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Nizwa Fort, Nizwa

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A perfectly preserved example of classic Omani architecture, Nizwa Fort proudly looks out over the city and remains of the oldest of structures its kind in the country. Constructed above an underground stream in the mid-17th century, the fort is known for its monumental drum tower, soaring 30 m (98.4 ft) up into the sky and studded with lookout and firing points. Long the seat of power for the ruling imams, the fort also served as an intimidating stronghold during various conflicts. Enter past two majestic canons, then wind your way around terraces, corridors, and stairways leading to the top of the cylindrical tower, where panoramic views of the town and Hajar Mountains reward your efforts. Make Nizwa Fort a part of your Nizwa vacation plans using our Nizwa travel itinerary planner.
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  • We visited around midday in may, perhaps not the best time to visit, as a Brit I’ve never experienced 43 degrees before. However it was lovely and quiet, the restoration is fantastic, it’s like being....  more
    We visited around midday in may, perhaps not the best time to visit, as a Brit I’ve never experienced 43 degrees before. However it was lovely and quiet, the restoration is fantastic, it’s like being....  more »
  • The fort is located in the central old town of Nizwa, in the hustle and bustle of the souks, Nizwa Fort looks really majestic and is an imposing feature of the whole city. Its definitely worth a... 
    The fort is located in the central old town of Nizwa, in the hustle and bustle of the souks, Nizwa Fort looks really majestic and is an imposing feature of the whole city. Its definitely worth a...  more »
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  • Steeped in history, this fort showcases how people thought and lived centuries ago. It's quite an educational place to bring kids to, and a fun fact finding one. Loved it
  • Reasonably priced to enter. Very well kept and tidy. As its a Fort, there are many different levels and steps to navigate. Useful info and artifacts.

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