Masmak Fort, Riyadh

Masmak Fort, Riyadh (must see)

This is probably the most iconic building in Riyadh. ‘Masmak’ means strong and well fortified, and this is the perfect descriptive of this great structure. It is a fort made of clay and mud brick with a foundation of stone blocks, featuring thick walls, four watchtowers, labyrinthine rooms, an enclosed mosque and a well. The fort was built around 1865 and has been a witness to many important historical events, including the recapturing of Riyadh in 1902. It is located in the old area of downtown Riyadh, and is one of the restored buildings of the King Abdul Aziz Historical Center. The Masmak Fort museum has a vast collection of old guns, clothing and objects of agricultural use.
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Masmak Fort on Map

Sight Name: Masmak Fort
Sight Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (See walking tours in Riyadh)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Riyadh is the capital city of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Once a small walled city, today it is a vibrant metropolis and one of the fastest developing cities in the world. In the last 100 years the city population has grown from 18,000 to over 5 million people. Riyadh has developed culturally, but especially economically beginning with the 1950s when the petroleum industry boomed. This...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.1 Km or 3.8 Miles