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Al Musmak Castle, Riyadh

Al Musmak Castle - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Al Musmak Castle
Al Imam Turkey Ibn Absul Lah Ibn Muhammed, Riyadh, Saudi ArabiaMap

The word musmak means strong, thick and fortified. An important part of this city's history, the castle was constructed during Mohammed bin Abdullah bin Rasheed's reign and came under King Abdulaziz's rule, when Riyadh was conquered. Today, it's open to the public, as the ArRiyadh Development Authority has converted it into a museum. Explore the Sitting Room, visit the Mosque, study the Castle Gate, and have a look at the well. Don't miss the Watch Towers that are placed on all the four corners of the castle. It's also exciting to see the rifles placed around the tower. Please note that families can visit only on Thursdays; boys' schools on Saturday, Monday and Wednesday, while girls schools can do so on Sunday and Tuesday.

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Al Musmak Castle General Information
  • Open Hours: Saturday to Thursday from 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Saturday to Thursday from 04:00 PM to 09:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Arts & Museums
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