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ANCIENT CASTLES (GARRISONS) IN IRAN (category)

city: Fooman
Rudkhan Castle is a brick and stone medieval castle in Iran.  Located 25 km southwest of Fuman city north of Iran in Gilan province, it is a military complex which had been constructed ... MORE
Tons of Steps but worth visiting! Rudkhan Castle is an ancient brick and stone medieval castle located 25 km southwest of Fuman city (Fooman) north of Iran in Gilan province. The castle's 42 towers still stand intact.
Birjand Castle
in Birjand City
city: Birjand
Birjand castle is the oldest monument of this city in an area of ​​3000 square meters that dates back to the Safavid period and has only a military use. From above the castle, you ... MORE
Excellent way to see Old Birjand: the main attraction in this city is this fortress. It has survived for centuries and been restorated carefully.
Falak-ol-Aflak Castle (Falak ol Aflaak)
in Khorramabad (Khorram Abaad) City
This reputed and historical castle is located on a stony hillock in the midst of the city of Khoram Abad. The original date of construction of the said castle is not known. It was ... MORE
This reputed and historical castle is located on a stony hillock in the midst of the city of Khoram Abad. The original date of construction of the said castle is not known. It was formerly known as 'Shahpour Khast', but from the Qajar era has been called by its current name. On the whole, the ...
Narenj (Narin) Castle
in Maybod City
city: Maybod
This building, which in colloquial language is called Narenj Castle, is one of the most important relics of the province dating back to the period before the advent of Islam to Iran, ... MORE
one of the most important relics of Yazd province dating back to the period before the advent of Islam to Iran.
Babak Castle
in Kalibar (Kaleybar) City
BABAK Fort (Ghaleh Babak or Babak Castle) located 5 km. southwest of Kalibar, at 2,600 m. above sea level in East Azerbaijan Province of IRAN. Surrounding the castle are valleys and ... MORE
BABAK Fort (Ghaleh Babak or Babak Castle) located 5 km. southwest of Kalibar, at 2,600 m. above sea level in East Azerbaijan Province of IRAN. Surrounding the castle are valleys and only access to this structure is through a narrow track. It was from this castle that Babak Khorram Din and his followers ...
Junqan Castle
in Shahr-e-Kord City
Jonaqan or Joneqoon is a small city, situated at 38 km southwest of Shahr-e-Kord which was the residential quarter of the Khans of the Bakhtiyari Tribe . In the year 1939 AH, Ali Qoli ... MORE
Junqan Castle was built at the end of the thirteenth century of the lunar Hegira, by Commander As’ad II Bakhtiari with inspiration from European 1900s castles in the late Qajar dynasty. It is located in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province.
Salsaal Lisar Castle
in Talesh (Hashtpar) City
Salsaal Castle (Salsaal-Lisar Castle) located on a hill in the Hareh Dasht region, 18 km. from Talesh. It is constructed of stone, mortar, a kind of white mortar and brick. This magnificent ... MORE
Salsaal Castle (Salsaal-Lisar Castle) located on a hill in the Hareh Dasht region, 18 km. from Talesh. It is constructed of stone, mortar, a kind of white mortar and brick. This magnificent structure is relevant to the Saljuqi period. It comprises of an alcove, sentry picket, water reservoir and stable. ...
city: Sarakhs
This Castle / Caravanserai is located between Mashad and Sarakhs and is 6 km. south of "Shorlaqâ". This piece of architecture stands from the time of the Saljuqi period. From ... MORE
This Castle / Caravanserai is located between Mashad and Sarakhs and is 6 km. south of "Shorlaqâ". This piece of architecture stands from the time of the Saljuqi period. From its facade its much "Castle-like" and powerful, but the inside view has more resemblance to a palace. This structure contains ...
Konjan Cham Castle (Fort)
in Mehran City
city: Mehran
Konjancham Castle (or Konjan-Cham Fort) located 15 KM away from Mehran City (in Mehran-Ilam Road) was built in 1326 A.H. under the order of last governor of Ilam named Gholamreza Khan ... MORE
Konjancham Castle (or Konjan-Cham Fort) located 15 KM away from Mehran City (in Mehran-Ilam Road) was built in 1326 A.H. under the order of last governor of Ilam named Gholamreza Khan Abu Ghadereh and has been used as govenor’s winter castle. The building has a square from with 4 tower and interconnected ...
Poshtoo Castle
in Ahar City
city: Ahar
Pashtoo castle (or Pashtu Castle) (179 km from Tabriz city) is one of the most important and valuable historical monuments of Ahar. Located on a high mountain 3,000 m. in altitude, ... MORE
Pashtoo castle is one of the most valuable and the most interesting monuments of the Ahar town is Horand castle, or Poshtab which has been on the highest mountain between the Poshtab and Kovjan villages.
city: Minab
The only historical structure and monument in Minab city is the Hazareh Castle. It is believed that the city was constructed by two sisters named Bibi Minoo and Bibi Nazanin. It is ... MORE
The only historical structure and monument in Minab city is the Hazareh Castle. It is believed that the city was constructed by two sisters named Bibi Minoo and Bibi Nazanin. It is said that in the past two castles were present here, but one of these is no more, and the other is the famous Bibi Minoo ...
city: Mianeh
Kiz Ghalasi (Ghaleh Dokhtar) is located south of Pol-e-Dokhtar of Mianeh and the caravansary or ancient inn of Jamal Abad, one of the masterpieces of architecture. MORE
Kiz Ghalasi (Ghaleh Dokhtar) is located south of Pol-e-Dokhtar of Mianeh and the caravansary or ancient inn of Jamal Abad, one of the masterpieces of architecture.
Ultan Castle
in Parsabad (Pars Abad) City
This castle is located 500 m. from the Ultan Village in Pars Abad. Its antiquity dates back to the Parthian period and due to its firm structure it was used until 12th century AH. MORE
This castle is located 500 m. from the Ultan Village in Pars Abad. Its antiquity dates back to the Parthian period and due to its firm structure it was used until 12th century AH.
Ardemin Castle
in Saveh City
city: Saveh
At a distance of 56 km. of Saveh - Hamadan Road, and on the southern skirts of the Rahman Mountains, is the verdant village of Ardemin. Amidst the village, and within the residential ... MORE
At a distance of 56 km. of Saveh - Hamadan Road, and on the southern skirts of the Rahman Mountains, is the verdant village of Ardemin. Amidst the village, and within the residential network and gardens, is a magnificent structure. It comprises of various sections. From within the courtyard ...
Alvir Castle
in Saveh City
city: Saveh
The historical Alvir Castle is located to the northwest of Saveh. Alvir is a historic village with three archaeological hillocks within its limits. Alvir Castle is near the second ... MORE
The historical Alvir Castle is located to the northwest of Saveh. Alvir is a historic village with three archaeological hillocks within its limits. Alvir Castle is near the second hillock. Evidences such as stones, sun baked bricks, glazed and simple earthenware reveal that the same is related to the ...
Saam
in Zahedan City
city: Zahedan
The said castle is located within a distance of 28 km. in Zahedan - Zabol Road, and its structure is in a form of an irregular trapezium. This castle has two entrances, one to the ... MORE
The said castle is located within a distance of 28 km. in Zahedan - Zabol Road, and its structure is in a form of an irregular trapezium. This castle has two entrances, one to the north, and the other to the south with a watch tower. This relic belongs to the Parth period and has been made of sun baked ...
Hormoz Castle, Hormoz Island
in Bandar Abbas City
This relic is one of the important vestiges from the times of the Portuguese and their domination on the coastal areas and islands of the Persian Gulf. The same is located in north ... MORE
This relic is one of the important vestiges from the times of the Portuguese and their domination on the coastal areas and islands of the Persian Gulf. The same is located in north of this island. This structure was constructed in the year 1507 AD. on the orders of Alfonso de Albequrque the renounced ...
