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Interesting history and great views of the walls

Worth a visit, especially the sude Museum galleries located inside. You can get a fun touristy... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Astana, Kazakhstan
It;ll be good when its finished

What a great fortress but so large its going to take years to restore it all. What has been done... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Keighley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the outside it really is the stuff of legend - massive imposing walls and turrets etc etc.... and this is the main attraction here I think - the powerfull structure it's self. Inside there is an eclectic mix of small museums and rooms used...More

Thank Me_n_my_rucksack
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a visit, especially the sude Museum galleries located inside. You can get a fun touristy photo on the throne for a few Som.

Thank Rheanne_77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Arc Citadel is a must see! The museum is very nice and provides detailed information about the Citadel and the rulers who lived there. The view of the city and the walls from the stables is very nice.

Thank Miky1704
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great fortress but so large its going to take years to restore it all. What has been done is great and I liked the reception hall with the throne. Museums good as well

Thank Davancar
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Impressive walls but not much else. Walking up the entrance to the main gate is very impressive but once on actually enters there is not much to see. The emir's audience room is interesting but not impressive. Other rooms house routine museum exhibits, heavy on...More

Thank OneAddictedTraveler
Reviewed 5 October 2018

I have always wanted to see there walls and they were just as I had imagined them, fabulous structures. They have had a lot of repairs done to them over the years.

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 17 September 2018

First impressions of this Citadel is of a forbidding citadel. One can imagine the awe it struck on visitors . Moving through the massive timber doors and ascending the steep path one is filled with awe to this day. The inside is made up of...More

Thank Egpos
Reviewed 5 September 2018

The walls are very impressive. It is nice to walk around it but the inside was very disappointing. You do not have access to the whole site. You only get to see small exhibitions with no sight of the walls.

Thank Hoile92
Reviewed 3 September 2018

The walls are particularly impressive as well as the central entrance. But the interior is not something special.

Thank Σοφια Κ
Reviewed 2 September 2018

I was impressed by the big walls that sorround the citadel. There are some interesting places to see inside [that are another points of interest] but the walls I liked the best.

Thank marekp59
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