Sheikh Safi al-din Khānegah and Shrine Ensemble
Sheikh Safi was constructed among the beginning of the 16th century and the end of the 18th century, this place of otherworldly withdraw in the Sufi custom uses Iranian old-style architectural forms to expand utilization of accessible space to accommodate an assortment of capacities (containing a mosque, a library, an institute, a storage, a healing center, kitchens, a pastry shop, and a few workplaces). It join s a course to achieve the altar of the Sheik isolated into seven sections, which reflect the seven phases of Sufi enchantment, isolated by eight entrances, which signify to the eight mentalities of Sufism. The outfit incorporates all around safeguarded and lavishly ornamented veneers and insides, with an amazing gathering of old fashioned ancient rarities. It constitutes an uncommon troupe of components of medieval Islamic architecture.
Sheik Safi al-Din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble was constructed as a little microcosmic city’ with bazaars, open showers, squares, religious structures, houses, and workplaces. It was the biggest and most total Khānegah and the most unmistakable Sufi hallowed place since it likewise has the tomb of the originator of the Safavid Dynasty. Therefore, it has advanced into a show of sacrosanct gems and engineering from the fourteenth to the eighteenth century and a focal point of Sufi religious journey.
The Shrine Ensemble and Sheik Safi al-Din Khānegāh in Ardabil province is of Outstanding Universal Value as a creative and architectural perfect work and a remarkable portrayal of the central standards of Sufism. Timurid and Ilkhanid architectural dialects, impacted by Sufi theory, have made new spatial structures and beautifying designs. The design of the group turned into a model for creative architectural languages and a reference for different khānegāhs. As the hallowed place of an unmistakable Sufi ace, who additionally was the originator of the Safavid Dynasty, the property has stayed holy in Iran up to the present day.