The monument of Sheikh Safidin Ardabili is one of the historical and valuable places of Ardabil. This worthy and historic place was registered in the UNESCO world heritage list in 2010. By using traditional Iranian architecture and the use of maximum available space, this place was made and A variety of areas such as the library, mosque, school, tank, hospital, kitchen, bakery and several office were established in it.
In addition to the monument of Sheikh Safi din Ardabili, shrine of shah Ismail 1 (The first Safavid king) is located in this complex, too. After the death of shah Ismail- The first king of the Safavid dynasty- his survivors decided to bury king’s body beside the grave of sheikh Safi din. Thus the first additional building into the tomb of sheikh was a small dome as shah Ismail’s grave, since then the monument of sheikh Safi gradually become the resting place of ancestors of Safavid kings.
After a while, the monument was known as a place for publishing political and religious thinking. Such that the leaders of this dynasty were gathered in this complex and controlled the government affairs. That’s why this monument in the Safavid period was extended to 21 thousand meters with special attention to the kings of this period, and was decorated with great care and completion finally, as far as Safavian knew this monument as the paradise promised by God.
Shrine of Shah Ismail’s wife (King T.) And some of the elders and officials of the Safavid era and those killed in Chaldoran war are also located at this location.
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Lack of wheelchair access to this place for the disabled.