Fodor's Expert Review Nizwa Fort

Nizwa Building/Architectural Site
Nizwa Fort, Nizwa, Oman, Africa and the Middle East
The fort in Nizwa dates from the 17th century, during the Al Ya’rubi dynasty, and was built on top of the ruins of a 9th-century castle. The massive structure has been nicely restored, with many rooms set up to look as they did when the fort was in use; you'll see interesting historic tidbits offered in various displays in many rooms. Be sure to check out the prisoner room and read about the wartime use for the local dates, which were turned into a deadly weapon in the form of a cauldron of boiling date syrup. The views from the central tower are spectacular and worth the climb.
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Rte. 21
Ad Dakhiliyah  Oman

-2654–11844

www.nizwafort.om

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Rate Includes: 500 baisas

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