Herat Citadel, Herat

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Get to know Afghani cultural heritage by visiting Herat Citadel, which dates back to 330 BCE. Possibly built by Alexander the Great, the citadel was restored in 2011 and now features a museum dedicated to the history of the area. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Herat Citadel by using our Herat road trip planner.
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  • Very nice and beautiful citadel in heart of Herat city. Around citadel is very nice local bazaar and behind citadel you can bye the best and famous Afgan ice cream. Entrance is 500 Afgan for...  more »
  • Great monument! Beautiful ancient architect and building, one the thousand beautiful historic places of Afghanistan.  more »
  • The Herat Citadel is located in center of city, in Herat, Afghanistan. I also several times visited.  more »
  • Visiting Herat Citadel is one of the musts. The historical architecture and combination of building materials are unique. Inside the Citadel, you will visit a museum of historical elements. There, in Herat you find kind hearts and hospitality among the citizens. Most of the times there are festivals held inside the Citadel which will make visiting there more exciting with life cultural and local musics. I was so lucky that I visit here in such a day and night. 🍀❤️
  • Historic place, I highly recommend
  • The history of this place as you see in the picture dates back to 330 BC. It is well-known as Herat Citadel or Citadel of alexander . local people call it qala iIktyaruddin which is at the center of herat . this place was exactly the place where alexander the great and his army settled when they Arrived to Afghanistan after the battle of Gaugamela
  • This place is amazing
  • Lovely place full of rich history!

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