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Masmak Fortress, Riyadh

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Visit Masmak Fortress, a 19th-century fort, known for being the place where Ibn Saud, the founder of Saudi Arabia, reconquered Riyadh in 1902. The historic fortification was built out of clay and brick in 1865, and today houses a museum, a part of the King Abdulaziz Historical Center. Take a tour of the building, restored in the 1980s, and admire a collection of traditional costumes and relics. Keep your eyes peeled for part of a spear that was thrown during the raid and remains lodged in the gate today. Using our international travel planner, Riyadh attractions like Masmak Fortress can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The fortress is well preserved. The museum tells the story of the storming of it and the recapture of Riyadh by King Abdul Aziz. The walls are adorned with old paintings and pics that take you back....  more
    The fortress is well preserved. The museum tells the story of the storming of it and the recapture of Riyadh by King Abdul Aziz. The walls are adorned with old paintings and pics that take you back....  more »
  • I went visit this “historical” site in Riyadh. It’s a must visit, it’s like going back in time. This place is nice during day and night also 
    I went visit this “historical” site in Riyadh. It’s a must visit, it’s like going back in time. This place is nice during day and night also  more »

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