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Jibreen Castle

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Jibreen Castle

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Rowzar2020 wrote a review Jul 2020
Oman76 contributions26 helpful votes
Jabreen also spelled Jibreen Castle or Jabrin Castlem is superiority with beauty among all castle in the whole of Oman according to Oman trippers. This historic castle was constructed in the late 17th century and is located in Bahla in the Al Dakhiliyah( same place of Bahla fort -a must for visit) about 175 KM away from MCT. The average time spend to the castle is approx 20- 30 minutes. The castle is open from Saturday to Thursday from 9am to 4pm and on Friday from 8am to 11am. Entry fee is 500 baizas for adults. During our visit ( March and June ) it remains closed .So we had photos outside and the nearby date palm plantation.
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Date of experience: May 2020
Reza Sattarzadeh wrote a review Mar 2020
Muscat, Oman1,976 contributions290 helpful votes
Jabreen dates back to about 600 hundred years ago and is located in the interior region of Oman, just 30km north of Nizwa. The castle has undergone an extensive renovation in the past years and gives the visitor an image of how life was in Iman in that period. It's huge and there are many chambers inside the castle all of which served a specific purpose during the years of its prime. One could expect to spend about an hour or two admiring its beauty and elegance.
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Date of experience: March 2020
itchyfeetArizona wrote a review Mar 2020
Arizona48 contributions5 helpful votes
We arrived not long after the castle opened at 9am, which was great, as we had the quiet and space to explore the entire castle. The entry fee is really reasonable and comes with an audio guide. Audio quality could be improved (sometimes hard to hear what the narrator was saying when the background sound effects were too loud), but information was pretty good. The castle has been well maintained and the views from it quite stunning. It is true what a previous reviewer said about lack of arrows guiding the audio tour, and sometimes one had to run all over to find the next number, and strangely have to loop back again several numbers later! The kids enjoyed running up and down the stairs, like it was a treasure hunt, but I can imagine it can be tiring, or even dangerous for some people, or for those who may have limited time. We took our time to soak it all in and try to imagine what life was like then, and the audio guide did a pretty good job of that. The staff at the castle were also all very friendly. I must say they made us feel very welcomed and did their best to answer our questions. Definitely worth a visit!
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Date of experience: March 2020
Stt161 wrote a review Feb 2020
107 contributions19 helpful votes
The only one I saw in Oman with decent collection of antiques. It's nice renovated and it's lovely to walk from room to room and climb to towers.Also it's interesting to see a storage of dates. And entrance fee is very kind. Worth to make some km to visit it.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Peeter P wrote a review Feb 2020
Mississauga, Canada890 contributions248 helpful votes
We toured the Castle without a guide. Initially we were optimistic about the audio device that we were given, which gave English language explanations at numbered locations in the Castle. However, there was no signage directing the tourist from one number to the next and we were soon "lost". Wandering around and finding occasional numbers on the walls was OK. Some nice views if one climbed the many sets of stairs. I hope that the Castle thinks of investing modestly in some arrows to direct the self-guided tourists from one spot to the next.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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