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Masmak Citadel

Al-Bathaa | What3words: Shin.feathers.clings, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
96614110091
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Interesting museum of Saudi history

The museum in the citadel offers a short overview of Saudi history, in nice historical... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
MARC L
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MUENCHEN GERMANY
Good History of Riyadh circa 1900

Worth seeing - I went on a Saturday afternoon and had the place to myself. The pictures and... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2018
Cameron S
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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This renovated 19th-century mud fortress looks like a giant sandcastle, and contains costumes, handicrafts, a sitting room, a courtyard and a well.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chop chop” (17 reviews)
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Al-Bathaa | What3words: Shin.feathers.clings, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum in the citadel offers a short overview of Saudi history, in nice historical surroundings. If you are in Riyadh, it's worth a (free) visit

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

Worth seeing - I went on a Saturday afternoon and had the place to myself. The pictures and exhibits provide a good history of Riyadh and the fort's importance to Saudis.

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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

If you wanna see the history of Riyadh You must definitely visit this site it is a beautiful structure with palm trees surrounding the area.

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

There's not much to see in Riyadh, so this is worth checking out, though it would struggle as an attraction if there were more choice. It's free entry, and provides a potted history of the fort and its part in the history of the Saudi...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Free entry to this lovely fort with displays and pictures to explain the history of the area and the building. In the souk area and there are cafes nearby.

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

Very interesting, with lots of local history of Riyadh, and of the formation of Saudi Arabia and ascension of Kings and Princes.

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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Take an Uber, certainly better than taxi This Fort has so many stories to tell of this country’s growth, development from the past. In this climate a mud Fort is just fine. The journey is well posted & cooled throughout ~ no possibility to go...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

The details were marvellous, for example on the doors and the room's design. I highly recommend to visit.

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

I wish I could go up in tower to see the view from there. I like the climate inside fort .It's cold .

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

As a Saudi, I didn't know a lot about the fort earlier, but after I visited it yesterday I was very proud of how the founder of Saudi Arabia King Abdullaziz liberated it and found a new country that we are so proud to live...More

Thank Muqbil A
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ahamed h
30 March 2018|
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Response from Ernesto R | Reviewed this property |
Bachelors are allowed. Friday opens at 4pm. Parking is under construction but you can park a few blocks from the museum.
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harish p
4 May 2017|
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Response from A. I | Reviewed this property |
It's free of charge.
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AC D
12 January 2016|
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Response from Tanksmon | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, the only thing I know is that it opens at 4Pm and closes at 9. I managed to get there in the middle of the day and they were very nice and let me in.
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