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Muslim Castle Qala'at ibn Maan

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Great Viewing Platform

First, this is a Muslim building in the heart of a Roman city, so it rates a visit just for that... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2017
TravelOften1968
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Just walking the exterior is thrilling

We opted NOT to go inside the castle and avoided paying the entry fee. We visited during mid day... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2016
zengeos
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Maine
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24 Jan 2017
“Great Viewing Platform”
13 Jan 2016
“Just walking the exterior is thrilling”
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Palmyra, Syria
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

First, this is a Muslim building in the heart of a Roman city, so it rates a visit just for that history alone, Second, it offers absolutely fantastic views of the entire Palmyra. Not sure how it has faired in the current conflict (we went...More

Thank TravelOften1968
Reviewed 13 January 2016

We opted NOT to go inside the castle and avoided paying the entry fee. We visited during mid day and later, closer to sunset and had wonderful views of the valley below, where Palmyra sits. The castle cannot be missed from just about anywhere in...More

Thank zengeos
Reviewed 15 October 2015

The Muslim Castle Qala’at ibn Maan is just outside the Ancient Roman City called Palmyra in Central Syria. You do need your car to travel up the steep embankment to reach this Castles entrance. You can park your car very close to the main entrance...More

Thank ThomasfromDamascus
Reviewed 16 November 2012

Very old but great views of Palmyra and many funerary towers. Great views of the surrounding city that is growing all the time. My guess is they are in trouble at the moment with no tourists visiting. Worth while visiting when the country gets back...More

Thank joydeM
Reviewed 23 July 2011

Perched high atop the mountain it rests on overlooking the truly marvellous Palmyra, the Muslim Castle is a superb cap to the extraordinary adventure that is the historic site of Palmyra. It dominates the landscape and constantly reminds the visitor of the remarkable heritage of...More

3  Thank Demonone
Reviewed 8 May 2009

most romantic monument overlooking the entire city of palmyra, and the valley of the tombs as well. the scenery is marvellous and taking pictures there is a must. definitely worth designating an hour or so to relax there especially around the sunset.

Thank eddnash
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