UNESCO Heritage Sites


Date of Inscription: 2005

Province of Zanjan

Soltanieh means the “city of the sultan”. Of this powerful capital founded in the 14th century, only the mausoleum of its founder, Uldjâitu, sultan of the Mongolian dynasty of Ilkhanides, remains today. The building is crowned with a monumental blue dome and was once decorated with turquoise earthenware and painted stucco. The building is one of the masterpieces of medieval Iranian art.