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Masmak Citadel

Al-Bathaa, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Nice Museum

Very nice and clean museum. Excellent history of Saudi Arabia plus other information related to the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ernesto R
via mobile

This fort is so full of history. They even offer you to sit and watch how tradional coffee is made... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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This renovated 19th-century mud fortress looks like a giant sandcastle, and contains costumes, handicrafts, a sitting room, a courtyard and a well.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Al-Bathaa, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice and clean museum. Excellent history of Saudi Arabia plus other information related to the Kings and family .It is free of charge. It is closed to the gold market and open goods market too.

1  Thank Ernesto R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This fort is so full of history. They even offer you to sit and watch how tradional coffee is made and you get to taste it plus they also give you dates to try.

1  Thank whereverwego
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

It a place where u meet with history of Saudi Arabia and specialy Riyadh history. u should take ride to visit. U will enjoy historical moment.

1  Thank Raffaa K
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Historic site very well kept preserved. You can have a glimpse of an era bygone 100 years. This place was reinstated to mark the 100 years of Saudi Arabia hence it is also called 100 years garden.

1  Thank sayeedglb
Reviewed 29 September 2017

I have been there last august (2017) even if i am in Riyadh since 2 years. This place, is one of the oldest place in Riyadh, so you can appreciate the architecture of the early 20 century and the beautiful Fort. The colours, especially at...More

1  Thank Luigi P
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

It's a must place to see when you visit Riyadh. This place is located in the old city of Riyadh, around 20-30 minutes from Olaya District. It is made of clay and mud-brick, built about 1865. It is now converted into museum. Inside is where...More

1  Thank Eim J
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Beautiful reconstruction of the last fort to built KSA. You can learn a part of history of Saudi Arabia. The neighbourhood is very good to have nice shopping.

Thank domenicoabate
Reviewed 6 September 2017

A good place to visit if you want to know the history of Riyadh. Won't take very long to look round though.

Thank Margaret J
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

The museum includes a display on many antique guns, costumes and agriculture artifacts. The building was situated in the commercial center of the old city of Riyadh. Nice, enjoyable place, cool, interesting, you can take the pictures in the museum.

Thank adelaestera
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I dont think it's a place you should visit repeatedly due the sun heatness in Saudi Arabia. Although its a great session of history and culture about the kingdom. Beautiful space around it, needs a bit more caring from the goverment to make site as...More

Thank Rida J
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harish p
4 May 2017|
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Response from A. I | Reviewed this property |
It's free of charge.
13 January 2016|
Response from Mauser1166 |
Sunday to Thursday: Morning: 8 am to noon Evening 4 pm to 9 pm Friday: 4 pm to 730 pm Saturday: 9 am to noon and 40 pm to 730 pm. Men visit on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning. Families on Friday and Saturday... More