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Al Masmak Fortress

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A fascinating look into the history of Saudi Arabia. Plenty of interesting things for young... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Andy R
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Passing though and got to see this site hike in Riyadh, it’s always good to see local historic... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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.
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3153 Al Thumairi St, Riyadh 12634, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fascinating look into the history of Saudi Arabia. Plenty of interesting things for young children to look at.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Andy R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Passing though and got to see this site hike in Riyadh, it’s always good to see local historic places when traveling abroad.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank petehunt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to know about Riyadh history. Al Thomairi Old Souq in the neighbourhod was also interesting place. You can get into the daily life in Riyadh around here.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 17 February 2019 via mobile

A must visit when riyadh but very small though .i did like the fact that there is a coffee shop inside but it was under maintenance when I visited.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 11 February 2019 via mobile

Masmak fort its located in the heart of Riyadh. The museum its super interesting and the shops around its worth it for souvenirs, abayas and gold. Women, if toy visit this area please bring your scarf on the bag in case you’re ask to be...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank claricearav
Reviewed 27 January 2019

I was pleasantly surprised when I visited the fortress, not only is it amazing to look at, it holds a wealth of history in the storytelling inside. The museum inside plots the history of the modern Saudi state.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank JB_Dubai75
Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

A great place to learn about the history of Saudi Arabia. Make sure you see the spear in the door. It's not obvious so ask the attendant to show it to you.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank I7812PIbillb
Reviewed 16 January 2019

Masmak Citadel is well restored fortress in the middle of the old part of Riyadh. It contain a museum on the recent history of Saudi Arabia and shows the main event that was happening inside and outside the fortress.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank MarcoFerro007
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

This is a must-see for anyone who wants to understand the history of the modern Saudi state. The Fort has been restored to a living museum and its incredible to think that just 40 men managed to storm it, overthrow the Governor and went on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 717simonc
Reviewed 6 December 2018

It is at the old Riyadh, central city, shopping center of an old things, its better you visit late morning at working dais, you'll find a real story for the first war at modern Saudi Arabia, name the men & there pictures ..

Date of experience: November 2018
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Vacation47755121860
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Response from Menetou | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are, inside.
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Rena G
3 July 2018|
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Response from Walter_Oostelbos | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! But only when dressed properly.
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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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