This castle is located near Bandar Khamir and the entrance of the same is a spectacular construction of stone and gypsum, and has been built according to European architecture. In ... MORE
This castle is located near Bandar Khamir and the entrance of the same is a spectacular construction of stone and gypsum, and has been built according to European architecture. In the four corners there are four circular towers, between every two a short tower is also built. This relic dates back to ...
Avarsian Castle
in Ahar City
city: Ahar
Located 11 km. on the Ahar - Kalibar Road and is one of the evidences from the Sassanian era. MORE
Located 11 km. on the Ahar - Kalibar Road and is one of the evidences from the Sassanian era.
Haj vakil Castle
in Araak (Arak) City
Haj Vakil Castle was one of the buildings which had been used as the location of a carpet-weaving factory of an American Zigler Company. At that time the carpets which were reputedly ... MORE
Haj Vakil Castle was one of the buildings which had been used as the location of a carpet-weaving factory of an American Zigler Company. At that time the carpets which were reputedly known as Sarooq, had been woven in Arak and used to be exported to other countries. At present out of this structure ...
Eizad Khast Castle
in Abadeh City
city: Abadeh
the ruins of this ancient castle are at a distance of 141 km from Esfahan. In this castle small houses and narrow alleys dating back to the Sassanian period can still be distinguished. ... MORE
the ruins of this ancient castle are at a distance of 141 km from Esfahan. In this castle small houses and narrow alleys dating back to the Sassanian period can still be distinguished. The sqaure building which in the Sassanian era was supposed to be a fire temple and praying quarter was later on, in ...
city: Ray (Rey)
Other castles and towers are named as follows: Central castle and ramparts of the Saljuqians in Ray, prison of Haroon at the distance of 10 km in Tehran - Khorassan Road and Sorkh ... MORE
Other castles and towers are named as follows: Central castle and ramparts of the Saljuqians in Ray, prison of Haroon at the distance of 10 km in Tehran - Khorassan Road and Sorkh (Red) castle in Ray.
This castle is built on a hill to the west of the Lar township. The structure is composed of three sections: The stone wall, the upper tower and the middle tower. It dates back to ... MORE
This castle is built on a hill to the west of the Lar township. The structure is composed of three sections: The stone wall, the upper tower and the middle tower. It dates back to the pre-Islamic period. It’s been inhabited until the 20th century and was bombarded at the time of Reza Shah.
Acropol (Shoosh) Castle
in Shoosh (Susa) City
The Acropol or Shoosh castle was constructed by a group of French archeologists in the year 1897 AD in the highest region of the city. The same is very similar to the Bastille in France. ... MORE
The Acropol or Shoosh castle was constructed by a group of French archeologists in the year 1897 AD in the highest region of the city. The same is very similar to the Bastille in France. This castle has been constructed by Dezful artists and by means of bricks obtained from Darius (Dariush) castle and ...
Dezak Castle
in Shahr-e-Kord City
This two storey building is located in the southeast of Dezak Village . The ground floor having a octagonal vestibule in the center which joins the courtyard of Castle from the sides. ... MORE
This two storey building is located in the southeast of Dezak Village . The ground floor having a octagonal vestibule in the center which joins the courtyard of Castle from the sides. At the sides of this octagonal vestibule there are four porticos, two at the north and the other two situated at the ...
Chaloshtor Castle
in Shahr-e-Kord City
Chaloshtor is situated 10 km northwest of Shahr-e-Kord. This castle had been the ruling center much long before Shahr-e-Kord gained importance. The castle belonged to Khoda Rahim Khan ... MORE
Chaloshtor is situated 10 km northwest of Shahr-e-Kord. This castle had been the ruling center much long before Shahr-e-Kord gained importance. The castle belonged to Khoda Rahim Khan Bakhtiyari and at present except for a small portion, the rest of the castle is ruined.
Portuguese Castle
in Qeshm Island City
This castle was built in the year 1030 AH. to the north east of this island under the decree of the Spanish monarch of the times. The same has two ramparts and towers in the four corners. ... MORE
This castle was built in the year 1030 AH. to the north east of this island under the decree of the Spanish monarch of the times. The same has two ramparts and towers in the four corners. Within the castle a number of extremely ancient and rusty canons remain to date.
Lambasar Castle
in Qazvin City
city: Qazvin
The said castle is one of the magnificent structures of the province with the two rivers of Lomehdan and Mineh flowing on the two sides of it. From three sides, that is in the eastern, ... MORE
The said castle is one of the magnificent structures of the province with the two rivers of Lomehdan and Mineh flowing on the two sides of it. From three sides, that is in the eastern, southern and northern directions, this castle prolongs towards deep precipices. Its southern and eastern ramparts can ...
Alamoot Castle
in Qazvin City
city: Qazvin
The said structure is situated in the heights, surrounding by gigantic precipices and deep crevices. The only means of access to this castle is by a narrow trail to its north. The ... MORE
The said structure is situated in the heights, surrounding by gigantic precipices and deep crevices. The only means of access to this castle is by a narrow trail to its north. The Alamoot Castle has an eastern and western sector, each of which comprises of two segments again. These are the lower and ...
Kohneh Castle
in Meshginshahr (Meshgin Shahr) City
On the eastern slope of the Baq Nowruz Valley in Meshkin Shahr, there is a castle by the river and there is an inscription with Pahlavi script belonging to the Sassanian period. It's ... MORE
On the eastern slope of the Baq Nowruz Valley in Meshkin Shahr, there is a castle by the river and there is an inscription with Pahlavi script belonging to the Sassanian period. It's probable that this castle has been built replacing the ancient Sassanian castle as mentioned in an inscription.
Soltanieh Royal Citadel
in Abhar City
city: Abhar
This citadel which is also known as Cohan Dej is in the center of the city of Soltanieh, comprising of a moat as well as the rampart. The said citadel is rectangular and is made of ... MORE
This citadel which is also known as Cohan Dej is in the center of the city of Soltanieh, comprising of a moat as well as the rampart. The said citadel is rectangular and is made of green slabs of stone. Besides which is boasts of 16 towers and an extremely beautiful gateway. At present, from the average ...
Zahak Castle
in Maraqeh (Maragheh) City
The castle is situated 28 km. east of Ajabsheer on the eastern banks of the Lake Orumieh. According to historical evidences, this castle dates back to pre-Islamic period. MORE
The castle is situated 28 km. east of Ajabsheer on the eastern banks of the Lake Orumieh. According to historical evidences, this castle dates back to pre-Islamic period.
Falakol Aflak Castle Museum
in Khorramabad (Khorram Abaad) City
This palace (museum) is one of the historical structures related to the Sassanian era. The said is located on a hill in the midst of the city of Khoram Abad. A section of this palace ... MORE
This palace (museum) is one of the historical structures related to the Sassanian era. The said is located on a hill in the midst of the city of Khoram Abad. A section of this palace was converted into a museum in the years 1976-1977. This museum comprises of two sections named as, an archaeology and ...
Zar Khezer Khan Castle
in Tangestan (Ahram) City
This castle is to the north of Ahram and belongs to Zar Khezer Khan Tangestani and at present is the residence of his descendants. The castle includes four towers and rampart apart ... MORE
This castle is to the north of Ahram and belongs to Zar Khezer Khan Tangestani and at present is the residence of his descendants. The castle includes four towers and rampart apart from the private facilities for use of the residents.
city: Malayer
This castle lies 20 km. west of Malayer, in the district of Shurkat. In this region three cycles of civilizations have been distinct. The first of which being in the second half of ... MORE
This castle lies 20 km. west of Malayer, in the district of Shurkat. In this region three cycles of civilizations have been distinct. The first of which being in the second half of the 8th to the beginning of 6th century BC. and related to the Medes. The architectural relics in this connection are, ...
Takht-e-Soleiman Castle
in Takab City
city: Takab
The aggregate of the Takht-e-Soleiman monument is placed on a natural high land, about 20 m. above the surrounding plain. All the structural relics have been constructed within an ... MORE
The aggregate of the Takht-e-Soleiman monument is placed on a natural high land, about 20 m. above the surrounding plain. All the structural relics have been constructed within an oval shaped rampart. The exterior rampart with 5 m. thickness, 14 m. height and outer circumference of 1,200 m. has 38 conical ...
