Qal'ah-i Jalali
Kashan, Iran
Kashan's ancient citadel, known as Qal'ah-i Jalali, is located in the southwest corner of the old city, and was once part of a larger system of fortifications that included city walls. The structure dates to the Seljuq period and is attributed to Sultan Malik-Shah I (r. 1073-1092/465-485 AH). Today, the remains consist of a double enclosure wall in the form of a dodecagon. The interior has given way to cultivated lands. One noteworthy feature of the citadel are the remaining domed ice houses (yakchal) that have survived from early modern times.

Sources

Beheshti, Oxana. Travel Guide to Esfahan, Kashan and More, 164. Tehran: Rowzaneh Publication, 2003.

Nārāqī, Ḥasan. Āsār-i tārikhī-i shahristānhā-yi Kāshān va Naṭanz, 120-124. [Tehran: Anjumān-i āsār-i millī, 1348/1969].



Location
Kashan, Iran
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Associated Names
Events
11th/5th c. AH
Variant Names
قلعه جلالى
Qal'ah-i Jalali
Transliterated
Qal'eh-ye Jalali
Alternate transliteration
Qalai Jalali
Alternate transliteration
Jalali Fortress
Translated
Building Usages
citadel
military