Top Historical Places in Muscat

Are you looking to explore the history of Muscat through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Muscat including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Muscat. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Muscat ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Muscat, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Muscat for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Muscat with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

    Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Historical Site

    If you had a window seat on your flight into the city you would have noticed this architectural wonder even from the sky. The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is the third largest mosque in the world and a shining beacon that lights up the Muscat city skyline.  Its golden-lit dome is 50 meters off the floor and is a spectacular sight in the clear desert nights. The mosque took over 6 years to be...Read more
  2. Al Alam Palace

    Tags: Palace, Architecture

    A good place to see the royalty mansion at its best, the Al Alam palace is a marvel even though you can admire it from a distance. Still a functional palace, the place is now used for special ceremonies and occasions- a rare peek in to the world gone by.
  3. Riyam Park Monument

    Tags: Monument

    Riyam Park Monument is often termed as the giant incense burner due to its structure which is in the shape of a gigantic cup on a hill top overlooking Mutrah corniche. The incense burner of Riyam Memorial was built on 20th national day of Oman and it looks magical while it is illuminated during evening. This park is in the path of popular hike which connects Muscat with Mutrah. Amusement rides ...Read more
  4. Nakhal Fort

    Tags: Fort

    Nakhal fort is visited for the museum that lies within it and historic guns are displayed here. It is operated by the ministry of tourism of Oman. This fort is known for hosting goat market on weekly basis. Its history can be traced back to the pre-Islamic period when it was built for security purposes. You will find orchard of the palm trees being lined up across the fort and it complements th...Read more