King Abdulaziz Historical Center, Riyadh

4.3
Learn about the history of Saudi Arabia at King Abdulaziz Historical Center, a geographical and cultural center home to many different museums. The area aims to promote the historical awareness of the Arabian Peninsula while also illustrating its religious connection to Islam. A park surrounds the buildings with lush plant life and open spaces. The national museum serves as the main attraction, providing a spiritual as well as historical journey starting with the creation of man. Other buildings include a palace and mosque. Grab a bite to eat at the top of the tower to see far-reaching views of the city. For King Abdulaziz Historical Center and beyond, use our Riyadh trip planning website to get the most from your Riyadh vacation.
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  • Was very impressed with the very detailed history of the country from creation to the modern day kingdom. Spent a few hours moving from exhibit to exhibit  more »
  • This was a cool place to visit for a fun, relaxing evening. Quite a lot of history about Saudi Arabia is found here.  more »
  • I had the good fortune to visit this Center several times while working in KSA. It was the most wonderful, visionary collection of a culture that until then had only existed in random parts of the cou...  more »
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  • Great museum. We stopped to read almost all the items. Amazing collection of history and description of the present. Make sure you see all the sections and allow ample time.
  • Went there for Korean cultural day, it was really nice place and organized- Free to enter to enjoy the place but there’s no services around the area unless you have a car. Loved the displayed items from Korean culture , lighting and music were amazing and I really felt the culture. 3D items and photos in the big screen were so true. Need to have more places like this and more cultural awareness
  • This place has all the historical artifacts I am very much impressed. They even have a theatre for displaying the historical places the technology is amazing. The historical weapons and the manuscripts are like never seen before. I loved it.
  • Every time I visit the place it becomes more attractive. It is situated in the Center of Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh. It have museum, lush green grassy lawns and water spots for kids. I always love to visit this place either with family or friends.
  • Amazing new museum on Saudi Arabia's rich culture, nature and history. The interactive exhibitions start at the prehistoric stage and the geological pre-conditions for the creation of the Arab peninsula and then goes on to the development of the native wildlife. It gives a detailled overview over the rise of several civilizations, some very deep historic insight on the founding of Islam and ultimately the founding of Saudi Arabia. The entry fee is extremely low (10 Rial) and I would recommend taking some time and staying a little in the nearby park afterwards. It has become a meeting spot for the locals in the evening and gives you a nice alternative to the restaurants and malls you would otherwise go to
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