Sheikh Safi al-Din Ardabili

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  • A painting by French architect Pascal Coste, who visited Isfahan in c. 1840, depicts the main courtyard and two iwans of the Imam Mosque (then the Shah Mosque) in the central Iranian city. 2020-08-22 00:04

    By Afshin Majlesi

    On the occasion of World Mosque Day

    Fifty-one years ago, on August 21, 1969, an extremist set fire to Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque, which is of very high significance for Muslims as once being their first qibla or direction of prayer. The fire swept through an area of nearly 1500 square meters of the mosque, burning an ancient pulpit, altar, arches, pillars, walls, and ultimately causing a collapse.

  • A view of Tehran with Espinas Palace Hotel in the foreground 2020-06-26 19:28

    COVID-19 inflicts $1.4 billion in losses on Iran’s hotels

    TEHRAN – The outbreak of the new coronavirus has inflicted a loss of 60,000 billion rials (about $1.4 billion at the official dollar rate of 42,000 rials) on Iranian hospitality industry during the past four months, the president of Iranian Hoteliers Association said on Friday.

  • Scary but worth visiting: don’t miss glass bridge in Ardebil 2020-06-07 23:09

    Scary but worth visiting: don’t miss glass bridge in Ardebil

    During your travel to Iran’s Ardebil province, make sure to include a visit to its “scary” glass bridge in the timeline if you like to discover a fascinating place in a budget way.

  • Ardebil 2020-04-21 19:24

    Ardebil to launch porcelain and ceramic museum 

    TEHRAN – The first porcelain and ceramic museum in the northwestern Ardebil province will be launched, said Nader Fallahi, the provincial chief of the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Department. 

  • A view of the Sheikh Safi al-Din Ardabili in Ardebil, northwest Iran 2019-12-25 19:18

    New cultural occasions added to Iran’s calendar of events

    TEHRAN – Three cultural occasions were officially added to Iran’s national calendar of events on Tuesday.