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Masmak Citadel

Al-Bathaa, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
96614110091
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Historical

It a place where u meet with history of Saudi Arabia and specialy Riyadh history. u should take... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Raffaa K
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Historic site

Historic site very well kept preserved. You can have a glimpse of an era bygone 100 years. This... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
sayeedglb
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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 good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Al-Bathaa, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It a place where u meet with history of Saudi Arabia and specialy Riyadh history. u should take ride to visit. U will enjoy historical moment.

Thank Raffaa K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Historic site very well kept preserved. You can have a glimpse of an era bygone 100 years. This place was reinstated to mark the 100 years of Saudi Arabia hence it is also called 100 years garden.

Thank sayeedglb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been there last august (2017) even if i am in Riyadh since 2 years. This place, is one of the oldest place in Riyadh, so you can appreciate the architecture of the early 20 century and the beautiful Fort. The colours, especially at...More

Thank Luigi P
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

It's a must place to see when you visit Riyadh. This place is located in the old city of Riyadh, around 20-30 minutes from Olaya District. It is made of clay and mud-brick, built about 1865. It is now converted into museum. Inside is where...More

Thank Eim J
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Beautiful reconstruction of the last fort to built KSA. You can learn a part of history of Saudi Arabia. The neighbourhood is very good to have nice shopping.

Thank domenicoabate
Reviewed 6 September 2017

A good place to visit if you want to know the history of Riyadh. Won't take very long to look round though.

Thank Margaret J
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

The museum includes a display on many antique guns, costumes and agriculture artifacts. The building was situated in the commercial center of the old city of Riyadh. Nice, enjoyable place, cool, interesting, you can take the pictures in the museum.

Thank adelaestera
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I dont think it's a place you should visit repeatedly due the sun heatness in Saudi Arabia. Although its a great session of history and culture about the kingdom. Beautiful space around it, needs a bit more caring from the goverment to make site as...More

Thank Rida J
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Masmak Fort is a lovely place located in the south of Riyadh. I went there with my family and we went for an adventure of history architecture and everything about Riyadh. If you love history a guaranteed place to visit in Saudi!!!!

Thank Apollo M
Reviewed 15 July 2017

The castle is well restored and provides good commentary in each room, which brings the place alive, regarding his taking over the castle, and thus the city, with his associates. It is well worth visiting. There are shops and cafes nearby to get a drink...More

Thank Jan B
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harish p
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Response from A. I | Reviewed this property |
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13 January 2016|
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Sunday to Thursday: Morning: 8 am to noon Evening 4 pm to 9 pm Friday: 4 pm to 730 pm Saturday: 9 am to noon and 40 pm to 730 pm. Men visit on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning. Families on Friday and Saturday... More
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