Jolfa city is one of the most prominent cities of the East Azarbaijan because of its historical and spectacular monuments. The most important historical and spectacular monuments of this city are:
San Stephanos Church
The second most important Armenian Church in Iran, This church was built in the ninth century, but due to the earthquake, it suffered serious damage that was restored during the Safaviy period. All of the church is located in the heart of the mountains and among the green nature of the border area of Jolfa and Azerbaijan. This church is respected by all Christians and most religions. In one day of the year, thousands of Armenians gather at this point to take their special ceremonies. This monument is number 429 in the national monuments list of Iran and was registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List for its historical and religious background and its unique architecture in 2007 along with other churches in Azerbaijan.
Hamame- Kordasht( Kordasht Bath)
One of the historical monuments of Kordasht village is in the central part of Jolfa city. This building dates back to the middle of the Safavi period and the reign of Shah Abbas Safavi (the third and most powerful Safavi king). This building has been restored in Qajar period.
Khajeh Nazar Caravansary
Khajeh’s Caravanserai is considered to belong to the Safavi period and is located in the city of Jolfa, along the Aras River and the bridge of Zia al-Molk.
The Choopan Church is one of the historic monuments of Iran, which has been registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List. This church was built in the 16th century and rebuilt in 1836. This place of worship of the Armenian shepherds has been located in the Sham valley.
This tourist attraction is located about 27 km from the Hadishahr, on the border of Iran and Azerbaijan, 5 km from the village of Minjan Abad, near the Aras River. It was a mill that was used many years ago by the people of this region. But now it is not used because of the destruction of its major parts.
Imamzadeh sayed Mohammad
This holy building is located in the village of Noojeh Mehr. This Shrine has a special Sacred among the local people. In the village of Noojeh Mehr, there is a 320 years old plantain. Although the fig trees and pomegranate trees are not native of Azerbaijan, but due to the diversity of the air condition in the region, and the presence of warm and humid summers (Moisture of Aras River), there are a lot of figs and pomegranate trees along with walnut trees. In this place, small houses and suites are built and rented for a sufficient number of tourists. Nearly two million visitors are registered each year for this place.
This village is related to the Safavi period, which is like a beautiful green Jeweled, has Houses with staircase architecture due to the steep slopes of the mountain, as a yard of one house is the roof of another house. Decorating plays a very important role in the formation of this beautiful architecture of this village. The house of Salmanzadeh is one of the old houses inside the village. According to the inscription of the building, the house dates back to the Safavi period.