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Dome of Soltaniyeh (Soltaniyeh Cupola)

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You can see the dome as you are approaching the site. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Parin J
Thornhill, Canada
Ancient tiles and calligraphy

The biggest brick building in the world built in 3 floors is about an hour driving from Zanjan.You... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
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Gonbad Street, Soltaniyeh, Iran
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 October 2011

A magnificent dome! It is currently under renovation process. It is well taken care of. It is known to be the tallest clay brick based dome. It is located inside the town and you have to drive off the Tehran-Zanjan highway to get there. There...More

5  Thank HappyMoonChild
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

Look, it's a fairly impressive dome from the exterior that is a bit of a hassle to reach from Zanjan. Is it worth the effort? As of September 2016 the interior is filled with scaffolding so that you can see absolutely nothing, however this won't...More

2  Thank irantraveller2016
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Reviewed 4 days ago

You can see the dome as you are approaching the site. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The dome is being renovated and there is scaffolding everywhere but you can still walk around and admire the architecture

Thank Parin J
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

The biggest brick building in the world built in 3 floors is about an hour driving from Zanjan.You can enjoy watching the beautiful architecture of walls and roofs while you feel a pleasant wind on your face on top floors.Visit the Cellar and Torbat-khaneh on...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

A place to see how big Iran is and it’s history. Dome of Soltaniyeh is a beautiful dome that you can see it from 15km and it shows that how was architecture in Iran.

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Reviewed 3 July 2018

This massive and historic dome has been damaged for many years, due to the erosion of water and wind, as well as earthquakes, but still remains magnificent. The beauty of this dome at night is twice

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

the dome was built by Ilkhanid dynasty in the 14th century. it represents the true and unchanged architecture of Islamic Iran. it can be seen from miles away. it actually is the second largest brick dome in the world. perfect. you have to visit it....More

Thank Willian B
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Soltanieh Dome lies south west of the Cohan Dej (Royal citadel) 43 km from Zanjan. UNESCO world heritage site that is the largest dome type building in Iran and before construction of the famous Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence and the aya...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

The golden tiles of the painting and the octopus tombstones and its pillars are remarkably exceptional in terms of the art of tile. The plan of the building on the ground floor and the first floor with surrounding spaces associated with the dome, close to...More

1  Thank amirhossein f
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The mausoleum's dome, or gonbad, is over 150 feet high and is the highlight of the complex. Covered in turquoise, the dome is a fine example of early Islamic architecture.

Thank bobca1947
Reviewed 6 November 2017

As we were driving towards this building it certainly stood out on the landscape. Quite dramatic architecture from the outside. Once inside it was impressive, with beautiful tilework and design. Restorations are still underway inside, so be prepared for scaffolding, etc. We climbed the stairs...More

Thank Randall K
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Constructed 700 years ago with beautiful interior decoration. You can see people's wisdom to have built such a tall dome with all natural materials, worth a visit! 30Kms away there's the main city called Zanjan where you can find a traditional bazar and nice Iranian...More

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