The British “Daily Telegraph” newspaper has placed Isfahan among the world’s most beautiful cities. According to a report in the British paper, the historic city of Isfahan in central Iran is among world’s 32 most beautiful cities. Many visitors believe Isfahan is the most beautiful city in Iran and one of the most beautiful in the world. It features numerous tree-lined boulevards and flower gardens, miles of beautiful parks along the Zayandeh Rood river; 1300 year-old covered bazaars, bridges, palaces, mosques, and minarets. No wonder Isfahan is called nesf-e jahān meaning half of the world. The city attract hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over Iran and around the world each year.Isfahan may be well known for its beautiful historic Islamic architecture. But its talented people continue to produce many more works of art from its world famous Persian rugs to handcrafts and other unique products.Isfahan’s Imam Square, formerly known as the Naghsh-e Jahan (meaning portrait of the world) Square, is one of the largest city squares in the world. Around the square sit a number of world-famous marvels of Islamic architecture. The Imam Square is designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.