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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  • The fort is worth the trip. It offers an interesting insight towards a key event in Saudi history. But it does a lot more. The well laid out tour, in English and Arabic, outlines the rise of the first...  more »
  • Masmak Fort-one of the few amazing buildings, those who remember the origins of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In the middle of a collection of artifacts associated with the story. Amazing location-city market, Mosque, surrounding the square is the meeting place and the surrounding cafes give respite and relaxation. How much time to spend in the peace Museum-1 hour and relax, rest-depending on the desire. Repair area-reconstruction.
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  • beware location on this map is wrong! Address is: Masmak Fortress, Al Imam Turki Ibn Abdullah Ibn Muhammad, Ad Dirah, Riyadh 12652 interesting museum for shorter visit  more »
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