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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  • A fascinating visit and not to be missed if you are in Nizwa. There is an interesting museum and plenty of historical rooms to visit. There are also God vies over the old Nizwa village. A new...  more »
  • Very well maintained and with plenty to see inside. The middle of day here should be avoided with the heat and partial sunny openness of the site. The local souk is also a must do.  more »
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  • Beautiful place worth the visit, but no need to take a guided tour as it was not very engaging. Spend the time enjoying the wonderful view from the Fort instead :)
  • One of the best forts in Oman and possibly worldwide. The great tower in the fort was intelligently designed in a way to trick the enemies.
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