Teimoor Castle
in Zahedan City
city: Zahedan
The same is a relic of the Mongol and Safavid eras. The structure is located to the southwest of the old city of Zahedan and in the Posht Ab vicinity of Zabol. MORE
The same is a relic of the Mongol and Safavid eras. The structure is located to the southwest of the old city of Zahedan and in the Posht Ab vicinity of Zabol.
Baladeh Castle
in Noor City
city: Noor
This structure ranks first in importance amongst the other castles in Mazandaran province. It was utilized even in the early Safavid era, and was then one of the seats of local power. ... MORE
This structure ranks first in importance amongst the other castles in Mazandaran province. It was utilized even in the early Safavid era, and was then one of the seats of local power. The loftiness of this castle is apparent in its remnants on the hill, overlooking a section of Baladeh. On the fall ...
Chehel Dokhtaran Castle
in Nik Shahr City
city: Nik Shahr
In the upper Sookhteh Valley and in the wide bed of the Hamoon, to the southwest of Nik Shahr is the ruins of a structure reputedly known as 'Chehel Dokhtaran'. The same comprises ... MORE
In the upper Sookhteh Valley and in the wide bed of the Hamoon, to the southwest of Nik Shahr is the ruins of a structure reputedly known as 'Chehel Dokhtaran'. The same comprises of a tall castle and a minaret on the entrance which faces the east. The form of this minaret reveals that on each side ...
city: Naein
This ancient castle is located near the Alavian Mosque in the Babol Masjed locality. The architectural affects of this castle reveal that it was a fire temple in the pre-Islamic period. ... MORE
This ancient castle is located near the Alavian Mosque in the Babol Masjed locality. The architectural affects of this castle reveal that it was a fire temple in the pre-Islamic period. The same has been constructed of baked bricks, and dates back to the Parthian and Sassanide eras. The height of this ...
Karim Khani Citadel
in Shiraz City
city: Shiraz
It used to be the main residential palace of Karim Khan-e-Zand and his dynasty in Shiraz. Surrounded by high brick walls, there are four towers, each at a corner of the complex. This ... MORE
It used to be the main residential palace of Karim Khan-e-Zand and his dynasty in Shiraz. Surrounded by high brick walls, there are four towers, each at a corner of the complex. This place was used as a prison for thirty five years until 1971. Although damaged as a result of misuse, renovations are ...
Qamechoqay Castle
in Bijar City
city: Bijar
The same is located at a distance of 12 km. from the Qamechoqay village of Bijar, and to the north of the Bijar - Takab Road. This archaic castle can be accounted for as a matchless ... MORE
The same is located at a distance of 12 km. from the Qamechoqay village of Bijar, and to the north of the Bijar - Takab Road. This archaic castle can be accounted for as a matchless one in the province, and dates to the 9th or 8th centuries BC. To the west of this structure, there is an area, a hundred ...
Iran Shahr Old Castle
in Iran Shahr (Iranshahr) City
The said castle was a seat of power or command in the past in Baluchestan. It is a brick construction, built during the reign of Naseredin Shah by Firooz Mirza in the year 1264 AH. MORE
The said castle was a seat of power or command in the past in Baluchestan. It is a brick construction, built during the reign of Naseredin Shah by Firooz Mirza in the year 1264 AH.
Dokhtar Castles, Doshman Ziyari
in Dehdasht (Kohkiluyeh) City
The construction of these types of castles are related to the sun worshipping and angel fertility beliefs. The Dokhtar Castles were usually big and small fire-temples that have been ... MORE
The construction of these types of castles are related to the sun worshipping and angel fertility beliefs. The Dokhtar Castles were usually big and small fire-temples that have been presented to the angel of fertility and many of them are reputedly known by the same name in different regions of the ...
Lashtan Castle
in Bandar Lengeh City
This castle was constructed in the year 904 AH. and is at a distance of 6 km. east of Bandar Lengeh. Within the castle are a number of ponds, cemeteries, and storage areas for edible ... MORE
This castle was constructed in the year 904 AH. and is at a distance of 6 km. east of Bandar Lengeh. Within the castle are a number of ponds, cemeteries, and storage areas for edible commodities, amongst other remains. Stony crypts similar to those of the early cavemen dwellings can be noted on the ...
Qahqaheh Castle
in Kalibar (Kaleybar) City
This castle has also been constructed on the mountains and during the Safavid era was used as a prison for political opponents. The architecture of this castle is unique on its own ... MORE
This castle has also been constructed on the mountains and during the Safavid era was used as a prison for political opponents. The architecture of this castle is unique on its own and worth mentioning.
Kordasht Castle
in Kalibar (Kaleybar) City
This castle is on the fringes of the Aras River, in the village of Kordasht and is related to the Qajar era. MORE
This castle is on the fringes of the Aras River, in the village of Kordasht and is related to the Qajar era.
Sheikh Makan Fort
in Dareh Shahr (DarreShahr) City
Located 6 kilometers southeast of Dareh Shahr, the ruins of this fort can be seen in the entrance of the village with the same name with 150 years of antiquity. Construction materials ... MORE
Located 6 kilometers southeast of Dareh Shahr, the ruins of this fort can be seen in the entrance of the village with the same name with 150 years of antiquity. Construction materials indicate that it belongs to the Qajar period. The walls of the fort are delicately made of stone and gypsum. There is ...
Vali Castle
in Ilam City
city: Ilam
This castle is located on the Choqa Mirag hill in the city of Ilam. This castle is built about 100 years ago in the Qajar period and its area is 2,500 square meters. The construction ... MORE
This castle is located on the Choqa Mirag hill in the city of Ilam. This castle is built about 100 years ago in the Qajar period and its area is 2,500 square meters. The construction materials are of brick, gypsum and marble. This castle is renovated by The Cultural Heritage Organization.
Iraj Castle
in Varamin City
city: Varamin
This castle is located to the north-east of Varamin and near Ja'far Abad village. This rectangular structure is made of mud and sun baked bricks. The height of walls are 12 m. ... MORE
This castle is located to the north-east of Varamin and near Ja'far Abad village. This rectangular structure is made of mud and sun baked bricks. The height of walls are 12 m. Around this village there are trenches with 100 m. intervals. Its an ...
city: Isfahan
These are named as, the Rostam Bafaran, Neyestanak Castles in Naein. The Farfan Castle in Esfahan, Torshak Castle in the Marq Village of Esfahan, Deeyu and Jalali Castles in Kashan, ... MORE
These are named as, the Rostam Bafaran, Neyestanak Castles in Naein. The Farfan Castle in Esfahan, Torshak Castle in the Marq Village of Esfahan, Deeyu and Jalali Castles in Kashan, Sangi Castle in the township of Semirom, and the Bozi Castle in Lanjan.
Joeshoon Castle
in Ahar City
city: Ahar
Located on a height, 26 km. west of Varzegan, this castle belongs to pre-Islamic period and was also utilized after Islam. MORE
Located on a height, 26 km. west of Varzegan, this castle belongs to pre-Islamic period and was also utilized after Islam.
Nodooz Castle
in Ahar City
city: Ahar
This castle is located 25 km. southeast of Ahar at a height region, dating back to the Sassanian period. It is built of stone, brick and gypsum, having a tall tower. MORE
This castle is located 25 km. southeast of Ahar at a height region, dating back to the Sassanian period. It is built of stone, brick and gypsum, having a tall tower.
city: Germi
Other historical castles are Heer in the south of Ardabil, Qiz in Germi and Deeve in Meshkin Shahr. MORE
Other historical castles are Heer in the south of Ardabil, Qiz in Germi and Deeve in Meshkin Shahr.
Arjan Castle
in Behbahan City
city: Behbahan
The Arjan Castle in Behbahan township has been constructed at the top of Sanglakh Mountain stuck to a colossal slab of stone. Rain water was used to be collected in water reservoirs ... MORE
The Arjan Castle in Behbahan township has been constructed at the top of Sanglakh Mountain stuck to a colossal slab of stone. Rain water was used to be collected in water reservoirs of this castle through this slab of stone. The structural architecture of towers is of roman style,i.e., cubic in shape. ...
