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Allahverdi Khan Bridge

سی و سه پل ، پل الله وردی خان (چهارباغ)


Isfahan_Woman_Passing_33_Bridge.jpg
The 33Pol bridge was built during Shah Abbas I's reign under General Allahverdi Khan's supervision. After a decisive victory over Portugese army, Shah Abbas ordered building this bridge. Allahverdi Khan was originally an Armenian from Georgia who had converted to Islam and was very loyal to the Shah. Between 1600 and 1603 AD, the bridge that connected the upper and lower Chaharbagh was successfully completed with 40 watergates.The bridge is also known as 33 Cheshmeh, Charbagh, Jolfa and Zayanderood bridge. The structure is 295m long and 13.5m wide and is the longest bridge on the Zayanderood river. During Safavid dynasty every July, 4th (13 Teer) a special ceremony called Abrizan, Abrizgan or Abpashan took place on this bridge every year. The bridge was closed to motor vehicles in 1988, however motorcycles are still seen.

Tags:33Pol, Allahverdi, Allahverdi Khan, Armenian, Chaharbagh, Charbagh, Georgia, Islam, Jolfa, Khan, Safavid, Shah, Shah Abbas, Teer, Zayanderood


See Also:Si-o-se Pol






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Isfahan: The silhouette of a woman passing the 33 pol bridge
Safavi historical 33 Pol bridge built on Zayanderood river in Isfahan
A panoramic view at night from the Safavid 33 Pol Bridge of Isfahan
Isfahan 33pol
After months of severe drought, birds enjoy themselves in Isfahan's Zayandehrood river by the historical 33Pol Safavid bridge Jan, 2010
Si-o-se Pol on Zayandeh River (Bridge of 33 Arches) is one of the 11 bridges of Isfahan, Iran. It is highly ranked as one of the most famous examples of Safavid bridge design commissioned in 1602 by Shah Abbas I from his chancellor Allahverdi Khan.

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