The rich culture and history of Ardebil province is evident from its numerous historical monuments and places.


Several relics have been discovered in a cemetery called Gabr around Germi Township in the province, most of which belonged to Ashkanid Era.
Mausoleum of Sheikh Safieddin Ardebili located in Ardebil city includes various structures from different periods, ISTTA.ir wrote.
Tourists visit Qahqahe and Divqalasi castles throughout the year Some of the well-known attractions of Ardebil province are featured below:
Ardebil Grand Mosque
Ardebil Grand Mosque is a remainder from a big structure related to the Seljuk Era. It is located in a cemetery in Pir Shamseddin district.
There is a minaret located near the mosque, which bear two inscriptions.
Imamzadeh Saleh
There is a mausoleum in Molla Momen district called Imamzadeh Saleh or Oghlan Imamzadeh Mousa. This mausoleum includes a yard and mosque.
According to the poems on the tiles of the mausoleum, the monument has been built in 1130 AH (after hegira) during the rule of Shah Abbas I.
Maryam Church
This church is located in an alley named Gazaran or Oncho Meydan. It
There is no clear information about its construction date while the date on its door mentions 1876. Experts believe this refers to the date when the door was gifted to the church.
Shah Abbasi Caravansary
Shah Abbasi Caravansary is one of the constructions related to the Safavid Era.
Due to popularity of the route in the past, it was built on the order of Shah Abbas Safavi on Ardebil-Sarab Road.
Pir Zargar Bath
This bath has a simple door and saloon, but its interior sections are old and interesting. It is located in the city of Ardebil.
Safavieh Bath
Safavieh Bath is located on Nayebi Street. It includes square pillars and a dome. The bath’s halls and roof have beautiful tilework.
Samian Bridge
Samian Bridge was built on Qarehsou River about 15 km from Ardebil. This bridge has six springs and belongs to the Safavid Era
Stones and bricks are used in the construction of the bridge. There are 4 minarets in 4 corners for guiding passengers at night.
Sheikh Safieddin Ardebili Mausoleum
Started by Shah Tahmasb, this is a complex of monuments built in various periods.
Shah Abbas added to previous additions and renovated some sections. The dome of the building is decorated with the name of Allah. Shah Ismael I and some of the Safavid kings have been buried at this site.
Germi
It is one of the oldest regions in Moghan Township, the antiquity of which have been verified by the historical relics discovered there. Some of the historical structures in the region are: Qiz Qale Si, Hacha Tappeh Si, Aqa Ali Tappeh Si, Islam Tappeh Si and Yelsoee Castle. There is an old cemetery in this region.
Amineddin Jebrail Tomb
This tomb is located in Kalkhoran Village in Ardebil. It belongs to the ancestor of Safavid Dynasty, namely the father of Sheikh Safieddin Es’haq.
Seyyed Hamzeh’s Tomb
Seyyed Hamzeh Tomb known as Sari Aghasi is located to the south of Sheikh Jebrail Tomb. The tomb is made of bricks and has a circular dome. It is said to be the tomb of Seyyed Hamzeh--one of Imam Mousa Kazem’s (AS) sons--who came from Baghdad to Ardebil to guide the people of Ardebil.
Ardebil Bazaar
This old bazaar, located in Ardebil city, is related to the Islamic period. Most parts of the bazaar have been constructed and repaired during the Safavid and Zand eras.
These historical monuments and relics are only one aspect of Aredebil’s attractions. Its natural sightseeing spots are equally fascinating.
(Source: Iran Daily)