Trip Planner:   Middle East  /  Oman  /  Ad-Dakhiliyah Governorate  /  Nizwa  /  Sightseeing  /  Nizwa Fort
Nizwa Fort, Nizwa
(4.5/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
A perfectly preserved example of classic Omani architecture, Nizwa Fort proudly looks out over the city and remains of the oldest of structures its kind in the country. Constructed above an underground stream in the mid-17th century, the fort is known for its monumental drum tower, soaring 30 m (98.4 ft) up into the sky and studded with lookout and firing points. Long the seat of power for the ruling imams, the fort also served as an intimidating stronghold during various conflicts. Enter past two majestic canons, then wind your way around terraces, corridors, and stairways leading to the top of the cylindrical tower, where panoramic views of the town and Hajar Mountains reward your efforts. Nizwa Fort is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Nizwa Edition.
Create a full Nizwa itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Nizwa

  • 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 Nizwa by other users

9 days in Oman BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Oman BY A USER FROM QATAR February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Oman BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA December, outdoors, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in Oman BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA December, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Oman BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA December, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Oman BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA December, outdoors, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Oman BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES December, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in Oman BY A USER FROM CANADA February, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 22 days in Oman BY A USER FROM OMAN December, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Oman BY A USER FROM THAILAND December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Oman BY A USER FROM THAILAND December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Oman BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES December, outdoors, beaches, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Comprehensive informative museum and impressive fort and a visit is one of the things you have to do when you are in Nizwa. 
  • Nice Forte, from the outside looks impressive and surely very interesting inside. The only detail is that I believe to be a tourist place close very early weekend, between 12 and 1 pm, I arrived at 1 pm and it was already closed.
    View original
  • The Nizwa Fort after the Renowierung in new splendour and is well worth a visit in any case. The rooms inside could use some more descriptions in the one or the other place, but yet nicely designed. The view from the top makes up for the stair rise ;-)
    View original
Google
  • One of the most beautiful forts in Oman. If you in Nizwa you have to visit it. It has many beautiful things that show you the old life And the things they use in the past days. the prison as well in the fort and it's small room that you can't even set for 5 minutes.
  • Nizwa Fort is best castle in Oman. it attract highest number of tourist in oman compared to other castles in sultanate. it is renovated to its best possible condition and all the areas are labeled with detail information about its history.
  • Nice place to visit. Good views from the high guard tower! If you want you can make a stop at the coffee shop, it has a good selection of fresh fruit juices!
  • Slap bang in the middle of town you can't fail to see this fort. It's only 500Bz in which is not even $2. It's a very cleverly designed structure with every part having a purpose. I pity any invader who tried to get in! There is an area listing the history of the fort and the area in general which is in English. I went in late May in blazing sun and had it to myself. You get good photos from the top as well. It's part of many tours or about 90 min-2 hour easy drive from Muscat. Check it out.
  • Awesome place