Qala'at al-Hosn (Krac des Chevaliers), Homs

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#2 of 8 in Things to do in Homs Governorate
#Castle, #Ruin, #Must See
A World Heritage Site, Qala'at al-Hosn (Krac des Chevaliers) represents a local cultural hub where you can learn about the Knights Crusaders and their actions, as well as seeing a well-preserved example of the architecture of the time. Hire a local tour guide and explore the site, while hearing about the interesting trivia and the history of the area. You’ll see that the design of the building largely resembles the medieval castles in France and the rest of the Europe. Unfortunately, one side of the ancient fortress was damaged during an attack in the Syrian civil war. To visit Qala'at al-Hosn (Krac des Chevaliers) on your trip to Homs, use our Homs trip builder website .
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  • I visited this palace before the war, sometime in the fall of 2010. It was not listed in my travel itinerary, in fact i had never heard of it before. However, my Syrian guide and driver was insistent....  more »
  • For all history lovers, it is a must see castle. There is so much history there like you wouldn't believe. I recommend booking a tour with the local guide there, it's about 10$ and it's totally worth ...  more »
  • Was lucky enough to visit here as I was passing after doing work locally. We asked the security about a visit despite it being closed and the allowed us in for a look. It was in surprising good condit...  more »
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  • Great historical place in all over the world
  • It were great memories
  • Two castles in one. Originally was built by Richard "Lion Heart" and another been expanded later on. Ministry of Tourism is just an example of Assad Regime's Corruption. No Lighting after sunset, No proper care or public services.
  • Idk if it's age because of isis civilwar jiadists etc
  • Wonderful ! I visited it with my parents many years ago and I do remember how impressed we all were !!
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