Soltaniyeh Dome

The widest brick dome and the third tallest dome in the world.

36 kilometers east of Zanjan, Soltaniyeh, Zanjan province, Iran
Visiting time:
During Nowruz holidays from 8 to 20, during Fall and Winter from 8 to 18:30.
Weekly holiday:
Does not have
Annual holidays:
Only the important holidays of the year such as the martyrdom days of Imam Hossein and the death of the Prophet (PBUH)
Entrance fee(Iranian):
Intrance fee(Foreigners):
About: Soltaniyeh Dome

Soltaniyeh is one of the cities of Zanjan Province, located 43 kilometers from Zanjan City. Dome of Soltaniyeh and Öljaitü Tomb are in this city. Molla Hassan Kashi tomb and khanqah of  حسام الدن حسن چلبیare other historical monuments of this city. 
Dome of Soltaniyeh is the tomb of Öljaitü which was constructed from 1302 to 1312 AD in Soltaniyeh City (Ilkhanid capital) and it is considered as an important Iranian Islamic architecture and Azeri style architecture. 
Dome of Soltaniyeh is one of the most important examples of Ilkhanid architecture that has had a great effect in historical monuments architecture in the world; we can see this influence in the architecture of Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flowers in Florence. 
After Dome of Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flowers in Italy and Dome of Hagia Sophia in Turkey, Dome of Soltaniyeh is the third largest dome in the world. 
The dome registered in Iran's National Heritage in 1931. It was also registered in the list of UNESCO world Heritage as the seventh Iranian classic in Tir 24th, 2005.

General Specifications
Soltaniyeh Dome
Soltaniyeh means royal hunting ground.
Ilkhanid dynasty
After somany years, finally the repair of the tileworks has ended on the November of 2008.
Sultan Muhammad Khodabandeh
Architectural style
Azerbaijani style
Special features
It's the third tallest dome after the Santa Maria church in Italy and Ayasofya mosque in Turkey.
UNESCO World Heritage
Important parts to visit
Upper levls, the crypt (the tomb of Sultan Muhammad Khodabandeh)
Duration of visit
One hour
Similar relics and places
Similar buildings in Italy and Turkey.
Special Offer
Also visit the Dashkasan Temple known as the China of Iran while in Soltaniyeh.
Access route
36 kilometers east of Zanjan, Soltaniyeh, Zanjan province, Iran
Access to vehicles
Access for the disabled with wheelchair
Network coverage
Soltaniyeh Dome

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