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Nizwa Fort

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Address: Nizwa, Oman
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+968 9926 6868
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We clearly aren't very good at this adventurous stuff, we parked the car next to the souk then tried to find the entrance on foot and got hopelessly lost and ended up in someone's... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We clearly aren't very good at this adventurous stuff, we parked the car next to the souk then tried to find the entrance on foot and got hopelessly lost and ended up in someone's house. Fun times. Anyway the fort was tarted up very nicely in 1995 and looks lovely both inside and out. There are numerous stairs and rooms... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nicely restored, very central being adjacent to the souks and cattle market. Plenty of free parking nearby. It's very popular so was quite busy with locals and tourists when we visited. Exhibitions were very interesting covering everything from natural history through to present day. The climb up the tower us easily manageable and the views are impressive out to the... More 

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Versailles, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You cannot come to Nizwa and not see this place. It complement the visit of the souq nearby, after enjoying tasting few dates for having enouhg energy to clim to the top of the fort for the best view point.

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Wamuran, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nizwa and the surrounding countryside is where many tourist visit. Only an hour or so from Muscat you can visit the Fort on a day trip. For ½ a Rial you can spend a good hour here looking at the well presented exhibits and experience what it would have been like to have lived here - under siege. A climb... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The fort is cheap to enter and right next to Nizwa's famous souk, so it's worth visiting. The main things it has going for it are its unique circular(ish) tower and the museum section, and it's definitely an interesting stop if you're only in Oman for a few days and coming on a day trip from Muscat. However, I did... More 

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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Nizwa Fort mid morning. It was hot, but not too busy, The Fort itself is absolutely stunning. It so well looked after. It is well worth a visit if you are interested in Omani history as Nizwa was once The Capital City of Oman. The views from the top of the walls is breathtaking, flat rooftops surrounded by miles... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Intriguing history as well as impressive defense system in place for protecting this once promenant trading post. Worth the visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything in this cluster is easily doable in a half day. Most people start early with the goat market if here on a Friday which is advisable. Start at dawn with the livestock, move through the souk and finish with the Fort and attached museum. Finish with a mosque visit and then grab brunch at a cafe overlooking the souk.

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This has to be one of the best restorations we have seen and to see the pictures of what it was like a few years ago, the painstaking work and detail is very impressive. Tip, get there early in the morning to beat the organised groups - then and make the decision whether you want to see the markets or... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spectacular photo opportunities at this fort , lovely burnt stone against the blue blue sky ! Lots of nooks and crannies, great for kids , lots of information about what all the rooms are used for in the fort .Super little museum also .lovely view over the town .

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