Qahqaheh Castle

Qahqaheh Castle (Persian: قلعه قهقهه) is a castle located 85 kilometres away from Meshginshahr in Ardabil Province, Iran. This castle was built in the mountains and was used as a jail for anti-kingdom politicians during the Safavid dynasty. Ismail II, the third king of the Safavid dynasty was the most famous person who was imprisoned in Qahqaheh Castle.[1][2]

Qahqaheh Castle
قلعه قهقهه
Qahqaheh Castle 2.jpg
General information
Town or cityMeshgin Shahr County
CountryIran Iran


  1. ^ Newman, Andrew J. (2008). Safavid Iran: Rebirth of a Persian Empire. I.B.Tauris. pp. 1–281. ISBN 9780857716613.
  2. ^ "استاندار اردبیل: قلعه قهقهه مشگین‌شهر ساماندهی می‌شود". Islamic Republic News Agency. Retrieved 15 March 2021.