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Sira Fortress, Aden

4.6
#3 of 8 in Historic Sites in Yemen
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 into our Aden travel planning app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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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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  • واحدة من المعالم السياحية لمدينة عدن ... تحكي إصرار وشجاعة الناس في ذلك الزمان في الدفاع عن أرضهم ضد المعتدين. طريق الصعود إلى القلعة منحدر قليلاً .. لذا يحبذ أن تلبس حذاء رياضي عند زيارتك .. ومدة الصعودة تتراوح من 7 إلى 10 دقائق حسب اللياقة .. ورسوم الدخول تكلف 100 ريال يمني فقط للفرد. وكما هو حال معظم المعالم التاريخية .. يشكو هذا الصرح الإهمال الشديد فترى الكتابات على الجدران والقمامة منتشرة .. وبعض الجدران المكسورة . وكنصيحة .. قم بجلب مياه معدنية باردة عند زيارتك لأنه لا يوجد بائعون متجولون في الأعلى .. ومن ثم إذا كنت تنوي زيارتها مع عائلتك .. فيستحسن زيارتها عند الغروب .. عندما تكون أشعة الشمس غير قوية. It's one of the touristic landmarks in Aden, it defines the insistence and bravery of the people at that time. This Castle has served as an impregnable Wall against the invaders. The way towards the castle is about 7 minutes walk as a Maximum for a young person, it's a little bit steep so it's better to wear a boot; but it's OK if you wearing a high heels shoes. You will have to pay ( 100 YER = 0.46 $ ) / person as an entrance fee. When you walk up, you can enjoy the view of the Indian Ocean along the horizon and in the other side you can see the whole city of Crater district, it's a magnificent view and marvelous. But as usual; there is no care from the Government for such Historic locations, so you will find borders of the castle have fallen. You will find some old Canon with its head down, and there is so many writing on the walls. If you plan to sit up there for a while, make sure to bring cold water with you because there is no shops or street seller in this place, and as an additional energizer and rest, you can get some juice and biscuits to enjoy your stay. If you have a family try to come at the sunset time or before, because at this time the sun become softer and the weather gets cooler.
  • One of the oldest archaeological sites . 👍
  • Best spot where you can see the city from top
  • Historical place.
  • Remarkable hestorical place has a lot to tell about time
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