Iran is a culturally varied country with so many subcultures in it. The reason for this status is that many nations live in this land because of the historical reasons and Iran’s geographical position. The culture of Iran is one of the oldest in the world. Thus, an eclectic cultural elasticity has been said to be one of the key defining characteristics of the Persian spirit and a clue to its historical longevity. Iranian people greatly respect their elders. Hospitality is another feature that is highly appreciated by all Iranians. In Iran, we celebrate many ancient and historical ceremonies among which Nowruz, which starts at the beginning of every spring and lasts for thirteen days, and Yalda Night, which is the longest night of the year and the last night of fall based on the solar calendar, are the most conspicuous ones. All in all, it is blissful to live in such a place and enjoy all the bests that it offers.
Among the cities of Iran, Isfahan is like a piece of jewelry that despite the historical fluctuations in the area has still retained its luster and glory throughout the centuries. The city is so vibrant that it seems as if it has been born today and yet it is so original that it looks as though it has always existed. The city’s rich culture and beautiful nature are in such perfect harmony that one seems to be a reflection of the other. Isfahan is an ultimate expression of the Iranian-Islamic Culture.
The historical monuments of Isfahan comprise a collection of the finest examples of the various styles of Persian architecture developed throughout a period of thousand years and more. The quality and quantity of these works of art are great and they are masterpieces of the post-Islamic Iranian architecture .Among the historical attractions of Isfahan various types of domes, tile works, plaster works, frescos wall paintings and calligraphies can be named. These works reveal the religious beliefs of their creators and fascinate the visitors so greatly that they feel as though they have been taken back to the ages of the artists and find themselves in a world replete with light and elegance.
Isfahan is called the city of Iranian handicraft and traditional arts. These works of art comprise a major portion of Iran’s exports, particularly to Europe. The contemporary traditional arts and handicrafts of Isfahan are in fact a continuance of the Safavid Art pursued by the modern Iran craftsmen. Their artistic works are appreciated by Iranians and non-Iranians alike, and play a pivotal role in exports from Isfahan.All in all, Isfahan is a marvelous city that cannot be competed easily with its counterparts.