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Arg-e Karimkhan

Open Now: 09:00 - 12:30, 15:00 - 18:00
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It's very nice to see this castle, actually one of the main things that have to visit in Shiraz... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sulaymaniyah Province, Iraq
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There is not much inside the castle but it worth to visit once. It’s better from the outside. Maybe... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mashhad, Iran
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Shohada Square, Shiraz 71364, Iran
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The citedal is located in the central part of the city with a spectacular outside view but inside is not very attractive. Although it has been renevated it still needs lots of repair to be a good tourist attraction.

Thank Moein_Persia_Guide
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It's very nice to see this castle, actually one of the main things that have to visit in Shiraz. You can see power of ancient architecture..

Thank Hawkarhr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Karim Khan is a medieval citadel commissioned by and named after Karim Khan, king of the Zand dynasty. Built in the eighteenth century, the castle is closed to the city’s main bazaar and won’t come unnoticed as it’s a massive brick construction that served as...More

Thank Shervin B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is not much inside the castle but it worth to visit once. It’s better from the outside. Maybe you should take a tour guide to explain you the place

Thank negintzm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Inside the fort is not tidy and the chambers and the yard are messily renovated. But outside the fort specially at nights looks perfect. The lights on the walls of the fort , the surrounding area , the trees and ... are amazing. You can...More

Thank Ali-babri
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This huge building has high walls with ornamental brickwork feature and is punctuated by four attractive 14ms -high circular towers. The noticeable southeastern tower has a lean, having subsided into the underground cistern that served as the bathhouse of the citadel. Unfortunately, this wonderful architectural...More

Thank zandiyeht
Reviewed 10 October 2018

The place of the great King, Karim Khan, it shows how architecture was in his time, surrounded by walking area and many cafes. Great view at night

1  Thank Mohsen S
Reviewed 28 September 2018

An unmissable landmark in the middle of Shiraz. Contains a small museum and a Persian garden inside.

Thank Bryan G
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

The building is massive, which is imposant from the outside. Inside their is a garden, nothing special mostly the same trees which gave a pleasant shade. Not more to see on the inside “square”. The antique museum and shop is the only thing I liked...More

Thank Mariska B
Reviewed 7 September 2018

The old fort is nice to see from outside and provides a good impression of how former persian forts might have looked like. Unfortunately, many rooms inside are used for administration only

Thank sap13marco_m
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Response from amir_s9 | Reviewed this property |
hi please let me know may be I can help you. best regards amir