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Nizwa Fort

  • Rte. 21 Map It
  • Building/Architectural Site

Published 04/05/2016

Fodor's Review

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.

  • Nizwa Fort, Nizwa, Oman, Africa and the Middle East

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Sight Information


Rte. 21, , Ad Dakhiliyah, Oman

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  • 500 baisas

Published 04/05/2016


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