Qalat Village

Qalat Village, Shiraz: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Qalat Village Reviews: 4.5/5

Qalat Village
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Ghalat a village where due to its buildings has a long back in history is a village which is located almost 20 km from Shiraz . The village is a mixture of gardens and some houses which are mostly built with roughly shaped stones plus mortar. The village enjoys in its vicinity an eye-catching waterfall. The colorful fruit trees of the region have made the place an amazing destination for all the seasons. Recently, some coffeehouses and fast foods has been established there for the convenience of the visitors.There are so many springs and rivers and have so many camping places like Paye Chenar, Shabshotori, Cheshme Aghaei, Gerdoshahri,……On the top of each fall there is a very beautiful small woodland. Technical climbing is needed to climb and it’s specially good for cliff hangers, but some easy ways allow access. Some parts like Koljoni near Goreye Siyah fall need technical experience to climb. There is an ancient castle called Gezel Arsalan castle on the peak. Archaeologists can go there and search about its civilization. Ghalat village is an ancient village with 2500 years of history. Its houses are like stair way steps, so that the roof of one house is the yard of another. Another extraordinary thing is that village has ancient sewerage system from old era which is remained up to now. Passageways there in the village all covered by stone. The village has an ancient church is called glory of Christ which is surrounded by charming gardens. Ghalat people resisted Mongol attacks in 1732 and because of that, King Nader of that time exempted Ghalat people from paying tax.
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shirin g
Toronto, Canada81 contributions
Vsite seeing
Oct 2019 • Couples
It was an old vilage with few little cafes inside. Its a friendly vilage with beautiful waterfall. There is nothing very special thing rather than old abandoned houses.
U can have great photos.
Written October 26, 2019
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Tobias
Hanau, Germany14 contributions
Stay at Afshar‘s Guesthouse!!!
Oct 2019 • Couples
We had a wonderful time in Ghalat. We stayed for 2 nights to escape of the city life and enjoy the nature. The mountains are really amazing and the old town is very cozy with all the Cafés and places to enjoy.
Our accommodation was at Afshar‘s Guesthouse. He and his lovely wife Sara are very nice hosts and we had very nice conversations and meals with them. It can be so easy to join the iranian life. We really enjoyed every moment with them. Afshar is not only a host, he is a very good Tour Guide and would love to take you to the mountains (find his card for informations about the guesthouse and the tours on the photo).
Written October 21, 2019
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Valerie Victoria
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Great mountains at Qalat
Oct 2019 • Couples
We went on a mountain hiking tour together with Mr. Afshar Jokar (+98 939 799 2428) around the Ghalat Old village. The old village has quite some garbage lying around and could really use some clean-ups. However, the hike (6 hours) was spectacular and included some scattering. Afshar knows the surroundings very well and it’s amazing how he finds his way, as there are no real paths and you really need a guide to get around. We visited in autumn, and the weather was perfect, spring also seems a good moment as some parts are more green. We also had the most delicious home-made lunch at his place. If you’re up for an active adventure around Shiraz, this is your tour.
Written October 18, 2019
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iranwelcomesyou
Shiraz, Iran52 contributions
a nice & real village around shiraz
Mar 2019
if you want to see the nature of Shiraz besides its historical attractions, Qallat village is for sure the good choice. the weather is nice & clean, good place for trekking, listen to the sound of river beneath you. all make you relax. also there you can enjoy local foods & ice cream.
Written September 2, 2019
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Thank you so much for Share your lovely opinion about here.
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amy m
Tehran, Iran12 contributions
Nice place for a day in the nature
Aug 2019
If you're visiting Shiraz and are tired of all the historic places, you can visit this village for a change. Medium slope mountain climbing which is good even for armatures. Take your food or snacks if you plan to be there for lunch or anything, coz the restaurants do not offer good food and they overcharge. There are two small waterfalls which have cold water even in the middle of summer. The place is nice overall.
Written August 7, 2019
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ahmad r
Isfahan, Iran98 contributions
little amsterdam
May 2019 • Friends
Qalat village is located 34 km from Shiraz. This village offers incredible landscapes as well as the Glory of Christ Church which was built between the two world wars and a public bath believed by local elders to have been graced by the renowned poet Sa'adi (1210-1290).
Thirty-six kilometers northwest of Shiraz lies one of the most ancient villages in Iran. Qalat is a village situated amidst an array of natural oddities. These include springs with reviving waters, cascades streaming in dense forests and mountains in the shape of mythological giants. The locals who speak an ancient dialect of Persian live on farming, animal husbandry and handicrafts. The village is built on a foothill and boasts an extraordinary architecture with peculiar high vaults and beautiful mud and brick houses. Ruins of a church dating back to the first world war, an ancient fort and a mill are the other attractions of the village. The village has a festive ambiance around it specially during the harvest season when they wear traditional clothes and sing.
Written August 2, 2019
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shiraziwine
Shiraz, Iran1,073 contributions
it is a real village
Jun 2019 • Family
Ghalat village is what we can call it a village with some charming scenes. i like the old style houses and big old trees which are spread all around. it is a place to refresh from the heat of the city and to relax. i recommend to go there during week days not to get the hassle of crowd during weekends
Written June 25, 2019
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peter
Shiraz, Iran54 contributions
An amazing nature
Jun 2019 • Friends
This Village is among the best ones in Shiraz.you can see the beauty of nature there,with many waterfalls and also ponds.the water is very cool and you can hear many birds chattering. you are in the middle of mountains so you can climb up and also you can make a fire to have some tea. Many many good things are waiting for you,so if you want to have a comfortable corner and then to let your brain to take some rest,you can go to this Village to enjoy the beauty of nature.
Written June 17, 2019
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Joyah Jambu
Singapore, Singapore48 contributions
Cool weather
May 2019 • Solo
Escape the hot summer heat by going to Qalat.
Less than 1 hour away from Shiraz city.
And it was worth the drive because it of its cool temperature and could hear the river stream.Very relaxing.

Only if you are nature lover.Else,you would not appreciate this place as there is no "Wow" factor.
Written June 3, 2019
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Ol Ga
3 contributions
Hiking in the mountains with a great guide !
Apr 2019 • Couples
We stayed one night and one day in Ghalat at Afshar's place. Afshar lives in a nice house inside the old village. We had our own appartment on the ground floor which was clean and spacious. We went hiking in the mountains with our host who knows very well the region. The road was very beautiful and the food delicious. We had a great time together. Thank you Afshar for everything !
Here is Afshar whatsapp number: +98 939 799 2428
Written May 24, 2019
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  • Qalat Village is open:
    • Sun - Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM