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Address: Kamal St, Esfahan 81464, Iran

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Isolated in a popular neighborhood

There used to be a mosque next to this minaret, but I understood it vanished long time ago. With 54m the highest minaret in town. From the Seljuk period, so very old... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2016
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

very nice high minaret! very different kinds of patterns in the brickwork! i am not sure if you can enter it or what is the best place to view this minaret.

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Reviewed 29 December 2016

There used to be a mosque next to this minaret, but I understood it vanished long time ago. With 54m the highest minaret in town. From the Seljuk period, so very old (approximately 900 years). Strangely there is no point of entry. It is in a good state and beautifully decorated. Two parts with different reliefs in brick. Two crowns... More 

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Basingstoke UK
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Reviewed 13 December 2016

900 years old and 54m tall makes it more than just the average minaret, highest in the Isfahan Province. For such a slender free standing structure in an area prone to earthquakes my question is - how come it is still standing? This minaret is interesting to visit as getting to it involves a stroll through the Jewish quarter of... More 

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Chengdu, China
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Reviewed 26 March 2013

This lonesome Seljuk minaret in the back-alleys of Esfahan will not be anyone's must-see sight in coming to Iran, but for the traveller with time on their hands, the idea that this graceful, towering brick minaret has survived umpteen earthquakes and dynasties gives it a certain melancholic appeal. It isn't very easy to find but its height is a plus:... More 

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Esfahan, Iran
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Reviewed 21 December 2011

most people visiting Isfahan focus on 400 years heritage site of Naghshe jahan square and other Safavi era monuments, some of them visit Jame mosque a Saljuk period magnificent mosque but a avery small part of tourists go to visit the old part of the city Isfahan were the Sarban, Chehel dokhtaran and Masjid(mosque) Ali minarets are standing for about... More 

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