A perfectly preserved example of classic Omani architecture, Nizwa Fort proudly looks out over the city and remains of the oldest of structures its kind in the country. Constructed above an underground stream in the mid-17th century, the fort is known for its monumental drum tower, soaring 30 m (98.4 ft) up into the sky and studded with lookout and firing points. Long the seat of power for the ruling imams, the fort also served as an intimidating stronghold during various conflicts. Enter past two majestic canons, then wind your way around terraces, corridors, and stairways leading to the top of the cylindrical tower, where panoramic views of the town and Hajar Mountains reward your efforts. Make Nizwa Fort a part of your Nizwa vacation plans using our Nizwa travel itinerary planner.
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Nizwa Fort Reviews
The fort is very impressive. Well renovated. The museum is not so interesting though. The entrance for foreigners is more than for locals and very high compared to other forts nearby. more »
The irony is that the authenticity of the fort heritage has somewhat lost due to extensive renovation. Pricey entry fee for the expat and tourist. However still a main tourist attraction due to... more »
Nizwa Fort is probably the most impressive of all the forts in the country with its massive main tower that provides visitors with a great view from the top over the entire city and the surrounding mountains. The museum inside the fort was also one of the most detailed and informative ones I’ve visited in Oman. However, the rather high entrance fee (the highest I’ve paid for any attraction in Oman) is still not really justified in my opinion.
Beautiful place worth the visit, but no need to take a guided tour as it was not very engaging. Spend the time enjoying the wonderful view from the Fort instead :)
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