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Sheikh Safi Al-Din Ardabili's Shrine

Tourist attraction Historical landmark

One of the Best Places To Visits in Ardabil


Address

Ardabil, Sheikh Safi Al-din Ardabili، عالی قاپو, Iran

Contact

+98 45 3324 2411

Rating on Google Maps

4.50 (1.2K reviews)

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Working Hours

  • Thursday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Friday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Saturday: (Birthday of Imam Mahdi), 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, Hours might differ
  • Sunday: (Birthday of Imam Mahdi), 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, Hours might differ
  • Monday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

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  • 5/5 Mehdi R. 1 year ago on Google
    beautiful and ancient place . I recommend everyone to visit this historic site.
    38 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Alireza S. 1 year ago on Google
    It's awesome and a must see. Visit both sheikh's tomb and Chaldoran war heros grave.
    30 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Saeed M. 4 years ago on Google • 215 reviews
    Sheikh Safi al-din Khaneghah and shrine ensemble was built as a small microcosmic city with bazaar, public bath, square, religious building, houses and offices. This wonderful ensemble is of outstanding universal value as an artistic and architectural masterpiece and an outstanding representation of the fundamental principles of Sufism.
    9 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 3/5 Mostafa A. 4 years ago on Google • 167 reviews
    I went to Sarein and passed the Ardabil ring road, I googled this place and realized I have more 1 hour time till closing time, changed my trip plan, enter Ardabil and go toward shrine, unfortunately when I reach there time was around 19:00 , that was closed. Although the area around was beautiful at night and lot of souvenir shopping ,but I couldn't visit the Shrine.I think time table of working hour need to be edited and phone number of person responsible for information and reception should be added
    5 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 mohamad m. 4 years ago on Google • 187 reviews
    Must see One of the world’s heritage sites. It’s starting point for Safavid dynasty. The architecture and decoration is unique and for sure you will enjoy it. There is museum in this complex. Don’t forget to pay attention to the masterpiece carpets.
    3 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Tony F A. 7 months ago on Google • 28 reviews
    Incredible place and amazing architecture done over 600 years ago!
    15 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Sahand 2 years ago on Google
    It has nice architecture.It is a tomb of Sheikh Safi. There is a archeological museum in basement and ground floor of a nearby building within the complex. Several tomb stones are in the yard for the visitors. Most of them are damaged but some are nearly intact.
    15 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Sama S. 5 years ago on Google • 104 reviews
    Built between the beginning of the 16th century and the end of the 18th century, this place of spiritual retreat in the Sufi tradition uses Iranian traditional architectural forms to maximize use of available space to accommodate a variety of functions (including a library, a mosque, a school, mausolea, a cistern, a hospital, kitchens, a bakery, and some offices). It incorporates a route to reach the shrine of the Sheikh divided into seven segments, which mirror the seven stages of Sufi mysticism, separated by eight gates, which represent the eight attitudes of Sufism. The ensemble includes well-preserved and richly ornamented facades and interiors, with a remarkable collection of antique artefacts. It constitutes a rare ensemble of elements of medieval Islamic architecture. Description is available under license CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0 English French Arabic Chinese Russian Spanish Japanese Dutch [Sheikh Safi al-din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble in Ardabil] Sheikh Safi al-din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble in Ardabil (Iran (Islamic Republic of)) © UNESCO [Sheikh Safi al-din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble in Ardabil] [Sheikh Safi al-din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble in Ardabil] [Sheikh Safi al-din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble in Ardabil] [Sheikh Safi al-din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble in Ardabil] [Sheikh Safi al-din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble in Ardabil] [Sheikh Safi al-din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble in Ardabil] [Sheikh Safi al-din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble in Ardabil] [Sheikh Safi al-din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble in Ardabil] [Sheikh Safi al-din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble in Ardabil] [Sheikh Safi al-din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble in Ardabil] [Sheikh Safi al-din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble in Ardabil] [Sheikh Safi al-din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble in Ardabil] Outstanding Universal Value Brief synthesis Sheikh Safi al-Din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble was built as a small microcosmic city with bazaars, public baths, squares, religious buildings, houses, and offices. It was the largest and most complete khānegāh and the most prominent Sufi shrine since it also hosts the tomb of the founder of the Safavid Dynasty. For these reasons, it has evolved into a display of sacred works of art and architecture from the 14th to the 18th century and a centre of Sufi religious pilgrimage. The Sheikh Safi al-Din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble in Ardabil is of Outstanding Universal Value as an artistic and architectural masterpiece and an outstanding representation of the fundamental principles of Sufism. Ilkhanid and Timurid architectural languages, influenced by Sufi philosophy, have created new spatial forms and decorative patterns. The layout of the ensemble became a prototype for innovative architectural expressions and a reference for other khānegāhs. As the shrine of a prominent Sufi master, who also was the founder of the Safavid Dynasty, the property has remained sacred in Iran up to the present day.
    5 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 saeed j. 5 years ago on Google • 66 reviews
    If you have just 1 minute to visit Ardabil, you would spend it to visit this place. It is an historical place with a special architecture and landscape. There are some tombs of Safavi family there. Also Ardabil archeology museume is located here.
    5 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 John B. 3 years ago on Google • 3 reviews
    I like it. It's entrance fee is 55000 rials. Go on time to visit all of it. In addition there is two museums that mostly have old swords.
    9 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 3/5 Meh r. 11 months ago on Google • 32 reviews
    I recently visited Sheikh Safi al-Din Ardabili Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the city of Ardabil, Iran. The shrine is the tomb of Sheikh Safi al-Din Ardabili, a Sufi saint who founded the Safavid order of Islam. The shrine complex is a vast and impressive complex, with a number of different buildings, including a mosque, a mausoleum, a library, and a museum. The shrine is beautifully decorated with intricate tilework, calligraphy, and woodwork. The mausoleum is particularly impressive, with a soaring dome and a beautifully carved mihrab. The mosque is also worth visiting, with its delicate stained glass windows and its intricate prayer rugs. The shrine complex is a peaceful and serene place, and it is a great place to learn about the history of Sufism and the Safavid dynasty. I highly recommend visiting Sheikh Safi al-Din Ardabili Shrine if you are ever in Ardabil, Iran. Here are some additional details about my visit: I visited the shrine in the morning, and it was not crowded at all. I was able to wander around the complex at my own pace and take in all the sights and sounds. The staff at the shrine were very friendly and helpful. They were happy to answer my questions about the shrine and the Safavid dynasty. I spent about two hours at the shrine, and I felt like I had enough time to see everything. However, if you are interested in learning more about the history of the shrine and the Safavid dynasty, you could easily spend more time there. Overall, I had a great experience visiting Sheikh Safi al-Din Ardabili Shrine. It is a beautiful and historic place, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is interested in learning more about Sufism or the Safavid dynasty.

