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

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Castle Ruin
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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TripAdvisor
  • 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 »
  • 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...  more »
  • What can I say? I saw Krak 13 years ago when there were tourists, a ticket office, a cafe, and shop. It still hasn't opened to the public as it's currently under the control of the Syrian army. Howeve...  more »
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  • Wonderful ! I visited it with my parents many years ago and I do remember how impressed we all were !!
  • I visited Krak de Chevaliers in late 2009. It is magnificent also a monumental crusader castle. It is devastating of the damage that the castle has sustained during the conflict as it is for all of Souriya
  • One of the main attractions in Syria
  • Visited late 2009 - probably the best kept medieval castle in the world - hope It survives the war
  • I visited Krak des Chevaliers in 2008, it was very well preserved then.