Iran is dotted with many beautiful castles of varying shapes,
sizes and functions from romantic fantasy palaces to imposing military forts
and picturesque manor houses. To visit Iranian castles, which boast a rich
history, is to step into a fairy tale setting.
Most of the castles in Iran had springs or wells, except for
those which were already surrounded by water. These structures are considered
to represent an important aspect of the country’s history and thus, are worth
visiting as a tourist historic attraction.
In our days, Castles are the emblematic icons of magnificence
and mythical tales. Please check below to get more information about Iranian castles.
|Our guest in Rayen Castle|
Bam is a small town which was at the crossroad of the Silk
Road connecting the east to the west. The stunning ancient monument known as
Bam citadel is located in the Bam city in Kerman province in southeastern Iran.
In a desert environment, in the center of the large fortress city, the biggest
adobe structure made by non-backed clay bricks and two large towers was
constructed. Bam citadel is encircled with the large walls with the interior
fence .It was considered as one the most important trading center and is famous
for producing silk and cotton materials. Don’t miss visiting this magnificent
citadel while you’re in Kerman.
|Our guests with Ali in Arge Bam in Kerman province|
You are a nature lover and want to discover Iran’s most
beautiful sceneries, most untouched landscapes, waterfalls and walks? You want
to relax and enjoy tranquility? Provinces such as Gilan and Mazandaran surely
satisfy the needs of you. As you see in this photo which was taken by
Uppersia’s professional tour guide, Reza, Rudkhan Castle is a brick and stone
made building, located on the heights of Fuman city in lush greenery Gilan
province. This historical castle with an area of 2.6 hectares, is in the
northern forests of Iran and a river flows near it. Architectural ornaments like the pointed arcs
and beautiful brickworks make this Persian architecture masterpiece much more
attractive and many tourists visit this old monument every day especially
during spring and autumn when the weather is mild and the nature around is
|Our guests in Rudkhan castle in Gilan province|
Falak-ol-Aflak Castle situated
on the top of a large hill with the same name within the city of Khorramabad,
the regional capital of Lorestan province, Iran. This gigantic structure
was built during the Sassanid era, while some
of the archeologists believe that the castle’s structures date as far back as
the Atabakan dynasty. The castle itself covers
an area of 5,300 square meters and the height of the entire structure,
including the hill, reaches to 40 meters above the surrounding area. It is
2,860 meters in perimeter and its tallest wall is 22.5 meters high. This space
is divided into four large halls, and their associated rooms and corridors.
Originally the castle used to have 12 towers, but only 8 remain standing today.
The water well of the fortress lies in the area
behind the first courtyard. Reaching a depth of 40 meters, the majority of the
well's shaft is carved into the rock in order to reach the source of the spring.
The castle is managed by the Iran Cultural Heritage Organization as a protected
site. At present, Falak-ol-Aflak is on the Tentative List of UNESCO's World
Heritage sites as an example of Persian Architecture.
|Falakolaflak Castle in Lorestan province|