Citadel of Arbil, Erbil

The World Heritage Site of Citadel of Arbil showcases a historic fortress perched upon a large 'tell', a mound formed by the site being constantly occupied since the ancient times. Excavations show evidence of the citadel’s inhabitation in the 5th millennium BC, and possibly even earlier, in the Neolithic Period. Exploring the maze-like alleys and antique buildings within the citadel’s stone walls, you will discover thousands of years of Erbil’s rich history and cultural heritage, from prehistoric times to the Neo-Assyrian and Ottoman eras. Use our Erbil trip planner to arrange your visit to Citadel of Arbil and other attractions in Erbil.
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  • The enormity of this place can't be expressed in a post. The history and culture of this place is amazing. It was part of my trip, however I couldn't resist.  more »
  • This a great historical citidal and recently has been renovated. From Chegizhan to Hulagu and many other emperors have lied siege on this citidal. Perhaps the latest dictators to conquer was Saddam Hu...  more »
  • The citadel of Erbil is a nice place to visit, it tells about the ancient history of this place. Unfortunately, some parts are closed for the public. The entrance is free  more »

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