Karbala is an Iraqi Arab city that is administratively affiliated to Karbala Governorate, and it is located geographically in the southwestern side of the capital, Baghdad, specifically in the west of the Euphrates River on the edge of the desert. It has an area of 79 sq km, and it is 30 meters above sea level, and it has twinning with several cities, such as Qom.
Karbala city attractions
Tel Al-Zainabiyah is located in the center of Karbala, near the Husayniyya threshold. It is five meters above the sanctuary of Al-Husayni, and its area is 175 square meters. It is characterized as being constructed of alabaster and ceramics.
Al-Akhaidar Castle was built during the Abbasid rule, and it is 50 km from the center of Karbala Governorate.
Imam Ali’s dropper
Imam Ali’s train is located near Lake Al Razzaza, specifically in the middle of the desert, 28 km from Karbala.
Lake Razazah is located in the northwestern part of the city, and it is distinguished by the fact that it separates Karbala Governorate from Anbar Governorate.
The al-Husayni camp is located on the southwestern side of the al-Husayniyya shrine, specifically in the locality of the camp in the center of the old city, and is considered a symbol of the place where Imam Hussein and his companions lived.
Shimon Archaeological Palace
A Christian cleric, Shimon bin Jabal Al-Lakhmi, built the archaeological palace of Shimon, located on Ain Al-Tamer Al-Akhdar Road, 30 km from Karbala.
Khan the quarter
Khan Al-Rubaa is also known as Khan Al-Nakhilah. It was built during the rule of the Ottomans. It is located on the Najaf Karbala Road, 16 km from the city center.
Church of Caesar
The Church of Luxor was built in the fifth century AD, and is distinguished by its annexation of a mud walled structure that contains four towers, fifteen gates, graves of clergy and monks, and is sixteen meters high and four meters wide.
The area between the two holy mosques
The area between the two holy mosques is a region mediating between Rawdat al-Abbasiya and Rawdat al-Husayniyyah, and it is characterized by the fact that it is surrounded by buildings constructed according to the Islamic style at one height, and by including a large square.
The shrine of Imam al-Mahdi
The shrine of Imam al-Mahdi is also known as the shrine of the owner of time, and the shrine of Imam al-Hajjah is located on the left bank of the Husayniyah river, specifically in the Bab al-Salama area at the entrance to the northern city of Karbala.
The lit lighthouse
The burning lighthouse is located on the western side of Karbala, specifically in the middle of the desert, and it is forty kilometers away from it. It is characterized by its cylindrical shape, its square base, and its height of thirty meters.
The white bridge
The White Arch was built in the year 1550 AD, specifically during the days of the rule of the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, and it is distinguished as the oldest archways built by the Ottomans in the land of Iraq.