King Abdulaziz Historical Center, Riyadh

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#2 of 13 in Museums in Saudi Arabia
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. Put King Abdulaziz Historical Center and other Riyadh attractions into our Riyadh trip builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • August 10, 2017
    We visited the centre as part of a delegation so were provided a guide as we navigated our way through the facility. The items are arranged in a logical manner and the descriptions are in both Arabic ...  more »
  • July 11, 2017
    This is one of the best organised places in Riyadh. The visitor has the opportunity to see almost all of the Kingdom's history, through exhibits, videos, map and real constructions. Fantastic place fo...  more »
  • July 11, 2017
    it has been a while since I've been there. I was pleasantly surprised when I went. the people who worked there were helpful. but it needs major updating and more interactive experience for the kids. t...  more »

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