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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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  • It's free to enter and has amazing display in Arabic and English. You get to know the history of Saudi Arabia and how Riyadh city was before the unity of Saudi Araba and how it has become now. No visi...  more »
  • A beautiful place where signs place is considered a hallmark of Riyadh and Saudi parking is available walziart are welcome in
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  • This is an important place in the history of the country. It is a relatively small fortress with a museum. It is free to visit. It takes less than an hour to take it all in.  more »