Arg-e AliShah or Arg-e Tabriz is the symbol of resistance for natural and other kind of disaster that happened to it for over 700 years which latest was 1179 Gregorian calender.
Constructing of this huge castle which was built to be mosque, started at 716 to and finished at 724 lunar years (1316-1323 Gregorian calendar), when Taj El-din AliShah Jelani was minster of Oljaitu and his son Abu Saeed Bahador Khan, kings of Ilkhanid dynasty rulers.
Without any hesitation Arg of AliShah is one of Islamic art masterpiece that it greatness is so unique.
Architectural style of this magnificence building is Azari style and its architect was Ostad Falaki Tabrizi. The devastating earthquake of Tabriz in 1193 lunar years (1779 Gregorian calendar) and some wars and attacks to this castle, latest destruction by Iranian government’s local governor in Tabriz at 1980 Gregorian calender destroyed most part of it. Thanks to God that builders of Arg-e Ali Shah castle, they used Saroj and durable materials for building this highest and firm structure in its time and even later for a longest time.
Magnificence and its firm beauty
Workshop area around Arg Alishah.