News ID: 233974
Published: 1020 GMT November 09, 2018

Vali Castle, a Qajar monument in Ilam

Vali Castle, a Qajar monument in Ilam
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Vali Castle was built in the year 1326 of the lunar Hegira calender (AH)) upon the order of Gholamreza Khan Fili in an area called Hossein-abad Fili, which was known as the Upper Village, on the hill of Chega Mirak in the middle of a mountain of Ilam region, west of Iran.

The castle stands at a height of about four meters with the façade facing south, wrote.

On the northern side there is a main hall (shahneshin) whose dimensions and internal dimensions are larger than the other rooms. At the center of the living room there is a small fountain decorated around and inside with marble that was embellished with colored tiles during reconstruction.

This fountain was built near a spring which was that the time abundant with water but dried up with the passage of time. The presence of cross-linked parapets in turquoise bricks, covered terraces on the southern side, along with lattice windows with colored glass, the columns with circular section, the ones carved in the iwan, the vaulted arches, the decorations and the workings on of them with colored tiles, the tall and ancient pine trees and the rectangular fountain in the anterior space, all these elements gave the castle a scenic look.

Most of the rooms had internal communication and were built one inside the other.

Today the castle has twenty large rooms, five small, four iwan and two small terraces on the southern side. The east and west sides are completely identical, compared to the courtyard floor they have a height difference of about 80 centimeters and with four stone steps connect with the floor of the rooms and the iwan.

The castle, which has three staircases with a rotation of ninety degrees connects to the roof and has two semicircle watchtowers in the apex of the northeastern and northwestern side. Around them there are pinnacles where the guards were stationed for sighting. Inside the corridors were built areas like arches in the wall that were the place of placing the guards. In the entrance hallway on the eastern side, as well as inside the main room and in the surveillance entrance part, the ceilings were adorned with colored, patterned tiles and beautiful stucco decorations.

Fifty percent of the castle were destroyed during the Iran-Iraq war but was rebuilt.



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