Burazjan Fort
in City
This castle located in the city center of Burazjan, was for a long duration utilized as a prison. Originally it was a 'caravansary' or local inn in Qajar period and is on national ... MORE
This castle located in the city center of Burazjan, was for a long duration utilized as a prison. Originally it was a 'caravansary' or local inn in Qajar period and is on national record.
city: Bushehr
This castle is located in the north east of Khark Island. In the year 1748 AD. contemporary to the period of the Safavid reign and the Afqani conquests in Iran, the Dutch gave up their ... MORE
This castle is located in the north east of Khark Island. In the year 1748 AD. contemporary to the period of the Safavid reign and the Afqani conquests in Iran, the Dutch gave up their trading center in Bandar Abbas and transformed this center to Khark Island. Hence the construction of this castle is ...
Other Castles
in Bushehr City
city: Bushehr
Besides the above mentioned castles, the Jalal Khan Hakem Castle in Dayer and the Malek Castle in Ray Shahr are worth mentioning. MORE
Besides the above mentioned castles, the Jalal Khan Hakem Castle in Dayer and the Malek Castle in Ray Shahr are worth mentioning.
Mayan Village Castles
in Damgan (Daamghan) City
These three castles are known as the "upper castle", "lower castle" and the "haram castle". These are located to the south of the said village. The upper castle dates back to 700 years. ... MORE
These three castles are known as the "upper castle", "lower castle" and the "haram castle". These are located to the south of the said village. The upper castle dates back to 700 years. This square castle has 4 towers rising to the height of 8 m. Three of these towers are in a state of ruin. A place ...
Borj Castle
in Khormoj (Dashti) City
This is the remnants of the large castle of Khormoj and is architectured in the 'Saljuqi' style with arched roofs and decorative plaster moldings. MORE
This is the remnants of the large castle of Khormoj and is architectured in the 'Saljuqi' style with arched roofs and decorative plaster moldings.
Chas (Lime) Castle
in Dehdasht (Kohkiluyeh) City
The remains of the Chas Castle is at a distance of 30 km. southwest of Dehdasht amongst the limestone mountains and are close to the Se Gonbadan Fire-Temple. This castle is well known ... MORE
The remains of the Chas Castle is at a distance of 30 km. southwest of Dehdasht amongst the limestone mountains and are close to the Se Gonbadan Fire-Temple. This castle is well known as Dar Mahtabi. Due to its location, it seems to have been held in high esteem in ancient times,i.e., Zoroastrians.
Mangasht Castle
in Dehdasht (Kohkiluyeh) City
This castle is one of the most important castles of Atabakan era of Lurestan. After segregation of Kohkiluyeh states from the Fars province and annexation of the former to Lurestan ... MORE
This castle is one of the most important castles of Atabakan era of Lurestan. After segregation of Kohkiluyeh states from the Fars province and annexation of the former to Lurestan Atabakan Afrasiyab, (688-695) due to encountered pressures, was compelled to take shelter in this castle. But after the ...
Shayaq (Shayakh) Castle
in Dehloran City
city: Dehloran
The Shayakh Castle (or the ancient city of Shayakh) is located on a hill between two rivers in a valley. It belongs to the Sassanide period and the ruins of its towers, food storage ... MORE
The Shayakh Castle (or the ancient city of Shayakh) is located on a hill between two rivers in a valley. It belongs to the Sassanide period and the ruins of its towers, food storage and commanders' rooms can be seen.
Hassan Abad Old Castle
in Esfarayen City
city: Esfarayen
This castle is on the fringes of the village of the Hassan Abad, north-east of Esfarayen. It has been erected on a natural mound and is 140 m. in length and 70 m. wide. A part of the ... MORE
This castle is on the fringes of the village of the Hassan Abad, north-east of Esfarayen. It has been erected on a natural mound and is 140 m. in length and 70 m. wide. A part of the walls still exists and is 4 m. high. This castle is a remains from the very beginning of the Islamic period.
Qeisar Castle
in Esfarayen City
city: Esfarayen
This castle is 3 km. from the village of Beed in Esfarayen. Evidences from the time of the Zoroastrians have been found here. The castle dates back to pre-Islamic times. MORE
This castle is 3 km. from the village of Beed in Esfarayen. Evidences from the time of the Zoroastrians have been found here. The castle dates back to pre-Islamic times.
Zahak Castle
in Fasa City
city: Fasa
On top of a hill near Fasa, there exists a castle belonging to the Sassanian period. Ceramic objects have been found at this site. MORE
On top of a hill near Fasa, there exists a castle belonging to the Sassanian period. Ceramic objects have been found at this site.
Dokhtar Castle
in Firooz Abad City
Dating back to the 3rd century, this historical site is found in a mountainous area overlooking the Firooz Abad plain. Many tourists come to visit this site. Tourists can reach the ... MORE
Dating back to the 3rd century, this historical site is found in a mountainous area overlooking the Firooz Abad plain. Many tourists come to visit this site. Tourists can reach the summit by existing mounting facilities.
Espi Fort (Aq Qal'eh)
in Gorgan City
city: Gorgan
The location of this castle is in the northern section of the former Mobarak Abad castle, on the fringes of the Gorgan River. MORE
The location of this castle is in the northern section of the former Mobarak Abad castle, on the fringes of the Gorgan River.
Jenashak Fort
in Gorgan City
city: Gorgan
This fort consists of three castles, that according to some narrations when Qabus Ebne Voshmgir was dethroned, remained captive here for a period. The name of these three castles are ... MORE
This fort consists of three castles, that according to some narrations when Qabus Ebne Voshmgir was dethroned, remained captive here for a period. The name of these three castles are Seeb Chal, Valeman and Kashidar (now called Deshli) and situated at the top of mountain.
city: Gorgan
The ruins of this fort has been remained in the south west of Gorgan, right on the top of an elevated hill, which is at present surrounded by forest trees. MORE
The ruins of this fort has been remained in the south west of Gorgan, right on the top of an elevated hill, which is at present surrounded by forest trees.
Maran Castle
in Gorgan City
city: Gorgan
The Maran Castle is a relic from the Parthian era. It is said that Maran is the same second capital of the Parthians which was constructed by Tirdad. It is the vicinity where Yazidebne ... MORE
The Maran Castle is a relic from the Parthian era. It is said that Maran is the same second capital of the Parthians which was constructed by Tirdad. It is the vicinity where Yazidebne Mahlab slayed thousands of people. Mohammad Hassan Khan-e- Jalayer took refuge in Maran castle after the war with Iranian ...
Dokhtar (Qiz Qalasi) Castle
in Hamedan City
city: Hamedan
Though this castle is in ruins, the ramparts and structure can still be seen. Some of the gate ways and staircases have been made of polished stone. This reveals that the city prospered ... MORE
Though this castle is in ruins, the ramparts and structure can still be seen. Some of the gate ways and staircases have been made of polished stone. This reveals that the city prospered during those times. The important military conditions of this structure was an imprint on the whole of the city of ...
Other Castles
in Hamedan City
city: Hamedan
Other castles worth mentioning is the 'Oshtoran Castle' located in the village of Oshtoran of Hamadan province. MORE
Other castles worth mentioning is the 'Oshtoran Castle' located in the village of Oshtoran of Hamadan province.
Zahak Castle
in Hashtrood (Hashtrud) City
The remnants of the said castle is east of the Khorassanak station on the railway line running between Tehran and Tabriz. This castle dates back to some centuries BC, but during the ... MORE
The remnants of the said castle is east of the Khorassanak station on the railway line running between Tehran and Tabriz. This castle dates back to some centuries BC, but during the Esmaili reign was repaired and utilized. The said castle was most probably a watch-post of the times before being used ...
