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If in Herat, you must see

Although Herat is obviously not a tourist destination, this venue is a must see if you find... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2018
Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania
Great historical place

Very attractive place to visit. The citadel of Herat was completely renovated between 2006 and... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2017
Hikmat N
via mobile
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

Although Herat is obviously not a tourist destination, this venue is a must see if you find yourself there - most likely you are employed by a govt agency or NGO that has prepped you for the social norms of the area. Dress conservative with...More

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Reviewed 26 December 2017

Herat citadel is a gem to see close up. It has over 3000 years of history. I visited the citadel before restorations and after and it keeps getting better and better. Seen many castles around the world but this is different. You will not regret...More

1  Thank Azin D
Reviewed 22 December 2017

I have more than 40 years of personal history with Afghanistan. I saw the citadel when the country was very peaceful, I saw it again 10 years later after it had been severely damaged in the conflict - shell casings scattered around. This past year...More

1  Thank himalayajim2015
Reviewed 2 February 2017

The Citadel of Herat, also known as Alexander's citadel, has been lovingly restored by the Aga Khan Foundation and is an example of how culture can lead in transforming a nation that has been at war for several decades. Its ramparts give you a stunning...More

1  Thank JyotiM85
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Very attractive place to visit. The citadel of Herat was completely renovated between 2006 and 2011. The citadel is clean and foreign visitors are allowed to enter the citadel with a fee.

2  Thank Hikmat N
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Herat citadel is beautifully restored by the UNESCO. It offers good view of the city, but as far as I know the rooms are usually closed (we were lucky to get a glimpse by tagging along with a tour group), and the museum costs extra...More

2  Thank 96joshuap
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Akhtiarudin Palace or Herat Citadel is based in the center of herat,an old palace and its newly repaired and open to visitor, if you are in herat its a must visit place, please check the security before traveling.

1  Thank ziaaddin r
Reviewed 26 March 2015

We stopped here in 2012 and walked through the Citadel. The rebuild was done very well and there is enough of the ancient ruins left to reveal the authentic / original construction. Many old artifacts and old weapons are on display inside and it's a...More

1  Thank James F
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Herat citadel is one of the well preserved castles, compared to its history. The government has put lot of resources to keep it well maintained. Well neat and clean place. Though could not see any museum kind of place in it where the citadel related...More

1  Thank ilyas k
Reviewed 9 March 2014

It was renovated several times of course, as everything what was built 3000 years ago. If you want to go into the citadel, you have to plan it well before. You have to find the authorized person, who can open it and give you free...More

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