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Ardabil is a city in northwestern Iran, situated near the border with Azerbaijan. The city itself sits on a high plateau at over 4,000 feet above sea level, with snow-capped Mount Sabalan looming in the distance. This elevation means Ardabil enjoys cool summers and cold winters. As a major city in the region, Ardabil offers a mix of historical and modern experiences. Visitors can explore the Ardabil Bazaar, a traditional covered marketplace, or the Sheikh Safi al-Din Ardabili Shrine Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The surrounding area is known for its natural beauty, with opportunities for hiking, skiing on Mount Sabalan in the winter, or visiting nearby hot springs.

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Airports near Ardabil

You have choices when it comes to reaching Ardabil. Here is a selection of 4 airports you can fly to when travelling to Ardabil.

Ardabil International Airport

This is the closest airport to Ardabil, located just 10 kilometres away from the city centre. It is a commercial passenger airport with domestic and limited international flights.


Tabriz International Airport

Located approximately 200 kilometres northeast of Ardabil, Tabriz International Airport is the second closest airport. It is a major international airport in Iran, offering a wider range of domestic and international flights.


Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport

If you are unable to find a suitable flight to Ardabil, you can consider flying into Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport. It is the largest airport in Iran and offers numerous international connections. From there, you can take a connecting flight to Ardabil or travel by road.


Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport

For travellers coming from outside of Iran, Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Azerbaijan can be a convenient option. It is located approximately 300 kilometres northwest of Ardabil and offers a range of international flights. From Baku, you can either take a connecting flight or travel by road to reach Ardabil.

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Things to do in Ardabil

Exploring Ardabil's many attractions can be overwhelming, so we've handpicked our top 3:

Sheikh Safi al-Din Khanegah and Shrine Ensemble

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a complex that includes the tomb of Sheikh Safi al-Din, a revered Sufi saint. The complex is famous for its beautiful architecture, including tilework, stuccowork, and calligraphy. The shrine is a pilgrimage site for Sufis and a popular tourist destination.

Jameh Mosque of Ardabil

This historic mosque is one of the oldest in Iran, dating back to the 7th century. The mosque has undergone several renovations over the centuries, but it retains its original Seljuk-era architecture. The mosque is known for its four iwans (vaulted spaces open on one side) and its elaborate mihrab (prayer niche).

Ardabil Bazaar

This traditional bazaar is a great place to experience Iranian culture. The bazaar is a maze of narrow lanes lined with shops selling everything from carpets and spices to clothing and jewellery. Be sure to try some of the local food while you're exploring the bazaar.

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