Qiran Castle
in Ilam City
city: Ilam
This castle is located on Mount Qolaqiran overlooking the beautiful forests of Sheshdar (Sheshdan). Its appearance and position of the summit above it, have created special beauty. MORE
This castle is located on Mount Qolaqiran overlooking the beautiful forests of Sheshdar (Sheshdan). Its appearance and position of the summit above it, have created special beauty.
Other Castles
in Mehran City
city: Mehran
Other castles of the province are: Amir Abad, Vali winter castle in Mehran, the historical castle of Hezarkhani Village in Abdanan belonging to the Sassanide era, Paqefleh and Korekcha ... MORE
Other castles of the province are: Amir Abad, Vali winter castle in Mehran, the historical castle of Hezarkhani Village in Abdanan belonging to the Sassanide era, Paqefleh and Korekcha Castle in Saleh Abad, the Sassanide Castle of Anjir in Zarrin Abad, the ruins of Sassanide castles in the Kalm Village ...
Sarbaz Castle
in Iran Shahr (Iranshahr) City
This structure is one of the famous castles of Baluchestan, located in the Sarbaz Village. The same is related to the Islamic period and was built by the rulers of the time. MORE
This structure is one of the famous castles of Baluchestan, located in the Sarbaz Village. The same is related to the Islamic period and was built by the rulers of the time.
Qabr Castle
in Jahrom (Jahrum) City
This castle is located 50 km. from Jahrum city, at the top of a mount in an altitude of 400 m. To the west of this castle is a small spring. Beside the spring there is a narrow zigzag ... MORE
This castle is located 50 km. from Jahrum city, at the top of a mount in an altitude of 400 m. To the west of this castle is a small spring. Beside the spring there is a narrow zigzag route, which terminates to the tower of the Qabr Castle.
Samooran Castle
in Jiroft City
city: Jiroft
This castle has been built of reddish marble and is located on an elevation, east to the city of Jiroft. The upper walls are approximately 1,000 sq. m. and are made of rocks and natural ... MORE
This castle has been built of reddish marble and is located on an elevation, east to the city of Jiroft. The upper walls are approximately 1,000 sq. m. and are made of rocks and natural precipices. In parts where the enemy could have launched an attack, there are high walls with two entrances in the ...
Peyqam Castle
in Kalibar (Kaleybar) City
Located 13 km. from Kalibar and is related to the Parthian era. It is 18 km. from the Babak Castle. MORE
Located 13 km. from Kalibar and is related to the Parthian era. It is 18 km. from the Babak Castle.
Sary Aslan Castle
in Kangavar City
city: Kangavar
The grand building of the Sary Aslan Castle is located to the north of the city of Kangavar. The main materials used in its construction are, brick, clay and gypsum. The primary structure ... MORE
The grand building of the Sary Aslan Castle is located to the north of the city of Kangavar. The main materials used in its construction are, brick, clay and gypsum. The primary structure of the castle had an external large court yard and a building in the western side, an internal building in northern ...
Atashgah Castle
in Kashmar City
city: Kashmar
This castle is located 12 km. north west of Kashmar. Evidence shows that this castle was important in its time. Nearby the fire-temple, a large cave exists, near the entrance of which ... MORE
This castle is located 12 km. north west of Kashmar. Evidence shows that this castle was important in its time. Nearby the fire-temple, a large cave exists, near the entrance of which a statue of a mounted soldier with a sword is noted. This is an historical remnant belongs to the Sassanian era.
Other Castles
in Kerman City
city: Kerman
Other castles in the province are named as Dokhtar Castle in Kerman, The Sang Castle in Sirjan, Jashar, Sa'eed Khan, Manujan, Kohneh, Dastugan, Tal Atashi, Zakht, Gabrha and Rostam ... MORE
Other castles in the province are named as Dokhtar Castle in Kerman, The Sang Castle in Sirjan, Jashar, Sa'eed Khan, Manujan, Kohneh, Dastugan, Tal Atashi, Zakht, Gabrha and Rostam Castles and ... in Jiroft and Roodbar.
Other Castles and Forts
in Kermanshah City
The other castles of the province are as follows: Qela Hajir 18 km. north west of Sahneh, Yazdgerdi Castle 12 km. north west of Rijab -Yan Zardeh district of Kerend, Zardeh castle ... MORE
The other castles of the province are as follows: Qela Hajir 18 km. north west of Sahneh, Yazdgerdi Castle 12 km. north west of Rijab -Yan Zardeh district of Kerend, Zardeh castle in north western Rijab, Shahin Castle in 18 km. of Qasr-e-Shirin - Kermanshah Road, the small Keh Castle in Kerend - Kermanshah ...
Bahram Castle
in Khorramabad (Khorram Abaad) City
The remnants of this castle along with its ramparts or walls is located south of the village of Jolgeh Khalaj (Khoram Abad). The valley being surrounded with stone and mortar for further ... MORE
The remnants of this castle along with its ramparts or walls is located south of the village of Jolgeh Khalaj (Khoram Abad). The valley being surrounded with stone and mortar for further protection and the castle has only one entrance. A few walls can be observed on top of the valley. This castle held ...
Mangreh Castle
in Khorramabad (Khorram Abaad) City
This castle is one of the ancient and important historical castles of Khoram Abad. This castle has been built on the peak of Dez to the west of the village of Gerdab and is related ... MORE
This castle is one of the ancient and important historical castles of Khoram Abad. This castle has been built on the peak of Dez to the west of the village of Gerdab and is related to the second half of the 5th century AH. The castle with an area of approximately 2000 sq. m. has 12 chambers, each having ...
Shahanshah (Goosheh) Castle
in Khorramabad (Khorram Abaad) City
This ancient castle is located in the village of Goosheh in Khoram Abad, constructed of limestone. This castle has a courtyard with an area of 25x12 sq. m. The said castle comprises ... MORE
This ancient castle is located in the village of Goosheh in Khoram Abad, constructed of limestone. This castle has a courtyard with an area of 25x12 sq. m. The said castle comprises of 15 halls , besides several porches. The ramparts of the castle reach an elevation of 5 m.
city: Khoy
This fort dates to 7th century BC. and is located in the village of Qarah Ziyaedin. The said fort has been constructed in three places within a duration of 50 years. Built with strong ... MORE
This fort dates to 7th century BC. and is located in the village of Qarah Ziyaedin. The said fort has been constructed in three places within a duration of 50 years. Built with strong stony walls, at the top of a high rock, it overlooks the surrounding area. The fort has three storeys.
city: Khoy
This castle is on the fringes of the northern plains of Qareh Ziyaedin village. This castle is triangular in shape with an inner rectangular rampart. The width of the main rampart ... MORE
This castle is on the fringes of the northern plains of Qareh Ziyaedin village. This castle is triangular in shape with an inner rectangular rampart. The width of the main rampart being 3 m. In front of the main wall, another one has been constructed having a width of one meter. At intervals, vertical ...
Changary Castle
in Koohdasht (Kuhdasht) City
Changary is a name of a mountain, which extends from the north-east of Koohdasht till the Seimareh River. On the peak of this mountain are the remnants of a few castles, the most important ... MORE
Changary is a name of a mountain, which extends from the north-east of Koohdasht till the Seimareh River. On the peak of this mountain are the remnants of a few castles, the most important of which being the above mentioned. This castle overlooks the plains of Koohdasht. The remnants of this castle ...
Kooragan Castle
in Koohdasht (Kuhdasht) City
Situated on the peaks of Do Shah in Koohdasht, are two castles with the same name. One of which is a relatively large castle of which a portion of its southern ramparts adjoin the ... MORE
Situated on the peaks of Do Shah in Koohdasht, are two castles with the same name. One of which is a relatively large castle of which a portion of its southern ramparts adjoin the mountainside, and parts of the remaining wall are also evident. Its entrance is on the southern side and within the castle ...
