Ghal’e-ye Portoghaliha

Qeshm Island

This crumbling edifice is Qeshm Town’s best-known sight. It was built by the Portuguese in the 16th century.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Qeshm Island attractions

1. Bazar-e Bozorg

0.45 MILES

The extensive bazaar off the main drag is at its most active in the morning. It includes a fruit and vegetable area and a fish market.

2. Qeshm Town

0.64 MILES

Qeshm’s main settlement, Qeshm Town lies on the far-eastern tip of the island. Many Iranians come here to shop in one of the numerous duty-free malls…

4. Khorbas Caves

7.31 MILES

In Qeshm Island's southeast you'll find this almost vertical limestone cliff pockmarked with caves. They are said to have sheltered local villagers…

5. Mofanegh Beach

10.92 MILES

This scalloped sandy bay south of the island is blessed with a gorgeous stretch of golden sand.

6. Valley of Stars

11.35 MILES

One of the most spectacular natural sites on Qeshm Island, the Valley of Stars features a series of majestic gorges and canyons that were formed over…

7. Rainbow Valley

11.75 MILES

Rainbow Valley is a geologist’s dream and an inspiration for artists and nature enthusiasts. Imagine a narrow valley with multi-hued earth and sand and…

8. Valley of the Statues

11.93 MILES

This stunningly beautiful natural site is called 'Valley of the Statues' because here tall rocks have been sculpted into strange shapes by the elements…