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Castles in Oman

Existing castles in Oman offer diverse glimpses of a powerful, wealthy Arabian culture living in turbulent times at the crossroads of Asia and Europe. Largely clustered in the northern one-third of the country, these often-enormous

The dizzying heights of many Omani castles and the complexity and weight of fortifications is a clear reminder that here were not nomadic herders, but some of the finest architects and engineers of their times and ours. Each castle has distinctive engineering and architectural features that make it a physical challenge and an education to visit today. Be prepared for plenty of climbing up and down steps in your exploration of these enormous structures.

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Al Ainayn Castle

Located in A'Dhahirah Governorate (interior region), Al Ainayn Castle is a square fortified house built by Sheikh Nasser bin Mohamed bin Nasser Al Qaferi in the year 1154 AH –1740 G. It is a defensiv...
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AlHazm Castle

This castle is one of Islamic architectural masterpieces, as it does not contain any ceiling rafters. Roofs are held up by columns. The width of each wall is not less than three metres. This castle, ...
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Al Hillah Castle

Lies in Al Buraymi Governorate. The walls of this castle rise to a height of between four to six metres, and its paintings and stucco adornments are unique. Al Hillah fort has three entrances and inc...
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Al Mintarib Castle

Was built during the thirteenth century AD in the middle of Al Mintarib town in Wilayt Badiya within the A'Sharqiyah North Governorate for sheltering the entire population from enemy attacks. The Cas...
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As Sulayf Castle

This forlies in Wilayt Ibri in A'Dakhiliyah Governorate . It was built by Al Immam Sayf bin Sultan Al Y`aribi in 1718 at the foot of Chenboh Mountain overlooking As Sulayf Valley. As Sulayf Castle is...
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As Sunaysilah Castle

This Castle was built on a hill overlooking As Sunaysilah Village in A'Sharqiyah South Governorate. The fort’s length is 35 metres and is 30 metres wide. It includes four circular towers, three of wh...
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Bayt Ar Rudaydah Castle

This castle is called Bayt Ar Rudaydah from its proximity to an old dam that stopped the valley waters from flooding Birkat Al Mawz in A'Dakhiliyah Governorate. Falaj Khatmayn, which springs from Al ...
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Bilad Sur Castle

Lies in the middle of Bilad Sur Plain in A'Sharqiyah South Governorate (Eastern Region). It is considered one of Wilayt’s biggest bastions. Bilad Sur Castle has four towers: Al Khandaq Tower, JalanT...
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Al Khandaq Castle(or Al Buraymi)

It is located in Wilayt Al Buraymi in the Al Buraymi Governorate. Al Khandaq Castleis considered one of the important monuments in AlWilaya. Its construction dates back to the first half of the ninet...
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Ibri Castle

Was built 400 years ago, is located in the centre of Ibri City, adjacent to its old market, in A'Dhahirah Governorate. This castle contains an old-style mosque, characterised by its roof made of com...
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Jabreen Castle

Jabreen Castle dates back to 1670. Its design and construction were supervised by the Al Immam BilArab bin Sultan Al Y`aribi (who now rests on the left side of the castle’s main entrance) and was buil...
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Khasab Castle

Omanis built the present Khasab Castle on the ruins of the old Castle constructed by the Portuguese in the eleventh century Hijri (the seventeenth century) where some parts of the old Castle are still...
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Ras Al Hadd Castle

This castle lies in Ras Al Hadd area in Wilayt Sur in the A'Sharqiyah South Governorate (Eastern Region). It is one of Ras Al Hadd historical monuments with a length of 16 metres and a width of 13 me...
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