Nizwa Fort, Nizwa

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Nizwa Fort, Nizwa - Address, Ticket Price

Address: Nizwa Fort, Nizwa, Oman

Ticket Price: 500 OMR

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

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The Nizwa fort is the crowning jewel of Nizwa. It was built in the 17th century and stands tall and proud even today. This fort is unique among other forts in Oman due to the cylindrical shape of its main tower which also happens to be the biggest to tower in a fort in Oman. It has seven wells, a number of prisons, and prosecution ground. The main tower features many defence mechanisms Omanis used in the past such as pitfalls, honey traps, and gun shooting windows. The fort also contains many exhibits and artefacts displayed in each of the rooms of the fort. There is also a nice gift shop and a permanent exhibition that illustrates the geographical history of Oman. Offering great views of the Grand mosque, it is worth climbing all the way up just to witness Nizwa in all its glory.

Nizwa Fort Information

  • Carry sun-glasses and lots of water as the heat will be at its peak during day time.

Nizwa Fort Opening and Closing Hours

  • Nizwa Fort, Muscat opening hours: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm.

How To reach Nizwa Fort by Public Transport

  • Its best to take a cab to the Nizwa Fort.

Restaurants Near Nizwa Fort

  • One World Restaurant
  • Hungry Bunny Restaurants

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  • A must visit in Nizwa, probably better if you have a local friend to tour you around to get the deeper understanding of the fort. There‘s this really cool stairs that will bring you up to the top floor and you‘ll get the whole view of Nizwa which is really amazing. They have clean restroom, little shop and a coffee shop which was not open when I visited.

  • Nizwa Fort is unique among other forts in Oman due to the cylindrical shape of its main tower which also happens to be the biggest to tower in a fort in Oman. Nizwa Fort has seven wells, a number of prisons, and prosecution ground. The main tower features many defence mechanisms Omanis used in the past such as pitfalls, honey traps, and gun shooting windows. Nizwa Fort is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Oman due to the fact that it is an amazing example of old Omani architecture that provides an illustration of the way Omani people used to live in ancient times. The fort also contains many exhibits and artefacts displayed in each of the rooms of the fort. There is also a nice gift shop and a permanent exhibition that illustrates the geographical history of Oman and many details about the history of Nizwa and how it used to be the capital of Oman at some point in time.

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  • Absolutely majestic. One can learn so much about the rich history of the region just by spending a few hours here

  • This is probably the most iconic place in Nizwa. Nizwa fort and the nearby Souq is a must visit if you are in Nizwa.

  • The fort is a beautiful and amazing piece of art. Don't miss it. It tells about Oman's hertage and culture.

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