Al-Musmak Castle


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DESTINATIONS saudi arabia riyadh Do & See Al-Musmak Castle

Al-Musmak Castle

Built around 1865, this fortress played an important role in the history of Riyadh. The recapture of the city happened here at the turn of the century. The sand coloured brick constructing with its four towers is a popular tourist attraction and provides a glimpse on the past of Saudi Arabia. The word musmak means "strong, fortified".

Do & See

In the beautiful old town you can discover hidden treasures of days gone by and admire traditional as well as modern architecture. Head to Al-Musmak Castle to learn more about Riyadh's history or enjoy a day of shopping in the Granada Center. Note that women can have restricted access to certain attractions and sites.