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Castles in Oman

Existing castles in Oman offer diverse glimpses of a powerful, wealthy Arabian culture living in turbulent times at the crossroads of Asia and Europe. Largely clustered in the northern one-third of the country, these often-enormous

The dizzying heights of many Omani castles and the complexity and weight of fortifications is a clear reminder that here were not nomadic herders, but some of the finest architects and engineers of their times and ours. Each castle has distinctive engineering and architectural features that make it a physical challenge and an education to visit today. Be prepared for plenty of climbing up and down steps in your exploration of these enormous structures.

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Al Ainayn Castle

Located in A'Dhahirah Governorate (interior region)...
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AlHazm Castle

This castle is one of Islamic architectural masterpieces, as it does not contain any ceiling rafters. Roofs are held up by columns. The width of each wall is not less than three metres. This castle, ...
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Al Hillah Castle

Lies in Al Buraymi Governorate...
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Al Mintarib Castle

Was built during the thirteenth century AD in the middle of Al Mintarib town in Wilayt Badiya within the A'Sharqiyah North Governorate...
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As Sulayf Castle

This forlies in Wilayt Ibri in A'Dakhiliyah Governorate...
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As Sunaysilah Castle

This Castle was built on a hill overlooking As Sunaysilah Village in A'Sharqiyah South Governorate...
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Bayt Ar Rudaydah Castle

This castle is called Bayt Ar Rudaydah from its proximity to an old dam that stopped the valley waters from flooding Birkat Al Mawz in A'Dakhiliyah GovernorateFalaj KhatmaynAl Jabal Al Akhdar (Green ...
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Bilad Sur Castle

Lies in the middle of Bilad Sur Plain in A'Sharqiyah South Governorate (Eastern Region)...
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Al Khandaq Castle(or Al Buraymi)

It is located in Wilayt Al Buraymi in the Al Buraymi Governorate...
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Ibri Castle

Was built 400 years ago, is located in the centre of Ibri City, adjacent to its old market, in A'Dhahirah Governorate. This castle contains an old-style mosque, characterised by its roof made of com...
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Jabreen Castle

Jabreen Castle dates back to 1670. Its design and construction were supervised by the Al Immam BilArab bin Sultan Al Y`aribi (who now rests on the left side of the castle’s main entrance) and was bui...
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Khasab Castle

Omanis built the present Khasab Castle on the ruins of the old Castle constructed by the Portuguese in the eleventh century Hijri (the seventeenth century) where some parts of the old Castle are still...
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Ras Al Hadd Castle

This castle lies in Ras Al Hadd area in Wilayt Sur in the A'Sharqiyah South Governorate (Eastern Region)...
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