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Great Historical Castle

Great place to visit to see an example of a Castle from the Nebataean Period from the 1st Century... read more

Reviewed February 3, 2019
Tacoma, Washington
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A important landmark in Skaka

This historical fort sits atop a large sandstone hill. At the bottom, you can find some slightly... read more

Reviewed December 18, 2017
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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  • Terrible4%
Feb 3, 2019
“Great Historical Castle”
Aug 19, 2018
“2nd time visit but still under maintenance”
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Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

Great place to visit to see an example of a Castle from the Nebataean Period from the 1st Century BC. The current building was built on top of the original over 200 years ago.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tacomaboywa
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

This 1000 year old castle is located high vally overlooking the village Sakaka in panoramic views beautiful location and design. Could not get in to inside due to maintenance still taking place.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mechil
Reviewed June 4, 2018

I have been to the Castle a lot since I was little. They used to use this to protect themselves form thieves

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Waleed_G88
Reviewed December 18, 2017

This historical fort sits atop a large sandstone hill. At the bottom, you can find some slightly renovated mud/adobe homes which give you a glimpse into how the people used to live in this region. Next to the remnants of the village is a charming...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank adamgB2040YJ
Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

This Castle on the top of the stony mountain is a majestic landmark of this place. It is visible upon entering the town and impossible to miss this place. The castle was maintained and restored well and taking pictures within and around the castle is...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

It's a poor architecture but it was used as a defensive place over the years , the cure building was built around 400 years ago on the ruins of an old fort which dates back to 900 years ago which is believed to be built...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Usama M
Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

Great view of Sakaka city, great place to visit with lots of history also sirsah well which is just 200 m East of the castle, castle is surrounded by old Zaabal village, sirsah well one the ancient wells in the region, a must visit place...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Sam J
Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

dont care for it at all quite newly built had no real cultural or historic significance a waste of effort and tim

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank hytm a
Reviewed October 19, 2015

The location of the castle says it all,once you are on top of it you can see almost all the city with a very beautiful view.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Engr O
Reviewed September 29, 2015

Zabal castle is the major tourist attraction in Sakaka. Not only a great old fort but it has a good viewpoint at the top over the city. Also visit the Sarah well 200 meters away at the bottom near the official building

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Craig N
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