Portuguese Castle in Qeshm Island was built in the year 1030 AH. to the north east of this island in Persian Gulf under the decree of the Spanish monarch of the times. This Castle has two ramparts and towers in the four corners. Within the castle a number of extremely ancient and rusty canons remain to date.
The castle with the disordered square plan has walls with about 3.5 meters thickness and towers with 12 meters height at the four sides of the castle. The Portuguese Castle in Qeshm Island was constructed under the orders of Afonso de Albuquerque, the Portuguese conqueror and includes weapon caches, a great cistern, barracks, prisons, churches, headquarters and halls.
The church in some of these castles has two rows of round stone with beautiful arches of carved coral stones. Portuguese Castle is one of the attractions in Hormozgan Province.
The aggregate of the Takht-e-Soleiman monument (Takht-e-Soleyman or Azar Goshnasp Fire Temple) is placed on a natural high land, about 20 m. above the surrounding plain. ...MORE
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