Ardebil is one of the metropolises of Iran and the center of Ardabil province in the northwest of the country. This city was the center of Azerbaijan before and after Islam. The reputation and importance of Ardabil is not just because several of the kings of Iran built the city, but because the head of the Safavid sect, Sheikh Safi al-Din Ardebili, rose from here and was buried here. With the advent of Sheikh Safi al-Din and the Safavid dynasty, Ardebil found a special reputation, so that this city enjoyed a special political, social and cultural status during the Timur, Dar al-Ershad and during the Safavid kings. Safavid rule overthrew many of the chaos that existed in Iran and established a religious government, which, according to many experts in history, the formation of government is one of the events of Iranian history.
Ardebil is one of the ancient and historic cities of Iran. The city is located near the Azerbaijani border and is considered one of the coldest cities in Iran, which has many natural attractions. The city is located 219 kilometers from Tabriz and 578 kilometers from Tehran.
The language of the people of Ardebil is Turkish-Azerbaijani. The majority Religion of people in this city are Islam. Also, the city’s Christians, who have often been Armenians, have emigrated in recent decades.
Ardabil is a 3000 year-old civilian on the edge of the Silk Road, that historic and ancient history is considered to be unique caravansaries due to the type of architecture and the combination of fine arts in Iran. In the past, Ardebil has been a passageway to several commercial and military convoys that have provided the grounds for the construction of caravansaries. According to experts, the presence of a caravanserai in different cities of this province represents the economic prosperity of all the cities of this region in the past. One of the most important caravansaries in Ardebil are the Sangi Saee Caravanserai in Nayer, Shah Abbasi Shurgel in Bileh Savar , Abbasi Naghdi Kandi and Khanli Bolagh in Meshkin Shahr city.
The shrine of Sheikh Safi al-Din Ardebili
The shrine of Sheikh Safi al-Din Ardebili is one of the historical and archeological sites of the city of Ardebil in the northwestern part of Iran and is one of the recorded works of Iran in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
According to Boyuk Jamei, this mosque belongs to the Saljooghi era, which is located next to a fire temple and the previous building was a fire temple mosque. The Friday mosque included a courtyard and a magnificent vault that destroyed by the Mongols and currently part of the mosque is still stable.
Tomb of Sayyed Aminaldine Jebrail
The tomb is the mausoleum of Sheikh Safi al-Din Ishaq Ardebili , the ancestor of the Safavid kings and is located in Kalkhoran village about 3km from Ardebil. The village is sometimes called the “Tomb of the Sheikh”.
Shorabil Lake is one of the natural attractions of Ardebil. Shorabil is one of the natural inland lakes in Iran. The lake has been very salty in the past, but nowadays, by adding fresh water to it, its salinity has been reduced, so that a kind of salmon is grown and it is expanded to 180 hectares. The lake has many recreational, sports and cultural facilities.
Lake Neur is a lake located between the city of Talesh and the city of Ardabil and the city of Khalkhal in Ardebil province. The name of Neur is Mongolian.
Fandoglu Forest is located in Ardebil province, 10 km from Namin city. The Fandoghlu region has a unique privilege to develop in the ecotourism industry due to the unique nature of the forest. This jungle has different fruit trees such as hazelnuts, wild apple, green tomatoes, raspberries, and strawberries. Inside the woods there is also a spa pool called Mashe Swee, which water has therapeutic properties.
Hayran Telecabin is one of the tourism destinations in the province of Gilan and Ardebil province. The Hayran Telecabin has a length of 1, 500 meters that starts from Astara to Ardabil at the last point of the Guilan border in the Hayran area and enters the Ardebil Fandoglu jungle. The Heyran Tourism Area has recreational amenities. The construction of the Heyran cabins is an important step towards the development of tourism in Guilan and Ardebil province, and Heyran Gardens are one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the country.
Alvars Ski Resort
Fandoghlou Grass Ski Resort
Arbabil camomile flower festival
Another tourist attraction of Ardebil province is the festival of chamomile flowers in Namin province, which annually coincides with the World Day of Flowers and Herbs on June, with the presence of domestic and foreign tourists in the tourist area of the Fandoglu Mountains, one of the pristine and natural storehouse of medicinal herbs is held. The festival will be held in the farms with an area of several hundred hectares of chamomile.
The Anthropology Museum of Ardebil in the Ardabil Al-Qapu Square is located in the Aghanaghi bathhouse (pre-Safavid period and second half of the 7th century AH). Every year a large number of tourists visit this place.