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

Categories: Castles, Ruins, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web
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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  • 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.
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  • Amazing. Giant. Very well maintained. Tour of it at least 2 hours. It is worth to explore with a guide, who tells interesting. One of the best preserved castles in Jordan.
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  • Krak des Chevaliers, is a Crusader castle in Syria and one of the most important preserved medieval castles, and most wholly admirable castle in the world. The castle sits atop a 650-metre-high hill e...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This castle, probably best known as the Krak de Chevaliers (Castle of the Crusaders), was a highlight of my trip through Syria. Its condition is absolutely remarkable and the surrounding lookout impressive. Highly recommended.
  • I have been there!! It is awesome
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