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. Using our international travel planner, Riyadh attractions like Masmak Citadel can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Musmak Castle Riyadh in downtown, built in 1895 by order of Prince Abdul Rahman bin was when he became the Emirate of Riyadh days Mohamed Al-Rashid. Masmak fortress is located in the northeast corner of the old old fence near Riyadh, now located in the neighborhood of Depeche Mode. Masmak fortress was the scene of a battle in which regained by Riyadh Saud in Riyadh for its family of Saud of Al Rashid in 1902, and still have the effects that famous battle located at the door of the Palace of years spear that killed Ibn ajlan (bin Rashid Riyadh) where still Alba B original accessible to the present.
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  • But I seemed to get more attention than the artifacts LOL it was interesting seeing all the old stuff, and the history The natives often wanted to get thir photos with me, LOL I dont know why but I sa...  more »
  • Winter may be the best weather is very hot in the summer and sure nicer at the end of the year but before a cold January and February for success
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