Alamut Castle in Alborz
The Alamut geographic region is a region in Iran including western and eastern parts in the western edge of the Alborz range, between the dry and barren plain of Qazvin in the south and the densely forested slopes of the Mazandaran province in the north. Starting from Qazvin toward Alamut, passing through the first range of hills, curvatures, forms, are significant themes in nature's composition of this area. Two big citadels of Ismailis, Lambsar and Alamut castles, are in this area. Hassan-i Sabbah and his Assassins controlled the area for many years.
The castle is built on a narrow ridge on top of a high rock in the heart of the mountains and dominating an enclosed valley, about 25 kilometres in length. More than 6,000 feet above sea level, the castle lies several hundred feet above the base of the rock, and could only be reached by a narrow, steep and winding path. The approach to the rock was through the narrow gorge of the Alamut river, between perpendicular and sometimes overhanging cliffs.
Alamut castle is a monument of a special historical period. This castle has sometimes been used as the prison and exile, and in another time it was the base for the oppositions of the central government.
Magnificent landscapes and beautiful nature, in combination with mysterious details of castle, creates a memorable and not forgettable trip.