  • 4/5 Arjang E. 1 year ago on Google
    It's a magnificent UNESCO World Heritage site in Ardebil that is really beautiful designed and decorated. For visiting this complex you need at least half an hour to find out its brilliant artistic work and lovely atmosphere! Definitely it is a historical place and it is not a place for young kids. It is also not fascinated for visiting with wheelchair! I recommend to visit this place if you even would spend an hour inside this city.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 hossein m. 1 year ago on Google
    The tomb of Sheikh Safiuddin Ardabili is one of the historical and ancient places in the city of Ardabil in the north-west of Iran and one of the works registered in Iran in the UNESCO World Heritage List. In this place, in addition to the tomb of Sheikh Safiuddin Ardabili, there are the tombs of Shah Ismail I (the first Safavid king) and the mother of the Shah. Ismail (daughter of Uzun Hassan Aqqoyunlu) as well as some of the sheikhs and officials of the Safavid era, as well as the Iranian casualties of the Chaldaran war. Among the other parts of this collection are the Chinese House, the Mosque, Jantsara, Khanqah, Chaleh Khanah, Martyr's House and Chiragkhane. One of the unique things of this collection is that this tomb contains dozens of works in different themes of art, including tiling and carving, He mentioned silversmithing, gilding and goldsmithing, painting and embroidery.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Zeinab A. 1 year ago on Google
    An amazing place to visit in Ardebil including various parts of Sufi community called Khanghah. This complex also contains an elegant Chinese utensils museum gifted to the king of Iran by Chinese emperor of the time. Museum guides were absolutely 💯 professional and knowledgeable. I certainly recommend its visit.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 3/5 yahya mohammad ali (. 1 year ago on Google
    Nice place but its close

  • 5/5 FIROOZEH M. 2 years ago on Google • 1 review
    Greatly worth visiting place in Ardabil! Inside the complex, there are several places you can enjoy visiting, including the breathtaking Sheikh Safi-o-din shrine (his own grave plus the graves of his son, grandson, & King Ismail I) with precious architecture and art works besides Sheikh Safi-o-din Khanegah (a place for peace and pray, spiritual retreat and reformation), and moreover the fully informative museum of discovered remains of different historical periods which is located beside the shrine. You can buy and enjoy delicious "Halva-Siah" ("Black Halva", a kind of sweet paste made from wheat sprouts) which is one of the Ardabil souvenirs as you finish your visit!
    6 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 Mohadeseh A. 6 years ago on Google • 1 review
    I suggest visiting this place, it's very beautiful and you can get acquainted with a part of Iranian history.
    3 people found this review helpful 👍


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