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Arg-e Karimkhan

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Citadel of Shiraz

In heart of Shiraz is Arg e Karimkhan. Inside is beautiful orange garden and souvenirs shop. You... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Symbol of city

The citadel of Karimkhan is built in 17 century and brought many symbols inside. It was used also... read more

Reviewed May 10, 2019
Tehran, Iran
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Shohada Square, Shiraz 71364, Iran
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In heart of Shiraz is Arg e Karimkhan. Inside is beautiful orange garden and souvenirs shop. You can buy combínate ticket for Arg, Pars museum and Vakil bath

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed May 21, 2019 via mobile

You do like it... I'm a tourist guide in Iran and to show how they like this place I just published this picture. She is Jill from Australia

Date of experience: May 2019
22  Thank Mehditouristguide
Reviewed May 19, 2019 via mobile

The Karim Khan Castle (Persian: ارگ کریم خان‎ Arg-e Karim Khan) -one of the highlights of Shiraz old town with four towers in the corner resembles a medieval fortress- served as Karim khan's living quarters and the military center of the dynasty and a prison...More

Date of experience: May 2019
15  Thank letsgoshiraz
Reviewed May 14, 2019

It was built in 1766 by the founder of the Zand dynasty, Karim Khan. Having made Shiraz his capital, the citadel was one of Karim Khan’s many ambitious construction projects in the city. It served as his living quarters and it’s shape resembles a medieval...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Mickeywonder13
Reviewed May 10, 2019 via mobile

The citadel of Karimkhan is built in 17 century and brought many symbols inside. It was used also as prison in 20 century. The rooms inside the Arg is decorated with beautiful colorful glasses. Also in the yard you can smell the orange’s blossom.

Date of experience: May 2019
3  Thank beyondiran
Reviewed May 7, 2019

when our guide asked us if you want to visit this we opted thinking something great in there but it is just another fort with some exceptional persian architecture of the era

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank GoldieMumbai
Reviewed April 30, 2019 via mobile

The outside look is impressive and tempting to visit however when you get inside you see another typical Iranian garden. If you have time get in.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Miltos_la
Reviewed April 23, 2019 via mobile

The history is good about Karim Khan . The place is nice also but I think this is more modern due to some restoration. It’s still nice to visit and understand how the setup and also the hamam inside is interesting

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank greengreenbb
Reviewed April 15, 2019 via mobile

Certainly this is very impressive from the outside with amazingly intricate brickwork.Inside in the central courtyard are hundreds of citrus trees. This does give a rather heavy feel to the central area. It has been wonderfully restored and the photos displayed in the rooms around...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Sus1952
Reviewed April 1, 2019 via mobile

You can visit the exterior of the landmark by wandering in Zandiye complex. There is nothing at all to visit by paying and entering it.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank shahramRE
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Response from beabt1 |
Hi Amir, I've realised I was chasing the wrong information. It is actually a trader at one of the stores around Imam Square in Isfahan I was looking for. Thanks anyway.