Muscat Landmarks Tour (Self Guided), Muscat

Muscat is the wonderful capital city of a magnificent country which is known for picturesque beaches, beautiful mosques, historic forts, old gates, a splendid royal palace, scenic gardens, natural parks and other interesting sights. The majesty and splendor of Muscat's landmarks remind about the city's glorious past and rich culture. Check out the most popular landmarks in Muscat in the next self-guided tour.
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Muscat Landmarks Tour Map

Guide Name: Muscat Landmarks Tour
Guide Location: Oman » Muscat (See other walking tours in Muscat)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles
Author: leticia
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Al Jalali Fort
  • Al-Alam Royal Palace (Sultan's Palace)
  • Al Khor Mosque
  • Al Mirani Fort
  • Muscat Gate Museum
  • Watchtower
  • Riyam Park
Al Jalali Fort

1) Al Jalali Fort (must see)

Fabulous Al Jalali Fort is one of Oman's finest historic fortifications. Located on the top of a rocky outcrop, the fort provides magnificent views of the harbor and the old city, including Muscat's most impressive sight — the Sultan's Al Alam Palace.
Al-Alam Royal Palace (Sultan's Palace)

2) Al-Alam Royal Palace (Sultan's Palace)

The Al-Alam Royal Palace, otherwise known as Sultan's Palace, is the most gorgeous building in Oman’s capital and the finest example of national architecture. The palace was built in 1972, two years after the enthronement of Sultan Qaboos. The palace's distinct features are the tall columns. The building is noted for its majestic simplicity, grace and chasteness.
Al Khor Mosque

3) Al Khor Mosque

The Al-Khor Mosque is situated just below the magnificent Mirani Fort. It is a beautiful mosque and a contemporary structure in Old Muscat. One of Oman's many colorful mosques, Al Khor represents a combination of Arab, Persian and Indian architectural styles.
Al Mirani Fort

4) Al Mirani Fort (must see)

Fort Al-Mirani is a fort in the harbour of the city of Muscat. In the 1552 Capture of Muscat, an Ottoman force consisted in 4 galleons, 25 galleys, and 850 troops attacked the city of Muscat. They captured the city and its fort. The recently-built Fort Al-Mirani was besieged for 18 days with one piece of Ottoman artillery brought on top of a ridge. The fort was captured and its fortifications destroyed.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Muscat Gate Museum

5) Muscat Gate Museum (must see)

The Muscat Gate Museum is a museum opened in January 2001. The museum contains displays about Oman's history from the Neolithic times to the present. It has a number of special exhibits on Muscat's water springs, the ancient wells, underground channels, the souks, houses, mosques, harbors and forts.

Operation hours: Sunday - Thursday: 8 am - 2 pm.
Sight description based on wikipedia

6) Watchtower (must see)

Watchtower represents a white tower on top of a hill and is located very close to Riyam Park, on the Bahri Road. It is an excellent place to admire the charming wonders of the splendid city of Muscat, the Arabian Sea, and the majestic local architecture.
Riyam Park

7) Riyam Park (must see)

Riyam Park is located between Muscat and Muttrah. It overlooks the sea and provides some truly amazing views. The park has spacious green areas and a children's playground. It is also the place where a peace treaty was signed with the Portuguese in 1648.

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