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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  • Although Herat is obviously not a tourist destination, this venue is a must see if you find yourself there - most likely you are employed by a govt agency or NGO that has prepped you for the social no...  more »
  • Herat citadel is a gem to see close up. It has over 3000 years of history. I visited the citadel before restorations and after and it keeps getting better and better. Seen many castles around the worl...  more »
  • I have more than 40 years of personal history with Afghanistan. I saw the citadel when the country was very peaceful, I saw it again 10 years later after it had been severely damaged in the conflict -...  more »
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  • I thinks that it is one the most beautiful historical castles on this planet.
  • it very historicale place i love it
  • It is a historical citadel in Herat city. It has made during Alexander the Great. It is the most interesting place for visiting.
  • Nice place . Loads of hisrory
  • Amazingly reconstructed, terrific views and... no crowds! :)

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Where to stay in Herat

You'll find a scattered few accommodations in Herat, with most of them located to the west of Taraqi Park. The main hotels popular with international tourists sit close to the arterial commercial road, which also contains many of the places to eat in the city. The more upmarket hotels offer Western-style bathrooms, onsite restaurants, and Wi-Fi. Simpler options sit on the side streets of the district, with basic rooms (sometimes shared) and shared restrooms.
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