Chehel Sotoun

‘’Chehel Sotoun’’ is a pavilion built by Shah Abbas II to be used for his entertainment and receptions.

The name, meaning “Forty Columns” in Persian, was inspired by the twenty lean wooden columns supporting the entrance pavilion, which, when reflected in the waters of the fountain, are said to appear to be forty.

As with Ali Qapu, the palace contains many frescoes and paintings on ceramic. This paintings represent the most important political and social events including wars ,loyal ceremonies, etc.

The Chehel Sotoun Palace is among the 9 Iranian Gardens which are collectively registered as one of the Iran’s 23rd  registered World Heritage Sites under the name of the Persian Garden.