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Address: Al-Bathaa, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Phone Number: 96614110091
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This renovated 19th-century mud fortress looks like a giant sandcastle, and...

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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Masmak Tour

Brief History of King Abdulaziz gaining back Riyadh City which later was his step start to unified KSA. It very interesting and worth the visit

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Brief History of King Abdulaziz gaining back Riyadh City which later was his step start to unified KSA. It very interesting and worth the visit

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Riyadh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great place to relax and be surrounded by cultural settings. So very peaceful and yet entertaining. Museum is a great place to see! Make sure to end the visit with black tea in traditional makings near the mosque! Avoid going on Fridays! Start your trip before 3pm on Saturdays to avoid traffic

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Davidsonville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This IS the historical highlight of Riyadh, right near the public square, near the "religious police" headquarters, right across the street from a great Kashmiri honey importer, and very close to all the cool Saudi men's shops with hunting supplies and fur bishts. Mostly reconstructed by worth seeing.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Masmak Fortress is such an important part of Saudi History that it should not be missed.From the solid door with its embedded spear head (what a throw that was) to the labyrinth of rooms I was enthralled. But what made all the difference was my guide. Ghazi Alanazi from Ghazi Tours was excellent; he made the whole place come to... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Masmak citadel is the Riyadh old governor palace, since the sconed saudi state. So many tragic incident take place here. The famous battle of Riyadh recovery where the former ruler of Riyadh was killed. And the began of the new saudi state. If you got the opportunity to go there you'll see how saudias run their lives.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In a city that doesn't offer so much in terms of culture this is definitely to see. The castle is well kept and the visit will give you an insight of the history of Riyadh and Saudi Arabia.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

We have been just once. I did not find it very interesting. There is gold souk nearby and also a small street selling oriental stuffs like carpets , lamps and oranamets.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

its at the center of city the traffic and parking there is real problem however it's nice and open place to go with family, good for kids to play

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

A museum dedicated to Saudi and Riyadh history, well laid out and information in Arabic and English. Right beside Souq al Thunairi and the Imam Turki bin Abdullah Grand mosque - great afternoons sightseeing.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

It's in old Riyadh. There is no entry fee . It's free of charge. It's like a museum of Saudi culture. Outer view is quite photogenic. But it closes for salah prayer in between, but you can sit outside and enjoy the open area.

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