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Arg e Karim Khan – Citadel-, Shiraz: 13 reviews and 27 photos


Karimkhan-e-Zand a Persian king who had Shiraz as his capital used to live in this small palace (18th century). Unlike other kings Karimkhan wasn’t really found of luxury and that’s why his residence is simply decorated. Later, Arg was used as a prison (the area behind it is still called ‘poshte zendan’: posht: behind, and zendan: prison). The prisoners made a lot of ruins to the interior decorations of the rooms, and took whatever they could carve from the walls and the ceilings! But the designs can still be seen in some parts.
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  • Updated Sep 23, 2002
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