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Masmak Citadel, Riyadh

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Visit Masmak Citadel, a 19th-century fort, known for being the place where Ibn Saud, the founder of Saudi Arabia, reconquered Riyadh in 1902. The historic fortification was built out of clay and brick in 1865, and today houses a museum, a part of the King Abdulaziz Historical Center. Take a tour of the building, restored in the 1980s, and admire a collection of traditional costumes and relics. Keep your eyes peeled for part of a spear that was thrown during the raid and remains lodged in the gate today. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Masmak Citadel by using our Riyadh trip itinerary planner.
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  • Frankly beautiful place a duty on any visitor to Riyadh a wagonload of grabbing him tagged beautiful attractions hold your head I'm Saudi
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  • That is well reconstructed and above all the old photos of Riyadh give a good idea of what was then city there are about fifty years old. Little pretty interesting movie. enough educational tour.
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