Nizwa Fort, Nizwa

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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. Make Nizwa Fort a part of your Nizwa vacation plans using our Nizwa travel itinerary planner.
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  • 5 riads for a foreigner and 2 for an Omani. That's what watching Oman with the influx of tourism. Not much to see: weapons, bracelets, and an expo. Does not deserve the detour
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  • The Fort is not that crowded in the afternoon. We went there at 3.30pm which seemed to be a perfect time. not many visitors, no tour groups and temperatures were cooler. It is a rather small fort comp...  more »
  • A strong beautifully restored downtown, a pleasant and instructive visit. Few tourists during my visit: it gave an impression of the desert of the Tartars. In addition to the visit of the souk
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  • One of the best historical sites to visit. It's rich with history. Highly Recommended. It's only an hour and a half drive from Muscat. Perfect for a day trip!
  • I love this place. It’s so natural and the feel is so good when you are there. Week days will be little occupied as the place is one of the National heritages of Oman. I visited last Dec 2017 for photography journey and it was amazing.
  • This was a great spot for for shopping and picture taking. The fort has some amazing history and great surprises as you enter and work your way up. Very clean atmosphere and very friendly staff.
  • Great historical site and attraction - the layout is simple and the place is very well maintained - however, you may want a hat because there is no shade at the top of the fort and you would not want to miss out of the great view of the city. Go with a good guide to get the full story on the court. A good experience, especially as there are no touts and there is a great suq next to it.
  • Amazing place. They offer a free tour if you buy the regular ticket. The whole fort and castle are renovated and it looks like something from a good historical movie. The views on the too of the fort are something worth paying for on their own.

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