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Nizwa, Oman
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Reviewed today via mobile

The fort is fun too explore and the museum has a lot to offer, although a lot is only in Arabic. The main problem is the expense of the tickets.

Thank skirza
Reviewed 5 days ago

As everywhere in Oman there is a fort in a village or town. This is huge and well renovated. Displays a very nice museum.

Thank Per U
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a big fort but worth seeing since you have best views from the tower over the valley of Nizwa. Just avoid mid-day hours since it gets hot even in winter time and nearby Nizwa Souk is closed btw 11AM - 5PM.

Thank mike_ninaLj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The castle looked way too new. And it costed 5 OM per person. It was quite expensive for see a castle like this. Inside of the castle was okay, not worth 5 OM.

Thank Noellane E
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Perfect place to know the traditions and culture of Oman. Fort is well maintained and it shows the traditional way how the kings were maintaining their secrecy and privacy. You have to pay for entrance, kids and schools children receive special discounts. on weekends there...More

2  Thank Jitendra P
NizwaF, General Manager at Nizwa Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your kind review and rating. Our pleasure was having you with your family in the fort. We hope to provide more quality services beside the true picture of forts is Oman as you title your review.

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Nizwa Fort is a beautiful structure and was a rather pleasant find while exploring Central Oman. The tourist shop is extremely expensive and the quality of the goods was definitely not something I would treasure as a memory of visiting the area. The area surrouning...More

1  Thank Ashton R
Reviewed 20 August 2018

A great site but they charge tourists over double what the locals pay. Get very hot when up in the fort's heights.

Thank Drew M
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

We went in the afternoon with a temp of 53 degrees celsius. That might influence our experience. The fort is quite large and very well maintained. A little bit to much for our taste, who would have preferred it more rustic. In the fort they...More

Thank Roger L
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Driving to Nizwa from Muscat is not difficult provided that you are confident driving on the same side of the road as the Americans and continental Europeans. Omani drivers tend to drive really fast and not signal on changing lanes so care should be taken....More

1  Thank ChicaAdventura
Reviewed 5 July 2018

The staff at Nizwa fort were so welcoming and knowlegable on this historic landmark in Nizwa I strongly recomend you put aside a few hours to explore this complex.

Thank Daschmitz
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Response from McMillan46 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Westcoast8 | Reviewed this property |
The fort is open 9am-4pm Sat-Thu and the entrance fee is 500 baisa.