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Arg-e Karimkhan, Shiraz

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Explore Arg-e Karimkhan, a museum that once served as a fortress and prison. Built in the 12th century under the Zand dynasty, this massive structure provided work for the period's top architects and artists. Originally used as a royal residence and a seat of administrative power, the renovated fortress now houses displays of traditional Iranian clothing, still worn in many parts of the country. Arrange to visit Arg-e Karimkhan and other attractions in Shiraz using our Shiraz holiday planner.
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The main bazaar district in the center of town remains the primary place to look for accommodations in Shiraz. Standard hotels tower over the public squares, and side street hostels offer particularly budget-friendly dormitory room stays. To the north of this central district, you'll find the most opulent options in town, with luxury hotels offering commanding views of traditional Persian gardens, swimming pools, and onsite fine-dining restaurants.
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  • We had a tour of Arge Karimkhan which was very informative and had great historical context. A must see if you are in Shiraz.  more »
  • This attraction is very attractive! I suggest all to visit here just during spring because other time is so hot!  more »
  • A place belong to Zandieh period as a garden, But turn it to a prison in the Pahlavi period. Good place to see many things like old bath  more »