Manijeh Castle
in Koohdasht (Kuhdasht) City
The above mentioned castle is located on the peak of 'Sarsarkhan' (Koohdasht) . The length of its rampart being 100 m. To the north of which are the remenants of a few rooms or chambers. ... MORE
The above mentioned castle is located on the peak of 'Sarsarkhan' (Koohdasht) . The length of its rampart being 100 m. To the north of which are the remenants of a few rooms or chambers. There is also the evidence of a large water reservoir. The entrance to this castle is only from the valley. This ...
Charoo Castle
in City
It is considered to be a well-known castle because of the Esmaili influence (the followers of Hassan Sabah). It is 15 km west of the Barm-Shoor Lake and located on top of the Chero ... MORE
It is considered to be a well-known castle because of the Esmaili influence (the followers of Hassan Sabah). It is 15 km west of the Barm-Shoor Lake and located on top of the Chero Mountain. The antiquity of this castle goes back to 5th century.
Qadamgah Castle
in City
Located northwest of the ancient city of Lar, this castle is built on a platform surrounded by steep slopes. It dates back to the pre-Islamic period and was used for defense purposes. ... MORE
Located northwest of the ancient city of Lar, this castle is built on a platform surrounded by steep slopes. It dates back to the pre-Islamic period and was used for defense purposes. Today only ruins (the northern wall and two smaller towers) remain as in the Safavid period, this place was destroyed ...
Khosrovani Castle
in Mahallat City
city: Mahallat
This semi-ruined castle has remained within the city of Mahalat. The intact walls and towers of the same have been used in the nearby residental areas of the castle as protecting walls. ... MORE
This semi-ruined castle has remained within the city of Mahalat. The intact walls and towers of the same have been used in the nearby residental areas of the castle as protecting walls. From its four towers, only two are in a comparatively suitable condition. Its walls are made of sun baked bricks and ...
Other Castles
in Mahallat City
city: Mahallat
Other castles are "Aqa Khan" to the south of Mahalat city, "Div Jan Va Shams" in the Yojan Village (Khomein) and "Jamshidi" Castle in Nimvar of Mahalat. MORE
Other castles are "Aqa Khan" to the south of Mahalat city, "Div Jan Va Shams" in the Yojan Village (Khomein) and "Jamshidi" Castle in Nimvar of Mahalat.
Siyah Castle
in Maku City
city: Maku
This castle lies 36 km. east of Maku. It is constructed on a flat land created by cooled melted material (volcanic soil). The turreted walls of the castle give it on additional beauty. ... MORE
This castle lies 36 km. east of Maku. It is constructed on a flat land created by cooled melted material (volcanic soil). The turreted walls of the castle give it on additional beauty. This castle was a palace of one of the Orartoie kings in the 7th and 8th centuries BC. for defense purposes.
Choobin Castle
in Malayer City
city: Malayer
This castle is close to the lands of Daulat Abad (Malayer). Before inauguration of Malayer city, it was known as 'Choobin' or 'Choobineh'. This name was most probably in honor of the ... MORE
This castle is close to the lands of Daulat Abad (Malayer). Before inauguration of Malayer city, it was known as 'Choobin' or 'Choobineh'. This name was most probably in honor of the Iranian commander 'Bahram-e-Choobin'. Due to the expansion of the city, this structure has been gradually demolished.
Kharabeh (Yazdgerd) Castle
in Malayer City
city: Malayer
This castle which is a Sassanide relic, is located in the 'Kooh-e-Yazdgerd' in the township of Malayer. This relic could have been a shelter for 'Yazdgerd III'. At present only the ... MORE
This castle which is a Sassanide relic, is located in the 'Kooh-e-Yazdgerd' in the township of Malayer. This relic could have been a shelter for 'Yazdgerd III'. At present only the ruined ramparts can be observed.
Kaka Castle
in NoorAbad (Mamasani) City
This castle is located 8 km. from the hilly village of Kalgeh and is surrounded by the Ena and Sejak Gorges from which the Fahliyan River crosses by. It is believed that this castle ... MORE
This castle is located 8 km. from the hilly village of Kalgeh and is surrounded by the Ena and Sejak Gorges from which the Fahliyan River crosses by. It is believed that this castle once belonged to the Esmailians and it's antiquity dates back to 6th century AH. This castle is situated in the Mamasani ...
Sefid Castle
in NoorAbad (Mamasani) City
This castle is located 15 km. north of Noor-Abad, it dates back to the Elamite era. It is believed that in 5th century, it was one of the famous castles of Esmailians and in the year ... MORE
This castle is located 15 km. north of Noor-Abad, it dates back to the Elamite era. It is believed that in 5th century, it was one of the famous castles of Esmailians and in the year 654 AH it was destroyed by Holakoo Khan the king of the Mongols.
San Sarood Castle
in Marand City
city: Marand
This ancient fort is located on a high, stony hillock 26 km. north of Marand. To the east of this, huge stone slabs can be observed related to the periods before the birth of Christ. MORE
This ancient fort is located on a high, stony hillock 26 km. north of Marand. To the east of this, huge stone slabs can be observed related to the periods before the birth of Christ.
Estakhr Castle
in Marvdasht City
city: Marvdasht
The Estakhr Mountain is to the extremity of the southwest of the Marvdasht plains. On top of which the famous Estakhr Castle was constructed in the Azododoleh-ye-Deilami period. In ... MORE
The Estakhr Mountain is to the extremity of the southwest of the Marvdasht plains. On top of which the famous Estakhr Castle was constructed in the Azododoleh-ye-Deilami period. In this place a large pool (Estakhr) was made, but unfortunately at present, only a very tall ancient cypress tree dating ...
Bardi Castle
in Masjed Soleyman City
This castle is accounted as the first permanent settlement place for Parsee tribes, as well as the birthplace of Koorush the Achaemenian. It is located in the Andika sector of Masjed ... MORE
This castle is accounted as the first permanent settlement place for Parsee tribes, as well as the birthplace of Koorush the Achaemenian. It is located in the Andika sector of Masjed Soleiman. The Bardi castle is a huge structure which was built during the Elamite period and made of large slabs of stones ...
Simband (Taqa) Castle
in Masjed Soleyman City
The same is a little tower or turret with one room, located on a hill in a part of Andika in Masjed Soleiman. It was in this vicinity that the Elamite captured a number of Anzanis ... MORE
The same is a little tower or turret with one room, located on a hill in a part of Andika in Masjed Soleiman. It was in this vicinity that the Elamite captured a number of Anzanis or ( Bakhtiyari tribes), and imprisoned them. From this point of view it is of great historical value.
Aqcheh Castle
in Meshginshahr (Meshgin Shahr) City
It is located in a rocky mountain near Chatin Valley and Qara-Qyeh Village. Ceramic and earthenware objects found from this site belong to the 1st millennium BC. MORE
It is located in a rocky mountain near Chatin Valley and Qara-Qyeh Village. Ceramic and earthenware objects found from this site belong to the 1st millennium BC.
Bakhshi Castle
in Urmia City
city: Urmia
This castle is on a deformed conical shaped mountain near the coast of Lake Orumieh overlooking a green plain. To the east of the said mountain there is an inscription written in the ... MORE
This castle is on a deformed conical shaped mountain near the coast of Lake Orumieh overlooking a green plain. To the east of the said mountain there is an inscription written in the Elamite script. In excavations made in this castle some earthenware, copper and metal vessels have been discovered. Some ...
Bardook Village Castle
in Urmia City
city: Urmia
This castle is 6 km. from the village of Bardook in the vicinity of Somay-e-Baradoost and has a defense rampart in three sections. The defense rampart is made of stone slabs with semi-circular ... MORE
This castle is 6 km. from the village of Bardook in the vicinity of Somay-e-Baradoost and has a defense rampart in three sections. The defense rampart is made of stone slabs with semi-circular columns. The entrance a square shaped doorway has been placed in the deperation of middle side of the castle. ...
Dom Dom Castle
in Urmia City
city: Urmia
This castle was constructed in the year 1018AH., on the Dom-Dom Mountain, 18 km. southwest of Orumieh. The castle stands at a great height and is composed of 5 sections. MORE
This castle was constructed in the year 1018AH., on the Dom-Dom Mountain, 18 km. southwest of Orumieh. The castle stands at a great height and is composed of 5 sections.
