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Citadel of Arbil, Erbil

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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. Put Citadel of Arbil and other Erbil attractions into our Erbil tour planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • I loved this. Restoration is in full fling so it's a bit of a building site but there will be more and more to see as it nears completion. Much of this is mud brick and it was badly damaged but on the...  more »
  • Being the historical center of the city and quite a monument, it's really a must-do for visitors. Having said that, though, don't expect much on the inside as it's undergoing heavy renovation. I'm not...  more »
  • Currently being refurbished with excellent museums and cafeteria. Huge area still under construction, but well worth seeing the places that are already finished.