historical pilgrimage siteImamzadeh Complex
Dating to the 18th century, Imamzadeh Complex is a majestic historical and architectural site, located to the south-east of the city of Nakhchivan. The complex consists of three structures situated adjacent to each other, all of which embody the characteristics of Safavid architecture. Constructed in a square from the foundation upwards, the body of the monument features an epigraphic motif – the word ‘Allah’ – repeated several times in red and dark violet bricks. Inside the mausoleum is a grave frequented by visitors, although there is no written information on this grave regarding to whom it belongs. According to the local population, this grave is attributed to the son of Imam Reza, the eighth Imam of the Shiites.
The building adjacent to the mausoleum used to be the burial site of the deceased from the Khan of Nakhchivan’s lineage. This complex, periodically a subject of scholarly research, attracts special attention from foreign guests due to its features of ancient craftsmanship.
For more information:
- Azadlig Street, Nakhchivan City
- Open on Tuesday – Friday, 10:00-18:00; Saturday and Sunday, 10:00-17:00
- Free entrance