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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  • If you wanna see the history of Riyadh You must definitely visit this site it is a beautiful structure with palm trees surrounding the area.  more »
  • It's a beautiful place and has a very old trail and what he did to King Abdul Aziz and all wars undertaken in custody
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  • Nice to see You there, it's a desert people. Here is the entire history of the video. The Fort is built of clay.
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