Esmail Aqa Castle
in Urmia City
city: Urmia
This castle was built in the second half of the 19 century. It is located on a mountain, 18 km. west of Orumieh, on fringes of Nazloo Chay river. This castle is related to the Qajar ... MORE
This castle was built in the second half of the 19 century. It is located on a mountain, 18 km. west of Orumieh, on fringes of Nazloo Chay river. This castle is related to the Qajar era. The remnants of this fort consists of a crypt of stone from the Orartoie period, with regular engravings, an entrance, ...
Sang-e-Kazem Khan Castle
in Urmia City
city: Urmia
This is a rock 350 m. in height. The rock has been cut out to form a pathway right to the peak, where there is s strong sentry post with a marble doorway. This castle is in two storeys ... MORE
This is a rock 350 m. in height. The rock has been cut out to form a pathway right to the peak, where there is s strong sentry post with a marble doorway. This castle is in two storeys and was utilized by the household of Kazem Khan. This castle has only one door opening out on a paved road. In the ...
city: Qazvin
This castle is located in the northern part of Qazvin. The same was the residence of Mohammad Zaman Khan-e-Reshvand and was constructed by him. Materials utilized in the construction ... MORE
This castle is located in the northern part of Qazvin. The same was the residence of Mohammad Zaman Khan-e-Reshvand and was constructed by him. Materials utilized in the construction were stone, mortar and gypsum. For the towers colossal stones have been used. The castle has three quarters, i.e., the ...
Navizar Shah Castle
in Qazvin City
city: Qazvin
The same is located on a mountain in northeast of the Garm Rood Village. The remnants of this structure are a few chambers and rooms, the main building and a part of its wall. In this ... MORE
The same is located on a mountain in northeast of the Garm Rood Village. The remnants of this structure are a few chambers and rooms, the main building and a part of its wall. In this area, ruins of other towers and castles such as Ilan, Sefidar and the castle of the Farandaj Village can be also seen. ...
city: Qazvin
The said is located on a rocky elevation. Currently only some sections of its ramparts are left to be seen. According to the narration of Naser Khosrow, the said castle had three ramparts ... MORE
The said is located on a rocky elevation. Currently only some sections of its ramparts are left to be seen. According to the narration of Naser Khosrow, the said castle had three ramparts within each other. Presently the most intact portion is its northern rampart, placed between two circular towers. ...
Sasan Castle (Large Tomb)
in Qazvin City
city: Qazvin
The same is situated in the heights of a hillock, in the Tarom village of the township of Takestan. From the three sides it has a steep gradient, thus gaining access to this structure ... MORE
The same is situated in the heights of a hillock, in the Tarom village of the township of Takestan. From the three sides it has a steep gradient, thus gaining access to this structure is difficult. The structure is like an octagonal tower, and surrounding it are ramparts to the length of 6.5 m. and ...
Other Castles
in Qazvin City
city: Qazvin
Other castles of the province are: the Sangrood castle, Shirkooh castle and Eivan Niaq castle in Qazvin. Qestin Lar castle in Lar, Rashgin town and Meymoondej castle in the rural vicinity ... MORE
Other castles of the province are: the Sangrood castle, Shirkooh castle and Eivan Niaq castle in Qazvin. Qestin Lar castle in Lar, Rashgin town and Meymoondej castle in the rural vicinity of Roodbar.
Jamkaran Castle
in Qom City
city: Qom
The Jamkaran castle lies 6 km. east of Qom, and in the village of Jamkaran. This castle is also known as the Gabri castle and is a remnant of the pre-Islamic age. The same was utilized ... MORE
The Jamkaran castle lies 6 km. east of Qom, and in the village of Jamkaran. This castle is also known as the Gabri castle and is a remnant of the pre-Islamic age. The same was utilized in the Islamic period too, and the inhabitants of this vicinity relate the structure to Jamshid Shah era, the Pishdadi ...
Dokhtar Castle
in Ramhormoz City
city: Ramhormoz
This castle is located to the north of Ramhormoz. The spherical structure denotes the style of Roman architecture. This castle was most probably constructed in the Sassanide reign ... MORE
This castle is located to the north of Ramhormoz. The spherical structure denotes the style of Roman architecture. This castle was most probably constructed in the Sassanide reign for protection and safety of commercial, trade and military route between Shoosh, Vajar and Esfahan. Another theory is that ...
Yazdgerd (Tashary) Castle
in Ramhormoz City
city: Ramhormoz
This castle is located near the village of Shurdin, in the township of Ramhormoz. Close to this vicinity is a rocky castle called 'Zard Bordiyeh', which has large and small crevices ... MORE
This castle is located near the village of Shurdin, in the township of Ramhormoz. Close to this vicinity is a rocky castle called 'Zard Bordiyeh', which has large and small crevices similar to pre-historic shelters. Besides which there are other numerous remnants such as, shelters of stone, dwellings, ...
city: Ray (Rey)
The rampart is a monument from caliphates of Abbasi Dynasty, situated in Ray city. It is made of stone and sun baked brick. The Tabrak Castle was used to be placed within the wall ... MORE
The rampart is a monument from caliphates of Abbasi Dynasty, situated in Ray city. It is made of stone and sun baked brick. The Tabrak Castle was used to be placed within the wall but by the orders of Toqrol Saljuqi it was completely destroyed.
Bond Bon Qasem Abad Castle
in Roodsar City
city: Roodsar
In the village of Bond Bon Qasem Abad, there is an ancient tower rising to an altitude of 12 m. which was utilized for defensive purposes. This tower is a part of a huge castle, and ... MORE
In the village of Bond Bon Qasem Abad, there is an ancient tower rising to an altitude of 12 m. which was utilized for defensive purposes. This tower is a part of a huge castle, and a watch tower which is in its south wing, overlooks the Bond Bon Village. This still is intact as there are no other remnants ...
city: Sahneh
The same is located in the Kandouleh Village, which is a suburb of the Dinvar distinct of the Sahneh township. It is situated on a hill called "Lamehqaleh" in northeastern Kandouleh. ... MORE
The same is located in the Kandouleh Village, which is a suburb of the Dinvar distinct of the Sahneh township. It is situated on a hill called "Lamehqaleh" in northeastern Kandouleh. Relics of the structure show that it has been constructed of stone, gypsum and mortar. It is said that Marvan, the Omavi ...
city: Sahneh
The Bezeh Roo castle is located at a distance of 50 km. to the north west of Sahneh amongst apple orchards. From the main castle (building), a row of rooms built with brick, gypsum ... MORE
The Bezeh Roo castle is located at a distance of 50 km. to the north west of Sahneh amongst apple orchards. From the main castle (building), a row of rooms built with brick, gypsum and mortar can be noted in the southern side including a rampart of clay and stone in the northern side. Brick pieces and ...
Hassan Abad Castle
in Sanandaj City
city: Sanandaj
The same is located 8 km. south of Sanandaj and was a seat of government. It was constructed during the Safavid period by Helu Khan. At present only its ruins have remained. MORE
The same is located 8 km. south of Sanandaj and was a seat of government. It was constructed during the Safavid period by Helu Khan. At present only its ruins have remained.
Zevieh Castle
in Saqez City
city: Saqez
This castle is located 42 km. north east of Saqez, and to the west of the Karaftoo Village and in an ancient region. It was just by chance discovered in 1947. Articles found in this ... MORE
This castle is located 42 km. north east of Saqez, and to the west of the Karaftoo Village and in an ancient region. It was just by chance discovered in 1947. Articles found in this castle, reveal the progressive civilization of this region. One of the most famous discoveries is big gold necklace with ...
Kangaloo Castle
in Savad Kooh City
The same is at a distance of 20 km. southeast of Do Ab, and is situated on a rocky elevation. Due to the passage of time, a major part of this structure is in a state of ruin. The ... MORE
The same is at a distance of 20 km. southeast of Do Ab, and is situated on a rocky elevation. Due to the passage of time, a major part of this structure is in a state of ruin. The facade and ramparts are of stone, with watch towers at distances. The structure is circular internally and is a two storeyed ...
