Sheikh Safi al-din Khanegah and Shrine Ensemble, Ardabil

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Sheikh Safi al-Din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble is the tomb of Sheikh Safi-ad-din Ardabili located in Ardabil, Iran. In 2010, it was registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List.HistorySheikh Safi, an eminent leader of an Islamic Sufi order established by the Safavids, was born in Ardabil where this complex is located. The Safavids valued the tomb-mosque form, and the tomb with its mausoleum and prayer hall is located at a right angle to the mosque. The buildings in the complex surround a small inner courtyard (31 by 16 meters). The complex is entered through a long garden.The Mausoleum of Sheikh Safi, in Ardabil, was first built by his son Sheikh Sadr al-Dīn Mūsā, after Sheikh Safi’s death in 1334. It was constructed between the beginning of the 16th century and the end of the 18th century. The mausoleum, a tall, domed circular tower decorated with blue tile and about 17 meters in height; beside it is the 17th-century Porcelain House preserving the sanctuary's ceremonial wares. Also part of the complex are many sections that have served a variety of functions over the past centuries, 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. Various parts of the mausoleum are separated by eight gates, which represent the eight attitudes of Sufism.Several parts were gradually added to the main structure during the Safavid dynasty. A number of Safavid sheikhs and harems and victims of the Safavids’ battles, including the Battle of Chaldiran, have been buried at the site. This monument is situated in the Ali-Ghapu area.
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  • the tomb of sheikh safi al din is the founder of sufism , at safavid dynasty it was the most important matter for this city and you can see how humble was it for and at war so many chini is stolen and...  more »
  • the atmosphere of the inside of tomb is excellent. the perfect combination of art and religion. it really worth to visit  more »
  • The best time to visit Ardabil is on early june because Chamomile plain is amazing and beautiful at this time. and you can eat the best kebab around the world. a kebab that you had never eat before.  more »
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  • t was a great experience for me to see one of the most ancient places in Iran specially in Ardabil. بقعه شیخ صفی الدین اردیبیلی
  • It's a good place to visit only once, you can't get much entertained
  • Worth to visit, visited many times while i was a kid and we were visiting our cousins in Ardabil. Unforgettable times.
  • Believe me ! Here is a place to feel your soul
  • It was a great experience for me to see one of the most ancient places in Iran specially in Ardabil.
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