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Nizwa Fort


With a unique large round shape, Nizwa Fort is one of the oldest forts in Oman. Its height reaches 24 metres, with an outer diameter of 43 metres and an inner diameter of 36 metres. This fort has seven wells and multiple openings for stationing the fighters defending the fort. Nizwa Fort was built by Imam Sultan Bin Saif Al Y'aribi in the middle of 17th century. It was this imam who expelled the Portugueses from Oman. The fort, which took 12 years to built, is linked with a castle by means of intricate corridors. Near the fort and the castle is the traditional Nizwa market famous for its artefacts.

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Opening hours: Saturday – Thursday : 9 – 16
                          Friday : 8 – 11