Trip Planner:   Middle East  /  Iraq  /  Erbil Province  /  Erbil  /  Historic Sites  /  Citadel of Arbil

Citadel of Arbil, Erbil

(220+ reviews on the web)
Historic Site Tourist Spot
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.
Create a full Erbil itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Erbil

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Erbil by other users

11 days in Iraq BY A USER FROM INDIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Erbil SEE PLAN August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Erbil SEE PLAN July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 34 days in Erbil BY A USER FROM IRAQ June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Erbil BY A USER FROM IRAQ July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Iraq BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Africa, Middle East & Asia BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA August, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in Iraq BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in Dubai & Iraq BY A USER FROM CANADA June, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 34 days in Erbil BY A USER FROM FINLAND June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Iraq BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: September, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Erbil & Sulaymaniyah BY A USER FROM TURKEY August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Erbil is a very good place to who work in the region. The Kurds are very good people and have good place to go.  more »
  • The historic heart of Erbil, but still undergoing major reconstruction so should be better to visit in future years once more work is done. At present, there are few streets open to explore. the Texti...  more »
  • The Citadel in itself is great, but it's a bit hard to understand where to go and what to see. Most of the buildings at the top are close and there is little information on the history of the Citadel....  more »