Trip Planner: Middle East / Syria / Homs Governorate / Homs / Historic Sites / Qala'at al-Hosn (Krac des Chevaliers)
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. Make Qala'at al-Hosn (Krac des Chevaliers) a centerpiece of your Homs vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Homs itinerary planner.
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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 »
Ήταν ένα κάστρο σε πολύ καλή κατάσταση που σε ταξίδευε στον μεσαίωνα. Το είχαν κατασκευάσει οι ναϊτες ιππότες. Δυστυχώς δεν γλύτωσε από την τρέλα του πολέμου. more »Was a castle in very good condition that to travel in the middle ages. It had built the Knights Templar Knights. Unfortunately not spared from the madness of war.View original
Fantastisk välbevarad Borg med utsikt över bergen, kan se in till Libanon. Var välbevarad vid mitt besök. Ett av mina bättre minnen var när vi fick lift av en Holländare med sån föräldrar som besökte ... more »Fantastic well preserved Castle overlooking the mountains, can see in to Lebanon. Was well preserved by my visit. One of my better memories was when we got a lift by a Dutchman with those parents who visited his son in Damascus, had to stay with him one day. Also visited Malula along the way.View original
The Area around it, is saved by syrian Army last year...long life for Assad&Putin&Nasrallah Down with the Devil USA...german Greetings
Visited in 2004. I was very impressed by how well preserved it was—not just it's intactness but that the site wasn't full of brightly colored handrails and concession stands. The mood of the place is impressive to say the least.
I visited Krak des Chevaliers in 2008, it was very well preserved then.
Visited in 2010 before the castle was hit by shell fire. It was incredible to see the detail within the ancient architecture and our guide was very knowledgeable.
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