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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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  • 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 »
  • 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.
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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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  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.

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