Arg of Karim Khan – Shiraz
Arg of Karim Khan is also known by the prison of Karim Khan, it was established in 1969 by the order of Karim Khan, the founder of Zandieh dynasty in Shiraz. This building which is one of the most outstanding architectural relics of Zandieh era attracts many tourists every year. Arg of Karim Khan is located in the center of Shiraz. After Karim Khan-e Zand selected Shiraz as the capital of Iran and chose this building as his residential house, it became famous with the name “Arg of Karim Khan”. The Arg has 4 very tall and 12 meter walls in the outside and they are connected to each other with a 90 degree angle with circular brick towers with a height of 14 meters. During the Pahlavi ruling era, the Arg was used as a prison, which exposed it to some damages. In 1971, this Arg was allocated to the Culture and Art Administration of that time. This large building is now manged under the supervision of the Cultural Heritage Organization of Islamic Republic of Iran. This building was registered in 1972 with the registration number of 918.
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