About Tomb of Sheikh Safi-ad-din Ardabili

Tomb of Sheikh Safi-ad-din Ardabili has a lofty architecture and a collection of various arts has made it distinctive among monuments of Iran. Tombs of Shah Ismail and his wife as well as some elders and officials of Safavid era as well as tombs of victims of Chaldiran Battle are located in the courtyard of Tomb of Sheikh Safi-ad-din Ardabili.

As the Safavid Dynasty began, several sections were added to this complex, due to the Safavid kings' devotion to their ancestors. Especially, in the period of Shah 'Abbas I, he did a lot to adorn and complete this complex due to his great devotion to Sheikh Safi-ad-din. In Safavid Era and in the presence of great masters of that period, this tomb was adorned in such a way that it is still considered as one of the historical and cultural glories of Iran. One of the unique features of this complex is that it contains dozens of exquisite works of art including the highest type of mosaic tiling and muqarnas, beautiful and exquisite plaster cornices, valuable wood carvings, silversmithing, gilding, goldsmithing, painting and calligraphy of great calligraphers of Safavid Period including Mir Emad, Mir Ghavam-ud-din, and Muhammad Ismail.




Ardabil is the center of Ardabil Province in north-western Iran. It is located on an open plain, just east of Mount Sabalan, where cold spells occur until late spring.
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