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Qala'at al-Hosn (Krac des Chevaliers)

Homs, Syria
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Was lucky enough to visit here as I was passing after doing work locally. We asked the security... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Damien S
Proudly from Homs

Krak des Chevaliers, is a Crusader castle in Syria and one of the most important preserved medieval... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2016
Schaza A
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

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 conditions, especially given the present circumstances. I...More

Thank Damien S
Reviewed 1 April 2016

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 east of Tartus, Syria, in the Homs Gap. The surrounding area is...More

Thank Schaza A
Reviewed 27 May 2015

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. However, you can get special permission to...More

1  Thank margaret h
Reviewed 23 September 2014

We where here in 2007, don't know what is left of it but we found this by far the best castle we ve ever visited. Not only the castle was beautiful but also the view and for the castle was gorgeous! Would definitely oh back...More

Thank Btissamb
Reviewed 7 September 2014

I had the chance to see this magnificent castle before the war in Syria; it was one of the most amazing citadels in the entire world. Unfortunately the war makes a lot of damage to the most of it. It was bombed and destroyed most...More

1  Thank 204Alex
Reviewed 2 June 2013

The best preserved medieval castle in the world. Period. Try to spot nearby castles Tartous/Marqab) for example) from the towers, it's possible in clear weather. You'll need some transportation to get there.

Thank gammeldansk80
Reviewed 30 October 2012

The castle was built in the early Umayyad period and it's worth spending an hour visiting. For the four of us the real highlight of our visit to the castle was the Bedouin owner of the tent situated in the parking lot where we have...More

Thank juliette0792
Reviewed 6 July 2012

This castle is the most complete one left in the middle east for 2 reason, 1) it was not taken in a seige but surrendered after the knights negotiated a surrender 2) the muslims respected the knights for their bravery and took the castle over...More

4  Thank tumbuna
Reviewed 8 May 2012

Krac des chevaliers is the most amazing monument to visit in Syria because of the history, the place, the view.. i highly recommend to visit!

1  Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 27 February 2012

The Castle is spectacular, bring a guide with you so can see everything inside and never miss any detail.

1  Thank anas_assad
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