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Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra)

Off Green Square, Tripoli, Libya
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Worth a stroll

Quite charming and full of history... it's nice to see the sun go down and the lights come up right... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2018
Aanchal K
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New York City, New York
A very well kept secret

The red castle was an awesome icing on the cake. Shame it isn’t kept in better shape and cleaned as... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2017
MamaBossi
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Now open for public viewing, this ancient government palace is meticulously preserved nearly intact.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“al saraya” (2 reviews)
“modern museum” (2 reviews)
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Off Green Square, Tripoli, Libya
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Quite charming and full of history... it's nice to see the sun go down and the lights come up right afterwards.

Thank Aanchal K
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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

The red castle was an awesome icing on the cake. Shame it isn’t kept in better shape and cleaned as it would absolutely be gleaming with all of the marble. There is a lot of talk about the economy and I know it to be...More

Thank MamaBossi
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

this is on of the best place you can visit in Tripoli Libya old one you see many things inside the if you visit Tripoli do not forget to come and see this place

Thank Samehliverpool65
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

Al-Saraya located in the heart of Tripoli ,great location ,It's old castle representing history of 3000 years an area (1300 m) it's the most important in Tripoli landmarks,many historic things and statues from different cultures (Phoenician -romanah - Greek - Islamic....) and there is a...More

1  Thank SALAH M
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Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

You can find gold Market and traditional market there, It's near the old city, were u can find everything about old Tripolis

Thank boje86
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

My city what can i say about my city lovely air in all seasons it open wide it's warm hospitality nice people clean streets lovely beaches wherever you go you find it lovely but now i can't understand what's going on

Thank mymson
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Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

It is old castle representing history of 3000 years old city named Tripoli. Containing museum in which many historic things and statues from different cultures that governed Tripoli.

Thank HishamR73
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Reviewed 19 December 2015

Al-Saraya al-Hamra located in the heart of the city of Tripoli and an area (1300 m 2) ,, is one of the most important Tripoli landmarks, and there is a modern museum inside the old Saraya building, and when you visit the museum will be...More

4  Thank omar abdussalam
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Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

A beautiful sight to behold! Such a gorgeous building and very well preserved! Visited it every year before the revolution! Well worth a visit and dates back generations in my family back to my great grandparents! The archway used to be the full width of...More

1  Thank ZRoseA
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

will >> there's no such a words can describe this castle it's old but in the middle of the heart of city front of sea and it's tells a history of Tripoli and i can't get enough of looking at it

Thank jzef_owby
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