We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Piece of history!

Step back in time with a good wander around the old citadel. Years of neglect have taken their toll... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
georger572018
,
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Great view, under refurbishment...

Visited the citadel and textiles museum, then took a walk around the grand bazaar. Lots to see... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Trickygoose
,
Ontario, Canada
via mobile
Read all 285 reviews
301
All photos (301)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good26%
  • Average24%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“textile museum”(17 reviews)
“nice view”(10 reviews)
About
Contact
City Centre, Erbil 44001, Iraq
Website
Improve This Listing
Reviews (285)
Filter reviews
235 results
Traveller rating
99
62
61
10
3
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
99
62
61
10
3
Show reviews that mention
All reviews textile museum historical place nice view off limits under construction central square piece of history souvenir shops thousand years walk around worth a visit old city great place to visit citadel hill restoration world
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 235 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a historical attraction for tourists. The area is surrounded by hundreds of cafe and shops selling almost everything. Families can spend good time and take photos nearby the fountains with the citidal in the background.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Coastal653007
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Step back in time with a good wander around the old citadel. Years of neglect have taken their toll but many areas are now being redeveloped and are well worth seeing! Great view over the central square and bazaar. Can recommend a visit!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank georger572018
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Visited the citadel and textiles museum, then took a walk around the grand bazaar. Lots to see from every angle!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Trickygoose
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

A must visit to one of the oldest inhabited citadels in the world. There is a nice carpet and fabrics museum inside it and you will find it interesting to walk among existing old houses and baths that dates back to hundreds years ago.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank delman1976
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Erbil Castle is the oldest castle in the world. Located in the city center of Erbil Height is 25 meters and the area is 110,000 square meters The quill was built 6 thousand years BC There are 3 neighborhoods inside the castle (there are the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank amirhossein f
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

The Citadel with the surronding resteaurants and shops are amazing. Make your way in the morning though, it gets very hot :)

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jo Inge M
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

The Erbil Citadel is a must see attraction in Erbil. The citadel looks small when you see it at a distance, but is quiet big once you get to the top of the hill and enter the place. The entrance looks like one of Middle...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Noor_Izzedin
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Citadel presents this astonishing architecture with its ruins. The visit at citadel itself is quick because the accessible part is quite small. From there you can cross the street and visit the market. It feels very safe and people are very welcoming in their shops,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank cami_landgraf90
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Liked very much the walk around mixing in the crowd that is filling the souk under the arcades boarding the citadel, with a nice stop for a glass of hot and sweet tea.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Solofo
Reviewed 20 August 2018

The Citadel is a marvel you will always look upto when yo are in Erbil. A trip to Erbil is incomplete without visiting the Citadel. The local market is another added attraction where you get varities of dry fruits and dates. You can experience the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Paulnewman04
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 65 nearby hotels
Erbil International Hotel
74 reviews
.93 km away
Altin Saray Hotel
16 reviews
1.17 km away
Altin Malak Plaza Hotel
1 review
1.22 km away
Chwar Chra Hotel
22 reviews
1.30 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 129 nearby restaurants
India Gate
225 reviews
1.55 km away
Dawa 2
149 reviews
2.35 km away
Shakespeare and Co. Erbil
46 reviews
2.98 km away
Onyx Restaurant Erbil
65 reviews
2.99 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 25 nearby attractions
Kurdish Textile Museum
75 reviews
.10 km away
Erbil-Kurdistan
158 reviews
.08 km away
Jalil Khayat Mosque
21 reviews
1.53 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Alex G
15 December 2015|
Answer
Response from Blam123 |
When I arrived at customs they asked if it was my 1st visit and then welcomed me to Iraq. Very safe if not the most exciting place to be.
0
Votes