Nizwa Fort

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  • Address: Nizwa Fort, Nizwa, Oman
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 500 OMR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Mosque, Outdoors, Landmark, View Point, Observatory, Historical Site, Monument, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Architecture , Fort

Nizwa Fort - Review

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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  • Nizwa Fort Address: Nizwa Fort, Nizwa, Oman
  • Nizwa Fort Timing: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Nizwa Fort Price: 500 OMR
  • Best time to visit Nizwa Fort(preferred time): 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Nizwa Fort: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Nizwa Fort

  • 95% of people who visit Nizwa include Nizwa Fort in their plan

  • 78.3% of people start their Nizwa Fort visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Nizwa Fort

Monday, Saturday and Sunday

69.74% of people prefer walking in order to reach Nizwa Fort

People normally club together Jebel Akhdar and Wadi Ghul while planning their visit to Nizwa Fort.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Nizwa Fort, Nizwa Reviews

  • It is one of the prominent landmark in Oman history, that reflects the beautiful architecture and majesty of the past. I highly recommend visiting Nizwa fort and the beautiful suqe attached if your looking for nice gifts.

  • Well preserved fortress. Must visit when you are in the area. Easy accessible. There is a public free parking just 500 meters away

  • Fort is well maintained. Neat. Entrance fee was five omani rial for non citizen. It was nice experience to know people's lives before ages. We went around noon in may. So it was very hot. My advice would be to go evening.

  • Best place in Nizwa. If you dont visit Nizwa fort as if you never visited the place. Nice people and friendly faces. Good vibe about the place and make you feel happy.

  • A very interesting museum fort. It cost me 5 rials to go in. Nizwa was originally the capital, so there's quite a bit of history in this museum. Well worth a visit, plus the local market is just outside with added interest and tourist shops. It is a 1.5 hr drive from Muscat on a fast road (motorway speed) through mountains.

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