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Review of Masmak Citadel

Masmak Citadel
Ranked #3 of 63 things to do in Riyadh
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Owner description: This renovated 19th-century mud fortress looks like a giant sandcastle, and contains costumes, handicrafts, a sitting room, a courtyard and a well.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“old riyadh”
Reviewed June 28, 2012

It is historical locations in saudis histore
cheap great shops around it & restaurants

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Old governor castle”
Reviewed June 28, 2012

Now its musiem
You can read there all about saudia and first years and wars
Near it the prince of Riyadh office
Also there is old souq and traditional area
Also there is some shops caffes and resturants

Visited June 2012
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180 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed June 20, 2012

This is one of the few chances to view old ARabic buildings in Riyadh city. It will give an impression of how things used to be before the current modern centre was built. Worth a visit to see some of the history of Riyadh

Visited March 2012
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Riyadh
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed June 5, 2012

Informative. I'm so grateful the powers in charge have save this mud brick fort for future generations

Visited February 2012
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Interesting edifice”
Reviewed May 20, 2012

The museum is ok with minimum information. The Justice Square is right across from it. Around it you can find a cane sugar juice shop to refresh yourself as you tour the area. There is a small souvenir shops area, mostly imported stuff and a few snack bars.

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