One of the urban plans of the First Safavid Shah Abbas after selecting Isfahan as his capital city was to construct the beautiful Chaharbagh Street and several gardens around it, which w designed by Sheikh Bahai in a wide area called “Dolatkhane” (State Housse). One of those monuments was a small building which Shah Abbas the First constructed in Jahan Nama Garden like a kiosk or pavilion. It was expanded in time of Shah Abbas the Second and named “Chehel Sotoun”.
One of the significant features of Chehel Sotoun Palace is very beautiful murals of Reza Abbasi, an artist in Safavie era, that have ornamented the palace walls. Each of those murals demonstrate a set of historical events in Safavid and Afsharid dynasties. Artworks of this palace including mirrorwork, murals, and woodwork indicate great artistic skill of Iranian artists.
Chehel Sotoun of Isfahan was internationally registered by UNESCO in 2011.