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Masmak Citadel

Al-Bathaa | What3words: Shin.feathers.clings, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
96614110091
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The palace is breathtaking

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hashim A
fort

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
mdd6711
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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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.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good41%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Al-Bathaa | What3words: Shin.feathers.clings, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Hashim A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank mdd6711
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 1 week ago

I liked the detailed information about the history of Saudi Arabia. I loved how they represented the old life of Saudi Arabia. The design of the fort made me more interested in Architecture. I loved the place and I recommend every one interested in History...More

Thank Mohammed B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the fort yesterday in the evening as a part of a group and I found the fort to be a very interesting place, architecture wise. I liked the old rifles, pistols, daggers and swords that are displayed there. Also, it's a clear window...More

Thank suliman2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s good for any one who likes the historical things and saudi culture , it’s good place because it has a different design, you can see many rooms and towers also you can drink juice and coffee

Thank Faisal F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It has a nice design,special fort, and it gives an idea of the old buildings in Riyadh, I .would recommend you to visit it

Thank مشاري ا
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful historic place with lots of information and artefacts. I walked around with my friends thought the building is well-designed.

Thank Oliver Q
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the nearby souq and then to the Maswak. Inside is a nice description of Saudi history and if you want to know something about this country and place you have to visit it. It describes history and shows how Riyadh looked like...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is taking about the most famous palace in Saudi Arabia history.which is nice thing to know

Thank Waseem Q
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ahamed h
31 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
13 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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