Arg of Karimkhan or karimkhan Citadel is a castle – fortress located in heart of Shiraz . It was the residency of Karim Khan, king & founder of Zandieh Dynasty . Zandieh dynasty rolled in Iran for almost forty years from 1750 . There are numerous buildings within the castle compound. The north building was used in the winter, while the south was for summer use, and the west served all seasons. once even it was used to be a prison . Arg of Karimkhan built in 18 century in an area of 4000 square meter sounded by four high walls connected to four towers . It resemble of a medieval castle . there is a museum & traditional bath inside the building .
Walking inside, one encounters a typical design of a Persian garden with beautiful orange trees. Interesting to note the one tower that are leaning over. The highlight is the orange grove filling the whole courtyard. It is just near the Vakil complex & you can visit them all in just two – three hours time .
you need to just go to Zand Street which is the old part of the city . one of the towers is a bit leaned just like Pisa tower where become a main attraction for the tourists to take pictures with .
Arg of KarimKhan
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