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Si-o-se Pol Bridge is a stone double-deck arch bridge in Isfahan, Iran. It is also called Siose Bridge, which in Persian means “33 Bridge” or “Bridge of 33 Arches”, or Allah-Verdi Khan Bridge. Si-o-se Pol Bridge is built by the chancellor Allahverdi Khan Undiladze on commission from from Shah Abbas whose chancellor he was.
The bridge is located on the south part of the end of Chahar Bagh Avenue over Zayandeh Roud River which passes through Isfahan city. At the beginning of the river where the water current is faster the bridge is thicker in plane. Thus you can find more arches at this part of the bridge and that makes construction of some tea houses possible at this part. Take your time to enjoy the beauty of this bridge by sitting on the tea house near the water. You can chill while taking pictures and enjoying the views. It's certainly a nice thing to do at Si-o-se Pol.
Bridge has a large plane at the beginning of the bridge where Zayandeh River flows faster. There it has more arches making with that a suitable place for a tea house that can be accessed from the southern bank. There are two levels of arches. Lower level has 33 arches while upper has two arches above lower lever arch and one arch above pier. Road that goes on the upper level is bounded by two high walls that protect travelers from winds and pedestrians that can walk there, from falling. You can observe the lifestyle of Isfahan citizens, listen to a street musician and have a nice walk along the river. It's one of the best things to do at Si-o-se Pol.
Si-o-Se-Pol, also known as Allahverdi Khan Bridge, is one of the eleven Isfahan bridges, crossing Zayandehrud River. It is the most famous bridge of Isfahan due to its size, central location, and prominent architecture. The bridge is a center of city nightlife that attracts both Iranians and foreign tourists. Construction of the bridge began in 1599 and ended 1602. Bridge is long 298 meters and wide 13.75 meters. It has 33 spans from which it gets its name with the longest span of 5.6 meters, crosses Zayandeh River and is located in the southern end of Chahar Bagh Avenue. There are a few things to do at Si-o-se Pol.
How to Get Tickets?
It is free to visit Si-o-se Pol for a tour. You can go anytime you want and you will get to do a tour around this area without tickets. Make sure you make the most of your tour here before you leave.
How To Get Around?
You can get around by walking in this area, it is beautiful and accessible by foot.
What Should I Wear?
Isfahan is a Muslim-majority country, therefore you have to dress modestly whenever you go to public places. Women should wear long trousers and cover their upper arms. A headscarf is also needed to cover your head and neck when you're in public. Men can wear t-shirt or shirts and trousers. Avoid wearing jeans, it doesn't suit the local dress code. Also, wear comfortable shoes.
Best Time to Visit
It is widely admitted that the best time to visit Si-o-Se-Pol bridge is in the evening after the sun sets down. When it gets dark, the bridges are lightened with hundreds of lamps and beautifully reflected in river waters.
Will I Need a Guide?
How To Get There?
Si-o-Se Pol connects Chahar Bagh-e Abbasi and Chahar Bagh-e Bala streets, being, in fact, their extension. It is located in the city center, within walking distance to main city attractions. If you come from other attractions nearby, you can just walk to get there. Otherwise, you can try the bus or taxi from the city.