Khasab Castle, Khasab

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A Portuguese colonial fort built atop ancient castle ruins, Khasab Castle now provides the area with an informative regional museum. Constructed as it stands today in the 17th century, the peach castle commands its surroundings with four stone turrets and a central circular tower. Visit the tower for an in-depth look at the complex's history, and learn about Oman's takeover of the citadel in the 17th century. See a diverse range of artifacts including weapons, boats, jewelry, and traditional wedding decorations. Renovated in 2007, the castle also contains a Quran study school. Before you head to Khasab, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Khasab itinerary builder, to make sure you see all that Khasab has to offer, including Khasab Castle.
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  • July 13, 2017
    It's worth vistiing Khasab castle, because as well as the fortifications and tower, you can see an exhibition about tradtional life and nature in Musandam (which is different in many ways from the res...  more »
  • June 28, 2017
    The castle of Khasab (Khasab Castle) is particularly worth a visit, both by his architecture by many rooms to present the history and culture of Oman. Objects and scenes are presented with taste. The central tower is air conditioned, a good surprise to bear the heat of the summer! Stored dhows are a great initiative. Note, behind the castle is a second fort (Al Khmazera Castle), more modest in size and rather empty, but worth a peek if we have time.
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  • June 27, 2017
    This is a beautiful castle with amazing ceilings and carved doors. It also has whole life scenes set up and lots of information. My favorite was the castles' summer house. SInce we travelled in the ho...  more »

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Where to stay in Khasab

Some visitors to Khasab opt to stay close to the airport, where hotels and the odd guesthouse put you conveniently close to the major transport hub. Around the new and old souk areas, you'll find some modestly sized hotels and budget-friendly guesthouses. Closer to the coast, things get a little more luxurious, with beachside hotels and resorts offering a wealth of amenities, including pools, restaurants, and spas.
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