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.
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 fantastic.
|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|