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Sira Fortress, Aden

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More than 1,000 years old, Sira Fortress stands as witness to the development and the history of the country. From its hilltop position, the citadel fulfilled its defensive purpose, keeping at bay even the great army of Ottoman Sultan Selim I. See the remains of the once-glorious castle, and learn more about its most prosperous period, rulers, and the daily life of its citizens. Put Sira Fortress on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Aden travel itinerary planner.
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  • Too short of the Castle towns of crater was previously hard to access only through her work many drawer flat road to reach it walking of course but not in the car with a history like this anecdotal historical monuments
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  • dated since the 11th century, the best place for you to oversee aden from the mountain. You need to watch you next step as you climb the mountain as well as in the castle, you gonna need to use your p...  more »
  • We visited the Castle in the evening after a full day of Syrah. The sunset views over the Indian Ocean after an exhausting ascent to the top of the stairs was worth it. Unforgettable views of the sunset and feeling unearthly pleased and disappointed, that all may come to an end.
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  • one of the most beautiful and amazing places i've been to our mother earth gifted us a beautiful place which is called aden and especially crater subhan allah 😍😍😍😘😘🌻🌹
  • i havn't climbed that hill yet, but im looking forward to seeing Aden from such a spot , ❤ يحبي لك ياعدن 😍
  • Excellent trip though a shame to see the fortress itself so vandalised. Major attraction is being able to see almost all of the crater from the roof - particularly spectacular at night
  • An old fortress with a very nice view