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Arg-e-Karim khani Shiraz Reviews
Arg of Karim Khan (18th-century monument) Sep 11, 2014
Arg-e-Karim Khan was built in 1180 AH (1766-7). Karim Khan invited the best architects and artists of the time and bought the best materials from other cities and abroad for the construction of the citadel of Karim Khan, which was quickly constructed. During the Zand dynasty it was used by the king as living quarters. During the Qajar period it was used as the governor's seat.
Prince Abdolhosein Mirza Farmanfarma, governor of Fars Province, ordered the miniatures in the citadel to be renovated.
After the fall of the Qajar Dynasty it was converted into a prison and the paintings were plastered over. In 1971 it was given to Iran's Cultural Heritage Organization. The renovation of the citadel started in 1977.
The Arg of Karim Khan is located at Shohada Square (AKA Shahrdari Sq.). It has a land area of 4,000 m2 and is in the centre of a 12,800 m2 compound. The citadel of Karim Khan consists of four high walls connected by four 14 m round brick towers at a 90-degree angle. Each 12m wall is crenalized and is 3 metres thick at the base and 2.8 metres at the top. The design of the citadel combines military and residential architecture, for it was the home of Karim Khan and the military centre of the dynasty.
James Edward Alexander in 1827 described the citadel as being surrounded by a "deep wet ditch".
Tile works depicting legendary tales were added at the entrance gate of the citadel during the Qajar period.
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Karim khan's castle Sep 27, 2008
This castle is located in the heart of Shiraz, it is built in 1766 during Zandie dynasty ruling over Iran and by a very famous king, "Karim Khan". At that time, Shiraz was Iran's capital and this castle was the governor's house. It was even used in the next dynasty as well.
The place is very beautiful and historical and also there is a museum inside. and beautiful gardens as well.
beside the castle there are some shops where you can eat best ice cream of your life in Shiraz, and also you can buy Shiraz lemonade which is the best!!! also variety of drinks which are really delicious!