Citadel of Arbil, Erbil

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#1 of 15 in Historic Sites in Iraq
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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  • August 17, 2017
    Great place t visit! U can feel the atmosphere of old kurdistan and antiquity. Nice gift shop nearby. Nice traditional cafes and tea houses and old square!  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    The citadel has been inscribed on the World Heritage List since 21 June 2014. A wonderful place to visit day or night. Full of history and artefacts. Thanks to Haval Qaraman tour guide for amazing tri...  more »
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Running out from the central citadel in concentric circles, the city of Erbil offers a good set of accommodations. As a rule, the farther from the center you get (while still within the city proper), the newer the buildings and the more luxurious the hotels. If you're a real fan of luxury, look to the west of the city center, where impressive modern hotels overlook Sami Abdulrahman Park. If you're looking for something suited to tighter budgets, consider guesthouses and simple, older hotels.
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