Ardabil Bazaar

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Ardabil Bazaar is a bazaar built during Safavid Dynasty in Ardabil, northwestern Iran.

In the 4th century historians described the bazaar as a building in the shape of the cross with a domed ceiling. It was constructed during the Safavid dynasty from the 16th to 18th century and renovated through the Zand dynasty in the 18th century.[1]

In and around the Ardabil Bazaar are numerous caravansaries and inns, owned by the estate of the Safavid Dynasty shrine, and mosques, some of which were endowed by Ata-Malik Juvayni (1226–1283) for the Shaykh Safi shrine.[2] The proceeds from the many shops, bathhouses and inns in the bazaar that are owned by the estate of the shrine are used for the shrines upkeep.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ardabil Bazaar Iran Tourism & Touring Online. 1995-2011. Retrieved 2011-11-10.
  2. ^ Rizvi, Kishwar. (2011) The Safavid Dynasty Shrine: Architecture, Religion and Power in Early Modern Iran. New York: I.B. Tauris. Pages 31, 35, 68. ISBN 978-1-84885-354-6.
  3. ^ Rizvi, Kishwar. (2011) The Safavid Dynasty Shrine: Architecture, Religion and Power in Early Modern Iran. New York: I.B. Tauris. Page 73. ISBN 978-1-84885-354-6.