We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Muslim Castle Qala'at ibn Maan

Review Highlights
Great Viewing Platform

First, this is a Muslim building in the heart of a Roman city, so it rates a visit just for that... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2017
TravelOften1968
,
Johannesburg, South Africa
Just walking the exterior is thrilling

We opted NOT to go inside the castle and avoided paying the entry fee. We visited during mid day... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2016
zengeos
,
Maine
Read all 20 reviews
26
All photos (26)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good15%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
24 Jan 2017
“Great Viewing Platform”
13 Jan 2016
“Just walking the exterior is thrilling”
About
Contact
Palmyra, Syria
Website
Improve This Listing
Reviews (20)
Filter reviews
6 results
Traveller rating
5
1
0
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
5
1
0
0
0
See what travellers are saying:
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 24 January 2017

First, this is a Muslim building in the heart of a Roman city, so it rates a visit just for that history alone, Second, it offers absolutely fantastic views of the entire Palmyra. Not sure how it has faired in the current conflict (we went...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank TravelOften1968
Reviewed 14 January 2016

We opted NOT to go inside the castle and avoided paying the entry fee. We visited during mid day and later, closer to sunset and had wonderful views of the valley below, where Palmyra sits. The castle cannot be missed from just about anywhere in...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank zengeos
Reviewed 16 October 2015

The Muslim Castle Qala’at ibn Maan is just outside the Ancient Roman City called Palmyra in Central Syria. You do need your car to travel up the steep embankment to reach this Castles entrance. You can park your car very close to the main entrance...More

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Thomas W
Reviewed 17 November 2012

Very old but great views of Palmyra and many funerary towers. Great views of the surrounding city that is growing all the time. My guess is they are in trouble at the moment with no tourists visiting. Worth while visiting when the country gets back...More

Date of experience: December 2011
Thank joydeM
Reviewed 23 July 2011

Perched high atop the mountain it rests on overlooking the truly marvellous Palmyra, the Muslim Castle is a superb cap to the extraordinary adventure that is the historic site of Palmyra. It dominates the landscape and constantly reminds the visitor of the remarkable heritage of...More

Date of experience: April 2011
3  Thank Demonone
Reviewed 9 May 2009

most romantic monument overlooking the entire city of palmyra, and the valley of the tombs as well. the scenery is marvellous and taking pictures there is a must. definitely worth designating an hour or so to relax there especially around the sunset.

Thank eddnash
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Muslim Castle Qala'at ibn Maan staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines