Mirza Ali Akbar Mosque


The attractively brick-vaulted Mirza Ali Akbar Mosque has a blue Kufic-tiled exterior frieze and a lighthouse-style minaret.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Iran attractions

1. Haji Fakr Mosque

0.11 MILES

Stroll the back alleys to find the handsome little Haji Fakr Mosque with its squat, Bukharan-style pepper-mill minaret.

2. Sheikh Safi-od-Din Mausoleum

0.17 MILES

Western Iran’s most dazzling Safavid monument, and a World Heritage Site, the Sheikh Safi-od-Din Mausoleum is relatively compact. The patriarch is buried…

3. Covered Bazaar

0.17 MILES

The covered bazaar is extensive and attractive, covering the triangle between Imam Khomeini and Beheshti Sts.

4. Maryam Church

0.19 MILES

Just off Taleqani St, this Church of the Virgin Mary has an unusual old stone pyramid as its central dome.

5. Archaeology Museum

0.19 MILES

This small two-storey museum houses pottery, coins and other artifacts dating from pre-Islamic times.

6. Anthroplogy Museum


Lifelike wax dummies in traditional Ardabil costume inhabit this restored Ilkhanid (Mongol)–era hammam.

7. Pol-e Ebrahimabad

0.49 MILES

The most appealing of Ardabil's restored bridges is the cute three-arched Pol-e Ebrahimabad.

8. Jameh Mosque (Masjed-e Jameh)

0.55 MILES

The Mongol Ilkhanid Congregational (Friday) Mosque was once a truly gigantic brick edifice. It's built on the site of a Sassanian fire temple.