The royal square

The royal square (meydan-e naqsh-e Jahan) was built during the Safavid dynasty, so that it would be a symbolic center of political power, commercial and religious; It was also used for celebrations and festivals. The Royal Square today is one of the largest squares in the world and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979. The square is surrounded by four important monuments in the four directions: to the south, the mosque of the Imam; To the north, the Grand Bazaar; Ali Qapu in the west and the mosque of Sheikh Lotfollah in the East.