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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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  • There where the founder of Saudi Arabia king Abdulaziz conquer Riyadh. Very historic place in regard to the history of Saudi Arabia. Interesting and great for the family 
  • I enjoyed learning a bit about Saudi history. The museum has historic clothes, weapons, art, artifacts surrounding serving food. Unfortunately we got there shortly before prayers so we were a bit rush...  more »
  • The construction of the metro is currently blocking access, nothing really impressive from the outside.
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