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Masmak Citadel

Al-Bathaa | What3words: Shin.feathers.clings, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
96614110091
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A well renovated late 19th century for with nice historic exhibits

There are not many places to visit in Riyadh, so go here. Free entrance. A very nice place... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eric C
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Paris, France
A Riyadh Architectural Icon

This is by far one of the most breathtaking and grand structures in the city, as it defines the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Khaled A
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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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.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chop chop” (17 reviews)
“saudi arabia” (64 reviews)
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Al-Bathaa | What3words: Shin.feathers.clings, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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"chop chop"
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"free entrance"
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"king abdulaziz"
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"gold market"
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"beautiful fort"
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"king abdul aziz"
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"historic place"
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"visiting hours"
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"worth a visit"
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"interesting museum"
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"saturday morning"
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"nice place to visit"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are not many places to visit in Riyadh, so go here. Free entrance. A very nice place architecture-wise, and interesting exhibits.

Thank Eric C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is by far one of the most breathtaking and grand structures in the city, as it defines the very essence of affluent Saudi Architecture and style. Not to mention, being a MAJOR historic landmark within our modern history (3rd dynasty of the Royal Family),...More

Thank Khaled A
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

The museum in the citadel offers a short overview of Saudi history, in nice historical surroundings. If you are in Riyadh, it's worth a (free) visit

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Reviewed 19 May 2018

Worth seeing - I went on a Saturday afternoon and had the place to myself. The pictures and exhibits provide a good history of Riyadh and the fort's importance to Saudis.

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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

If you wanna see the history of Riyadh You must definitely visit this site it is a beautiful structure with palm trees surrounding the area.

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

There's not much to see in Riyadh, so this is worth checking out, though it would struggle as an attraction if there were more choice. It's free entry, and provides a potted history of the fort and its part in the history of the Saudi...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Free entry to this lovely fort with displays and pictures to explain the history of the area and the building. In the souk area and there are cafes nearby.

Thank deeom
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

Very interesting, with lots of local history of Riyadh, and of the formation of Saudi Arabia and ascension of Kings and Princes.

Thank Dave L
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Take an Uber, certainly better than taxi This Fort has so many stories to tell of this country’s growth, development from the past. In this climate a mud Fort is just fine. The journey is well posted & cooled throughout ~ no possibility to go...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

The details were marvellous, for example on the doors and the room's design. I highly recommend to visit.

Thank Hashim A
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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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ahamed h
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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harish p
4 May 2017|
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It's free of charge.
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