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Qalat, an Old Village in Shiraz

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 20:20

Qalat, one of the historic villages around Shiraz with various architectures, is located in 15km North West of the famous Iranian city of Shiraz.

This village, with an altitude of 2065 meters above sea level, has a moderate weather in spring and summer, but it is cold in winters. Qalaat village enjoys some natural beauties as well. Green vast fruit gardens inside and around the village provides a lovely atmosphere for tourists and travelers especially during spring and summer.

The special architecture of the village, mixed with winding lanes and some brooks running in the middle of the lanes, create novel scenes. There are also three waterfalls in the village that originate from the springs. The two rivers called Shab-shotori and Cheshmeh-anjiri, with wild plants and flowers in their banks, are considered as natural tourist attraction sites of Qalaat village.

In addition to all these, the village contains some historic heritage: the 270-year-old mosque, the ancient adobe church, water mills, the ancient flagged bazaar, Qezel Arsalan castle, and some relief works from the Sassanid era.


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