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A tour of the castle in Nizwa

A castle with a huge bastion

Petr Liška
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A tour of the castle in Nizwa
Inserted: 07.05.2019
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Nizwa Castle is one of the most visited castles in Oman. If you are lucky, there will be a local celebration. There are also scenes from historical life in Oman. From the local monumental bastion there are beautiful views of the city and the surrounding mountains

Entrance to the inner castle

From the courtyard in the forecourt there are small doors to the inner castle. Defending doors with cannons is stylish rather than functional

Entrance to the inner castle
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Visit Nizwa Castle on International Remembrance Day

Coincidentally, we were here on the day of International Memorial Day. Admission was free and hosted a cultural program depicting traditional Omani culture

Visit Nizwa Castle on International Remembrance Day
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Views to the west and north

To the west and north there are unimaginable views of the local oasis surrounded by high mountains

Views to the west and north
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Inside the bastion

The dominant feature of the whole castle is a huge bastion. It also looks interesting from the inside. You can get to the gallery by several stairs. In the local heat, it can take you to climb everything

Inside the bastion
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Views to the east

The views to the east are more interesting – you will have other monuments such as a mosque, souq or the old city

Views to the east
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Picturesque corners of the castle

It would be interesting to see what the Omani castles looked like before they were renovated. Today, almost all of them are like new

Picturesque corners of the castle
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Opposite the bastion

Bastion from the roof of the castle

Opposite the bastion
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A fairy tale of a thousand and one nights

The castle has quite successful historical exhibitions and demonstrations of crafts

A fairy tale of a thousand and one nights
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Castle from outside

The castle is definitely worth a visit, although it did not get into our subjective TOP 3 Omani castles

Castle from outside
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