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Masmak Citadel

Al-Bathaa, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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A Museum worth a Visit!

We visited this place during the Holy Month.We arrived at 7pm after a long drive as the roads are... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
via mobile
A Glimpse of the Past

My friends and I popped into the Citadel early evening for just over an hour. It has some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Al-Bathaa, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited this place during the Holy Month.We arrived at 7pm after a long drive as the roads are mostly closed due to monorail construction that is ongoing there at the moment.We had to wait until 8 pm to get in(we learned later that it...More

Thank ERYNN2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I popped into the Citadel early evening for just over an hour. It has some interesting exhibits and films in both Arabic and English explaining how Saudi was united at in the early 20th century and the royal family a chance to...More

Thank KTRutland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So in love with this place. Reading so much about it and now here it is. Amazing attention to the details with very friendly staff to guid you. It's nice to know how actually Saudi is rich in history and in a very nice way...More

Thank Ag B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

its a ruler castle a century ago , its first place to visit in center of city telling history of beginning of kingdom history.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must to visit, I would recommend visiting the masmak at night ( masmak is fort) , it gives an overview about the history of riyad over the past decades, well maintained place after the visit there is a walkway to the right of the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it is one of the most famous historical places in Riyadh, it worth a visit, the palace need like one hour for a tour, but there are many shops and historical area around it,

Thank Sufian A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An interesting fort/museum in a city that is not full of tourist attractions, with an interesting exhibition. Definitely worth seeing. Covers different aspects and times of the historical concept, including how Saudi Arabia was born, what the city looked like before and during the XXth...More

Thank Istvan S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is the cradle of the formation of the Kingdom. Very interesting museum, full of historical articles. Guys will love the old guns, knives, and swords. Ladies will like the garments. Tells the story of the last great battle for the area. Nice old photos...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

The Citadel, at least in my view, is in the heart of downtown Riyadh. The Citadel springs out of nowhere while you are in the heart of the city. Unfortunately there was work being done, so I couldn't get too close to it. From the...More

Thank Newton255
Reviewed 17 May 2017

interesting fort located in a busy neighbourhood that unfortunately had a lot of construction going on around it. Steel walls leaning next to one side of the fort did not lend to the ambience. the museum is mildly interesting but I left not really feeling...More

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harish p
What are tickets and cost options ?
4 May 2017|
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Response from A. I | Reviewed this property |
It's free of charge.
WHich days are family days, which ones are men only? According to 1 website: Sat Mon Wed, another website: all days men expect Thursdays, another website: Sun Tues Thurs. I'm lost
12 January 2016|
Response from Mauser1166 |
Sunday to Thursday: Morning: 8 am to noon Evening 4 pm to 9 pm Friday: 4 pm to 730 pm Saturday: 9 am to noon and 40 pm to 730 pm. Men visit on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning. Families on Friday and Saturday... More