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Qala'at al-Hosn (Krac des Chevaliers)

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Qala"at-Hosn: Magnificient!

I visited this palace before the war, sometime in the fall of 2010. It was not listed in my travel... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
Torres G
Jubail, Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia
A must see!

For all history lovers, it is a must see castle. There is so much history there like you wouldn't... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
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Homs, Syria
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

I visited this palace before the war, sometime in the fall of 2010. It was not listed in my travel itinerary, in fact i had never heard of it before. However, my Syrian guide and driver was insistent. He had taken me to Palmyria the...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

For all history lovers, it is a must see castle. There is so much history there like you wouldn't believe. I recommend booking a tour with the local guide there, it's about 10$ and it's totally worth it.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank zMoondanceR
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Was lucky enough to visit here as I was passing after doing work locally. We asked the security about a visit despite it being closed and the allowed us in for a look. It was in surprising good conditions, especially given the present circumstances. I...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank 624damiens
Reviewed 27 May 2015

What can I say? I saw Krak 13 years ago when there were tourists, a ticket office, a cafe, and shop. It still hasn't opened to the public as it's currently under the control of the Syrian army. However, you can get special permission to...More

Date of experience: May 2015
2  Thank margaret h
Reviewed 22 September 2014

We where here in 2007, don't know what is left of it but we found this by far the best castle we ve ever visited. Not only the castle was beautiful but also the view and for the castle was gorgeous! Would definitely oh back...More

Date of experience: October 2013
Thank Btissamb
Reviewed 6 September 2014

I had the chance to see this magnificent castle before the war in Syria; it was one of the most amazing citadels in the entire world. Unfortunately the war makes a lot of damage to the most of it. It was bombed and destroyed most...More

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank 204Alex
Reviewed 1 June 2013

The best preserved medieval castle in the world. Period. Try to spot nearby castles Tartous/Marqab) for example) from the towers, it's possible in clear weather. You'll need some transportation to get there.

Date of experience: August 2012
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Reviewed 29 October 2012

The castle was built in the early Umayyad period and it's worth spending an hour visiting. For the four of us the real highlight of our visit to the castle was the Bedouin owner of the tent situated in the parking lot where we have...More

Date of experience: October 2012
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Reviewed 6 July 2012

This castle is the most complete one left in the middle east for 2 reason, 1) it was not taken in a seige but surrendered after the knights negotiated a surrender 2) the muslims respected the knights for their bravery and took the castle over...More

Date of experience: January 2012
4  Thank tumbuna
Reviewed 7 May 2012

Krac des chevaliers is the most amazing monument to visit in Syria because of the history, the place, the view.. i highly recommend to visit!

Date of experience: June 2011
1  Thank Sarah R
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14 January 2018|
Response from Torres G | Reviewed this property |
No, its best to find another country to visit.