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Castles, Hormozgan

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No doubt Hormozgan province is one of the strategic areas of the south of Iran. The same has always been a focal point in the eyes of Iranian rulers as well as foreign powers.  

Hazareh (Bibi Minoo) Castle, Minab 

 The only historical structure Minab city is the Hazareh Castle. It is believed that the city was constructed by two sisters named Bibi Minoo and Bibi Nazanin. It is said that in the past two castles were present here, but one of these is no more, and the other is the famous Bibi Minoo Castle. The same was a seat of local rule till the late Qajar era. 

Hormoz Castle, Hormoz Island, Bandar Abbas 

 This relic is one of the important vestiges from the times of the Portuguese and their domination on the coastal areas and islands of the Persian Gulf. The same is located in north of this island. This structure was constructed in the year 1507 AD. on the orders of Alfonso de Albequrque the renounced Portuguese navigator. The same was constructed in vicinity known as Murna. It is an irregularly shaped and multi-sided construction, with walls to the thickness of 3.5 m and towers reaching an elevation of 12 m.

 

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Khamir Castle, Bandar Khamir 

 This castle is located near Bandar Khamir and the entrance of the same is a spectacular construction of stone and gypsum, and has been built according to European architecture. In the four corners there are four circular towers, between every two a short tower is also built. This relic dates back to approximately a century.

 

Lashtan Castle, Bandar Lengeh 

 This castle was constructed in the year 904 AH. and is at a distance of 6 km. east of Bandar Lengeh. Within the castle are a number of ponds, cemeteries, and storage areas for edible commodities, amongst other remains. Stony crypts similar to those of the early cavemen dwellings can be noted on the heights in the surroundings.

Portuguese Castle, Qeshm 

 This castle was built in the year 1030 AH. to the north east of this island under the decree of the Spanish monarch of the times. The same has two ramparts and towers in the four corners. Within the castle a number of extremely ancient and rusty canons remain to date.

 This castle was built in the year 1030 AH. to the north east of this island under the decree of the Spanish monarch of the times. The same has two ramparts and towers in the four corners. Within the castle a number of extremely ancient and rusty canons remain to date. 

 

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Other Castles, Hormozgan 

 Another castle worth mentioning in this province is the Laft castle, situated in the south of the Laft village of Qeshm 

Other Castles, Hormozgan 

 Another castle worth mentioning in this province is the Laft castle, situated in the south of the Laft village of Qeshm. 


other links:

Historical Monuments, Hormozgan

Townships, Hormozgan

Geographical Position, Hormozgan

Historical Bridges, Golestan

Kashan, Iran's Museum of Architecture

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