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Arg-e Karim khan (Karim Khan Citadel)

Karim Khan Zand Citadel was the most important and the largest building of the Zandieh era; decorated with beautiful artworks of that time. In the past the citadel was used as a prison, today, it is just a museum.


Arg-e Karim Khan was built in 1180 AH (1766-7). Karim Khan invited the best architects and artists of the time and bought the best materials from other cities and abroad for the construction of the castle of Karim Khan, which was quickly constructed. During the Zand dynasty, it was used by the king as living quarters. During the Qajar period, it was used as the governor's seat.

This magnificent castle is located in the center of Shiraz.