Esmaeilieh Castle
in Saveh City
city: Saveh
The said castle is near the village of Qiz Qaleh, on a rocky mass in the Qarah Daq Mountains, 35 km. southwest of Saveh. All around this castle, with full skill and expertise, some ... MORE
The said castle is near the village of Qiz Qaleh, on a rocky mass in the Qarah Daq Mountains, 35 km. southwest of Saveh. All around this castle, with full skill and expertise, some tunnels have been constructed, each of which served as defense trenches. Near the castle, and within the rock, a water ...
Ala' Citadel
in Semnan City
city: Semnan
This citadel is in the vicinity of Ala' region 9 km. southeast of Semnan. The same is hexagonal in shape in two floors. The Ala' citadel has been made of sun baked bricks, clay and ... MORE
This citadel is in the vicinity of Ala' region 9 km. southeast of Semnan. The same is hexagonal in shape in two floors. The Ala' citadel has been made of sun baked bricks, clay and plaster made of clay. This is a remnant of Qajar era, and is on historical record in Iran.
city: Semnan
This structure is located in the Abuzar Qafari Sq. of Semnan and its date of construction is from the Qajar period (Fathali Shah). It has two narrow corridors connecting the structure ... MORE
This structure is located in the Abuzar Qafari Sq. of Semnan and its date of construction is from the Qajar period (Fathali Shah). It has two narrow corridors connecting the structure to the outside. Besides which there is a large courtyard with various chambers surrounding it. It has a square and tall ...
Pachenar Castles
in Semnan City
city: Semnan
These castles are located in the south west of the Abuzar Sq. of Semnan. Some believe the same to be related to the Taherian period. The western castle of Pachenar with an elevation ... MORE
These castles are located in the south west of the Abuzar Sq. of Semnan. Some believe the same to be related to the Taherian period. The western castle of Pachenar with an elevation of over 13 m. has two round watch towers to the radius of 2 m. This castle is in two floors which are irregular and presently ...
Saroo Castles
in Semnan City
city: Semnan
These castles are located 10 km. northeast of Semnan in the mountainous region of Saroo. With the passage of time, the northern castle is in a demolished state, leaving behind only ... MORE
These castles are located 10 km. northeast of Semnan in the mountainous region of Saroo. With the passage of time, the northern castle is in a demolished state, leaving behind only a skeleton. The southern castle comprised of three floors. The first floor was used to house beasts, the floor above this ...
city: Semnan
These are named as, Koosh Moqan, Lasjerd, Jarmand, Gang Dej, Dej Lajervardi Castles in Semnan, the Miami and Zeydar Castles in Miami, the Bonkooh Castle, the historical castle of Bateri ... MORE
These are named as, Koosh Moqan, Lasjerd, Jarmand, Gang Dej, Dej Lajervardi Castles in Semnan, the Miami and Zeydar Castles in Miami, the Bonkooh Castle, the historical castle of Bateri and Robat Mari Castle in Garmsar, Gur Qalleh, Qalleh-e-Amir Abad and Qalleh-e-Panjom in Damqan, the Seh Borj castle, ...
As'adieh Cholicheh Castles
in Shahr-e-Kord City
Cholicheh is one of the villages of Meezdaj, which is situated 30 km southwest of Shahr-e-Kord. In the said and lush greenery, there are the Raz or As'adieh two castles at the short ... MORE
Cholicheh is one of the villages of Meezdaj, which is situated 30 km southwest of Shahr-e-Kord. In the said and lush greenery, there are the Raz or As'adieh two castles at the short distance from each other which have been constructed by Salar Aazam and Khan Baba which have a glory and beauty in their ...
Shalamzar Castle
in Shahr-e-Kord City
This castle and remainders of the aggregate castles of Najaf Qoli Khan are located in Shalamzar and were constructed by the local governors (Khans) of the Bakhtiyari Tribe. The Shalamzar ... MORE
This castle and remainders of the aggregate castles of Najaf Qoli Khan are located in Shalamzar and were constructed by the local governors (Khans) of the Bakhtiyari Tribe. The Shalamzar castle which covers an area of 1000 sq. m. was constructed in 1307 AH by Morteza Qoli Khan Samsam. This building ...
Tak Castle
in Shahr-e-Kord City
This castle is in the vicinity of the Jahan Been Mountains and overlooks the village of Tak. It covers an area of 7,000 sq. m. and its pillars are prism-shaped in structure. There ... MORE
This castle is in the vicinity of the Jahan Been Mountains and overlooks the village of Tak. It covers an area of 7,000 sq. m. and its pillars are prism-shaped in structure. There are three stony ponds with tile-work in the courtyard of the said castle.
Parthian Castle
in Shahrood City
city: Shahrood
This castle is located 6 km. from Shahrood and is related to the Parthians and the Sassanide periods (2000 years ago). Within this structure is the remnants of a furnace used for baking ... MORE
This castle is located 6 km. from Shahrood and is related to the Parthians and the Sassanide periods (2000 years ago). Within this structure is the remnants of a furnace used for baking bricks and earthenware related to that time. This castle is rectangular in shape and on four sides of which, arched ...
Sam Castle
in Shirvan Va Chardavol City
This Sassanide castle is constructed on the Sam Mount having two towers. The security chambers are built in the heart of rocks. There is also the remains of a fire-temple, which seems ... MORE
This Sassanide castle is constructed on the Sam Mount having two towers. The security chambers are built in the heart of rocks. There is also the remains of a fire-temple, which seems to have been changed to a mosque after the dominance of the Arabs. There are several old oriental plane trees around ...
Rostam Gotvand Castle
in Shushtar City
city: Shushtar
This castle is located to the north of Gotvand Village and was erected on the top of a hillock. The walls which have been constructed by cobbled stone with a mixture of gypsum and ... MORE
This castle is located to the north of Gotvand Village and was erected on the top of a hillock. The walls which have been constructed by cobbled stone with a mixture of gypsum and ... have been remained. In the past, this castle was used for military purposes, and among local people it was known as ...
Bistoon Castle, Bistoon
in Sonqor City
city: Sonqor
This old castle is in the aggregate of historical monuments of Bistoon located en route from Biston to Sonqor, Koliaie and the Dinvar Ab river bed. The castle is mainly made of stone ... MORE
This old castle is in the aggregate of historical monuments of Bistoon located en route from Biston to Sonqor, Koliaie and the Dinvar Ab river bed. The castle is mainly made of stone and gypsum, but abundant broken brick and earthenware pieces have been seen in the surroundings. The length of the structure ...
Tabas Citadel
in Tabas City
city: Tabas
This is one of the ancient citadels of this township. But unfortunately it is nearly depleted. This structure most probably belongs to pre-Islamic period, and was used during the same ... MORE
This is one of the ancient citadels of this township. But unfortunately it is nearly depleted. This structure most probably belongs to pre-Islamic period, and was used during the same era.
Dokhtar (Qiz) Castle
in Takestan City
city: Takestan
The above mentioned is located in the mountains near the village of Abakloo. The structure extends from the three sides to a steep precipice, with its entrance being to the southern ... MORE
The above mentioned is located in the mountains near the village of Abakloo. The structure extends from the three sides to a steep precipice, with its entrance being to the southern side. The structure is mainly a brick construction, and is probably a remnant of the Sassanide or Al Booyeh periods.
city: Yazd
Other historic castles of the province are as follows: Shewaz in Taft, Khormiz and Saryazd in Mehreez, Barjin and Rokn Abad in Maybod, Ebrahim Abad, Zarach and Qez Abad in Rastaq, ... MORE
Other historic castles of the province are as follows: Shewaz in Taft, Khormiz and Saryazd in Mehreez, Barjin and Rokn Abad in Maybod, Ebrahim Abad, Zarach and Qez Abad in Rastaq, Khidak, Kafer Qaleh and Fahraj in Bafq, and the historic castle of Nadooshan.
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