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“Landmark”
Review of Citadel of Arbil

Citadel of Arbil
Ranked #2 of 19 things to do in Erbil
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Palangkaraya, Indonesia
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67 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Landmark”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

This is the landmark of the city, a must see while you are here.
Come here before 2 pm and go to the mosque in the middle of the oldest civilization in the world you will see old pictures of Erbil.
Perfect time to visit would be during Summer at 5 to 8 pm, while local people start gathering down at the fountain you can see the interaction. while waiting for sun about to set just get a bottle of fresh Pomegranate juice in the market.
The perfect spot to view sunset would be the back side.

Visited September 2013
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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A strange and interesting place”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Maze of stairways, pillars, archways and little rooms some with interesting decoration. And good views of the town.

Visited August 2013
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Los Angeles
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“Amazing Historic Site”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Excavation is currently underway as is rebuilding of the main gate to restore it to pre SH era conditions. Designated one of the 100 most endangered cultural sites in the world by the World Monument Fund (WMF)

Visited August 2013
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Amman, Jordan
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50 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Must see in Erbil”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

If you are in Erbil, the best place to visit is Citadel. Dating back at least 6,000 years, it is a very old, historical place with superb views on the city. Sitting at the main entrance to the citadel is an imposing statue of Mubarak Ibn Al-Mustawfi, a former minister from Erbil. Check out some of the photos I took. For more information visit alextravelblog.com

Visited November 2012
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Oldham Manchester
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Under Renovation”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

at the moment the Citadel is under renovation and al the big monuments that give it, its charm have been pulled down, you can still walk around from the outside but you cant see anything inside .

below the Citadel is the city souk which you can buy anything and everything, be careful as it is very busy all the time

Visited July 2013
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