Top Historical Places in Nizwa

Are you looking to explore the history of Nizwa through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Nizwa including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Nizwa. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Nizwa ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Nizwa, 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 Nizwa for a great trip!

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

  1. Nizwa Fort

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    Nizwa Fort

    Mosque, Outdoors, Landmark, View Point

    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 u...Read more
  2. Bahla Fort

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    Bahla Fort

    Outdoors, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Archaeological Site

    After a tediously long but meticulous restoration, Bahla fort re-opened for visitors in all its glory. With a number of nooks and crannies waiting to be discovered, a visit to the fort is sure to be an intriguing one. Bahla is an enchanting walled city that carries mysteries and stories from its rich past even today. Within thirty kilometres of Nizwa, this one is a must-visit.
  3. Misfat Al Abreyeen

    Outdoors, Village, Historical Site, Hill

    Misfat Al Aberyeen is a small but pretty village on top of a mountain. The homes of its inhabitants are at the top of the mountain and their farms are on the slope. Its decorated houses standing side by side in close proximity look like terraces waving up and down with the mountain’s terrain and give the visitor a distinctive visual pleasure. It is said that the first house in Misfat Al A...Read more
  4. Tanuf Ruins

    Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Archaeological Site

    Located about 20 km for Nizwa, these ruins are reminiscent of a thriving old town that was bombed by the British in 1954. Read up before you go because otherwise it’s difficult to relate to the ruins.
  5. Jabrin Castle

    Outdoors, Castle, Historical Site, Architecture

    An extensive restoration project has made sure that Jabrin castle retains its glorious personality. It is well equipped with audio guides that explain the history and interiors of the fort. You are sure to be enamoured by the beautiful interiors that are fit for a blue blooded royal. Exquisite ceilings and carpets transfer the visitor to a regal world. Situated approximately on a half an hour d...Read more
  6. Al Ains Beehive Tombs

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    Al Ains Beehive Tombs

    Archaeological Site

    If you enjoy the history of mankind and love to watch an archaeological site, Al Ain’s Beehive Tombs is the preferred place to you. You will find that this place has some stunning view with a lot of things to do. You can see the unblemished tombs, towers and rest of settlements made up of colored stones of Bronze Age from the roadside. Near this place you will have to go fo...Read more
  7. Nizwa Fort Gate

    Historical Site, Monument

    Built in the 1650’s, the Nizwa Fort Gate is the main entrance to the fort. The second Ya’rubi Imam; Imam Sultan Bin Saif Al Ya'rubi started its construction. People believe that the underlying structure was built in the 12th century. The gate is a delightful piece of history, and is testimony to the countless attempts at capturing the famed city of Nizwa. It is the most important h...Read more

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