All you need to know about Si-o-Se Pol Bridge

Si o Se Pol is one of the monuments of Isfahan province that many of us know this beautiful city with its historical bridge. Although today's water is drying up, Si o Se Pol is no longer the past, but the bridge is still regarded as one of the symbols of Isfahan. Si O Se Pol or bridges of Allahverdi Khan were built in the Safavid era by Allahverdi Khan on the birthplace. The bridge spans 33 m, 295 m long and 14 m wide and doubles its reflection in beautiful water. All tourists visiting the city go to this historic bridge. Many Isfahan tours also include visits to the Si o Se Pol, one of the most important sights in Isfahan. Keep in mind that traveling to Isfahan is a great choice for tourist tours, especially for those who are interested in a comfortable and planned trip. In this post we are going to find out some interesting facts about Si o Se Pol. Join us to get to know this beautiful and historic bridge.

  1. The original idea of building thirty-plus years goes back to the year 1008 AH in the twelfth year of the reign of King Abbas. The bridge was completed in the year 1011 AH under the supervision of Allahverdikhan.
  2. The architect of Si o Se Pol was Professor Hossein Bana Isfahani, whose son made masterpieces such as the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque. Isfahani came up with the idea of building a wide bridge, which had never been done before.
  3. Materials such as stone, brick, plaster mortar have been used to make thirty cells. According to geological and cultural experts, the foundation and foundation of the bridge are designed to increase its moisture, durability and strength, which is why it has not been damaged in the long term.
  4. Si o Se Pol, in addition to its enchanting beauty, are known as the longest bridge on the birthplace.
  5. Allahverdi Khan was a prominent Abbasid ruler who is believed to be of Georgian descent.
  6. There are many theories regarding the particular architecture of Ceosplus, one of which relates to the Georgian ancestry of the Khan alahvardi Khan and the 33 craters. The Georgian alphabet has 33 letters, and Allahverdi Khan was of Georgian descent, so he built the bridge with 33 spans.
  7. Some have completely rejected this theory, as Si O Se Pol cells had at first 40 openings.
  1. Some experts believe that the number 33 is the Anahita Water Goddess and that the bridge was actually a symbol of the Anahita Water Goddess.
  2. During the reign of Shah Abbas, the main plan of the city of Isfahan was Chahar Bagh, which was perpendicular to two axes. One of the main axes along the Cusplan Line was to connect the Abbasid Chaharbagh to the upper Chaharbagh, the Hezar Jarib Garden, Abbasabad and the Jolfa neighborhood.
  3. As we have mentioned, during the reign of Shah Abbas, there were 40 gates, and over time, some of the openings were abandoned with the cultivation of trees and water diversion. In the year 1330, Mostafa Khan Mostofi, the mayor of Isfahan, liberated the lands around the bridge and, after opening the waterway, built a stone wall on the north side of the bridge, which remains to be seen.
  4. Si o Se Pol have been called by various names over the years, including Pol Shahabassi, Pol Allahverdi Khan, Pol Jolfa, Pol Chehel Cheshmeh and Pol Sivaseh.

In the past, various ceremonies, such as the celebration of the splashers and the Armenian Rabbis, were held in Si O Se Pol. The Armenians of Iran in the Safavid era held the ceremony on January 13th alongside the Isfahan Si O Se Pol. At that time the Armenians had the right to come to the square at the beginning of the bridge and exchange goods with the Isfahanis, but were not allowed to cross the bridge. In celebration of the floodwaters and the sprinklers, Si O Se Pol have been the gathering place of the king, the elders, the poets, the famous persons and other people. During the Safavid period, the Armenian celebration of the waterfall or sprinkler was held next to the bridge. The celebration, which took place on July 9th each year, was attended by people splashing water and roses. On either side of the bridge there are indoor arches overlooking the river on one side and the bridge on the other, creating a narrow passageway on both sides of the bridge. The sidewalk has 99 niches with paintings and no traces of them today. In 1310, with the registration number 110, Si O Se Pol was listed in the National Archives of Iran. Digging a subway tunnel within 40 meters of the Si O Se Pol curb has made this monument land, and this magnificent heritage is in danger of being destroyed. Drying of Zayandehrood water and other environmental factors has made this monument more and more endangered. Si O Se Pol is one of the most beautiful and historic bridges in Isfahan and is built on Zayandeh river with traditional and beautiful architecture and we suggest you to visit this beautiful bridge

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Address

Isfahan Province, Esfahan, Enghelab Sq Chahar Bagh e Abbasi St، Iran

Opening Hours

Always

Attraction Type

Cultural & Historical Museum


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