad in Isfahan by the command of Shah Abbas Π. First they called it Holly Marry in memorial of a church in their previous quarter but later it change into Saint Menas. It was built of brick and mud and there are exquisite niches of brick on the external walls. Its internal walls have been covered by plaster and in some parts like dome and altar you can see some paintings.

There is a building which is used as a small prayer hall on the south of the church. It dates back to 1713 and named Saint Marry. This construction was registered in Iranian national heritage list No. 9078 in 2002.

Address: Tabriziha Alley, Tabriziha Quarter, Julfa

Saint Menas church has been built in 1655-1659 by the Armenians whom brought to Shams Abad in Isfahan by the command of Shah Abbas Π.

Saint Menas church has been built in 1655-1659 by the Armenians whom brought to Shams Abad in Isfahan by the command of Shah Abbas Π.

            10. Saint Nico Qayoos Church (Saint Nicholas Church)

Saint Nico Qayoos church is a building which dates back to Safavid era and has been built in 1630. It was built of brick and mud and internal walls covered with plaster and have some geometric lines in some parts. The internal space has a rectangular plan and divided into three interrelated parts. The belfry is on the western part and on top of the roof and the altar flanked with two small chambers on the eastern part.

The prayer hall of Holly Stepanos is located on the north eastern part of the building which dates back to 1774, and the grave of Khajeh Menas who was killed by the command of Nader Shah is in the yard. This church registered in Iranian national list No. 9071 in 2002.

Address: Khajeh Ebad Alley, Qarakol quarter, Julfa

 The prayer hall of Holly Stepanos is located on the north eastern part of the building which dates back to 1774, and the grave of Khajeh Menas who was killed by the command of Nader Shah is in the yard. This church registered in Iranian national list No. 9071 in 2002.

The prayer hall of Holly Stepanos is located on the north eastern part of the building which dates back to 1774, and the grave of Khajeh Menas who was killed by the command of Nader Shah is in the yard. This church registered in Iranian national list No. 9071 in 2002.

The prayer hall of Holly Stepanos is located on the north eastern part of the building which dates back to 1774, and the grave of Khajeh Menas who was killed by the command of Nader Shah is in the yard. This church registered in Iranian national list No. 9071 in 2002.

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