This is one of the most beautiful and important cities in Persia. Today the world if still fascinated by its Safavid architectural monuments. This city became a UNESCO world heritage site. French poet Renier who visited Isfahan for the first time in the 16th century, was amazed and called it “Half of the World”.
During the rule of Shah Abbas the Great of the Safavid dynasty, the royal carpet factory was founded. At the time of his rule, in the 16th century, the craft of carpet-weaving reached its apex. Therefore, this city has a great heritage and long-standing traditions of woolen and silk carpet-weaving. Almost all widely known museums exhibit carpets from Isfahan.