Sheikh Safi-ad-din Ardabili Complex

Ali Qapu square, Sheikh Safi street, Ardabil, Iran
Visiting time:
8 to 20 during summer, 8 to 17:30 during winter
Weekly holiday:
Annual holidays:
9th and 10th of Moharram, 28 Safar, 21th of Ramazan , 25th of Shavval( these are dates on the lunar calender) 14th Kordad (solar calender)
Entrance fee(Iranian):
Intrance fee(Foreigners):
About: Sheikh Safi-ad-din Ardabili Complex

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.

General Specifications
Sheikh Safi-ad-din Ardabili Complex
Named after the ancestor of the Safavid dynasty, Sheikh Safi-ad-din Ardabili .
Safavid era
Qajar era
Sadr al-Din Musa, the son of Sheikh Safi.
Architectural style
Special features
The coming together of dozens of equisite works in different artistic and architectural fields.
UNESCO World Heritage
Important parts to visit
The entire complex
Best time to visit
According to visit days and hours.
Duration of visit
One hour
Nearest tourist attractions
Ardabil museum of archeology
Special Offer
Eating Halva from the halva shops of Sheikh Safi street, ( Sheikh Safi Halva Shop)
Access route
Ali Qapu square, Sheikh Safi street, Ardabil, Iran
How to access
Tax, bus, on foot
Access to vehicles
Access for the disabled with wheelchair
Network coverage
Advantage & Disadvantage of Sheikh Safi-ad-din Ardabili Complex
Advantage of Sheikh Safi-ad-din Ardabili Complex

Local guide available for providing more information if needed.

Disadvantage of Sheikh Safi-ad-din Ardabili Complex

Lack of wheelchair access to this place for the disabled.

Sheikh Safi-ad-din Ardabili Complex
User Comments